Categorised: Grown Ups

5 Affordable Ways to get Your Family Eating Healthy

affordable ways to get your family eating healthy

A few simple touches to a delicious home-cooked meal can seriously increase the food’s health content. If you have a young family, you want to make sure that your little ones are eating as healthy and as affordable as possible. Continue reading »

5 Strategies for When Your Child Won’t Eat Dinner

Strategies for When Your Child Won't Eat Dinner

Many parents are stuck in an ever repeating cycle of foods that their child comfortably eats. Over time repetitive menus become boring and our child loses enthusiasm for eating altogether. Children become used to only eating favourites and this makes branching out more challenging. Here’s 5 strategies to try when your child won’t eat dinner. Continue reading »

Meet the Kiwi brand making car insurance friendlier

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Cove launched mid-2017 with the goal of making insurance in New Zealand friendlier, smarter, and a whole heap simpler. Continue reading »

Travelling with Grandparents

Travelling with Grandparents - Zambia

When I was a child my parents instilled a love of exploring the world. I never dreamed one day my children would be travelling with their grandparents and experiencing the same love of exploration. Continue reading »

Nostalgia Tourism – Recreating childhood holiday memories

Lake Wakatipu Queenstown-Kiwi Families

At this time of year, we’re all looking forward to some time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, to relax and re-charge and enjoy the warmer Summer weather. Find out more about nostalgia tourism, and how to recreate your own childhood holiday memories.  Continue reading »

Managing your Child’s Natural Frustrations

Managing your Childs Natural Frustrations

It’s a child’s natural response to protest against our parental demands (on their time, space, behaviour, activities, etc.). But a child’s protests are all part of their development. It’s our responsibility as parents to manage our children’s natural frustrations as an important aspect of learning boundaries and tolerances.  Continue reading »

Developing good food habits in kids

Developing good food habits in kids

There’s an old chant many parents will remember: “Nobody loves me, everybody hates me; I’m going down the garden to eat some worms.” Challenging behaviour from small children may well make the most saint-like parent feel unloved and inclined to eat worms, but rather than heading down the garden on your own, it might be worth taking the challenging small child with you. Not to eat worms, preferably, but to mess about in the garden. It might help both of you! Continue reading »

How we used online tools to save $57,653

How we used online tools to save

In this article you’re going to find out exactly how we used online tools to save $57,653. I’ve worked in the consumer information industry for more than 15 years, so these online tools are second nature to me. And I think most people will be familiar with some of them, but I doubt everyone uses all of them. Which is kind of crazy!

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Lunch box reviews for New Zealand lunch boxes

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Looking for the right lunch box to suit your family’s needs can be somewhat of a mammoth task. So here at Kiwi Families we’ve made the job a little easier for you, by compiling our lunch box reviews all in one place.

Over our time at Kiwi Families we’ve been given the opportunity to review a number of different lunch boxes. So we hope by putting this all in one place for you, it makes your search a whole lot quicker. Continue reading »

Quality time to gift the quality of kindness

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Christmas, oh Christmas! ‘Tis the season to be jolly! To offer presents of presence, slowing down with family to create everlasting memories and connections. While ideally inspiring gifts that go beyond the glistening wrapping paper strewn on the floor. Continue reading »

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