Reviews: Books and Magazines: New Non-Fiction for Mums and Dads


Keeping Your Children Safe Online


Keeping Your Children Safe Online: A guide for New Zealand parents is written by John Parsons. Parsons is a cyber-safety expert, and is one of New Zealand’s leading authorities on keeping kids safe online. He’s taught cyber-safety workshops around the country, worked with the New Zealand police and government agencies, and developed some cutting-edge resources for teaching about internet health and safety. Read the full review »

The Happy Hormone Cookbook


The Happy Hormone Cookbook by Emma Ellice-Flint with Jill Keyte is a collection of balanced and delicious whole food dishes. Emma and Jill show that by shifting the balance of food you eat daily, you can begin to bring about changes in your hormones and alleviate many of the symptoms you may be experiencing. Read the full review »

Scrumptious by Chelsea Winter


Scrumptious is the latest instalment from New Zealand MasterChef winner Chelsea Winter. Read the full review »

Feed Your Brain


Feed Your Brain: 7 Steps to a Lighter, Brighter You! is the ultimate guide about keeping your brain in tip-top shape.

Delia McCabe has spent over two decades researching what the brain needs to function at it highest potential. The result is her unique 7-step plan that will help modify your eating habits. This book is set out into two sections: one very in-depth write up of the brain and what it needs, the second section is full of easy to follow recipes.

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Moranifesto by Caitlin Moran


Moranifesto is Caitlin Moran’s collection of some of her favourite pieces that she has written, loosely collected into topics “The twenty-first century, where we live,” “The feminisms,” and “The future.”

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Dear Mummy, You’re Important Too

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Dear Mummy, You’re Important Too is the ultimate handbook reminding mothers how important self time truly is. In this beautifully laid out book is a collection of quotes, tips, tactics and practices that help motivate mothers to take positive action towards nourishing themselves.

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A Year in My Real Food Kitchen


Emma Galloway of My Darling Lemon Thyme blog/book fame has returned with a new cookbook to inspire those who enjoy eating a vegetarian and gluten free diet. Full of sumptuous recipes that will inspire you to expand your cooking repertoire, this is a beautiful collection.

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Cake Decorating Made Easy


Cake Decorating Made Easy is a cake decorating book for beginners who want to add flair to their cakes. With completely manageable step-by-step instructions, this title is a useful addition to the library of any dedicated home baker.

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A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy


On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Over the course of minutes, they would kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty-four others before taking their own lives.

For the last sixteen years, Sue Klebold, Dylan’s mother, has lived with the indescribable grief and shame of that day. How could her child, the promising young man she had loved and raised, be responsible for such horror? And how, as his mother, had she not known something was wrong? Were there subtle signs she had missed? What, if anything, could she have done differently? These are the things she explores in A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy

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The Ultimate Vegetarian Collection


At 12 years old I declared my intention to become a vegetarian much to the horror of my mother who hailed from solid sheep farming stock. It was the early 1990s and vegetarianism wasn’t in vogue in South Canterbury. Alison Holst’s Meals without Meat was the only thing that stood between me and sever nutrient deficiencies. To me, the recipes in it were exotic and exciting. Fast forward 26 odd years and Alison and Simon Holst have compiled the best vegetarian recipes from Meals without Meat and their subsequent vegetarian publications into one mega book: The Ultimate Vegetarian Collection.

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