Sony FDR-X3000R Action Cam Review

Sony FDR-X3000 review

Let me just say upfront that I’m an absolute convert to the Action Cam for family home movies. The size, the portability, the durability and how they allow you to get right in amongst the action makes Action Cams the ultimate family memory-maker. And to that end, the Sony FDR-X3000R Action Cam is right up there. Read the full review »

The Ultimate Parenting Guide to Potty Training

Ultimate Parenting Guide to Potty Training

This is a really comprehensive guide to potty training in ebook form by Kiwi Families.

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Bruce wants to go faster

Bruce wants to go faster

Bruce wants to go faster by Dreydon Sobanja is another great installation from the awesome ‘Inspirational Kiwis’ range of books.

This is an inspirational story for children about the great New Zealand motor racing legend, and founder of the McLaren Racing Team, Bruce McLaren.
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YMCA Auckland – Gymnastics classes


YMCA Auckland offers a range of classes for various ages. We recently took part in a term of Gymnastics lessons aimed at children from 1-2 years of age. We attended the Ellerslie Centre classes in Auckland, as they were close to home and the class times were convenient.

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Speed King – Burt Munro, the World’s Fastest Indian

Speed King

Speed King by David Hill is the story of Burt Munro who broke world records with his Indian motorbike on the Bonneville Salt Flats in the USA.

Made a household name in the biopic movie The World’s Fastest Indian, Burt Munro is the quintessential Kiwi tinkerer. His number 8 wire mentality won hearts and minds with the racing fraternity in the States when he arrived in 1956. 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 »

Get Real Food Chicken Smugglers


Over the holiday period we got the chance to try out the Get Real Food Free Range Chicken Smugglers, as well as the Get Real Food Tomato and BBQ Sauce range.

Our Miss 3 is a huge fan of the humble chicken nibble, so we were really excited to find a New Zealand company specialising in a healthier and more environmentally-friendly version.  Read the full review »

Skinfood New Zealand

skinfood New Zealand

At the end of last year I was lucky enough to receive a care pack in the mail from Skinfood New Zealand. I hadn’t used this product before, so I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived on my door step. Read the full review »

Weta Workshop’s Bug Lab at Te Papa

Bug Lab-Weta Workshop-Te Papa

Te Papa and Weta Workshop bring you a science exhibition like no other – a spectacular, immersive experience ‘designed by bugs, for humans’. Read the full review »

Purple Princess (Kiwi Box)

bento lunch box purple

The good people over at LunchBox Inc sent us their Bento Lunch Box – Purple Princess (Kiwi Box) to try out. This is a 6 compartment bento box that lifts out for easy cleaning. The box is made from 100% food grade safe materials, it is BPA free and dishwasher safe to 65 degrees, although hand washing is recommended.

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