I can’t Sleep! Written by Stephanie Blake

i-cant-sleep by Stephanie Blake

I Can’t Sleep written by Stephanie Blake is a sweet story about Simon and his little brother.

Simon’s little brother can’t sleep without his special blanket. Simon has to find his brave to solve the problem, and help his little brother out. Read the full review »

Soda Pop by Barbro Lindgren and Illustrated by Lisen AdbÄge

Soda Pop by barbro lindgren review

Soda Pop by Barbro Lindgren is a classic Swedish children’s novel that is an absurd tale from a world where anything can happen. The main characters are a father, a son, a giraffe and a bunch of hotdog-eating tigers. I know right!?! Read the full review »

Host Families NZ – A Host’s Review

Host Families NZ

Our family – a mother and daughter team – have been hosting international students here in New Zealand with Host Families NZ for about 4 years – too many to count! We’ve hosted around 20 students, probably more. Read the full review »

YMCA Glen Innes Swim School

ymca baby swim school

My son Nathan is currently 9 months old and he is loving the swim lessons at YMCA Glen Innes. I thought I would write this quick review of their swim school.

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Feel a Little – Little poems about big feelings

Feel A Little

Feel a Little written by Jenny Palmer and Illustrated by Evie Kemp is a beautifully designed book created to help and encourage kids to recognise their emotions. The book is made up of 14 poems and illustrations, each based on a different emotion. Read the full review »

Supertato run, veggies, run! Written by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet

supertato run, veggies, run!

Supertato Run, Veggies, Run! is written by Sue Hendra. It’s sports day in the supermarket and all the veggies are in training. Everyone has been practising hard and is ready and raring to go… Read the full review »

Where’s my jumper? Written by Nicola Slater

Where's my jumper? written by Nicola slater

Where’s my jumper? by Nicola Slater is a picture book about a character called Rudy who has lost his jumper. The story takes the reader on a journey with Rudy in search of his jumper. Read the full review »

YMCA Massey School Holiday Programme


My daughter has been attending the YMCA Auckland School Holiday Programme at the Massey Leisure Centre and really loves it. She went again in the April school holidays, and this time around I had the opportunity to review the programme.

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BabyCues is one of those books that comes along and makes you think, ‘if only this was around when we had our first child.’ Read the full review »

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 »

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