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 »

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 »

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