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  • Making the most of the last of the school holidays

    January 19, 2018  |  No comments

    It’s been a long long school holidays. In some cases schools have broken up beginning of December here in the southern hemisphere and most schools don’t go back until 30 January.

    It’s easy to get complacent and think you have …


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  • Sideline parenting

    August 2, 2017  |  No comments

    Schoolgirl: “I love netball but I don’t want to play any more because mummy keeps shouting at me when I’m playing so I don’t...

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  • How a family ski trip can make you fall more in love with your hubby

    July 22, 2017  |  No comments

    This blog was going to be something like ‘5 top tips for skiing with the kids’ but instead what came out of my mind was this… how a family ski trip can make you fall more in love with your …


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  • Birthdays on a budget

    June 22, 2017  |  No comments

    Childrens Birthdays can be expensive. But there is a way to do birthdays on a budget – to show your child a great birthday without breaking the bank.

    Here are some ideas:

    1. Handmade invitations
      • Get your children involved in creating

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  • If Only They’d Told Me Voted Top 50 Blog in the World

    June 10, 2017  |  No comments

  • Get fit feel fabulous – top tips for being a happy healthy mum

    June 5, 2017  |  No comments

    In our ‘how to be a happy healthy mum’ series, we’re chatting with mums who have an area of expertise to share with you.  Be sure to watch the video as in this one, I’m chatting with author, speaker and …


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  • How Reiki can help you to be a happy healthy mum

    May 19, 2017  |  No comments

    I’ve always been the ‘green sheep’ in my family.  The one more open to natural remedies and approaches to medical and emotional stress.  So, when my boy lost all of his hair (alopacia) it had a big effect on him


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  • Tips for a successful birthday party

    May 18, 2017  |  No comments

    As another year rolls around and we edge closer to my son’s birthday, I start thinking yet again about what I will do this year to help him celebrate this momentous occasion.

    Children’s birthday parties are such a great way …


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  • How to have a staycation and not break the bank

    December 12, 2016  |  No comments

    Many schools have now broken up for the long summer break and lots of families are already packing the cars and heading off for the holidays.

    The amazing thing about New Zealand however is that you don’t actually have to …


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  • Christmas packed lunch ideas

    December 1, 2016  |  No comments

    It’s Christmas…and time to go crazy with some fun packed lunch ideas for the kids.

    All you need:

    Some plastic christmas shapes (buy from any supermarket) to cut out sandwiches into Christmas Tree or star shapes.

    Your imagination.

    And your …


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