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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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  • The ‘Review Crew’ visit Gravity Tramp Park

    November 9, 2016  |  No comments

    We are excited to be sharing our views on cool activities for kids with the ‘review crew’.  Yep… these are thoughts & commentary straight from the kids (as well as some tips & insights from the parents).  This is the …


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  • Getting rid of the clutter

    November 7, 2016  |  No comments

    Children come with so much STUFF. When they’re little, it’s nappies and wipes and cuddly toys, when their older it’s Sylvanian Families and lego and anything small enough to choke the vacuum cleaner….

    The problem is that it is so …


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  • Too much screen time

    October 18, 2016  |  No comments

    Too much screen time is a problem that every family faces nowadays. Whether we like it or not, life revolves around computers and television much more than it ever did when we were children.

    Not only does it mean that …


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  • Tips to juggle a busy life as a mum

    September 19, 2016  |  No comments

    Life as a parent is busy. Whether you are working and juggling children with work, or whether you are an at-home parent, it is still busy and stressful managing people who don’t want to be managed i.e. your kids!

    Sometimes …


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  • Party Etiquette

    August 9, 2016  |  No comments

    Being British, the importance of having good basic party etiquette is crucial to me.

    It became even more important as I became a mum and had cause to attend and host many a child’s party and, importantly, to witness some …


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  • The Baby Show 2016

    July 26, 2016  |  No comments

    BabyShow presenter picsIf you haven’t yet got your tickets to 2016 Baby Show then now is your chance.

    It runs from 19-21 August at ASB Showgrounds in Auckland.

    There is plenty to see and do there – get...

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  • Entertaining the children in wet winter weather – without a device!

    July 18, 2016  |  No comments

    120626RS-FORTS2-1809When it’s miserable and wet outside it’s so easy to reach for the remote, ipad or play station to entertain the kids. Frighteningly more and more our children are relying on devices to keep themselves entertained –...

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  • Top tips to organise hassle-free birthday parties

    June 24, 2016  |  No comments

    Unless you’re the type of person who doesn’t mind taking out a small mortgage for your child’s birthday then birthday’s – and parties in particular – can be fraught and stressful for most parents.

    Incredibly it’s mums themselves who put …


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