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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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  • 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...

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