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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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  • Milking Mothers Day

    May 4, 2016  |  No comments

    Mothers generally are over-run, frantic and spend most of their days giving to everyone else around them and doing very little for themselves.
    Something happens when you become a mum. You may have been self-centred before but as a mum, …
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  • School holiday fun

    April 18, 2016  |  No comments

    Many parents might not admit it but actually dread the school holidays for a number of reasons (a UK survey in 2012 showed that 2 out of 5 parents dreaded the school holidays!).
    There are three main reasons for their …
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  • Bad Mother

    March 22, 2016  |  No comments

    It’s inevitable as a mother that at one time or another (at the very least!!) you feel like a bad one. Every day we mums beat ourselves up about the stuff we do or don’t do for our kids and …

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  • Getting along with the in-laws

    March 2, 2016  |  No comments

    For some reason, in-laws seem to get a bad wrap in life. Mother-in-laws in particular are often the subject of unwanted jokes about ‘monster-in-laws’ and the ‘mother-in-law from hell’ and there have been several films made over the years which …

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  • Discovering your pregnant

    January 24, 2016  |  No comments

    Discovering your pregnant can throw the most well adjusted woman into complete disarray. You may have been trying to get pregnant for an absolute age then suddenly you discover you are and…despite having been trying for the grand event for …

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