How to have a staycation and not break the bankDecember 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 …... Read more
Christmas packed lunch ideasDecember 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.
And your …... Read more
The ‘Review Crew’ visit Gravity Tramp ParkNovember 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 …... Read more
Getting rid of the clutterNovember 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 …... Read more
Too much screen timeOctober 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 …... Read more
Tips to juggle a busy life as a mumSeptember 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 …... Read more
Party EtiquetteAugust 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 …... Read more
The Baby Show 2016July 26, 2016 | No comments
It runs from 19-21 August at ASB Showgrounds in Auckland.
There is plenty to see and do there – get...Read more
Entertaining the children in wet winter weather – without a device!July 18, 2016 | No comments
When 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 –...Read more
Top tips to organise hassle-free birthday partiesJune 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 …... Read more