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Category Archives: NZ Parenting

 

Christmas packed lunch ideas

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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Too much screen time

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

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

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

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 the latest must-haves in …

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Top tips to organise hassle-free birthday parties

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

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

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

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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Discovering your pregnant

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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Maintaining a life after children

Something Nat and I are often asked about is how you can maintain a life after children. We’ve done many talks about it at The Parenting Place and other venues so I thought it about time we shared our 5

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