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Category Archives: Parenting

 

Sideline parenting

Schoolgirl: “I love netball but I don’t want to play any more because mummy keeps shouting at me when I’m playing so I don’t think I’m very good.”

Schoolboy: “I...

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Birthdays on a budget

Childrens Birthdays can be expensive. But there is a way to do birthdays on a budget – to show your child a great birthday without breaking the bank.

Here are some ideas:

  1. Handmade invitations
    • Get your children involved in creating
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Tips for a successful birthday party

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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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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Getting rid of the clutter

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

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...

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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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