Christmas is only a few weeks away. You only have to go onto Facebook or Instagram to see the ‘Elf on the Shelf’ craze is still taking social-media by storm. But who is the Elf on the Shelf and do you want one in your house? I’ll tell you what I think!
This year we had a ‘Science Party’ at home for my eldest son’s 7th Birthday. I think the secret to having a great DIY birthday party is making it as much fun as possible and that means having some awesome party games! Here’s how to run an awesome science party…
What can you do in Napier with kids on a tight budget? Heaps! These school holidays I took the kids to Napier. Find out what we got up to and what we think are the best things to do with kids!
When my little monkeys were pre-schoolers they just couldn’t sit down for more than 5 minutes. This is a blog about how I persisted in taking them to story-time at the library until I lost them and lost the plot!
Last week it rained all day for 5 days in a row. I love Wellington, but last week it was miserable. The kids were bouncing off the walls, I had piles of wet stinky washing and as a parent, I was sick of getting wet on the school run. Out came the waterproof trousers and bingo I remembered why I love them!
NITS, NITS, NITS! I can hear many of you groan! I have spent every night in the bathroom looking for nits for the last 7 days and I’m losing my mind. How do you know if you have nits? What do they look like? How do you get rid of them? Check out what we did and see if you have any better ideas?!
This week my 6-year-old got ‘initiated’ into Kea Scouts. For him, and his brother it was probably one of the proudest moments of his life! Our local Scout group, here in Wellington is desperately looking for more volunteer leaders as the waiting lists are so long. Has Bear Grylls helped make Scouts cool again?
If you persisted and succeeded in breastfeeding that’s awesome. Breastfeeding is natural, normal and enjoyable for you and your baby. I found our antenatal class was fantastic at promoting breastfeeding, but at the time it didn’t answer several questions we had, so, I thought as it is World Breastfeeding Week, I would share some advice that I wish I had been told about breastfeeding!
The school holidays are here! If you’re not going skiing or jetting off to Fiji then chances are you’re probably staying at home, juggling work and the kids. It is essential that I have enough Whittaker’s chocolate to see me through the whole fortnight. Here are 6 tips to help you survive the winter school holidays!
Plunket announced the closure of Karori Plunket Creche without consulting the teachers, the committee or the parents in March 2018. Karori Plunket Creche gave me hope, support and friendship when I needed it the most. Without it, I don’t know how I would have coped as a stay-at-home parent. Here is my story…