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30 Mini Winter Adventures

30 Mini Winter Adventures  (For Kids 5 & Under)   Winter can be so restricting, and with colds and flu’s doing the rounds, its’ highly likely we end up hibernating in the warm! However, on the off chance that winter throws up some nice sunny days it’s good to...

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Top 10 Free Activities in Christchurch & Canterbury

Here are our Top 10 Free Activities in Christchurch & Canterbury 1. Margaret Mahy PlaygroundOpened in 2015, the Margaret Mahy Playground--named after one of New Zealand’s most popular children’s writers--is the largest playground in the southern hemisphere....

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Keeping up with fitness while on holiday

Keeping up with fitness while on holiday   Keeping up with our fitness while on holiday is usually the last thing we want to do! There’s so much exploring to do, and so many new foods to try! But, if you’re not looking to add extra weight to your frame (from all those...

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Being holiday ready -The real deal

Being holiday ready doesn't necessarily mean making sure you've packed everything. The pets are taken care of and you've saved enough money. It's also about how you before heading away on your trip both inside and out!   Firstly, who can honestly admit that when...

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Finding the balance

Finding the balance between being a Mum and taking care of your health & wellbeing   Finding a healthy balance between being a Mum, work life, looking after the household, and taking care of our own health & wellbeing, can be tough.   With our...

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Holidays with Teenagers

Holidays with teenagers, should be straightforward right? You would think so but for some it doesn’t always pan out that way.   Teenagers are funny humans; Interaction can be somewhat limited and their ability to understand and communicate with more than 2 or 3...

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Road trips with newborns and toddlers 

Road trips with newborns and toddlers can be very long. Our last family Christmas 2017 was in Southland. Our son was 4 weeks, our daughter 18 months and we took our dog. The original plan was to leave 10am but by the time we were organised, plus turning back once as...

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10 ways to save for the holidays

10 ways to save for the holidays! The Summer holidays are coming…need some cash quick smart? Thankfully this isn’t a finance company trying to lure you in, actually it’s quite the opposite. However, this is a subtle reminder that we are well on our way towards another...

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The importance of spending time with your kids

Too often we get caught up in our day-to-day lives, full of routine and time limits. We become so fine-tuned that we don’t realise how quickly the days and years just fly by, we become so precious of our time that often it’s the ones we love the most who miss out –...

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Road Tripping when you’re expecting, would you do it?

The news that you are expecting a baby is very exciting and often a big surprise. But the arrival or due date, can clash with pre-arranged events and or holidays, so what do you do? If you are heading overseas, depending on the trimester, it may not be possible and...

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This is ME…Finding my why

I’ve been a mum since I was 17 years old, mum to 3 little boys by the age of 20. I lost one of them though, my youngest! I’ll never forget it for as long as I live. He was only 4months old when I had to let him go. He was diagnosed with a rare liver condition and by...

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