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How to be a resilient parent

The goal of resilience is to thrive, and we all want to thrive, right? Resilience has been defined as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. Sometimes though, parents don’t feel very resilient and we need some help bouncing back. As primary care-givers, we all know how hard it can be to be “on” all […]

Easy family barbecue ideas

We all love barbecues and cooking outdoors during summer, so having some easy standbys you can whip up with a smidgen of effort is always handy. Here are a few ideas to get you started: No-cook chickpea vegetable salad Dressing ingredients •    ¼ cup finely minced shallot or onion •    3 tablespoons white wine vinegar […]

Look after your family and read those labels

Babies and toddlers have a thirst for exploration that knows no bounds. Keeping them safe at home may, at first glance, seem relatively simple, but hidden dangers may be lurking among the household products you use every day. This simple guide will help keep you and your family safe. Detergents, fuels, bathroom sprays, garden sprays, […]

Te Wero Gymnastics

Christchurch’s newest Gymnastics Facility providing ‘Challenge’ and ‘Fun’ through the sport of gymnastics. Offering classes for all ages, abilities, and fitness levels – • Preschool, Recreational, Advanced & Competitive • Teens, Adults & Team Gym • Holiday Sessions, Birthday Parties, Group Bookings 118a Shortland Street, Wainoni, Christchurch P: 0226771626 E: info@tewerogym.org.nz Website: www.tewerogym.org.nz

How to outsmart your grocery store

A supermarket trip as a parent can be akin to running the gauntlet – perilously teetering between obstacles and aiming to get back to the car before either you or one of the kids has an emotional breakdown. It’s even tougher when you have a budget to consider. Getting home intact and on point budget-wise […]

The science of magic

What’s the difference between magic and science? Not much! In fact, all magic tricks are based on scientific principles. Scientists aren’t very good at keeping secrets though – the processes of what they’ve done are often just as important as the answers they discover. Here are a few magic tricks that we can explain to […]

Positive parenting – the dishes can wait…

Women’s well-being coach and parenting author Karyn Riley highlights the importance of focusing on and enjoying the positives of parenting. Much is said about the challenges and stress of parenthood. However, there is little emphasis placed on the joy of being a parent, celebrating the positives of parenting and the benefits of taking time-out for […]

Top kids’ camping activities

The family camping holiday is a staple of Kiwi life. Packing up everything but the kitchen sink and heading off to the beach, river or countryside has created memories for many of us over the years. While taking kids camping can be a lot of work, the rich experiences are worth it. Finding fun kids’ […]