After living in what seems like a blur of three small children for the last few years, I can feel the weight of parenting getting lighter. When you’re in that blur of the first few years, the load can seem heavy and the work non-stop. Always fixing the meals, dressing the little people, being 100%… Read More The Weight of Parenting is Getting Lighter
The move to removing single use plastic bags from our economy is coming, with one of NZ’s leading supermarket chains removing them from use next week. It’s a time of change for a lot of people. Change for the better for our environment. I’m so excited about this movement but I also acknowledge that change… Read More Changing to Plastic Free
I’ve been on a “Joy Spotting” mission lately. Joy Spotting is intentionally seeking out and taking notice of small pockets of joy. A few months ago I watched a TED talk that was doing the rounds. The speaker, Ingrid Fetell Lee, was dressed in a brightly coloured dress, and she just seemed to radiate JOY.… Read More Increasing Your Daily Joy
Two years ago, I was having an extremely hard time in my mothering role. I was in a mothering funk. I had lost my mothering mojo. Basically, I hated my job. Which is actually really hard to say, because my “job” is raising my kids. Of course I didn’t hate my actual kids (hardly even… Read More Positive Parenting; who are you influenced by?
Recently I have been re-reading one of my favourite parenting books: “Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children”, By Angela J. Hanscom This book was the spark that ignited my passion for nature play. This book is one of the reasons why I decided to start blogging. This book… Read More Book Review: Balanced and Barefoot
For the last couple of years my husband has gotten a Christchurch Tram and Gondola annual pass for Fathers’ Day. The first one was a surprise from me, but then in subsequent years it’s been a family choice that we’ve made. Gifting him an experience that he can enjoy and have quality time with our… Read More The Gift Experience That Keeps on Giving: A Tram and Gondola Pass
Today I’m going to talk about the toy that gets played with the most in our house: Magnatiles. I always feel a bit hesitant to blog about toys, because I really don’t want to feed into parents’ feelings of “needing” to buy all.the.toys for their kids. But what I am passionate about is parents providing… Read More Toy Review: Magnatiles