Milestones:  13.

Milestones: 13.

I’m in a real ‘adulting’ mindset at the moment.  I’ve had a meeting with an insurance broker, we are getting Dave’s citizenship underway, our mortgage is up for renewal so I’m in full planning mode around refinancing and I’m really consciously trying to make our…

Kids Parties: Garden Glamping + Movie Night

Kids Parties: Garden Glamping + Movie Night

Ethan turned the BIG 13 at the end of November and though we celebrated at the time with a Breaker’s game and burgers with his friends, we really wanted to do something a little more special at home to mark the occasion.  The end of…

Raising Kiwi boys – the good, the bad and the muddy

Raising Kiwi boys – the good, the bad and the muddy

Karicare Toddler is about as Kiwi as the kids that are we are raising here in New Zealand. As a Mum to a couple of Kiwi boys, Karicare Toddler asked me to have a think about what it means to me to be a Kiwi…

Your People

Your People

On Friday afternoon I was asked to fill in for a touch team that night at 6.30pm. I’d never played for this team before.   Didn’t really know who was in it.   Playing meant delaying Friday drinks.  I say that like it’s an ‘occasion’…

Easy Oral Health Tips for Kids + Win a Philips Sonicare Toothbrush!

Easy Oral Health Tips for Kids + Win a Philips Sonicare Toothbrush!

  My two boys are complete opposites when it comes to brushing their teeth and sticking to a good oral health routine.  One will want to brush his teeth every single time he hears someone in the bathroom, whilst the other will ‘forget’ and actually…

Happy, Healthy Halloween Ideas for Kids

Happy, Healthy Halloween Ideas for Kids

Love it or loathe it, New Zealanders are slowly adopting a more favorable view of Halloween.  My opinion is simply that dressing up is super-fun for kids so let them have it whilst they’re still young enough to enjoy a special, spooky night out in…

Things I’ve learned about Saturday Sport

Things I’ve learned about Saturday Sport

Our 5th season as rugby parents has just come to a close, and with that our washing machine, gumboots, weekday evenings and Saturday mornings breathe a collective sigh of relief! Don’t get me wrong, we LOVE rugby, but it’s a big commitment at J1 level…

FASHION CHALLENGE AUTUMN 2015 | Trending for Boys

FASHION CHALLENGE AUTUMN 2015 | Trending for Boys

A little chill in the air at night is certainly hinting that Autumn is here, meaning it’s time to think about ditching the sandals, lowering the hemlines and starting to add a couple of layers to our summer wardrobes.  I’m super excited to be taking part in The…

Getting our craft on with My Fun Box

Getting our craft on with My Fun Box

Subscription boxes of all descriptions are huge right now, am I right?  Whatever you’re into, be it make-up, jewellery, food, organics, kids toys……..you can part with your cash and get a box of ‘happy mail’ landing on your doorstep once a month.  From my experience…

Childhood Unplugged

Childhood Unplugged

I’m pretty sure he doesn’t realize it at the moment, but I’m hoping that this Saturday just been will firmly cement itself in Ethan’s head in an “oh yeah, that’s what we did when I was a kid” kinda way.  It won’t be a Best Day…