Win a Limited Edition Pink EasiYo Maker!

Win a Limited Edition Pink EasiYo Maker!

Click on the Facebook post below to win yourself this super-cute, Limited Edition Pink EasiYo Maker!  Available in Countdown stores now while stocks last, $2 from every sale goes straight to KidsCan!  Hurry, comp closes Sunday xx Follow 0

Creating a Healthful Morning Routine

Creating a Healthful Morning Routine

I’ve been working hard on improving my morning routine over the summer and I’m happy to share it with you in conjunction with Harraway’s new Oat-activ® range. As we welcome autumn in New Zealand, we are well past the heady, New Year’s enthusiasm of resolutions,…

Parents, this is how you win at the internet – MindLabKids.com

Parents, this is how you win at the internet – MindLabKids.com

Summer school holidays are almost upon us here in New Zealand and, as far as I can tell, there are two distinct methodologies parents use to tackle the school holidays; The Organized Planner: Days, playdates, excursions,  picnics are all planned with military precision – only to…

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…

Health – 5 Easy Ways to Improve your Sleep

Health – 5 Easy Ways to Improve your Sleep

This post was made possible by the world’s number #1 selling mattress protector, Protect-A-Bed, who know a thing or two about helping us get a good night’s sleep! How many times have you caught yourself complaining about how tired you are, how you could sleep for…

Parenting – Bright Ideas for Young Minds

Parenting – Bright Ideas for Young Minds

A couple of weeks ago I attended an event that was a little bit different from those I normally go to each week.  It wasn’t a cosmetic/foodie/makeup event, it wasn’t a glamorous, heels and frock, dress-to-the-nines occasion (thank god!).  It was a book launch.  A beautiful…

9 Things NZ Mums Should Forget when raising Kiwi Kids

9 Things NZ Mums Should Forget when raising Kiwi Kids

Sometimes when you’re a parent (actually quite often – like, daily), you have to make a decision, one that will determine which of two paths your day is likely to take. You have to decide whether you are going to laugh or cry at whatever…

Midwinter Mexican – Sizzling Shrimp Fajitas Recipe

Midwinter Mexican – Sizzling Shrimp Fajitas Recipe

Faa-heaters. Fajitas. Yay! Now that you can pronounce fajitas, let’s figure out exactly what we’re talking about before we dive in and get cooking. My first fajita experience was in a popular Tex-Mex chain restaurant in the US.  Piles of sizzling sliced meats, sliced, sauteed…

Crock-Pot Macaroni Cheese Recipe With Dukkah Chicken

Crock-Pot Macaroni Cheese Recipe With Dukkah Chicken

Is Macaroni Cheese the unofficial king of comfort food? The champion of family-friendly, fill-you-up deliciousness?   Absolutely. There are few challengers who would take on the magical combination of cheese and pasta, plus, throw in some bacon and there’s just no contest. Made in the…

Little Moments Matter + Fruit Tea Gummies Recipe

Little Moments Matter + Fruit Tea Gummies Recipe

It’s Mother’s Day season again and like (I’m guessing!) 99% of you, I’m staring at the calendar and my multiple to-do lists wondering how it can be that we now find ourselves in MAY, on the cusp of winter and racing through 2017 at such a…