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Things are looking up: CLOUDS and what they mean

My three year old son is like a puppy – he needs a LOT of exercise! That’s why so many of our outdoor activities are based around ways to use up that energy and tire him out. But sometimes…

5 Outdoorsy ways to dig yourself out of a hole

We all have those days. And sometimes, they’re weeks. You’re in a funk. You’re in a hole. You’re just not feeling quite right about life and it is proving difficult to snap yourself out of it. Sometimes, it’s ‘simply’…

Why are leaves green, Mummy?

We spend a lot of time in the bush – we love walking the trails! There’s just something about being surrounded by all that green that calms and restores both me and my bouncing son. I love asking Nate…

5 outdoor play ideas for pre-schoolers

Getting pre-schoolers outside, active, and occupied is one of the best ways to prevent feral tantrums, either from you or the child in question! Uninterrupted ‘free play’ is super-important for your child’s imagination (and many other reasons to be…

3 great child-friendly walks around Auckland

I’ve recently had a few Auckland mamas ask me about ideas for places to take the kids for a fun family hike on the weekend. Not too far out of town, and not too far for little legs! So…here…

A family holiday in Hawaii – what to do in Oahu

Hawaii is such an ‘easy’ place for a holiday. Whether it’s with the kids or with a partner/friend, get ready to unwind! Here are some thoughts on our recent visit to Oahu: For a start, it has such a…

The Great Barrier Reef: tips to plan your escape

Time out is crucial for a mama to retain her sanity. I don’t think any of us would dispute that! But it sure can be hard to find the time – and the money – to put together a…