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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…

Getting your child enthused about the outdoors

Here’s a tip – a great way to get your child more enthused about the outdoors is to begin explaining concepts to them which they can apply while they’re out and about. Children can get overwhelmed and confused about…

5 fun ways to liven up a weekend walk

We love heading out for a good weekend walk. It presses the reset button after a long week, blows out the cobwebs, and is really special family time to reconnect. Sometimes it’s cool to find a new place to…

Your child’s sixth (and seventh) sense

  Helping your child to get in touch with their senses might sound a bit hippy-dippy 😉 but when it comes to having a child who is confident, resilient, adaptable, and co-ordinated, their sensory development is key. We’re all…