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tiny happy 23 hours agoputiputi - Tom went to a Māori teachers' conference, and he brought me back this putiputi harakeke (flax flower) made by a colleague. I was taught to make these as a child, but my finished putiputi were much smaller and inclined to fall... Continue reading →
AMummysLife NZ 23 hours agoFind Dory - A review of the new Disney Pixar movie, Finding Dory. No spoilers.
Striking Keys 23 hours agoCamp - I'm mostly recovered from a week of girls' camp. Yes, there are some young men in the top photo...and some of our girls' camp people aren't there...but these two give the general idea -- we were either in our Sunday... Continue reading →
craftykin 1 day ago10 years old - I can't believe my (not so) little boy is in the double digits now.We went for a walk at his favourite beach on his birthday.I will share some photos of his 'survival' party soon.
Travelling with Ana 1 day agoA night at the Astros game - Daddy and daughter date With my friend Murray and his dad. Los Angeles Angels vs Houston Astros With all the entertainment and fun that comes with the game. I don’t know much about the game – but I do know... Continue reading →
Following Moonshadows 1 day agoNa na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, Letter N - Nice. That's all I can really think of for N. I try to be the nicest person, mother, wife, friend I can, but I'm often hard on myself about it. I often feel selfish for things that I do, or... Continue reading →
Happy Mum Happy Child 1 day agoCauliflower Rice - CAULIFLOWER RICE I’ve been meaning to post this for a while – a how-to for Cauliflower Rice. It’s not new, and it’s not rocket science, but I just wanted to have it here on my website for easy reference. Cauliflower... Continue reading →
Mymumdom 1 day agoMy Sunday Photo - Last Thursday was my birthday. It was also the first day of the school holidays for us. This was not a good combination as the kids were overexcited and over tired and DH didn’t get home until almost 9pm as the... Continue reading →
Comments for Sacraparental 2 days agoComment on Gentle Parenting Tips: 26 Things to Say to Kids Instead of ‘Stop’, ‘Don’t’ and Other Commands by thaliakr - Hi Yvonne, thanks for your comment. Yes, for some people kids/children is a difference in respect as you suggest. For me it’s the other way around – ‘kids’ is a term of affection and informality. I think different people choose... Continue reading →
Amy Nicole McLean 2 days agoPumpkin & Kumara Soup with Crispy Bacon [recipe] - On our way to feeding the ducks this morning, we stopped in at Countdown (the supermarket) for bread. As I was walking out, I picked up one of the Feed Four for $15 Recipes. Pumpkin & Kumara Soup with Crispy Bacon –... Continue reading →
Comments for 2 days agoComment on Paihia with the family by Bron from Flat Bum Mum - I so desperately need to book a family holiday! Of course it’s always just the same nagging, whinging and needs as at home, just in a different location. Hope you enjoyed the trip. Thanks for linking up with me this... Continue reading →
My Other Name Is Mum 2 days agoQuick and Easy Lactation Biscuits - Here is a super quick and simple (of course) recipe to help increase your milk supply if you are breastfeeding. They are super yummy biscuits in general, so if you are not breast feeding, skip the brewers yeast and/or Linseed,... Continue reading →
Beautiful Crazy Faith 2 days agoJoys of July Day 23 – Family Day - What a great day it was! We had decided that we would make today a family day, to celebrate being a family and enjoy some time hanging out and having some fun. You know what every kid wants to do... Continue reading →