All posts by Rachel Brodrick

How teeth affect face shape

A common question GRAHAME DUTTON of Duxton Dental gets asked is about the shape of children’s faces – and how teeth influence the jawline. Generally, at primary school our kids have a convex profile with the forehead and chin sitting behind the nose or mid …

No more nasties!

MIKE HAMEL from GM Hair Gallery has created hair products that are safe for your whole family to use. The Mike Haircare range has been formulated to make hair stronger with increased protection, while caring for your hair and the planet. As well as being …

Increasing your daily joy

Stay-at-home mum of three and occupational therapist RACHEL McFEDRIES has been on a ‘Joy Spotting’ mission lately – intentionally seeking out and taking notice of small pockets of joy. A few months ago I watched a TED talk that was doing the rounds. In a brightly coloured …

Pets on holiday

There are over 400 pet-friendly holiday homes in the Bachcare collection, and with new homes added daily to their website, there’s more choice than ever to find the perfect holiday home for you and the pooch. As the pet-friendly experts, Bachcare’s new search filters now …

Raising a child-friendly dog

It’s so important to raise dogs to be great with kids – particularly if you have children, or plan to one day! Here’s my list of the top things you can do to help your dog get along with – and love – kids.  By …

Booze on the brain

KATE BARBER talks with neuroscience educator NATHAN WALLIS about the long-term damage that alcohol does to the teenage brain. From fighting in the streets and burning couches, to domestic violence and drink driving, the disturbing images of New Zealand’s binge-drinking culture are all too familiar. …

What happens after school

Care after school should be safe, structured, stimulating and socially enriching. And fun too! Driven by this conviction, CRAIG FORTUNE founded My After School Headquarters. At MASH, we understand children’s needs and developmental stages; we understand that children need routines and boundaries; and the importance …