Feature Articles

TRUST IN YOURSELF

A strong, independent career woman, first-time Mum KATIE ALLAN questions the value of advice. Pregnancy and motherhood should really be a time where we mums can trust our instincts. There’s probably nothing that comes more naturally than giving birth. Your body responds in ways you …

Travelling with Kids

With one hand holding your toddler and the other clutching the map, how many bags do you really want to be lugging around as you explore the world? The answer is: as few as possible! Adventure Director, FIONA ROUSE explains. Having spent the past 15 …

How to raise a (potentially) rich kid

Einstein famously said that compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe – you can teach your child to harness its powers. You may have read the headline and tuned out immediately. But here’s the secret: you don’t have to be a rich …

Fluffy, Bouncy Paint

Oopsie Daisy from MindLabKids.com got a bit carried away with the most unlikely ingredients, and made the funkiest paint in town! METHOD Squeeze your desired amount of shaving foam into a bowl or cup. Add PVA glue (about 1/3 of the quantity of foam), then …

Aspirations for Adolescents

Secondary school is an exciting and challenging time for adolescents, and for their parents. But how can you connect with your son or daughter, and support them during this time? KATE BARBER TALKS TO HIGH-SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELLOR KAY HENSON ABOUT CONNECTING WITH OUR KIDS. They …

Preparing kids for a new sibling

Whether it’s baby #2 or baby #6, chances are you’re going to have a jealous older sibling on your hands. How your child reacts to going from flying solo to having to share Mum and Dad depends largely on their age and their temperament type. …

Kids say the funniest things

Just when you’re not expecting it, kids say the funniest things. Here are a few wee tidbits to tickle your funny bone. “Hey Mum, this Scottish tape isn’t sticky. Do we have any Irish tape?” Erik, age 5. “Do they look after the Pokemon?” City …