Miscellaneous

10 questions with Emily Writes

Traditions are great for families, so we’re starting one here at Family Times – asking a parent 10 questions. We get dozens of questions each day from our mini-me’s, so what’s 10 more? This issue, popular author EMILY WRITES is in the spotlight. What do you …

Sparkly planters

Bring some bling and greenery to any occasion. Made by KINETA BOOKER. MATERIALS Terracotta pots Resene Terracotta Sealer Resene Quick Dry – undercoat (small pot) Testpots – undercoat: Resene Dusty Road; Resene Coriander Testpots – Resene FX Metallics: Resene Goldmine; Resene Stun Resene paintbrushes (I …

Simplifying life with routine

As a full-time working mum, LEANNE BAKER knew she needed a system to help her keep her household running smoothly. Now she helps other parents establish routines that work for them. As a mum of two boys (aged five and eight) there are many times …

What Happens After School

That after-school slot – from 3pm till whenever the workday finishes – needn’t be characterised by lax supervision, chaos and noise. Care after school should be safe, structured, stimulating and socially enriching. And fun too! Driven by this conviction, CRAIG FORTUNE founded My After School …

from pre-school to school

From Holidays to Classroom….

From pre-school to school. The Sleep Coach shares her tips to ensuring that the transition from pre-school to school is smooth for kids and parents. Cheryl Fingleson, children’s sleep consultant, The Sleep Coach shares her tips to ensure that the transition from pre-school to school …

Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Christchurch

There are thousands of children and young people in our city who for one reason or another, find it difficult to cope with what life throws at them. They have few positive adult role models in their life and as a result miss valuable opportunities. …

Parents say funny things

Each edition of Family Times we like to share all the funny things that your kids say. This time, we thought we’d turn the tables, trawl the internet and talk about all the funny things parents say. Here’s a snapshot! “When my kids become wild …