Miscellaneous

Resene rainbow

What better way to brighten up a new fence than with a rainbow of Resene colours! By the children in Room 4 at Kaiapoi North School, with help from some awesome mums. The junior classes at Kaiapoi North School have a new fence around their …

Make the move

Once the hard stuff has been completed, with writing the contract and getting dates sorted, your next thought will likely be about the kids and how they are going to cope with a house move. Here are some helpful hints from Total Realty owner and …

On the move?

Moving can be stressful with children of any age, from a bouncing baby to a trending teenager. Discussing the move with your children, finding the right house, dealing with paperwork, signing on the dotted line… and then there’s moving day! We spoke with Rachael Cone, …

10 questions with Rhys Darby

In the spotlight this issue with KINETA BOOKER is international comedy star RHYS DARBY, who has just released the first book in his new funny fiction series for children – The Top Secret Undercover Notes of Buttons McGinty. Rhys is also Dad to two young …

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 …