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Quick family barbecue salads

It such a simple pleasure to dine alfresco, even if New Zealand’s inclement weather doesn’t always oblige. So when an unexpected pocket of lovely weather arrives, we often have to throw together a family barbecue at short notice. That’s why it’s handy to have some …

Top five lunch box tips

Here are Munch’s top lunch box tips to get your kids gobbling down their lunches and make them the envy of their class. 1. Variety is the spice of life We all like a bit of variety in what we eat, so try and mix …

Healthy Easter Treats

We are bombarded with an amazing array of Chocolate Easter eggs over the Easter holidays and it can be hard to find healthy Easter treats, so we have pulled together a few fun ideas to give you a helping hand. 1. Hummus Dip with Carrots …

How to choose a good app for your child

If it feels like the world of apps is overwhelming, that’s because it is! Increasingly, many kids have personal devices like smart phones and tablets. There are hundreds of apps available for everything from education to communication, games, even road trips – the challenge for …

Digital overload

  Do you need a digital break? Quick check: if you are reading this online, how many browser tabs do you have open? If you’re reading it in print, do you also have your tablet open with Candy Crush, are you scanning your text messages …

How to talk about sexting with your child

Few things are tougher than having The Talk with your child – but according to a report by the US National Institute of Justice, some children as young as twelve are sexting. That’s not as surprising as you might expect – in most children, puberty …

What is the best family pet?

Big or small, hairy or scaly, noisy or quiet, indoors or out – there are some big decisions to be made when thinking about which pet best suits your family. Pets – as their owners would say – quickly become another member of the family. …