Mission to Motherhood

KATE BARBER talks with AMIRA MIKH AIL about her mission to becoming a mother: the hope, the heartbreak and the happy ending. There are thousands of women in New Zealand battling infertility, wanting desperately to become mothers, watching their friends around them having babies and wishing …

Ones & Twos

Parent educator and mum of three, ZALIE DOYLE, shares some toilet training tips and insights, and answers those sticky questions. WHEN? In the past, the assumption has prevailed that a child around two years old should be getting ‘toilet trained’. What we know now is …

Frozen & Fruity

Break the ice with your guests, or go bananas with your buddies: summer refreshments for big and small. for the adults WATERMELON AND MINT GRANITA In her book, Pidapipó: Gelato Eight Days A Week, Lisa Valmorbida offers some Italian inspiration to tempt the taste buds …

Splash Out

FRANCES MARTIN and son Elliott (2) have been embracing the warmer weather and getting a little wet. Frances shares some simply splashing ideas for backyard water play this summer. Visions of sunny days in bright backyards beckon. One thing that every family can enjoy, no …

Ready for school

KATE BARBER talks with JANE BURKE from BestStart about what it means to be ‘ready for school’, and how parents and teachers can best support children for this transition. Early Childhood Education & Te Whāriki Te Whāriki, the New Zealand curriculum for Early Childhood Education …

A Second Home

‘Finding the best care and learning opportunities for your baby or child is often about finding that special home away from home’, explains SHANNEN HAWKINS, Centre Director at the newly opened Kindercare in Christchurch city centre. Parents of young children can sometimes feel overwhelmed by …

The Places You’ll Go

Wherever the road takes you, Aotearoa delivers activities and adventure, stunning scenery, culture and history. Here are some great places to explore this summer with the kids. Wellington Wellington is a great city to explore with the kids. The capital is home to the country’s …

Bringing Home The Bacon

The Timbs family have been in the butchery trade for 130 years, and, as Chris Timbs explains, they take immense pride in offering the highest quality meats to their customers, in their Edgeware and Bishopdale shops, and also online. Butchery is in Chris Timbs’ blood, …