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    NZ Small Business Gift Guide

    Hey gorgeous! So it’s been several months since I’ve actually put anything up on the website as I’ve been focusing on growing our wee pēpi and so it’s been far easier to just truck along on social media. However! I know that last year’s gift guide was maaaaassively popular, so I’ve set out again to update it. Feedback was that people are mostly visual (no wonder IG and Pinterest are so popular!), so you all wanted more photos – so this year I’ve added a photo for all the businesses involved… you’re welcome! There are also some cheeky discount codes this time round too, because I know y’all love a…

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    Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

    Hello petals! It’s almost Mother’s Day (I know, sneaks up on us all every year, right?!), so it’s time to start thinking about ways to spoil the gorgeous mums in our lives. Now, while I know most mums (like myself) love handmade stuff from their kids (or families!), there are some amazing small NZ businesses out there; so if you’re going to go for a bought gift, I’d encourage you to think local! After the heart-warming popularity of my Christmas list, I thought why not curate another just purely for mums? Any excuse to discover some incredible new businesses, right?! This time though I gave businesses the option of adding…

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    Family Bucket List 2019 – Free Printable!

    Hey team! With the end of the year fast approaching, it’s time to start planning ahead for the BIG ONE NINE just around the corner!  At the beginning of last year, I created a massive family bucket list to (hopefully) kick off some epic adventures for our family – and I’m pleased to say, we actually managed to tick quite a few off (some without even realising!).  It was quite a hit, so I thought this year I’d share the love and create a FREE PRINTABLE for you all to share with your families – you’re welcome! The PDF is sized to A3, but can be printed in A4 as…

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    Baking With Toddlers

    Baking with toddlers seems like a task set only for the insane. The mess! The chaos! But actually, baking is such a great learning experience for our wee tots, and it often (although not always) less disastrous that it seems in our heads. This afternoon Hunter announced that he wanted to bake a chocolate cake. He LOVES cooking at the play kitchen at Playcentre and kindy (and other people’s houses who have fun toys like play kitchens), and enjoys baking time at Playcentre (which often turns into eating time), so I thought we’d embrace the mess and just go with it. Well! There wasn’t as much mess as I expected,…

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    Ultimate NZ Small Business Christmas Gift Guide

    Hey gorgeous! With Christmas fast approaching, we’re all trying to find that perfect gift for our loved ones. The festive season is known for creating a bit of an economic boom, with everyone racing to the shops to load up on pressies. Now, don’t get me wrong – I love Kmart as much as the next mum! However, New Zealand is full of super talented, creative, hard-working people; so let’s support small as much as we can this year, and buy amazing gifts that are sure to be loved! I’ve done the hard work for you, and collated a bunch of incredible businesses, sorted them into suggested receiver categories. But…

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    How To Help Your Kids Understand Your Mental Health

    Hey guys!  It’s Mental Health Awareness Week.  This means that around the country, conversations are happening about mental illness, mental health, and what to do to get from one to the other.  This is obviously great!  As a society, we’re learning to talk to each other about the hard stuff.  The stigma and silence that previously isolated those of us struggling is starting to shift. Now, say what you want about social media, but I honestly feel that it’s played a major role in helping this movement.  Yes, it has contributed to the increase in mental illness as well.  Feeling that everyone else is doing better than you can definitely…

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    Parenting Vision Boards – Why You Need One!

    Welcome! I hope you’re well, and I’m so glad you’ve found yourself here today. Let’s talk about Parenting Vision Boards; whether you’re a vision board master or are sitting there thinking, “what the heck is a vision board?!” I’ll walk you through how to use one for your parenting journey and show you just how valuable they can be! Vision Board 101 Vision boards are boards that you create to display your greatest hopes, intentions, goals & dreams – i.e. your “vision” for your life. They encompass all that you want to manifest and achieve. They can be used for specific goals (health & fitness, travel goals, weddings, business), time…

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    The Scrub Collab – GlowMama Reviews

    Hey you, sweet thang! So although I don’t consider myself an “influencer” by any means, from time to time I’m lucky enough to receive products to review/share with my readers and followers if I like them.   The Scrub Collab recently sent me a few of their products to try out – I already had a pack of their bath salts, so naturally I was really excited! I love that their stuff as all free from nasties, and without the massive price tag that usually follows with great chemical-free products! The Lip Balm The lip balm is gorgeous – and I was desperately in need of some as well because…

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    I Struggle With Phone Calls – Here’s Why

    I hate phone calls – and I know I’m not alone! I recently posted a video on my social media accounts, where I discussed how much anxiety I get around making and receiving phone calls. The response of others who related to my struggles was amazing. And made me feel way less pathetic, which is always good. But this got me thinking – why do so many of us struggle with phone calls? Is this a relatively new thing with our generation? Or is it just more obvious now that we’re connecting online so much more? I wondered if perhaps my phone call hatred stemmed from my pnd and anxiety,…

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    How To's,  Parenting

    Easy Habits That Will Make Your Mornings Awesome

    “Eat your breakfast!” “Go and brush your teeth!” “OH MY GOD why are you not wearing underwear??” “Where on earth did I put my keys/coffee/brain???” Does that sound familiar? Is it complete carnage trying to get everyone out the door (on time…ish) with full outfits and full bellies? I’ve found it chaotic enough with two kids, one of whom is reasonably self-sufficient. I can only imagine the chaos that must occur in other homes! However, by adopting a few easy habits, we’ve managed to improve our mornings – and you can too. Easy habits = smoother mornings I’m pleased to report, it’s much less hectic in our house these days.…