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A List of Chores Little Ones Can Help With

A List of Chores Little Ones Can Help With

Do you think children should have chores? Some parents wonder whether their children should have chores. Believe it or not, chores are incredibly beneficial for children. However, there is a lot to consider before assigning chores that little ones can help with, and how to motivate them to get the chores done. To get your young ones into the habit of assisting with chores, you may have to figure out which ones they love to do. It’s also important to consider age-appropriate chores.  Don’t force your child to do a chore unless they’re emotionally, mentally, and physically capable of doing...

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19 Self-care Ideas for Busy Mums

19 Self-care Ideas for Busy Mums

  We all know as parents how important it is to take care of ourselves. When we can stay connected to our own well-being, it overflows onto our children and we become more patient, loving, happy parents. Mums need to see the value in taking time for themselves. Partners should also understand that when Mum gets some time to herself, she is re-energized and reset, ready to take on the next challenge. Self-care ideas for busy mums is so important, for the whole family! Between dropping older children off, work, picking children up, washing, kids sports, dinner, bedtime, and sleep...

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New Mum Challenges and Tips to Overcome Them

New Mum Challenges and Tips to Overcome Them

Preparing for new mum challenges and learning to make confident decisions will help you avoid an over-anxious motherhood. The goal is to focus on what matters to you and your partner, which can be overwhelming when you’re constantly bombarded with loads of information.

Here are some of the more common new mum challenges and tips to overcome them.

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Getting Back Into Exercise Post Pregnancy

Getting Back Into Exercise Post Pregnancy

Written by the amazing Miranda Harrison from Activ8 Gym Whangarei I’m not Supermum! Do you wish you could put on a cape and lipstick in the morning, turn into a Supermum, click your fingers and everything just be ‘done’? We might wish this… but the reality is we can’t. We have to accept what we have, be thankful for it…and just get on with our days. Some days are great- everyone gets dressed by themselves, there is no food on the other side of the room, we get out the door and in the car with no screams, tantrums or...

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The Ultimate Hospital Bag Checklist

The Ultimate Hospital Bag Checklist

The nursery is ready and you’re counting down the days, but there’s one last thing to do before you can put your feet up … pack your hospital bag! Ideally, you should have your bag ready to go by 36 or 37 weeks of pregnancy just in case you go into labour early. Babies often have their own time schedule! To avoid a last-minute rush and the risk of under- packing, a hospital bag checklist can be very handy. The Ultimate Hospital Checklist for Mum Your birth plan. It’s a good idea to highlight some key points for quick reference....

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10 Must Have Items for Your New Baby

10 Must Have Items for Your New Baby

The arrival of a new baby is an exciting, sometimes daunting, life-changing experience.  The road ahead is sure to be one with many twists and turns but will be the best time of your life. To be prepared for the unexpected, it pays to have all the must have items for your new baby, as you welcome this bundle of joy into the world. The question on many new parents’ lips is, ‘what do you really need?’  For new parents, there are a few baby essentials that will be critical to providing proper care for your bundle of joy; and...

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