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The hunt for boys summer t-shirts...

So excited to see all of the summer stock coming out!  We are so lucky in NZ to have such awesome ranges to pick from.  I've been on the hunt for some boys t-shirts so thought I would share some of my fav pics from some of our stockists...(girl's tees will be next!)  Click on the image to go straight to the store's website! Minti - Hello Goodbye Singlet - The Kids Store Loving the Minti range this year!  As always they have a fun edge and something a bit different!  Such good quality too they will last season to...

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Island Family Holiday Hacks

Well it's that time of year when everyone is dreaming of warm sunny days and palm trees. If you are lucky enough to be heading off sometime soon here are some tips that we have learned over the years. Embrace the two minute noodle. While they maybe a little nutritionally questionable, for holidays away these are the perfect easy, cheap meal. We take over a glass container with a plastic lid which is the perfect cooking vessel. Just pop in the noodles with the hot water, pop the lid on for a few minutes and there's lunch. Our children love...

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Beating those winter bugs!

Well, winter bug season is well and truly upon us!  We thought we would share our best tips for getting through the winter lurgies and building up those little immune systems. Just a disclaimer - this is all based off our own Mum experiences, definitely not medical facts or formal research! Saline nasal spray & aspirator  Trying to get a decent sleep with blocked noses is nearly impossible...but it's even worse for those of us who haven't quite mastered the skill of blowing your nose yet!  This is where saline nasal spray (or drops for really little ones) and an aspirator...

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The Perfect Bread for Junk Free June

I have tried a lot of homemade seedy bread recipes but have to say that this is definitely the easiest and is super delicious! Slap on a bit of nut butter or a poached egg and you have an awesome filling meal or snack. Maca & Chia Seed Bread 1/2 cup linseeds 3/4 cup sesame seeds 3/4 cup sunflower seeds 3/4 cup pumpkin seeds 1/2 cup whole nuts such as almonds 1/4 cup psyllium husks 2 Tbsp maca powder 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 tsp sea salt 4 large eggs 1/4 cup water 2 Tbsp chia seeds Preheat oven to...

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7 bath time hacks every parent needs to know

Bath time.  Some times it can be an absolute lifesaver and a time of reprieve after a long chaotic day.  Other times it can be a friggin debacle from start to finish of screaming kids, soap in eyes, toothpaste smeared on walls and of course the dreaded CODE BROWN! We thought it might be helpful to offer a few bath time hacks to help make things a bit easier and to try and ensure every parent gets the rest (glass of wine) needed at the end of a long busy day. 1. Elmo to the rescue For anyone who has...

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