Family, Mental health, mindful parenting, mothering, Parenting

Positive Parenting; who are you influenced by?

Two years ago, I was having an extremely hard time in my mothering role. I was in a mothering funk. I had lost my mothering mojo. Basically, I hated my job. Which is actually really hard to say, because my "job" is raising my kids. Of course I didn’t hate my actual kids (hardly even… Continue reading Positive Parenting; who are you influenced by?

Christchurch, Family, Mental health, mothering, Outdoor play, Preschoolers, Traditions

The Gift Experience That Keeps on Giving: A Tram and Gondola Pass

For the last couple of years my husband has gotten a Christchurch Tram and Gondola annual pass for Fathers' Day. The first one was a surprise from me, but then in subsequent years it's been a family choice that we've made. Gifting him an experience that he can enjoy and have quality time with our… Continue reading The Gift Experience That Keeps on Giving: A Tram and Gondola Pass

Family, Parenting, Traditions, Winter

Matariki – a Wonderful Winter Celebration

We have a wonderful Winter Celebration here in New Zealand, and it's called Matariki. Matariki is the Maori New Year. The exact timing of this celebration each year depends on when the seven stars of Matariki appear low in the north eastern sky. It's a time of the year when traditionally, Maori people would harvest… Continue reading Matariki – a Wonderful Winter Celebration