blogging, mothering, Outdoor play, Parenting, Preschoolers, Winter

Mud Mates Wet Weather Gear – a Review

As you may have figured out by now I'm a huge advocate of taking kids outdoors. You can even read a post I wrote called "Embrace The Mud" over here! There's a huge range of benefits of nature play for kids, including the fact that more evidence is emerging about the link between nature and… Continue reading Mud Mates Wet Weather Gear – a Review

hand eye co-ordination, Indoor activities, mothering, Natural parenting, Parenting, Preschoolers, Screen free activities, Winter

Homemade Gummies – not as difficult as you’d think.

When I first saw bloggers/other Mums making their own gummies I thought "woah, that's hard core, they must be super-mums". Nevertheless, the more I read the recipes, the easier it seemed to be. Call me a super-mum, whatever....I'm actually not - I find making gummies FAR easier than baking! I EVEN MAKE THEM WITH THE… Continue reading Homemade Gummies – not as difficult as you’d think.

Evidence Based Parenting, Mental health, mindful parenting, mothering, Parenting, Winter

Increasing Your Daily Joy

I’ve been on a “Joy Spotting” mission lately. Joy Spotting is intentionally seeking out and taking notice of small pockets of joy. A few months ago I watched a TED talk that was doing the rounds. The speaker, Ingrid Fetell Lee, was dressed in a brightly coloured dress, and she just seemed to radiate JOY.… Continue reading Increasing Your Daily Joy

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