FinndieLoo 471178 en-nz FinndieLoo 30 Short Stories by Indie Brockley My 8 year daughter is an incredible writer. She loves to write stories, so I suggested that we share some of them here for others to enjoy. 013, 27 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +1300 Tips On Packing for School Camp - Ultimate Kiwi Parent's Guide Packing for school camp can quickly become a parent's worst nightmare. From deciphering the packing list, to sourcing the items your kids don't have and trying to squish everything into one bag, it's enough to make you scream! But relax, because we've written a great guide to help you out! 023, 6 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +1200 packing bags How Should I Introduce My Baby to Swimming? Water confidence starts right from the first time you give your baby a bath! Being comfortable lying, playing and splashing pave the groundwork for a happy and confident swimmer in the future. As parents, we're often given advice on a range of parenting aspects, including baby swimming lessons. Today we're going to discuss the best ways to introduce your baby to swimming and if formal swimming lessons are necessary. 019, 8 May 2018 00:00:00 +1200 swimming When Your Child Doesn't Want to Go to School - What Do You Do? As parents, we've all had days when our child refuses to go to school. But what do you do when your child doesn't want to go to school at all? We discuss the possible reasons why and what you can do about it. 018, 30 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +1200 NZ’s Top Birthday Gifts for Kids Turning 5 Struggling to find awesome birthday gifts for kids turning 5? Well, not now! We’ve put together the most comprehensive list in NZ of what five-year olds (and their parents) really want you to give them. Come and see it now! 010, 6 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +1300 Reading to Kids – How to Make It A Part of Your Daily Routine We know reading to kids is important, but many of us struggle to find the time to do so. We’ve put together a collection of tips which are easy to implement to help you out and build that bond between you and your little one. Learn what they are now! 008, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +1300 Prioritising Your Life: Reduce Stress & Increase Your Happiness As a Mum, your life is extraordinarily busy. From cooking to cleaning, school trips to swimming lessons, it’s a struggle to find time for all the important things you need to do. Thankfully there is a way to make things easier and that’s by prioritising your life. It’s like making a to do list, with each thing given a level of importance. Are you ready to start making your life easier and more fun? Here’s how … 005, 1 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +1300 How to Survive Your Child’s First Day at School Finally, it’s arrived. It’s your child’s first day at school and your home is full of emotions. Anxiety, sadness, excitement or fear: they’re all normal emotions on this special day. As a Mum though, you’ll probably feeling a mixture of ‘thank goodness, they’re finally going,’ all the way through to ‘they’re too little to go to school.’ So, we’ve put some tips together to help you and your family survive your child’s first day at school. 004, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +1300 5 Great Ways to Record Your Child’s Milestones Your child’s first tooth, their first step, their first word and their first smile. They’re all important events and they only happen once. Have you thought about how you will record your child’s milestones? We have, and we’ve found five creative ways to capture them for eternity. 044, 1 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +1300 7 Essential Pencil Case Supplies Your Kids Must Have I don’t know about you, but when I receive the school stationary list, I get so excited! There’s something about buying new books and essential pencil case supplies that I really love. Maybe it’s the fact they are new and bring a range of possibilities for using them. Perhaps it’s just the fact that they come in many colours and styles. Whatever it is, I feel somewhat of an expert when it comes to choosing pencil case supplies for my kids. So, I’ve made a list of seven essential pencil case supplies to make things easier for you. 044, 1 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +1300 Here's Why You Must Read Each Day to Your Child As parents, fitting in time to read each day to your child can be challenging! There's washing, dishes, cleaning and did I mention washing to do? But reading is something I am passionate about and I want my kids to love it too. Why? Well, I’m glad you asked … 032, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 reading to your child 5 Ways Mums Can Improve Time Management & Reduce Stress at Home If I could name two things in my life I want to change, they would be my time management and my stress levels. That’s because being a Mum keeps me incredibly busy, often with no time for myself. 030, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +1200 blog Easy Swimming Trips Let's face it sometimes trips out with kids just aren't as fun for us as it is for them! I have something that can make swimming trips fun and easy for you and the kids. 005, 2 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +1300 blog