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Only a few more days of school holidays left and we are really trying to make the most of it. With mizzy weather today we took the kids to Chipmunks to let off some steam followed by a McD's treat. I love having Albert at home with me in the day. With the girls at home, week days have felt like weekends! Our trip home included a stop at the shops where mommy bought a 1000 piece puzzle for the girls to tackle whilst Matty has a nap. I really am enjoying these holidays with my crew ♡♡♡♡ . . . . #schoolholidays #kiwikids #winterholidays #nzmum #kiwimum #nzmommy #kiwimama #igmnz #chipmunksnz #chipmunkspakuranga #macdonaldsnz #momof4 #familyof6 #happymama #christianmommy #christianfamily #ourbeautifulgirls #ourbeautifulboy #happyvibes @chipmunks_nz
I covered the pram thinking baby would sleep better if she couldn’t look around....nope she was awake the whole time #mumfail #newmom #kiwimum #babywins #gotosleep
Look who can finally sit up by himself!! ( well for about 30sec ). It's not easy learning to hold up that giant dome 😂 Full of brains son! Bad child styling from a lazy sick mum #lazyparenting #7monthsold #nzmum #kiwimum #kiwikids #mumlife #momlife #love #mylove
Stumbled upon a cute little park today and went rock hunting! The kids absolutely Loved it, and we managed to find some rocks too - this may be a new weekend fave!
A crowd favourite! Who doesn’t love a bit of space? ☀️ 🛸 🌟 All of our backpacks are fully lined and made from quality materials. Only the best for our little loves 💕 ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ #neoprene #backpack #kids #mumlife #kidsnz #toddlerlife #toddler #schoolbag #applesandbananasnz #parentlife #newzealand #nz #space #planets #cute #kiwikids #kiwimum #kiwidad #kidswillbekids #nzbusiness
Clothes colour preference at the moment? 🌻 making winter feel like sunshine with warm colours. I’m so ready for spring already.
As much as I love winter the heaters and fire are really drying out Coopers skin this @aveeno_nz daily lotion has been helping put moister back into his skin . I love that it's made specifically for sensitive skin , it had no added parabens , no added phthalate & is hypoallergenic.. + + + + + + #ad #gifted #igmnz #mom_hub #mummyblogger #motherhoodthroughinstagram #mommyandme #newborn #breastfeeding #AVEENO #pregnantandperfect #postnatal #winter #nzlife #nzmum #motherhoodrising #familylife #sleepingbaby #clickinmoms #instababy #nzblogger #mumlife #kiwimum #reallife #mother #kiwikids #motherhood #instamum
I feel exhausted. Like next level fatigue. Planning a movie afternoon for the boys while I catch some 💤 #humpdayfeels #thatcrematho #schoolholidays #mumlife #coffee #flatwhite #espressolove #beanmeup #kiwimum #kiwimama #nz
There’s something special about that pop of maroon in winter... ⛑❄️ #littlemamanz
Instagrammable vs Real hahaha! 😂🤣😁 . . . On the weekend, we went to take photos in Enchanted Winter Snow Globe. It's a giant 7 metre snow globe. You can enter the globe and experience the winter forest. There's an enchanted ballerina in it. How magical? . . . But believe me, if you yourself doesn't have patience... this one is not for you. But if you think, you and your kids can wait in queue patiently... then have a go! It took us exactly 45 minutes in line... our starting point was on the rubbish bin just in front of Sky Tower. . . . There's a staff inside to take your photos, ready or not! 😉😂 And there's another one they'll take from their own camera for you to download. The snow globe will be up until the 31st of July. Check it out!!! More info in their website: www.skycityauckland.co.nz . . . #skytower #skycity #wintersnowglobe #enchantedwintersnowglobe #snowglobe #giantsnowglobe #ballerina #auckland #nz #newzealand #events #aucklandevents #nzevents #nzmum #kiwimum #instagrammablevsreal #mamakatenz #mombehindthecamera 📸
The one thing I absolutely love doing for me is getting my nails done! I’m in love with this beautiful set! 💅🏻 😍 #mumstimeout #thelifeofastewart Nails - @vsnailsnz Lip balm - @loststudiosnz
Don't these super-popular Squiggle Mini Muffs look da bomb on cute wee Greyson? Loud sounds are muffled to a safe level - and he can still hear his Mum! Save your child's hearing - link to all Banz earmuffs in our bio/profile! . . . #banzcarewear #infanthearingprotection #babyearmuffs #infantearmuffs #kidsearmuffs #nzmum #kiwimum #kiwimamalife #kiwikids #kiwibaby #kiwifamily #nzmummy #nzaby #nzkids #nzkid #nzfamily #nzparents #safety #festival #speedway #music #motorsport #movies #kiwi #boating #church #earmuffs #airplanes #farm
{SCHOOL HOLIDAYS} School holiday survival mode - one week down, one to go.. M&M Cookies and Playground fun 😎🏃🏼‍♀️ #kiwikid #kidsunplugged
Lunch break park dates with daddy are everything 🙌 #daddysbestfriend
We're busy preparing our stand for the Baby Show in 4 weeks. Would you like to be there too? Keep following us for details of how you can win a pair of tickets. #naturalbabyproducts #newbornbaby #babyshownz
Look what’s just arrived!! 😍 the cutest felt fedoras with ears!! 😆 I am going to need one or two little boys or girls to send these to, to photograph for our website. Comment below which colour you’d like and I’ll choose by the end of the week! 😄
Fresh stock of APRONS in the UnYucky shop 🙌 Child size ‘I’m an UnYucky Kid’ in stain-resistant red. Adult stretch black denim, double pocket, cross-back tie, ‘We’re a Flawsome Family’. Suit up for weeknight dinners and feel like a Kitchen Boss 😎 $5 flat rate shipping ❤️ . . . #unyucky #beclloyd #apron #aussiemum #aussiekids #kiwimum #kiwikid #flawsomefamilies #cookingwithkids #kidsinthekitchen #mindsetiseverything #sunshinecoastmums #sunnycoastkids #sunshinecoastfoodie #weeknightdinner
💕 there are some gorgeous books going out in the preschoolers box this month! One title is "Are You My Bottom?" which follows an adorable panda who has lost his bottom and goes on a search for it. 🙊🙊 A cheeky story for anyone who has lost something 😂 Orders for the Preschoolers box closes on Friday 20th July xx
Time to play. Our Imagation Play Box is for 22-24 months in our range, but also great for any age. Masks available are 🦁 or 🐰. * * Coupon code for July ''Girls" for 20 % off + Free Shipping celebrating my girls birthday month. * * * #mykiwiplaybox #toys #toysfortots #supportlocal #kiwikids #kiwimum #nztoys #play #1stbirthday #2ndbirthday #3yearsold #4thbirthday #5thbirthday
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School holiday morning tea. Love my tribe. #nutrimeticslife #mumslife #kiwimum
How to encourage and support imaginative play with our children? Imaginative play is essentially when children are role playing and are acting out various experiences they may have had or something that is of some interest to them. They are experimenting with decision making on how to behave and are also practising their social skills. Children learn from experience: from what happens around them, from what they see, hear, smell, taste and touch. To absorb those experiences and make sense of the world, they need to be engaged in imaginary play. We as adults can often under value imaginative play. Play is a child’s way of engaging and making sense of the world. Role play may appear to be a very simple activity, yet within it, young children learn practical life skills such as dressing themselves, how to cooperate and share with others #practicallifeshelf #montessoriathome #homeschooling #kiwimum #learningaboutlife #practicallife #invitationtoplay #shelfie #busylittlehand #earlychildhoodeducation #practicallifeskills #learningthroughplay #childrenatplay #preschoolife #earlylearning #preschoolskills #playfirstlearnlater #2yearsold #practicallifemontessori #practicallifeskillsmontessori
Hustle like a mother... 👊 Been experimenting with some brush calligraphy lately🖌
There's nothing quite like that Mother Son bond 💕 These two looking super snug in this chilly weather. Thanks for sharing @mellorey 💫 To be featured follow our admin in bio & tag us @motherhood_nz #motherhood_nz in your posts 🙌 . . . .
For those who know me I love to give back and support the community. ⠀ ⠀ On Saturday I’ll be donating my time to this fantastic cause, come along and sample one of my classes for $5 or drop your kids in for kids yoga. 🤸‍♀️⠀ ⠀ All proceeds go to Steve.
A stunning mumma 😍 and only 10 more days until she meets her little one 💕 . 🌱 To be featured tag @nzbumps and #nzbumpfeature 🌱 . Thanks for sharing @sarah_dix0n 💕 . . . . . #love #like #followus #likeus #nzmum #kiwimum #mumtobe #pregnant #pregnancy #befeatured #mumlife #motherhood #newzealand #nz
Swipe 👈 Crushing on these at the moment! So universal and so many possibilities!!! My creative mind is going wild. If your into stamping check out the huge sale going on at the moment...... Just head to link in bio and click this 👆picture! 3 days only and ends - Thursday, July 19th at midnight PST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://bit.ly/2NqZVCL #ad #happymail #paperlove #arttherapy #snailmail #artonacard #sentiments #beachlife #hawkesbaynz #hawkesbay #mumlife #worldoflittles #momsofinstagram #penpalling #mommyhood #sendmoremail #stationerylove #beaches #mailart #snailmailrevolution #mummyblogger #kiwimum #kiwimama #outgoing #momlife #incoming #motherhoodunplugged #stationeryaddict #stamps #paperlove
Anyone else think 🤔 let’s make an effort and put some makeup on today and do our hair only to get halfway through the process and regret the decision because you can’t be bothered anymore 🤦🏻‍♀️ Tell me I’m not alone.
Guess what is finally back up on the blog... My ridiculously delicious Granola Recipe 😍 this stuff is seriously amazing, and definitely a breakfast favourite around here! • • • • #nzbloggers #nzblogger #nzmumblogger #mumblogger #kiwimum #nzmum #mumlife #recipe #granola #homemade #nzfood #nzfoodblogger #nzlivinh #nz #breakfast #breakfastrecipe
Need more milk? Make more milk with out Milk Making bundle !! Available online now ! Link in bio
Little Miss claimed a crown today at Anza and she is not letting it out of her sight. 👑 As soon as we got home, the sequin tutu was added too.👗 I managed to negotiate removal of them for bath time but not for bed time.💆‍♀️ I have been banished from her "castle room" and will have to figure out how to remove all princess attire in her sleep. 🤷‍♀️ #princessphaseinfulleffect #lovemyprincess #somuchpink
Birds and their beady eyes use to freak me out. To my daughter they are her friends (haha not that they have a choice 😂) the moment we got them she would carry them around like babies. Now I could of easily refused to get them and passed on my fear to her but instead I adapted and over came my fear (well with chickens 😉 I am not going near geese, swans or magpies 🙈) I look at money the same way my fears and past negative experiences with money I don't want to pass onto my kids I want to pass on the lessons I learned so they look at new things with fresh ideas and the tools to lay solid foundations in adult life. As for the Geese, Swans and Magpies I know enough about them that I don't want to mess with them. Unsure about Super, Insurance or investments? Don't live in the dark, you dont need to to knows the finer details but understand enough to know whats right for you and what is not 😘
Such a special few days - precious moments spent with new friends and old, and re-connecting with this gorgeous coastline that has captured my heart #Tutukaka
Some things can’t be outsourced, but we know the struggle is real. Get ready for our next lauch - Club Flawsome ❤️
Every day you make me proud.
What is sleep? Miss 2 months had been awake all day from 0630 to 2100! #sleepdeprived #newmom #lovehertobits #gotosleep #kiwimum
Last week, a grown man told me that he hand washes all of his rugby gear using fabric softener!!! That’s never going to happen in my house E V E R #aintnobodygottimeforthat . Dave and I share laundry duty and though we’re not too fussy, we try to make sure Nixon’s easily irritated skin doesn’t flare from harsh detergents - easily managed by using the relaunched Cold Power Sensitive Pure Clean Laundry Liquid. It’s Dermatologist recommended and makes being kind to skin super easy and effective. Cold Power is getting behind amazing NZ Mum’s and Dad’s by giving away 3 Home Help Packages - head to @KidspotNZ ’s FB page to enter! #ad
'Making the decision to have a child - it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.' 🌷🌷 . . . . PC from gorgeous mama @daniwebster_ #kiwimum #organicmom #nzpregnancy #nzpregnantmama #nzbaby #kiwibaby #nzbabygifts #nzskincare #delicateskincare #nzpure #nzpureskincare
I'll be honest, I don't really like the school holidays much. I love my kids, love spending time with them and not having to set all those alarms but, holidays are tiresome. I work at home so trying to juggle the kids and still do the same amount of work is damn hard. So here I am, with a 5 min break just to update ig. Now it's back to work 😴😴😴
Real artists take the misery and sadness of life and translate it into art.
We are a 🥜 free household due to Miss 13’s allergy so when she is with grandparents, hubsy and I are devouring into Magnum Almond Ice-cream 😋 If you haven’t tried it - YOU MUST 😆 . . . #dessertstagram #magnumicecream #almondcrack #weekdayspoils #weekdayvibes #winterdiaries #nightin #nokids #momentsofmine #mumlife #nzmum #kiwimum #tuesdaytreats
The smile that melts my heart 💙
The face of pure happiness. I adore the fact the kids can find joy in moments we as adults shrug off. An absolutely stunning winter day here in Rangiora with a cheeky fantail that kept flying around her. #thelifeofastewart
Here is my fav tip for reducing food waste. How many times have you cooked too much rice for dinner? Too many times I've cooked too much rice and not enough of the meat and veg to be able to have left overs. So, use your egg and rice moulds to shape the left over rice into something fun for your little giants lunch or dinner the next night 😍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #kiwimum #mumlifenz #nzsmallbusiness #nzmumsinbusiness #supportlocalnz #supportmumsinbusiness #soloprenuer #mumtrepeneur #workingmumlife #smallbusinessnz #wenetworknz #wenetwork #mbmnzmarket #kiwimamalife #nzmum #supportnzbusiness #kidsfood #funwithfood #realfoodforkids #healthykids #kidsfoodideas #leftovers #funleftovers #reducewaste #plasticfreejuly #toddlerlife #kiwikids #LittleGiantsKidsStore #HappyLittleGiants #LittleGiantsNZ
Lake Tekapo will always be a special place in our story. It’s the place we got engaged almost 8 and a half years ago. In fact in this exact spot. On our journey back home, from Queenstown, today we decided to take a quick trip back down memory lane. It’s amazing coming back here again and it got me thinking about how different our life is today. At the time I was just a fresh faced 20 year old, experiencing the South Island for the very first time. Fast forward to today and we were revisiting this place having been married for almost 7 years, with two small children and living only a couple of hours away from one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand! How truly lucky am I? ✨🇳🇿 #trulyblessed #laketekapo #memories #ialmostfellin - - - - - - - - - #newzealand #nz #winter #nzwinter #kiwimum #kiwimamalife #thenandnow #lovemylife #solucky #southisland #parent #parenting #parenthood #photooftheday #parent #parenting #parenthood #family #familytime #mother #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #memories
30% off Pretty Brave and Little Flock of Horrors is still live on our website right now! We’re switching it off at midnight, so get in there 😅 The link is in our profile.⠀ ⠀ Run, don’t walk.⠀ ⠀ #globalbabystyle #nzmums #nzmum #nzfamily #kiwimum #nzmama #auckland #aucklandshopping #aucklandboutique #nzmumsinbusiness #nzmumlife #prettybrave #lfoh ⠀ ⠀
Dot stickers are just so engaging for toddlers. It might be small in size, but they pack in a lot of learning in one sheet of coloured stickers. I printed this apple 🍎 sheet from www.heartcraftythings.com, and I get my dot stickers from @whitcoulls_nz #montessoriathome #homeschooling #kiwimum #nature #invitationtoplay #busylittlehand #earlychildhoodeducation #learningthroughplay #childrenatplay #preschoolife #earlylearning #playfirstlearnlater #2yearsold #sensoryshelf #sensoryplay #sensoryplayideas #sensoryplaytime #mumsofinstagram #sensory #sensorymontessori #redapple #dotstickers #colours
This morning I had my second OB appointment and it was horrific. These babies will be my first born in hospital and I feel really uncomfortable and nervous about the whole situation. I have seen two different OB's and both times I've come away feeling really down about it. Each time they've spent the whole appt telling me everything that can go wrong and that I can't have the birth I want....it's beyond frustrating. Today I was told if I didn't do something that was their "protocol" my babies would die. No alternatives, no options, no compassion...just cold, harsh, words. I'm sure lots of women have amazing experiences in the hospital system but unfortunately that hasn't been our journey and I'm over it! I will be opting out of OB care from now on and just seeing my midwife so I can get my mind in a more positive place for our upcoming birth ❤️
When Marika was almost 6 months old, we learned that the cause of her eczema & uncomfortable squirmy sleeplessness was the result of a milk allergy. Considering I've had major issues with eczema myself , I felt pretty silly for not picking it up earlier 😣 but I never cared about myself enough to sacrifice cheese to fix my own problems 🤷‍♀️ bubs was obviously a game changer! That mum guilt tho! So just over a year into our dairy free journey & honestly, I don't think I will ever go back! Every time we slip up (usually by not reading ingredients properly!) we always pay for it! 🚫 This photo was taken in December with an itchy sugar hangover from her birthday & Christmas (don't get us started on the repercussions of refined sugar 😣 - another day!) when we found 1 of her fave treats from @goodboostco #wearetheitchyduo #milkallergy
How I played this puzzle with my two years old? 1. She arranged everything according to the shapes 2. She sorted it according to my instructions like where is the red circle, where the green stars 3. She pointed to her body parts when I asked her about the body parts 4. I placed the puzzle pieces in the wrong place, and she corrected me Puzzles are so crucial in learning processes for toddlers as they provide many skills and benefits, physically and mentally; such as increases eye and hand coordination, fine motor development, cognitive skills, problem-solving skills and self-esteem. This is a lovely piece of a wooden puzzle I borrowed from @porirualibrary #montessoriathome #homeschooling #kiwimum #nature #invitationtoplay #busylittlehand #earlychildhoodeducation #learningthroughplay #childrenatplay #preschoolife #earlylearning #playfirstlearnlater #2yearsold ##sensoryplay #mumsofinstagram #sensory #sciencemontessori #languagemontessori
Check out my first review on the Banz @banz_carewear_nz earmuffs. Little dude actually fell asleep during the fireworks! Subscribe to my YouTube channel: the Baby Dude! Link to Banz Mini Muffs in our bio/profile! . . . . #banzearmuffs #banz #earmuffs #babyearmuffs #noiseprotection #baby #newdad #dad #newparents #babyreview #productreview #review #fireworks #babyboy #babygirl #kiwimama #kiwimum #nzmum #nzmums #mumsofnewzealand #mothersofnewzealand #nzparents #newzealandparenting ( #📷 @banzcarewear @jeff_thebabydude )
I hired these crates out recently for a rustic baby shower. Love what they did with them.
This is it guys, the last couple of days before the August boxes close! 😁 Tomorrow I'll be announcing which two fiction books will be in the Adults box 💕 And we will be making a huge announcement soon about a new author we have on board the Look Book team 😍
Calling all small business owners!! Who wants to do a swap? 😄 I would love to swap any of my items for things such as flatlay items, accessories, anything for my girls (even clothes!) comment or message me if you want to swap!
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