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Walking at kids pace

I find that kids have two paces, the slow, almost painful, one for when they are walking with just their family and the fast, fun run, one for when they are “walking” with their friends. Most of the time when I’m out bush walking,…

20 Free kid friendly outdoorsy School Holidays ideas!

Here at Forest Family we love a list (oh and bullet points)! There’s something satisfying about ticking the jobs off and summarizing things succinctly… therefore we’ve made a list of school holiday outdoor ideas for you guys! Cheap wholesome fun for the whole family…

Maungatautari – Sanctuary Mountain

This amazing eco sanctuary is a must explore. Its 47 km pest-proof fence has created a 3,400 hectare inland mountain island, where native bird life and forest has flourished due to the eradication of all mammalian predators. We spent just over 2 hours exploring the southern…

Are backyards a thing of the past?

I recently wrote a blog post about what sort of role models we are being, in regards to how we are using our phones and i Pads (which you can read here) afterwards I found this article from the New Zealand Herald about reining in…

“They are us” – what it means to me

It has been a very sad time here in Aotearoa, and it has had me, Anita, reflecting on the phrase “they are us” and what it means to me, to be a Kiwi/New Zealander. And since I have this platform I may as well…

Waimama Reserve, Whiritoa- Barefoot👣

I rediscovered Whiritoa which is on the Coromandel peninsula, a few years ago, when I met up with some old school friends, who also have two boys of a similar age and a bach there. It is a great place to visit with the…

Time⏳⌚…What’s that? And where can I find more of it?

This year I have re-joined the world of being a working parent, you know, the world where you earn actual money, have grown-up conversations with other adults and get recognition for doing a good job. I’m really enjoying it so far, and I am…

Looking for an adventurous roady? Then you can’t pass French Pass😉🌿🐟🤢👍

Hand’s up if you’ve ever been to French Pass? …I’m betting it’s not many!  Remotely located in the Marlborough Sounds, top of the South Island, New Zealand. Turn off SH6, north of Rai Valley and buckle up for an epic ride! For about half…

Getting re-inspired while reminiscing – Waitewheta Hut

So I thought it was time we revisited this adventure, as it was so awesome! It’s definitely time another one was done. Check out our video below🖐🚶‍♀️🌿🏞👍 6 amazing mamas and 7 cool kids! Originally we had 10 kids coming but sickness, a sleepover…

Monkey🐵 see monkey🐒do. What kind of example are we setting for our kids?

It was a 4 hour drive home from Taranaki to Tauranga, with just my partner, myself and our 6 year old son in the car, SO… I decided to make the most of having this amount of time together to talk with my partner,…

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