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Precious me time 🏔

As parents we don’t get much time for, or to, ourselves. It’s so easy to get caught up in our children and all their needs and wants; we love doing it ….. but it is still so important that we make time for ourselves and…

Understanding hypothermia🌬🌡

I recently went mountain biking with a group of friends in Rotorua; an hour inland from Tauranga. We had all anticipated the drop in temperature as we headed inland (we live on the coast where the weather is comparatively mild in winter) so believed…

The mind is the most powerful muscle in the body 💪

So I thought I’d share a little personal story of mine from my first multi-night hike and how I learnt first-hand that your mind can control what limitations are actually there. I always tend to feel quite nervous/excited before new walks, the unknown and getting outside…

Fact: Outdoor play improves your kids eyesight!👀🌿🌳

I’ve had this topic waiting in the wings for a while now, but it was a recent yoga class that finally inspired me to write it. My wonderful yoga teacher, Sarah from Kowhai Yoga was teaching us some exercises for our eyes. She went on…

10 free nature 🌿based activities to try this school holidays!

And just like that school holidays are upon us! 😲😃😍 [insert your emoji below]🍷🛌! Some parents will be dancing with glee (for a bit🤣) at the lack of routine (me), others may be dreading it due to the struggle of juggling children and work…

An honest talk about women, tramping & that vulnerable feeling…

So I was talking with a group of women the other night and I said “we should go on an overnight hut stay together” – to which I got a couple of responses like:  What if some weirdo turns up at night? What if…

Attempting to summit Mt Karioi, Raglan🌊☀ with my 7 year old

Enjoy this adventure written by my friend Stacey about her and her’s son attempt to summit (I know that sounds so hardcore👊💪🤣) Mt Karioi – a 2.4 million year old extinct volcano🗻. In all the times I’ve been to Raglan I’d never considered attempting…

The spectacular Waireinga/ Bridal Veil Falls in Raglan

Enjoy this blog post written by my adventurous pal Stacey. It’s been years since I’ve been to Raglan, in fact my daughter was only 6 weeks old when we last went and is almost 6 years old now! I was super excited to be…

Puketoki Scenic Reserve, Bay of Plenty

Puketoki Reserve is pretty much my local and I feel like I know it like the back of my hand. My kids have been walking the long loop since they were around 2 1/2 years old. I also do regular monitoring work there (off…

Stream crossings: the good, the bad and the ugly.

Stream Crossings can be so much fun, though generally speaking only when you get to the other side safely and with dry boots. On this tramp to Lane Cove Hut in Totara North, Northland, 14 of us, 7 adults and 7 children had to…

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