Tag: Family time

Whanau time at Dundle Hill 🏞

During these July winter school holidays, our whanau and friends got together at Dundle Hill – A cabin perched on top of a hill 10 minutes from Waitomo (Dundle Hill is a private farm walk – check out their website for details and to book).… Continue Reading “Whanau time at Dundle Hill 🏞”

Kids – Great motivators but also good excuses 😜

While we are on the topic of failing – Here is a throwback to Stony Batter Historic Reserve, Waiheke Island. This was our first holiday as first time parents. We had looked up what walks we could do on Waiheke Island and thought that… Continue Reading “Kids – Great motivators but also good excuses 😜”

School Holiday ideas!

Hi all, did you know we have a website full of awesome walks in the Bay of Plenty region and beyond, just waiting for you to take a look at http://www.forestfamilynz.com! Check it out for awesome inspiration over the school holidays. We detail the… Continue Reading “School Holiday ideas!”

How to fail at short walks with kids!

  🤦‍♀️Failure to remember our child’s raincoat, so we fashioned one out of a rubbish bag!😂 🤦‍♀️Failure to circumnavigate Lake Rotopounamu track an easy grade, 5 km track around the lake. The kids were not having it this day! Another time!?? 🤦‍♀️My failure to let… Continue Reading “How to fail at short walks with kids!”

How to fail at mountain biking with kids

Hey everyone welcome to a series on how to fail …! We are aware of how on a daily basis we are bombarded by endless beautifully curated images, stories of success and of things we should strive for, do or aspire to be… We… Continue Reading “How to fail at mountain biking with kids”

Te Ara ki Hikurangi/Mt Hikurangi, East Cape

The story below is contributed by my friend Stacey. I too am so excited about the prospect of exploring NZ more and particularly doing some of our NZ Great walks without (dare I say it…tourists everywhere!) Love you, but I’m sure you understand what… Continue Reading “Te Ara ki Hikurangi/Mt Hikurangi, East Cape”

Happy Mothers Day!

Tomorrow in New Zealand it’s mothers day, I remind my family all week so they know it’s important to me! 😂 In my family it’s not so much about gifts as making that person feel extra special and acknowledged for e.g. breakfast in bed,… Continue Reading “Happy Mothers Day!”

Whiskers on kittens 🐱 & warm woollen mittens 🧤…

These are a few of my favorite things… 32 days, that’s how long I’ve been in my bubble with my little whanau and no doubt many of you reading this will be hitting similar milestones! On day one of self isolation I came up… Continue Reading “Whiskers on kittens 🐱 & warm woollen mittens 🧤…”

How mindfulness & nature can help in times of crisis 🙏🌿

Is anyone else feeling a whole varying mix of emotional reactions to the current pandemic and lock-down?  I have noticed everything from despair to humor, felt all within one day or even one hour! When we are highly emotionally aroused, we look out from… Continue Reading “How mindfulness & nature can help in times of crisis 🙏🌿”

30 days of fun activities for families self-isolating🏡🍂🌲

Kia ora dear whanau. While mother earth takes a massive break and families around the world are self-isolating to protect each other & everyone around them, most of us have suddenly found ourselves with more of that elusive and valuable asset – time! Approaching… Continue Reading “30 days of fun activities for families self-isolating🏡🍂🌲”

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