Tag: parenting

Te Whare Okioki – New DOC hut in the Kaimai Ranges

It is so awesome to have a new DOC hut in the Kaimai’s. Te Whare Okioki is situated at the Ngamuwahine Shelter along the North South track (southern end) and is accessible from heaps of tracks. My sister and I decided to meet up…

Peach Cove Hut = Little Gem ๐Ÿž

The bush surrounding Peach Cove Hut is stunning – think tropical jungle ๐ŸŒดย We explored here during the October school holidays and the bird song was amazing, and Kaka everywhere!! With just a couple of hours walk up and over a saddle, this really is…

“Let them be bored for a bit”

I was at my sons Rippa Rugby game one day and a couple of the teachers from his school had come to watch. Upon noticing some children on the side-lines sitting down looking at iPad screens (maybe siblings of players waiting their game), one…

๐ŸŒค School holidays are here ๐Ÿค—

Yay ๐Ÿ™Œย The weather is clearing up and daylight savings starts on Sunday, time to get back out there! I don’t know about you, but this winter has been a tough one in my household, lingering bugs, uncoopervative weather and sadly a little girl with…

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒณ Want more time in nature?๐ŸŒฑ

I read something earlier this year about questioning yourself before committing to something, to anything actually. If your initial response isn’tย  a “Hell YES!” Then it’s a NO. ๐Ÿ‘‰Thank you my girl Rachel Hollis. Because let’s face it we all have a lot on…

Cheers Dads ๐Ÿป Happy Fathers’ Day

With Fathers’ Day coming up on Sunday I thought share a photo collage of some Dads, Grandads and Uncles all getting out there with the kids –ย Ka mau te wehi!ย ๐Ÿ™Œ If you’re stuck for ideas on what to do on Sunday check out our…

Precious me time ๐Ÿ”

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 …..ย but it is still so important that we make time for ourselves and…

10 free nature ๐ŸŒฟbased activities to try this school holidays!

And just like that school holidays are upon us! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ [insert your emoji below]๐Ÿท๐Ÿ›Œ! Some parents will be dancing with glee (for a bit๐Ÿคฃ) at the lack of routine (me), others may be dreading it due to the struggle of juggling children and work…

My Pinnacles Hut Adventure

The Pinnacles walk in the Coromandel is an awesome 2 day walk to take the kiddies on! It can be done in one day, but who doesn’t love a hut stay? I had been wanting to do this walk for so long, and finally…

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,…

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