Family life

Family life



Child safe Google

Reports suggest Google is preparing to launch child-centric versions of some of its services.

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Airline fails

Here are five airline fails when it comes to kids.

dora the explorer

Dora grows up

Dora the Explorer is growing up and we're not sure how we feel about it.


The best age to get kids saving

Kids are more willing and able to learn good money habits than parents think.

Apple energy balls

These nut and gluten free snacks are easy to make and perfect for kids' lunches.


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Finances LVR, interest rate, mortgage, money

Kill your mortgage faster

Want to repay your mortgage faster? Of course, you do.

rock climbing

Income protection not cheap

OPINION: Derek was baulking at the $3500 price of income protection insurance and reconsidering the whole idea.

Health & nutrition Veges

Food waste a disgrace

There is such a glut of cheap food available in New Zealand that we're cavalier about wasting it.


Head full of nits

Adult life is full of petty humiliations.

TV & movies The House of Magic

The House of Magic

This is a curiously old-fashioned and understated children's animated movie.

Robin Williams

Robin Williams tribute

A tribute to Robin Williams.


Digital classrooms

Are all these shiny iPads and laptops actually improving our children's education?

Pinning and pooping

Sometimes the only place to quietly scroll Facebook or Pinterest is in the bathroom.

Travel family

Islands for a family getaway

The Islands are famous as honeymoon spots and luxury getaways, but what if you're going with family?

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Family trip to Cambodia

A transforming Cambodia can be a magical place to take children.

Books Rachel Callander

Super power babies

Families came to celebrate their super-powered children and the book honouring them.

Nicky Hager

Lessons of Dirty Politics

What does Nicky Hager's book, Dirty Politics, have to do with parenting?


Food Tube: Jamie Oliver's apprentice becomes the master

Kerryann Dunlop was a lippy teenager hoping to win a spot as his apprentice when she first met Jamie Oliver, now he's just released a cookbook for her.


Pretty fairy bread

Not so much a recipe, as a fun new take on an old classic - check out this cool idea for fairy bread.

Family dynamics goldie hawn and kate hudson

Mother daughter relationships

Are you the perfect daughter, the one who speaks to her mother every day,or the flawed version who forgets her birthday?

anna guy

Family time

Anna loves having her family visit and last week she had some much needed sister time.

Ask an expert cv

How to update your CV

I am looking at getting back into the work force after being a stay-at-home mum. I'm worried my CV is out of date.


Exercise after caesarean

I want to get back into exercise (after a c-section), what are some good 'first-steps'?

Anna Guy anna guy

Running low on time

If I thought I didn't have enough time in the day before, I know I definitely don't now.

anna guy

Feeling drained

Having a baby is a wonderful thing but it sure can put your whole system out of whack.

Melody McCabe overshare

Flawed infertility logic

A recent TV piece about a couple's battle with infertility attracted some of the worst, ignorant attitudes those battling with infertility face.

Melody McCabe

Infertility and anxiety

Infertility, anxiety and depression are all things people are ashamed to talk about.

Greer Berry Greer Berry

What a difference a year makes

For my husband's birthday last year I gave him a sizeable cyst on my left ovary.

Greer Berry

Furbabies, meet the real baby

"You won't care about the dogs when you have a baby to take of," others joke (but not joke).

Matt Calman Nicky Hager

Lessons of Dirty Politics

What does Nicky Hager's book, Dirty Politics, have to do with parenting?

miss k little shop

Little shop of horrors

Okay New World, you had your fun. Miss K is excited that Little Shop is back.

Kiran Chug MILIN

Starting toilet training

Potty training is just around the corner in our house, and it's one of the phases of parenting I have least looked forward to.

Milin and Jasmin

Eating out with children

I think asking parents to stay away from cafes and restaurants is unfair - I could spend my entire life at home if I didn't go out for fear of the kids playing up.

Family Time Grandparents_Strap

A Grand love

To have a grandchild and hear their laughter is to have a glimpse of eternity, the bond between grandparent and grandchild lasts a lifetime.

Baxter rock

Weary travellers

When they were good, we loved those weeks of mayhem and when they were bad – well, we had Baxter to show us how it’s done.

Columns Milin and Jasmin

Birthday bashes

Isn't that just what motherhood is I wondered? Always feeling guilty about something? Even at your birthday lunch?

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