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  • Panic stations! You’ve just been asked by your child, “Is Santa real?” Argh! What should you say to that? We’ll explain what to say, and when is the right time to tell the truth about Santa.
    Posted: 4/12/2019
  • How many out of school activities are too many for our kids? We look at the pros and cons of after school activities and help you decide how many are right for your kids.
    Posted: 15/10/2019
  • Looking for some fabulous first birthday cake ideas? We’ll share some of our favourite suggestions, plus a link to our Pinterest birthday cake board to get your creative taste buds flowing!
    Posted: 24/7/2019
  • Your daughter says she’s fat. Help! It’s the nightmare phrase we thought we’d never hear, but it happens and we’re sharing what you can say and do about this delicate situation.
    Posted: 18/6/2019
  • A mother-daughter relationship is so special. When arguing over clothes, hairstyles, food, boyfriends, screen time, phone time, and bedtime, there’s never a dull moment. But putting those negative issues aside, there’s also the hugs, heart to heart talks, clothes sharing, shopping and just spending time together to enjoy as well.
    Posted: 1/5/2019
  • What’s the worst parenting advice you’ve been given as a new Mum? We share some of the world’s worst examples with you, to either give you a laugh or educate you on not what to say! Check them out now.
    Posted: 6/3/2019
  • Even the most well-behaved flower girl can be a nightmare to deal with at your wedding. We share five wedding disasters you’ll want to avoid happening with your flower girl, plus ways to reduce the risk at your wedding! Check them out now.
    Posted: 15/2/2019
  • It’s time to create your very own Master Chef Junior, regardless of your child’s level of culinary skills. I’ll explain why it’s important, plus share some tips on how you can get started. Learn more now!
    Posted: 28/1/2019
  • Stage fright is a common condition many children suffer from in New Zealand. We share seven tips on how you can help your child reduce this anxiety, plus ideas on possible causes of it. Learn more now!
    Posted: 8/11/2018
  • Welcome to the world of having a teenage daughter! Everything is about to change, and we explain just what goodies you have in store, plus how to survive with some of your marbles left! There’s nothing you can to do prevent it: your teenage daughter is on the way, and you’d better watch out! All her sweetness will disappear, replaced with surging hormones, challenges to your authority and plenty of head-butting. As you both enter the teenage world, your daughter begins to seek out new lifeforms (boys) and new civilisations (the shops), boldly going where every teenage daughter has gone before …
    Posted: 16/10/2018
  • From the origin of the romantic tutu to some adult fun in the bedroom; we’ve got everything covered this time. Well almost! Come and check it out for yourself now.
    Posted: 22/8/2018
  • Do you have a mother in law from hell? We share examples of the worst kinds, plus ways you can manage her behaviour to make your life better!
    Posted: 26/7/2018
  • Competing with large chain stores and their giant marketing budgets is tough when you’re a small business. I’m not NZ’s only tutu seller and yes, you have a choice when it comes to picking who to buy from. But rather than play on your emotions, I’m going to share the facts about why I think you should support a small business first.
    Posted: 3/7/2018
  • Oh dear, your daughter has brought home her first boyfriend and expects you to be as thrilled as she is! What should you do? Take a look and find out!
    Posted: 12/6/2018
  • What is the right age to start the sex talk with your daughter? Should you wait until she hits puberty or is that too late? We discuss this and also how to talk to your daughter about sex, making this challenging time easier for parents and their daughters! Learn more now.
    Posted: 11/5/2018

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