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Family holidays and big events like Christmas were chaotic when we were young. They were loud, fun, and everyone got together, including all the cousins. Sure, it was nice to see everyone – grandparents, aunts and uncles. But let’s face it, we were most excited about seeing the cousins. It was like seeing old friends, …

If you’re anything like me, travel is a true passion – something you do as much of as you can. So when I had kids, I really wanted to pass that love of travel on to them – to take them to places I had visited (and loved) and discover new ones together. But you …

School holidays are coming up here in NZ and they’re the perfect time to make some amazing memories with the family. North Island, South Island, wherever you may be, this country is beautiful and it’s just waiting to be explored. So, here are 10 of the best family-friendly activities in NZ. 1. Kelly Tarlton’s SEA …

I lumbered down the stairs, half-carrying my husband’s 192cm frame while he clung to the rail on the other side. Never assume anything. This was one of the first lessons I learned after my husband developed a medical condition that transformed his strong, fit body into an emaciated version of itself. Here are five things …

Mum travel advice

There’s an old saying, “A change is as good as a holiday.” And I get it. I really do. But sometimes you just need an actual break! And that’s okay too. It wasn’t until I was two vodkas deep, swinging in a hammock with a book in hand, listening to my kids scratching in the …

Don’t get me wrong – whatever their age, holidaying with your kids is amazing. But it’s also amazing to get away sans-children for an adults-only break. My husband and I did just that for my 30th, leaving our 13-month-old daughter Mackenzie with her doting grandparents, and it was OFF THE CHARTS. I’m a big believer …

If you’re a parent, you probably know the guilt that can come with going on holiday without the kids. There’s that little inner voice that keeps barging in and saying you shouldn’t go away without your little (or sometimes big) darlings by your side. But that little voice doesn’t know what it’s talking about! Holidaying …

After doing eight flights (including a VERY long trip to London) in the first 14 weeks of my pregnancy, my baby bump and I learnt a thing or two about travelling sans sleeping tablets and a cheeky bubbles after check-in. Whether you’re travelling for work or play, the good news is it’s perfectly safe to …

Not only is Sydney-based Lorraine Murphy an award-winning entrepreneur and bestselling author, she also recently survived and thrived on a 20-hour journey home from Ireland with an 18-month-old. Solo! And it wasn’t even her bub’s first big trip. So she’s pretty much our new hero and we couldn’t think of anyone better to share their …

Road trips, family getaways, beach stays – childhood memories are crammed with special holiday memories. And who was usually running the show behind the scenes? That’s right, Mum! She made sure our undies were packed, our tickets were booked and even ensured we got to the airport with plenty of time to spare. Dad helped …