creative play, Evidence Based Parenting, mothering, occupational therapy, open ended play, Outdoor play, Parenting, Preschoolers, Screen free activities, Screen time, Toys

Five Tips to Unlock PLAY

Did you know, that all around the world, 'screen time coaches' are going into people's homes and advising parents about PLAY? I just read this 'NY Times' article this morning. A friend of mine posted it on my facebook after seeing I'd just launched No More Square Eyes. Obviously, I'm not alone in feeling like… Continue reading Five Tips to Unlock PLAY

Family, mindful parenting, occupational therapy, Parenting

From Hindrance to Helpful: Jobs for Kids at the Campsite

We've just returned from five days camping, and now that I've recovered, I can sit down and write this story that's been on my mind. This is a story about how my six year old was pushing allll of my buttons, and could have easily resulted in me blowing my top at him, but instead… Continue reading From Hindrance to Helpful: Jobs for Kids at the Campsite

Mental health, occupational therapy, Personal

The Stages of Changing to Plastic Free

The move to removing single use plastic bags from our economy is coming, with one of NZ's leading supermarket chains removing them from use next week. It's a time of change for a lot of people. Change for the better for our environment. I'm so excited about this movement but I also acknowledge that change… Continue reading The Stages of Changing to Plastic Free

Mental health, mindful parenting, Natural parenting, occupational therapy, Parenting

Pushing Play on Podcasts: a great parenting resource and sanity saver.

I'm a huge fan of podcasts over here. I first discovered them a couple of years ago, when a friend of mine put me onto them. At the time, she said to me something along the lines of "sometimes it can get lonely when you're at home with kids". She was a bit further down… Continue reading Pushing Play on Podcasts: a great parenting resource and sanity saver.