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Eight things you can do that mean the world to your child

1. HUGS AND KISSES: Affection and love is so important for a child's emotional and spiritual development helping them feel loved unconditionally. Children thrive in a loving environment where they feel nurtured.    2. PRAISE THEM. Words of …

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No rush: how slow parenting creates family harmony

When busy is the new normal and rushing is a way of life, what does this do to our children? Sarah Tennant examines the art of slowing down. I may not be a great parent, but I am lazy. Last year that would have been a confession. This year, it's a …

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Why making babies laugh is so good for us!

When it comes to entertainment, babies are an easy crowd, while the benefits of making them laugh can even stretch to breaking down unseen barriers, finds mum Fiona Roberton.  When I first put my daughter Kate’s fingers in my mouth and pretended to …

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Melodies and motherhood

OHbaby! caught up with multi-talented musician and mum Erin Cole-Baker, who recently returned to the recording studio to work on her fourth album. On the eve of the release of her brand new music video - starring her gorgeous girls, June and Flo - …

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Get Up And Go!

Teresa is so grateful to her mum Jo she once wrote her a letter expressing her admiration. ”I told her that her unconditional love for her friends and family is something I aspire to.” Teresa says she grew up “on a street that had everything — …

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She's the best!

Jodie Ashby from the Hawkes Bay has nothing but gratitude for her mum. In her own words... My mother and I have always had a close relationship, but it's said that mothers and daughters are closest when daughters become mothers. For my mother and …

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Coach Mum

Jodie Ashby's mum taught her everything she needed to know about motherhood, with plenty of love and support on the side. My mother and I have always had a close relationship, but it's said that mothers and daughters are closest when daughters …

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Routine bliss

Sophia Pedersen is a little firecracker. She has a tiny dancer’s frame, and a smile a mile wide. A former performer in professional musical theatre, she now has fou