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Solo Parenting from a Campervan

Meet Shoshannah Shand. Single solo mum, right now traveling around the North Island with her toddler, camping in their car. As we catch up with Shoshannah, they have done about a month on the road and have about 2 weeks to go before they hit home. There has been rain, there has been sunshine. Tummy bug and PMS. But mostly there has been amazing scenery, exploring our New Zealand North Island Backyard. Appreciating the beauty and roughness it has to offer. With her ten and more of metaphorical ha...

November 11, 2020

Embrace the Goddess in you

Women like Cate Graumans, are women we need to inspire us. She is that best friend of yours that tackles a challenge with an honest smile. The one that leads the way and fights on. The force that stays grounded and on track. Strong and absolutely gorgeous, spreading the word of mental health, body empowerment and that there is just no time to waste on not loving yourself. Strength and Weaknesses, we all have them. Embrace them all , speak up and be proud, you are absolutely amazing!...

October 8, 2020

Homestead Family Living

When Ngāhuia and ourselves got to know each other, we were instantly smitten with her and her inspiring way of living. Trusting your instincts of what is important to you and how you wish to live and raise a growing family can be somewhat daunting but proven here it most certainly is the right way. What we also love about this Farm Homestead is the knowledge of the land and ways of living is shared in generations and brought together creating a loving community where inspiration and life lesson...

October 8, 2020

Delicious Little Double Troubles

Our friend Shannon Mallinger is a mama of two gorgeous little twin boys. We caught up with her getting to know her a bit better and what life is like being blessed with two babies at the same time....

October 8, 2020

Becoming a parent for the first time

We have had the absolute pleasure to get to know Renae Corlet a little bit better as she has shared with us her thoughts on becoming a mum for the first time. Since chatting to her, the little baby boy have arrived and life as a mum has begun. She's loving life and they are both doing great!...

October 8, 2020

Big is Beautiful – Raising a Family of 6

When we reached out to all of our beautiful mums and dads, we were delighted to cross paths with Maria van Zyl. We are so inspired by her relaxed and calm ways. We have been following her journey for a little while and being a mother of four delicious little kids, we just couldn't wait to share her story with you. ...

October 7, 2020

The Beautiful Art of Potty Training

I have never been a person that have been especially fond of reading up on topics or researching very carefully before a purchase, a trip or anything really. I have absolutely zero patience when it comes to it. None. I might quickly do one search and go for the one that stands out the most. Which is often the first one I laid eyes on...But not more than that… Not even when heading into giving birth to either of my kids. I was blissfully unaware and maybe that was lucky... Luckily I found ...

January 31, 2020

Do you have a Backyard Baby?

I love mud. Grubby fingers. Mushy gunky chunks in my hands squeezing between my fingers. I love the feeling. I love how it all comes from my backyard and how I have taken care of my own waste. I love how it has become magic mud in my Backyard Baby (Compost) and not a preserved banana in landfill. For days and days, our indoor compost container has been full. With a bit of force and luck I have been able to squeeze down a bit more. I also started making new containers to put the scraps in. But wi...

January 15, 2020

Stuff.nz and The Herald on Little Genie Reusable Nappies

It is far from a secret that we at Little Genie, bounced up and down with excitement as we launched our Reusable Bamboo Charcoal Pocket Nappies into Countdown New Zealand. We are so incredibly passionate about these products and to see the response from all the clever Mamas and Papas out there that quickly found them in the Baby aisle at their local Countdown and without hesitation grabbed one and placed in their basket....

October 11, 2019

When We have kids We’re never going to...

Last famous words from all the parents out there. Waaaaay before having kids was even on the agenda, we would agreeingly nod to each other, while friends around us parented their kids, and telepathically agree that WE WOULD NOT DO LIKE THAT, when WE had kids. Say no. Give Sugar. Allow TV. Show photos to coworkers. Be late. Talk about poo. Stop going out. And there we have them… the famous words of everyone before having kids. I used to roll my eyes at “scribbly-outside-the-line-all-over...

July 23, 2019

That thing about distance and how the heart grows fonder...

Hectic. Intense. 100 miles an hour. It’s a colourful circus we live where we are balancing on a tightrope, blowing fire, juggling balls and doing a triple somersault all at the same time, while we zigzag through nappies being swapped and  “I want that yellow car – I had it first!”. Sometimes I wish there was an Out Of Office button cos today, I wanna call in sick. I think it is fair to say that I am not the only one feeling like this at times. So when the, shall we call it opportuni...

May 30, 2019

Admitting Defeat is the Start of Victory

Being a kid of the eighties I was unfortunately not brought up thinking too much about the environment. We did have a compost but I didn’t have any social gatherings with it. In fact i’m pretty sure it was only the grass clippings that ended up there. I’m horrified to think what went in our rubbish on a daily basis. I should probably also admit, I was never the green warrior I so wish I could have been as I had moved out and started my own home. Reading ingredients rather than price tags w...

April 29, 2019

Grubby Little Kids full of Delicious Germs!

At times, I’m quite sure that my kids have moved my neat-freak obsession into a forever ongoing Pong playing session between “oh crap my hand will self-explode in 3 - 2 -1 after touching your poo” to “meh what’s a bit of vomit in my hand..I’ll just dry that on the back of my pants...” Oh my, how things have changed... Pre-kids I had to roll out the big guns to clear out and clean any remains from the shopping bags left ON THE KITCHEN BENCH, left there my beloved husband! Argh, the ...

April 5, 2019

Life before Little Genie Compostable Baby Wipes

As you are about to enter the realm of parenthood, never ever will there have been so much talk about the “before” and the “after”. To the point where its about to chew your left ear off, it’s insanely difficult and close to impossible to tackle all the ‘O for Awesome’advice you get. Left, right and center. High and low. From the friendly random lady at the supermarket to the sister-in-law-professional-mother-of-6. Yeah. I think you hear me now. So the “before” and “after” ...

March 22, 2019

Composting Wipes & Nappies

To put our bins on the curbside on time for collection is probably a bigger concern to most of us then where our rubbish ends up. However, this week as the dump truck whisked away, I started pondering just that. If each household rids of this much refuse each week or fortnight, how do landfill’s cope with the sheer volume of rubbish? And how long does this trash hang around before it starts breaking down?   With a little research I discovered that kiwis send approx 2.5 million tonnes of w...

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