For you son

We live in the world we’ve chosen son – Parents Article

The recent months have been ones of reflection for me son.  My mind has taken so many turns, as I adjust to the things that are happening around me.  Life has a way of confronting you sometimes.  This time has given me some of my greatest insight.  Each one of these messages son is written to guide you.  To give you insights into things that have happened in my life, and what I would say to you.  This message is…

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Create your own love story son – Parents Article

I don’t know if I will ever be able to explain love and the way it feels son.  I want to tell you a love story, the one that was created in my world.  Create your own love story son.  Love is such an important part of life Meeting your Mama I don’t know how I can explain the feeling I had when I met your Mama son.  People have various opinions of love, people say the feelings grow.  For…

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The value of consistency of action son – Parents Article

Consistent action is powerful son.  The creation of something seemingly out of nowhere.  I am often taken back when people talk to me about change they think is huge and sudden.  When I think about myself, there have been many actions I have taken to get myself to a certain point.  The value of consistency of action son is the creation of change.  Consistency in any form creates something and it can be either good or bad.  These are my…

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You create your world son – the value of habit creation – Parents Article

Habits are the things that we do continuously son.  It is the consistent action we take towards one of our goals.  On the flip side, it can be a negative habit that lead us away from the things we want in our life.  The value of habit creation and understanding how we create our world son is so important today. Habit creation from father to son Koro gave me my first experiences with habits son.  Habits are a reflection of…

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Be like Maui – For You Son – Parents Article

Maui is well-known amongst our Māori people boys. Though he is also part of many Polynesian stories. One version is also popular since the movie Moana which you both love. However, I’m referring to the legend of Maui known within our culture. Legends tell that he pulled off some fairly amazing feats and it’s these characteristics that make me think and say, be like Maui boys. The books that tell the stories of Maui (Peter Gossage author and illustrator) have…

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Perspective changes everything – For You Son – Parents Article

It’s amazing how the way you think about a situation, totally changes the experience. As I get older, I realise more and more the power of our thoughts and how it’s not the situation that determines our happiness (or not), but our reaction to it. Perspective changes everything boys. There have been many instances lately where I’ve found myself in a situation and I can feel the discontent rising. I find when something doesn’t go the way I had imagined…

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Longhaul Flights, Arriving in Singapore and Gardens by the Bay – Parents Article

Singapore wasn’t an obvious choice for us.  But after reading some friends posts they shared it peaked our interest.  After a little bit of research and seeing how many fun things were there, we decided to make the booking.  This would be our first long haul trip with a total of 13 hours one way.  A good test of our ability to fly a little further as a family.  We were leaving NZ near the end of Winter again (late…

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Our life, our world – our journey to recover from flooding – Parents Article

How do you save moments, how do you let someone know what has happened in their world. This is our way of sharing these moments. Our life our world shares our world with you. We hope through these moments others might find strength, inspiration or a way through something difficult as we have here. In this post we want to give words to these videos, that we hope shows you some of the important parts of this journey. Our life,…

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Breathe in breathe out – Hā ki roto, hā ki waho – Parents Article

Some days are harder than others boys.  There are times that really push you to your limit.  Where you think, I just can’t do this anymore, or you feel like escaping.  The one thing that will always help you, even if just physically, is to breathe in breathe out.  Hā ki roto, hā ki waho.  To be honest, right now I’m writing this more as a message for me!  It really has been a hard week!  But I know it…

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Gold Coast for Families: Part One – Parents Article

When we talk to friends and family about holidays, the Gold Coast for families is one of the top locations that enters the conversation.  Maybe it’s the cost of travelling to Australia, the theme parks, the amazing weather or just hearing other peoples’ accounts of the fun they had while on holiday in the Gold Coast. Over the last year we have been to the Gold Coast three times, and we want to share our top tips for your stay. …

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