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NEW How Do I Feel? With 60+ definitions to help improve emotional literacy. This HUGE hardcover book with over 140 pages, is all about our children learning to recognise and label emotions and feelings.
Join Aroha and her friends as they share how different emotions might feel in the body and how each emotion might be helpful.

NEW Where is it? A Wildlife hunt for Kiwi kidsWhat adult does not delight in engaging with a child when reading a ‘look and find’ book. Where is it? is an original take on this concept, a New Zealand wildlife hunt for kiwi kids.

In the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the lives of outstanding people from designers and artists to scientists. All of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream.

Read to your little ones every day!

100% natural and organic botanical health products, harnessing the healing properties of nature.

New Edition's bespoke sanitising formula, has been created with families in mind so you can rest easy knowing you don’t need nasty chemicals to keep your little ones germ-free!

Little Unicorn create unique, hand-crafted products that accompany you
and your child through the naps, spills, baths, play, and travels that define childhood.

Relax! I'm Cosy. This sums up what Woolbabe is all about. Helping babies sleep better, stay just the right temperature and helping parents relax about their baby's sleep. The combination of merino and organic cotton offers the best of both worlds.

Snuggly, blankie, muzzie, cuddly!

We have a beautiful range of comforters made from natural breathable fibers - cotton and muslin.

Pretty Brave is committed to being there for every step, as our little customers learn to walk.

Catering for ages 0 - 5 years, Pretty Brave work alongside podiatrists to ensure each of its designs suit the growing foot, meaning its shoes not only look amazing, but also perform. 

New Zealand made Lamington Socks, are the best socks you will ever buy!
 Beautiful merino wool will keep feet and legs snuggly warm.

Relax! I'm Cosy. This sums up what Woolbabe is all about. Helping babies sleep better, stay just the right temperature and helping parents relax about their baby's sleep. The combination of merino and organic cotton offers the best of both worlds.

Recipes

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A few months ago I had the Lewis Road Creamery team (as well as a few extra little helping hands!) join me in my kitchen to shoot three recipes. The brief was to share three of my wholesome recipes that little ones love and can easily get involved in helping to make. Simple, that's everyday cooking for me. 
This wholesome Butter Cookie recipe is incredibly easy to adapt to what you have on hand, or...
Finn, who is almost two, adores peanut butter. He could eat an entire jar if I let him at it with a spoon, although we don't buy jars now, we've upsized to pales, in the hope that we don't run out so quickly. 
I've had a delicious fudge experiment on the brain for awhile, but am not interested in refined sugar, or the melting of sugar and controlling temperatures - far too laborious for me, food in...
Recently Finn, who is a few months short of two has become a little fuss-pot. He'll start the day wonderfully - a banana can be consumed in as little as three bites, followed by mouthfuls of buckwheat and chia muesli. But come late afternoon any offerings are generally thrown against the nearest wall. It's a stage, I get that - but I'm not going to resort to either, A: offering him no dinner or B:...
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This week I featured in the New Zealand Herald, in a piece it is running on small business bloggers, you can read the article onlinehere. For those of you that follow my blog I wanted to take the time to say thank-you. Thank-you for being here, for reading my often babbly babble, for taking the time to comment and email me your glorious Little & Loved kitchen creations - it truly makes my day....
The days are beginning to cool. I've brought my boots out of the wardrobe and am thankful that we've recently moved into a larger home that has an open fire - and even more thankful that my brother is an arborist and has stacked our deck high with dry wood to see us through the winter. Plus the store has recently starting stocking the beautiful New Zealand made merino socks, Lamingtons- so I have...
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It's official, I've called it: this is the most incredible cake I've ever made, in fact, it is possibly the most incredible cake I've ever eaten.
I made it on Sunday for Ben's amazing niece who recently graduated - it was one of those cakes that just came together, with no intention of sharing the recipe, I'm used to this now and keep a notepad in the kitchen and jot down most of my creations -...
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Easing into the short week with the recipe for these delicious apricot and orange logs. Often it is the simplest of recipes that pack the biggest flavour and this can defiantly be said about these little beauties! These wee logs are the perfect size for chubby wee fingers and make a wonderful addition to a lunchbox for big or small! They can be thrown together in minutes and only contain a handful...
These delicious wee crackers tend to get devoured before they make it to the jar, which is for the best as they are fantastic while still warm from the oven. Max isn't a huge bread or cracker fan, but he does love cheese and Finn, the chalk in their relationship, doesn't eat cheese but would happily eat any form of cracker, all.day.long! With the addition of buckwheat flour which despite its name...
If you follow the Little & Loved Facebook page, you may have seen these moreish macaroons that I made late last year. Well, I've been making them a few times a week ever since! They are incredibly simple to make and are perfectly soft on the inside after that first crisp, coconut bite. Just divine, as every macaroon should be. You can enjoy any number with a cup of herbal tea without feeling...

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