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  • MyFirstGym set to skyrocket amid growing concern over children’s health post-pandemic
    June 1, 2022
    WORDS BY ERICA NEWTON, MYFIRSTGYM CO-FOUNDER Getting kids off the couch and reducing screen time requires some pretty heavy lifting from parent’s post-pandemic, with MyFirstGym emerging as the best kind of crowbar to help them do it. As a result, MyFirstGym is experiencing significant growth in membership and locations throughout Australia due to the increasing […]
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  • WHAT I WOULD TELL MY PRE-MOTHERHOOD SELF
    May 1, 2022
    WORDS BY ERICA NEWTON, MYFIRSTGYM CO-FOUNDER Just before I became a mother, there were certain things I knew I absolutely WOULD NOT do once my cherished mini-me entered the world. I’d watched other parents with their offspring and had silently noted what I deemed to be wonderful examples of mothering. Or not. Here are a […]
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  • MAKING THE MOST OF EASTER TRADITIONS
    April 1, 2022
    WORDS BY ERICA NEWTON, MYFIRSTGYM CO-FOUNDER Ask any parent about what Easter was like in their house as a child, and the memories fly thick and fast. Baskets made of newspaper and placed in the lounge room on dreams of sugary, chocolatey eggs. Four day weekends camping with friends. Long church services are followed by […]
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  • 13 WAYS TO COPE WITH CRAZY BUSY PARENTING
    March 1, 2022
    WORDS BY ERICA NEWTON, MYFIRSTGYM CO-FOUNDER “There’s just so much going on and I feel like I’m being pulled in twenty different directions. I need a break, and we’ve only just finished with the school holidays.”  Speak to any parent, and the start of the 2022 school year has hit them with a bang regardless […]
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  • HOW TO SUPPORT OUR KIDS & THEIR OLYMPIC DREAMS
    February 1, 2022
    Words By Erica Newton- Co-Founder MyFirstGym With the Winter Olympics soon to be on our screens, children everywhere suddenly envision themselves luging or bobsleighing at ‘cool’ (read: frightening) speeds. Moguls and aerial ski jumps look like a heap of fun, “and come on Mum, I could totally do that!” are yelled out across the house. […]
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  • Introducing: School Readiness Program
    January 5, 2022
    MyFirstGym’s School Readiness program has been designed for children who are about to start school and is a great way for them to be introduced to some of the elements of school. It will give them that little boost of confidence they may need to start their school adventure and help them meet new friends […]
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  • Get off the couch this month!
    January 1, 2022
    WORDS BY ERICA NEWTON, MYFIRSTGYM CO-FOUNDER The antidote to your child’s Christmas Couch Fest. As parents who’ve been spat out the other end of the Christmas machine with endless presents to buy, get-togethers, chocolate, all-the-good-things-to-eat-and-drink and New Year’s festivities thrown in on top, early January is a welcome sight to behold. Blobbing on the couch in […]
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  • Woman’s Weekly NZ
    November 12, 2019
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