Welcome to “KinToa”, a magazine where the essence of family meets the heart of bravery. Our name, a blend of ‘Kin’ and the Maori word ‘Toa’, symbolises the unyielding strength and courage that defines the journey of parent carers. It’s more than just a title; it’s our philosophy.

At KinToa, we understand the unique challenges you face as a parent carer. We know that sometimes, what you need isn’t another hand massage – the go-to at every carers meeting – but real, tangible support that addresses the realities of your everyday life. That’s why our magazine is dedicated to empowering you, reducing feelings of isolation, and bringing a spark of joy and inspiration to your routine.

KinToa is written by parent carers, for parent carers.  We’re people who live this reality with you.

Why KinToa?

Because we believe in the power of shared experiences and collective wisdom. Our magazine is a safe space where laughter and learning go hand in hand. We strive to provide content that not only supports and educates but also uplifts and entertains. From practical tips on navigating the complexities of SEND caregiving to uplifting stories of resilience and triumph, we cover it all.  We hope that as you read this, you will also know that we see you as more than just “mum” or “dad”.   

Our mission is to make you feel seen, heard, and understood. We’re here to remind you that you’re not alone on this journey. Through KinToa, we bring together a community of individuals who share your struggles, victories, and hopes.

Each page of KinToa is infused with a spirit of camaraderie and empathy. Whether it’s a story that makes you smile, an article that sparks an “aha” moment, or a tip that makes your day a little easier, we’re here to provide that. We’re not just a magazine; we’re a companion on your path, a cheerleader for your efforts, and a witness to your incredible strength.

Join us in creating a world where every parent carer feels empowered, connected, inspired, and a little less isolated. Welcome to the KinToa family – where we’re stronger together.



Issue 1
Mar/Apr 2024

Issue 2
May/Jun 2024

Issue 3
Jul/Aug 2024