Looking For A Delicious And Healthy Snack? Try This One
Nov20

Looking For A Delicious And Healthy Snack? Try This One

Delicious and healthy snacks are always great to discover and add to the repertoire. As you probably know most muesli bars are very high in sugar and some could even be called junk food. I found this receipe at the weekend in one of my many cookbooks – thank you Sally Joseph. I am already on my second batch as the kids love it. You can make it without the nuts if your kids can’t take them to school. And if there are seeds and...

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A Boon in Children’s Swimming Aids
Oct20

A Boon in Children’s Swimming Aids

Meet Berna who is bringing new confidence to baby and toddler swimming, right in time for summer. I’m a pretty new Sydney mum who loves to be a mum here in Sydney. We (me, my husband and our 1.5 years old daughter Lara) moved to Sydney 1.5 years ago from Turkey. We were both professionals working full-time after decided to move we both quitted and start to pack to our most interesting journey… ☺ I’ve never been to Sydney or even to...

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A Best Kept Secret – Q Station Historical Tour
Oct19

A Best Kept Secret – Q Station Historical Tour

Spring has certainly arrived, Summer is in the air and the city of Sydney is buzzing. First swims of the season, lazy lunches, catch ups with family and friends, hitting the beach…the list goes on. I absolutely love this time of the year to start doing fun outdoor activities with my husband and kids. The kids, in particular, seem to get a new lease of life after hibernating through winter. Last month SydneyMum stayed at Q Station and...

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Toby the Turtle? Meet Michelle Morgan of Snoop Creative…and Maroubra local
Sep04

Toby the Turtle? Meet Michelle Morgan of Snoop Creative…and Maroubra local

Toby The Turtle? Michelle Morgan met with Sydneymum last week over coffee to talk about her journey from an IT Project manager to a children’s book writer and illustrator. Michelle, a native Queenslander, is now a Maroubra local who has taken her love of the water, beachside living and diving and transformed it into a children’s tale about sea life and the underwater world they inhabit. She has always had a passion for...

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Daffodil Day – For someone I know
Aug25

Daffodil Day – For someone I know

It’s Daffodil Day – a big day on the Sydneymum calendar because as women and mothers, we all know someone who is battling, has battled or is living with cancer. We have rallied around Daniella’s Facebook campaign and today we rally around a guest post, written by a wonderful Sydney mum, Carla Jassen. ‘A Dragon Fighting Warrior Princess’ – The true story of how I became a dragon warrior princess The...

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4 Advantages of ‘Working for Free’ to boost your career
Aug24

4 Advantages of ‘Working for Free’ to boost your career

‘Work for free?’ Hmm, is that the right title? Volunteering?, Work Experience?, Internship?, All these terms can be synonymous with finding a job after uni. But what about this thing I am doing? How do I qualify it at my point in life? I am not sure, but it’s one of these things I have pondered of late as I go through the job hunting process. This is a first article in a series, where I will explore some of the...

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Are Baby Showers different for Millennial Mums?
Aug17

Are Baby Showers different for Millennial Mums?

Are baby showers different for millennial mums? Sydneymum was delighted to be invited to the BabyLove Baby Shower event this week at the QT Lounge in Sydney centre. The event combined a preview of BabyLove’s new Baby Shower App, that ‘will put planning a baby shower in the palm of your hand’ (due for release at the end of the month) with 2 experts: midwife Cath Curtin (Rebecca Judd’s midwife) and Jodie Turner of The...

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Help Your Kids Understand Real Not Fake News
Aug07

Help Your Kids Understand Real Not Fake News

Real News v’s Fake News? I had an interesting conversation at the dinner table last night with my oldest daughter. The news was on in the background until we sat down to dinner. She pipes up and tells me ‘North Korea is going to bomb Australia’. What?! I didn’t think she was paying attention to the news because she was busy playing. I had to correct her and say ‘no, that’s not true’ and...

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What you need to know about Instagram
Jul27

What you need to know about Instagram

The spread of harmful ideas is nothing new, so when two friends recently shared interesting articles about the perils of social media, it sparked me to write this week’s post and revisit some of the themes from the documentary ‘Screenagers’. I can’t think of a more contentious issue for parents now than social media and our children’s use of it. If you watched ‘Screenagers’ you may have walked away with a feeling of dread –  the...

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Tasty Chicken Teriyaki – Monday’s recipe
Jun26

Tasty Chicken Teriyaki – Monday’s recipe

Tasty Teriyaki Chicken with Hokkien Noodles Ingredients (serves four)   2 cloves garlic, peeled & finely grated 1 knob ginger, peeled & finely grated 3 ½ tbs salt-reduced soy sauce 2 ½ tbs honey 3 tbs warm water 700 g free range chicken thighs, chopped into 2 cm pieces 370g Hokkien noodles (Note: using extra noodles will alter the flavour) 1 tsp vegetable oil 2 carrots, peeled & cut into thin discs 1 bunch spring...

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