Kids are our future: Education is important
May25

Kids are our future: Education is important

Kids do notice what we do… Let me explain why I say that our children notice our actions; they emulate what we do even if we don’t think they do. Last week I attended my graduation ceremony for my Masters in Education. It has taken me 3 years to complete – 3 fun, satisfying and intellectually stimulating years. Now don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t a walk in the park, there were many really late nights and many weekends spent at the...

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First aid tips and advice with Nexcare
May16

First aid tips and advice with Nexcare

Diana Cornall, Nexcare’s Senior Brand Manager, gives us some tips and advice on how to fix our kids bumps and bruises. What are the basic tools that should be in an ‘essential first aid pack’ when out and about on family outings? If you think about what needs to be used when one of the kid’s falls and grazes themselves, for example, CLEAN, DRY, APPLY – you need to clean the wound, dry the site and apply the...

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Monday’s recipe – Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas with Avocado Smash
May01

Monday’s recipe – Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas with Avocado Smash

It’s been a while since we published our weekly recipe, and it’s always made easier with the HelloFresh boxes… Did you know… – Half of Australian parents (52%) suggest that their children are the most difficult people to cook for. – 29% of Australians say they feel guilty about cooking up the same meals week after week – More than half of Australians (54%) feel that throwing a dinner party or...

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Meet Anna of Rhurbarb Jam Productions…Sing! Dance! Perform! Act! just for kids
Apr03

Meet Anna of Rhurbarb Jam Productions…Sing! Dance! Perform! Act! just for kids

Another awesome Sydney Mum profile – Anna Asquith is a mum of two boys who runs a kids singing, acting and dancing business –  Rhubarb Jam Productions – a company running performing arts workshops for kids aged 5-12 where they get to create a production from start to finish. Next school  holiday workshop 10-13th April How many children do you have? What age / sex are they?  2 beautiful boys – Elijah, 4 and Sebastian,...

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Kids Holiday Programs in Sydney – Delicious
Mar28

Kids Holiday Programs in Sydney – Delicious

Sydney Mums are always looking for holiday programs to do with kids. We was contacted by the awesome guys – how cool are these holiday work shops?! Kids getting in and amongst soil. plants. seeds and the environment around them, right in the heart of Sydney in Dulwich Hill. There are different programs on offer and registration and bookings are essential. You can find the form below… DD Holiday Workshops A3 flyer v3...

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Monday’s fresh recipe
Mar27

Monday’s fresh recipe

That time of the week again when I am certainly deciding what the weeks menu for our family will be. Here’s another great recipe from Hello Fresh – they are giving Sydney Mum readers $20 off the first two boxes using discount code SYDNEYMUM40 … Enjoy and don’t forget to share your feedback with us. http://www.hellofresh.com/   Italian Ratatouille with Haloumi   Serves four. 2 tbsp olive oil 1 red...

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Hello Fresh Yummy Recipes
Mar20

Hello Fresh Yummy Recipes

With busy lives as mums, we are always looking out for new and yummy things to cook so when Hello Fresh reached out, how could we resist sharing with you! Hello Fresh concept –  ‘Deliver boxes full of fresh ingredients and healthy recipes straight to your door step’. The chef behind it all is Tom Rutledge, a finalist on Masterchef, who dedicates his time to sourcing the best ingredients for you to make the best...

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Holding on for the roller coaster ride
Mar16

Holding on for the roller coaster ride

Who has a 9yr old girl and feels they are riding a roller coaster of emotions? Boy oh boy, I do! and it is frustrating not being able to put my finger on it. I can only put it loosely down to hormones and brain development? Between her happy moments, her outbursts of anger and her moments of self-doubt, I admit I am going slightly crazy! Trying breathing techniques, empathy and mirroring and getting her to cool off only work...

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Mother’s Guilt
Feb23

Mother’s Guilt

I was going to write about the ‘Art of Listening’ but have decided, based on certain events this week, I will keep that for the next post. Instead I decided to write about this immeasurable feeling that we carry around with us as mothers that I will call “Mothers Guilt” or as Cathy Guisewite puts it ‘Food, career, love and mothers – the four major guilt groups’. Let me explain…this week I felt as though I opened “Pandora’s Box” in...

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Sydney Mum says ‘Hello 2017’
Jan23

Sydney Mum says ‘Hello 2017’

I would like to welcome in 2017 with an extract from a poem written by Chinaka Hodge, an American poet, educator, playwright and screen writer: ‘In the same year, we were ready. The year we lost our inhibition and moved with courageous abandon was also the year we stared down barrels, sang of cranes in skies, ducked and parried, caught gold in hijab, collected death threats, knew ourselves as patriots, said, “We’re...

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