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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My Low-down on Screenagers
Jun22

My Low-down on Screenagers

Monday night’s screening of the documentary ‘Screenagers’ was a huge success for Sydneymum. We thank all you who joined us and hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did. It was a lovely opportunity for Sharon and I to meet some of you, our readership, and get some feedback on other ideas for future Sydneymum events. ‘Screenagers’, what was it all about? As the title says it was a documentary that ‘probes into the vulnerable...

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Kids and Technology: ‘Screenagers’
Jun19

Kids and Technology: ‘Screenagers’

Kids and Technology? This is it! Tonight is the night! Sydney Mum is hosting ‘Screenagers’ – a topical documentary about kids and how the technological world we live in, impacts their lives. It will showcase the everyday interactions of kids and technology and look at how, as parents, we can help them and us, find a balance. Please join us! There are still tickets available. Trailer Share...

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Indoor activities to do with kids in Sydney
Jun15

Indoor activities to do with kids in Sydney

To mix up our posts up a bit and with school holidays around the corner, Sharon and I thought we would share our favourite places to take the kids. We were asked by Air BnB to collaborate for a Sydney Insider Guide book and so here are 10 activities we came up with. As always, if you can think of any others please feel free to leave a comment and share them. https://www.airbnb.ie/things-to-do/insider-guidebook/502   Share...

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