How two mums run a successful Speech and Occupational Therapy practice for kids
Jan19

How two mums run a successful Speech and Occupational Therapy practice for kids

Every now and again when the kids have driven me to breaking point I wonder what it is like for women whose everyday profession is helping kids to then switch into ‘mum mode’ and return to their own families. Julia Orsini, a Speech and Language therapist, and Kaya Lyons, an Occupational therapist, are two local mums and business owners doing just that. Together they run Kids Spot and Active OT 4 Kids in Sydney’s East...

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1,2,3,4 Hi-5
Dec16

1,2,3,4 Hi-5

Whose little ones remember Hi-5? Sydney Mum had the pleasure of meeting new 5 fresh new faces of Hi-5 2017 at Channel 9 Studios and what a great bunch of talented young people. Chosen from more than 450 hopefuls Shay, Joe, Bailey, Lachie and Courtney (from right to left) are ready to enter the lives of our little ones again bringing music, movement, problem solving and play along with smiles and love to every household. Not forgetting...

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Mums supporting Mums
Dec12

Mums supporting Mums

Saturday was Human Rights Day, although I was enjoying the day among friends my thoughts did drift to those in this life who are really doing it tough. Tough because they are not choosing to be persecuted or discriminated against but that it is being imposed on them – the rights of a refugee or migrant, a person with disabilities, a LGBT person, a woman, a child, indigenous Peoples, a minority group, or anyone else at risk of...

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What’s not to love about the #PureLove Campaign
Dec08

What’s not to love about the #PureLove Campaign

Did you know 49% of new mums lose their confidence after birth? Dad’s on the other hand increases to 63%? I did not until Sydney Mum met Lois Wattis, author of New Baby 101, A Midwife’s Guide for New Parents, a Registered Nurse/Midwife, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Fellow of the Australian College of Midwives. Lois is the spokesperson of WaterWipes #PureLove Campaign in Australia, a campaign and film...

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Sydney Mum continues talking education
Dec05

Sydney Mum continues talking education

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the new reforms hitting the HSC and NAPLAN from 2017 and my thoughts how it will impact our family and my role as a mum. Since I have come across some interesting articles that talk about the importance of early intervention, in particular the possibility of NSW schools implementing a phonics test at the end of year 1. It would seem that Australian government schools could be taking a page out of...

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Early detection is your best protection
Dec02

Early detection is your best protection

Cancer, it’s the leading cause of death in Australia and knows no impunity and is non-discriminate. We all know someone who knows someone who knows someone and so on. Surfing the social media wave this week Sydney Mum came across this amazing story of Daniella, an inspirational woman sharing her very personal journey with breast cancer. She is on a mission and using Facebook as a launch pad, she has set a challenge to woman (and men)...

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Fancy a bite to eat in Sydney’s east this weekend?
Nov29

Fancy a bite to eat in Sydney’s east this weekend?

Looking for something to do around Sydney’s East this saturday? Look no further and head down to the annual Kingsford Noodle Markets! For one day only on Saturday 3rd December, Meeks Street in Kingsford comes to life and transforms into a lantern garden and bustling hawker-style market. The best Kingsford has to offer with local restaurants cooking their signature dishes fresh, right in front of you. Cuisines include authentic...

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Corporate Law mixed with Oncology Massage? – Meet a Sydney Mum who does just that
Nov28

Corporate Law mixed with Oncology Massage? – Meet a Sydney Mum who does just that

Corporate Law and Oncology Massage couldn’t be more opposing professions however this local Sydney Mum of 2 girls manages just that: Meet Jen Lafferty – a local Sydney mum of 2 whose true passion lies in her massage therapy business, Vital Elements Massage Therapy which she operates in Maroubra Beach in eastern Sydney. She believes every person has the innate ability inside themselves to heal and that massage can help with that...

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World AIDS Day Thursday 1st December
Nov28

World AIDS Day Thursday 1st December

HIV and AIDS continue to challenge countries around the world. In Australia there was 1081 new diagnoses in 2014 (worldaidsday) although the rate has remained stable for the last few years. World AIDS Day is this Thursday and there events popping up all over Sydney including the in East: World AIDS Day Makeover with MAC – A day event in the foyer of Sydney Children’s Hospital – High St, Randwick where MAC Cosmetic...

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Local Sydney markets – Maroubra Beach tomorrow
Nov26

Local Sydney markets – Maroubra Beach tomorrow

This is a lovely local and free event for mums, dads and kids to discover some local talent and help support local small businesses. Not only the perfect opportunity to do some Christmas shopping, it’s a short walk from Maroubra Beach – Bonus! And a showcase of Visual Arts, Fashion, Music, Chefs and performers. http://www.themmarket.com/ Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPinterestRedditMorePrintLinkedInLike this:Like...

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