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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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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