3 Time Travel Trips for the School Holidays
Sep21

3 Time Travel Trips for the School Holidays

School holidays are the perfect time to seek out new things and explore old worlds. Here are our favourite time-traveling Sydney adventures to keep everyone engaged these school holidays. St Ives Medieval Faire This event has been on the Sydneymum calendar for many years now. We love going to the Medieval Faire. This year it is on 23rd and 24th of September (yep, that’s this weekend) and is again at the St Ives Showground.   This is...

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Glamping at Q Station with no Ghost in Sight
Sep14

Glamping at Q Station with no Ghost in Sight

I love our city and exploring it with my family is one of my favourite things to do. I’m also big of the mini break, as in taking my team out of our usual context to calibrate and just being together. So naturally, when Sydneymum was invited to check out their new mini break package at Q Station I jumped at the chance.  Before this adventure, I didn’t know anything about the former Quarantine Station in Manly, except that it had...

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Give our children options. Say no to NAPLAN
Aug31

Give our children options. Say no to NAPLAN

I was a Government schooled child who attended a quite a few (four primary and three high schools), in mostly poorer areas. Despite the less than ideal experience, I always felt I had options, and more importantly the space to learn, fail, change, grow and try again. It’s a luxury our kids can not afford in the current schooling system, especially when it comes to NAPLAN. NAPLAN, from my understanding, was introduced by the Gillard...

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13 Sydney services that de-clutter, organise and remove overwhelm.
Jul31

13 Sydney services that de-clutter, organise and remove overwhelm.

“Is there like a service, that comes into a messy house with an exhausted mother and just organises everything and cleans and helps figure out how to make things work well and look nice?” In Sydney? Yep! Here are 13. A Sydney mother recently asked for help on a Facebook forum and she took the thoughts right out of my head. “Is there like a service, that comes into a messy house with an exhausted mother and just organises everything...

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Vale Tara Hunt
Jun01

Vale Tara Hunt

Our world lost an extraordinary human being last weekend. Tara Hunt was a smart, kind, passionate woman who cared deeply about people and our planet. Those of us who knew her are heartbroken and left wondering how… why… why can’t it be the shitty people who are taken away? Of all the people. There’s just no explaining it. As I sniffle through this morning with sadness and a cold I reminded myself to be grateful...

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Whole Foods, Wholey Foods
May22

Whole Foods, Wholey Foods

When Natasha of Wholey Foods worked at Coke and Kellogg’s in marketing she wasn’t conscious of the food she was eating; then she started feeding a family. “I guess like many mums when I had a family I reconsidered my priorities around food. Suddenly, I wanted to do what was best and it took me on this whole journey of looking at what we were eating. I started looking closely at ingredients and nutrition panels. I wanted to...

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Elsewhere by Wendy Loefler
May12

Elsewhere by Wendy Loefler

Picture this: a 26 meter by 1.2-meter wraparound drawing of the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia. It’s what you will find at Wendy Loefler’s upcoming show at Australian Galleries in Melbourne this month. This immersive experience is set on 12 canvases of charcoal and pastel, and is based on multiple expeditions by the artist through the remote wilderness area. This masterpiece is the result of two years work from...

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Sydneymum presents: Screenagers
Apr27

Sydneymum presents: Screenagers

“As the mother of three kids—two of them teenagers—I’ve noticed that whenever I get together with other parents, the conversation ends up turning to our kids’ screen time…”This was just one of the many testimonials about the documentary Screenagers I can relate to. My kids certainly enjoyed an extended amount of usual screen time these past school holidays and it was not without concern. Even after dog walks, soccer...

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Transforming young minds with art classes
Apr10

Transforming young minds with art classes

When she’s not transforming the Maroubra Bay PS school grounds, Rose is transforming young minds through  her after-school and school holiday programs, Art Classes with Rose.  “It’s so incredibly important to foster creative thinking in young minds. Primary school students are at a critical stage in life when learning how to problem solve, and thinking and acting creatively, can have a long-term positive impact on who they will...

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Kids and epilepsy
Mar30

Kids and epilepsy

“I’m not sure all the teachers realise that he isn’t not listening. It’s often hard to know when he is having a seizure. I do because I know him so well”. This was the paraphrased conversation I had casually joined at the school gate yesterday.   Her son has multiple Focal (partial) seizures during the day. A form of epilepsy that often goes unnoticed because the person could simple look like they are...

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