Feeling Charitable? 3 Tips for Businesses to Get the Most out of Giving
Nov16

Feeling Charitable? 3 Tips for Businesses to Get the Most out of Giving

Let’s face it when you’re starting out in business or even a couple of years in – you put everything you have into it. Time, money, energy, blood, sweat and a lot of tears!  So, what’s left to give to a charity or needy cause? Not much really but businesses can still find creative ways to give back. The most common feedback from small to medium size businesses who donate to a charity or cause is they don’t feel adequately recognised...

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Guns are not toys
Oct04

Guns are not toys

This post on gun control is one I wrote in relation to a different mass shooting not the latest tragedy in Las Vegas. The message, however, is still the same: when are we going to take guns out of the hands of our children? Yesterday morning we woke to read of ANOTHER MASS SHOOTING in the US. At midday, we read President Obama’s praise of Australia’s gun laws. By evening, two people were shot and killed in a Sydney street by a...

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Want to try yoga? Start here
Sep25

Want to try yoga? Start here

Want to learn yoga in a small group, inclusive and non-competitive environment? Here’s your chance start.  Sydneymum’s Caroline will introduce you to the holistic practice of yoga including the physical postures (asana), breathing practices (pranayama), meditation techniques and yoga philosophy. This is limited to 8 students only so that you receive a personalised, safe and effective yoga experience. All ages (15+), body...

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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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