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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Purple Day, Purple Day….
Mar26

Purple Day, Purple Day….

It’s Purple Day! A global initiative that has nothing to do with Prince and everything to do about raising epilepsy awareness. In the coming weeks we’ll be sharing more personal accounts about about epilepsy but for today, in keeping with the theme, here are some fast facts we found on Epilepsy Action Australia’s website – and click on the Art for Epilepsy image to see an impressive online art auction.   ...

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Amazing Women, every day
Mar09

Amazing Women, every day

Sydney Mum has always been about the amazing women. Particularly ones who are quietly getting on with their brilliant stuff.  We’ve had the pleasure of introducing so many fascinating women through this site so in the continuing celebration of women, beyond International Women’s Day, we’ve created a superstar gallery. From artists, authors, and scientists to fashion designers, medieval maidens, and women who are making our world a...

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Moody, powerful, dramatic and winning
Feb07

Moody, powerful, dramatic and winning

“As a long time amateur photographer, I’ve always loved experimenting with black and white photos. I find them moody, powerful and dramatic. I find design, photography, drawing, writing and other artistic pursuits of mine all feed into my creativity. They all help sharpen my ‘eye’ and I’m constantly refining and improving my design skills as a result. Anyway, a friend saw some of my pix on my private FB...

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For the love of dance
Jan30

For the love of dance

“I started my dance studio after returning from the Commonwealth Games as a member of the swim team in 1986. I had given up school in year 11 due to being away on tour for 81 days that year so when I came back I pretty much had nothing, except dance. My one condition as an elite swimmer was that I was to be able to continue with dancing, which my coach enabled, and as a result I came home a qualified dance teacher. So it fell into...

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What to do, and not, today
Jan26

What to do, and not, today

As I read the numerous arguments and see a positive ground swell to Change The Date, I’ve not been not sure what do today.  Previously, I’ve organised a game of cricket and a picnic at a local park with friends featuring ‘80’s cricket moustaches, sausages, and lamingtons. It’s become our tradition on this day many know as Australia Day.   Many people, including the girls who became the poster for Aussie outrage and racist slurs...

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