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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Giveaway: Family Pass to see Wonders of the World
Dec16

Giveaway: Family Pass to see Wonders of the World

We have a pass for a family to see the world these school holidays and some seriously good Lego. Ryan ‘The Brickman” McNaught is coming to Sydney with his  Lego exhibition “Wonders of the World” featuring  some of mankind’s most amazing achievements from all over the globe made out of everyone’s favourite play thing. This fully interactive experience takes visitors on a historical, storytelling journey through time with more than 50...

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Wayside Makeover
Sep05

Wayside Makeover

“I love how this old place has scrubbed up. We’ve made such a beautiful and special place out of nothing. We scrapped everything together – Sewed the curtains for the change rooms, donated stuff from our own homes, salvaged gems from street collections, even the frangipani outside the shop are from a council throw out. Most of all, it’s been made with a lot of love”.  Lara Esden, volunteer and worker with Wayside Chapel. This is...

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Meet scientist, Anne Mai-Prochnow
Aug05

Meet scientist, Anne Mai-Prochnow

“Originally from Germany, I came to Sydney together with my husband in the beginning of 2002 to finish the last year of undergraduate studies at UNSW. Enjoying the beautiful weather and great lifestyle of Sydney’s Eastern suburbs we quickly made lots of friends and extended our stay”. “I started a PhD in microbiology, on the topic of investigating the lifestyle of marine bacteria. Many of the bacteria found in the...

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Introducing: President Wilson
Jul23

Introducing: President Wilson

“As president of Surfing Mums Inc., I lead a talented committee of inspiring mums that give their time to help other mums all around the country to have an even richer mum experience – one that involves lots of surfing! As an exponentially growing national organisation we face a lot of challenges to make sure our community is able to grow and thrive.  We partner with companies and organisations that share our vision...

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Lou Pollard: A Passionate Fool
Jun13

Lou Pollard: A Passionate Fool

Comedy is about telling the truth. I tell it both in my stand up and in my work with families as a Clown Doctor. “Clown Doctoring is mostly improvisation and sometimes our work is about naming the elephant in the room, saying the things that other people need to hear but are too scared to utter out loud, but always with a great deal of sensitivity. Our main priority as Clown Doctors is to be highly tuned to the needs of the sick child...

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