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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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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Daffodil Day – For someone I know
Aug25

Daffodil Day – For someone I know

It’s Daffodil Day – a big day on the Sydneymum calendar because as women and mothers, we all know someone who is battling, has battled or is living with cancer. We have rallied around Daniella’s Facebook campaign and today we rally around a guest post, written by a wonderful Sydney mum, Carla Jassen. ‘A Dragon Fighting Warrior Princess’ – The true story of how I became a dragon warrior princess The...

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Kids and Technology: ‘Screenagers’
Jun19

Kids and Technology: ‘Screenagers’

Kids and Technology? This is it! Tonight is the night! Sydney Mum is hosting ‘Screenagers’ – a topical documentary about kids and how the technological world we live in, impacts their lives. It will showcase the everyday interactions of kids and technology and look at how, as parents, we can help them and us, find a balance. Please join us! There are still tickets available. Trailer Share...

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Indoor activities to do with kids in Sydney
Jun15

Indoor activities to do with kids in Sydney

To mix up our posts up a bit and with school holidays around the corner, Sharon and I thought we would share our favourite places to take the kids. We were asked by Air BnB to collaborate for a Sydney Insider Guide book and so here are 10 activities we came up with. As always, if you can think of any others please feel free to leave a comment and share them. https://www.airbnb.ie/things-to-do/insider-guidebook/502   Share...

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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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Meet Anna of Rhurbarb Jam Productions…Sing! Dance! Perform! Act! just for kids
Apr03

Meet Anna of Rhurbarb Jam Productions…Sing! Dance! Perform! Act! just for kids

Another awesome Sydney Mum profile – Anna Asquith is a mum of two boys who runs a kids singing, acting and dancing business –  Rhubarb Jam Productions – a company running performing arts workshops for kids aged 5-12 where they get to create a production from start to finish. Next school  holiday workshop 10-13th April How many children do you have? What age / sex are they?  2 beautiful boys – Elijah, 4 and Sebastian,...

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