How two mums run a successful Speech and Occupational Therapy practice for kids
Jan19

How two mums run a successful Speech and Occupational Therapy practice for kids

Every now and again when the kids have driven me to breaking point I wonder what it is like for women whose everyday profession is helping kids to then switch into ‘mum mode’ and return to their own families. Julia Orsini, a Speech and Language therapist, and Kaya Lyons, an Occupational therapist, are two local mums and business owners doing just that. Together they run Kids Spot and Active OT 4 Kids in Sydney’s East...

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Mums supporting Mums
Dec12

Mums supporting Mums

Saturday was Human Rights Day, although I was enjoying the day among friends my thoughts did drift to those in this life who are really doing it tough. Tough because they are not choosing to be persecuted or discriminated against but that it is being imposed on them – the rights of a refugee or migrant, a person with disabilities, a LGBT person, a woman, a child, indigenous Peoples, a minority group, or anyone else at risk of...

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Sydney Mum continues talking education
Dec05

Sydney Mum continues talking education

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the new reforms hitting the HSC and NAPLAN from 2017 and my thoughts how it will impact our family and my role as a mum. Since I have come across some interesting articles that talk about the importance of early intervention, in particular the possibility of NSW schools implementing a phonics test at the end of year 1. It would seem that Australian government schools could be taking a page out of...

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Does Social Media make us better people?
Nov06

Does Social Media make us better people?

Oh My Gosh… What an amazing response I have had from my network of family and friends about my first ever blog posted a couple of weeks ago. So many kind words – words of encouragement, love, praise and well wishes – yet it’s left me with conflicting emotions. Immediate and lingering is an overwhelming sense of gratitude however there is also a sense of feeling exposed in that special way only the online world can,...

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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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For My Family Nutrition
Mar09

For My Family Nutrition

“I used to work as a Fashion Merchandiser and Personal Shopper in New York for Bergdorf Goodman and then when I moved to Sydney I worked as a Buyer for GUESS.  Much to my surprise, I fell in love with being a stay at home mum. When I resigned from my full-time fashion career I started a family nutrition business in order to stay home with my babies – Austin, who will be a year old this month, and the baby girl who is still...

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Kicking Sweet Goals
Nov30

Kicking Sweet Goals

“It’s been an awesome week. I started my dream job as Pastry Chef working for one of Australia’s best Chefs, Ben Greeno at The Paddington, and I just earned my Blue Belt in Jujitsu” Go sample Kelly Docherty’s tasty treats, and Ben’s, at: The Paddington  380 Oxford Street, Paddington (02) 9240 3000 Hours: Sun to Thu 12pm–12am** Fri & Sat 12pm–3am Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPinterestRedditMorePrintLinkedInLike...

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Top 10 Technical Skills Every High Schooler Must Learn
Nov09

Top 10 Technical Skills Every High Schooler Must Learn

Scoring good grades is essential for high schoolers to get through at colleges. However, developing some technical skills required to land a good job when out of college is important too. People from a wide variety of careers have noted the following technical skills to be an absolute necessary. These are also some of the important skills that top employers look for, in job-seeking candidates. So why not familiarize yourself with...

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Meet Australia’s most influential woman
Oct17

Meet Australia’s most influential woman

Ann Sherry, former prison social worker who rose to head a major cruise ship line, has been named Australia’s most influential woman. Through senior roles at Westpac, which owns the Bank if Melbourne, she pushed for paid maternity leave and flexible working practices, and created the Jarwun project, to connect skilled corporate volunteers with businesses run by indigenous communities. “Women from all walks of life across...

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HOW WE ACHIEVE THE GENDER TIPPING POINT
Oct12

HOW WE ACHIEVE THE GENDER TIPPING POINT

As long as men continue to make key business decisions at football games, on the golf course or even in the men’s room, Avril Henry has her work cut out trying to redress workplace gender discrimination. When Avril Henry FCPA selected subjects for her final two years of high school in the early 1970s, she was called to the principals office for a dressing-down. You don’t know your place. Henry certainly knows her place...

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