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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‘You are Enough’ – Here’s why with Marisa
Oct23

‘You are Enough’ – Here’s why with Marisa

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Why Sleep Deprivation is Torture
Oct16

Why Sleep Deprivation is Torture

Deprived of sleep, walking around the house, holding a 2-month-old baby, who was pretending it wasn’t time to sleep, the lights couldn’t be switched off, I couldn’t even think of crossing the dark hallway… That was me and my husband, for an entire hour, until our daughter couldn’t hold her eyes open anymore and started giving away to the tiredness and finally falling asleep. It lasted for almost 2 months, it was unbelievable how...

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This is Alzheimer’s
Oct12

This is Alzheimer’s

The doctor announced nonchalantly that Dad had Alzheimer’s. And as if it wasn’t enough, it was already at an advanced stage. How could I not have known? A couple of years ago, he said he didn’t know where Malaysia was when I told him I was flying to Paris via Kuala Lumpur. I remember being surprised, considering Dad was well read and familiar with geography yet, when we don’t want to see something, we find all kinds of excuses. I sat...

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Meet Gloria Hawke of Hawke Segal Mediation…and SydneyMum
Sep24

Meet Gloria Hawke of Hawke Segal Mediation…and SydneyMum

Dear Sydney Mums, My name is Gloria Hawke and I am one-half of Hawke Segal Mediation, which I established and run with my partner Saranne Segal in Edgecliff. I am a mother of two young and loud young boys and live in Maroubra with my family. I am passionate about mediation and helping empower and support people resolve their differences and reach negotiated agreements through mediation. Saranne and I are both nationally accredited...

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Meet Rossana Ruschel of Helping Mum and…SydneyMum
Sep07

Meet Rossana Ruschel of Helping Mum and…SydneyMum

Parenting, can raising a child be easier? Hi, my name is Rossana, I am a mother of a 2 yr old and the founder of Helping Mum. I believe that community support is fundamental for the development of both mother and child and I would like to share my story. Our journey started six years ago, the decision was easy, even though leaving our families behind the promise of a better life was too attractive to be ignored. Why not? We were still...

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Meet Marisa of Marisa Hoffenberg Wealth Management…and Sydney Mum
Apr24

Meet Marisa of Marisa Hoffenberg Wealth Management…and Sydney Mum

Hello, my name is Marisa. I am a financial advisor and a mum of two, with a passion for educating and empowering women to take care of themselves financially. Let’s face it, Cinderella is an F**##ing fairy tale and in the real-world money is critically important to our freedom and security. Let me explain, what is it about Cinderella? I remember as a child (and when I read it to my daughter) I (and she) was completely enamoured. I...

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Meet Nurse Noosha of Noosha’s Beautiful People…and Sydney Mum
Apr13

Meet Nurse Noosha of Noosha’s Beautiful People…and Sydney Mum

Hello beautiful people, Well it was bound to happen this week…. The eyes welled up for valid reason of course! Not only is it Autism Awareness during the month of April, a cause close to my heart, I also gave birth, a year ago, to my sixth child, our ‘warrior princess’, and 13 years ago (one day apart), to my third child – my second son, my biggest baby, my second easiest birth resulting in my calmest, most relaxed...

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Meet Amanda Jane of Bone & Willow…
Mar02

Meet Amanda Jane of Bone & Willow…

Sydney Mum had a chat to this awesome mum… How many children do you have? What age / sex are they? ‘I have a son, Alfie, who is 2 years old and a 12-year-old stepson. For female support in my house of men I have two fur babies: Moppie and Boots (kittens). What has surprised you the most about becoming a mother? ‘How much I have changed. How much more I feel things, my compassion and empathy has increased since having Alfie, like...

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Meet Caroline of Better Me Yoga …and Sydney Mum
Feb16

Meet Caroline of Better Me Yoga …and Sydney Mum

“When the gardener plants an apple seed, does he expect the apples to appear at once? Of course not. The gardener waters the seed, watches it each day, and feels happy seeing the growth. Treat the body in the same way. We water our asana and pranayama with love and joy seeing the small progress. While we know what our goal is, we do not focus on enlightenment. We know that when our practice is ripe, illumination comes.”  ~...

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