13 Sydney services that de-clutter, organise and remove overwhelm.
Jul31

13 Sydney services that de-clutter, organise and remove overwhelm.

“Is there like a service, that comes into a messy house with an exhausted mother and just organises everything and cleans and helps figure out how to make things work well and look nice?” In Sydney? Yep! Here are 13. A Sydney mother recently asked for help on a Facebook forum and she took the thoughts right out of my head. “Is there like a service, that comes into a messy house with an exhausted mother and just organises everything...

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What you need to know about Instagram
Jul27

What you need to know about Instagram

The spread of harmful ideas is nothing new, so when two friends recently shared interesting articles about the perils of social media, it sparked me to write this week’s post and revisit some of the themes from the documentary ‘Screenagers’. I can’t think of a more contentious issue for parents now than social media and our children’s use of it. If you watched ‘Screenagers’ you may have walked away with a feeling of dread –  the...

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13 Reasons Why and the Acrobatics of Parenting
Jul03

13 Reasons Why and the Acrobatics of Parenting

There are many, many yoga related topics I could write about. But today my mind was hijacked by the controversial Netflix series “Thirteen Reasons Why” and writing about what true core is seemed really unimportant today. For those of you who don’t know, the show is about a teenager who decides to take her own life. It’s a controversial show because some say that it normalises suicide, and even makes it glamorous. Certainly, I...

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Tasty Chicken Teriyaki – Monday’s recipe
Jun26

Tasty Chicken Teriyaki – Monday’s recipe

Tasty Teriyaki Chicken with Hokkien Noodles Ingredients (serves four)   2 cloves garlic, peeled & finely grated 1 knob ginger, peeled & finely grated 3 ½ tbs salt-reduced soy sauce 2 ½ tbs honey 3 tbs warm water 700 g free range chicken thighs, chopped into 2 cm pieces 370g Hokkien noodles (Note: using extra noodles will alter the flavour) 1 tsp vegetable oil 2 carrots, peeled & cut into thin discs 1 bunch spring...

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My Low-down on Screenagers
Jun22

My Low-down on Screenagers

Monday night’s screening of the documentary ‘Screenagers’ was a huge success for Sydneymum. We thank all you who joined us and hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did. It was a lovely opportunity for Sharon and I to meet some of you, our readership, and get some feedback on other ideas for future Sydneymum events. ‘Screenagers’, what was it all about? As the title says it was a documentary that ‘probes into the vulnerable...

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Kids are our future: Education is important
May25

Kids are our future: Education is important

Kids do notice what we do… Let me explain why I say that our children notice our actions; they emulate what we do even if we don’t think they do. Last week I attended my graduation ceremony for my Masters in Education. It has taken me 3 years to complete – 3 fun, satisfying and intellectually stimulating years. Now don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t a walk in the park, there were many really late nights and many weekends spent at the...

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First aid tips and advice with Nexcare
May16

First aid tips and advice with Nexcare

Diana Cornall, Nexcare’s Senior Brand Manager, gives us some tips and advice on how to fix our kids bumps and bruises. What are the basic tools that should be in an ‘essential first aid pack’ when out and about on family outings? If you think about what needs to be used when one of the kid’s falls and grazes themselves, for example, CLEAN, DRY, APPLY – you need to clean the wound, dry the site and apply the...

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What is the perfect age gap between kids?
May15

What is the perfect age gap between kids?

Hello Beautiful People, The Age Gap! The mummy fatigue is still at its peak. I’ve conversed with my husband a lot about this fatigue lately, for a few reasons. Although we are raising six children with everyone expecting us to be exhausted, we’ve concluded that our last two beautiful babies are the absolute reasons for our complete and utter parental exhaustion! ‘Super hero parents’ that have crashed and burned! We know...

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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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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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