How’s your Vitamin D?
Feb13

How’s your Vitamin D?

With Summer almost nearing its end, the weather is still beautiful and inviting to the outdoor lifestyle. One question many ask themselves is how much is too much or too little Vitamin D… Did you know that Vitamin D is like a Hormone ? We make it in our body rather than absorb it from our diet and is essential for many functions in the body because nearly every tissue and cell type have Vitamin D receptors – meaning high levels...

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Meet Marie of Nutrition That Fits…
Feb09

Meet Marie of Nutrition That Fits…

Hello, my name is Marie, an accredited clinical nutritionist specialising in nutrition for families, pregnancy, pre-conception and children. Being a mum of three I have seen first hand what effects small changes to our diet can make to our children’s behaviour and health and dealing with atopic conditions such as eczema and asthma. Today we live in a world where there are too many fast food options and people are overfed and...

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Sydney mum feeling good
Oct26

Sydney mum feeling good

Just met up with my good friend Carmen who volunteers her time to this fabulous and awesome community grass-roots social movement – Mums 4 Refugees (www.mums4refugees.org.au). An inspiring and aspiring organization of volunteer mums dedicating their time to help and support asylum seekers and refugees, offer opportunities for people like me to ‘do their bit’ and bring about conversation about the status quo of asylum...

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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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Giveaway for stressed, under the pump mamas
Feb12

Giveaway for stressed, under the pump mamas

A little love has come this way in the form of two free tickets to a Mothers Gathering with teas, treats and a talk on honest parenting this coming Tuesday night. Read on then email: hellosydneymum@gmail.com to snap up your ticket. This Tuesday, February 16, from 6:30pm Jacqui Lewis is talking about conscious parenting and ways in which to be a more connected parent. She’ll also talk about her new book “The Mother’s Mind...

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Do 2016 differently: Punch Fear in The Face
Jan05

Do 2016 differently: Punch Fear in The Face

It’s the time of year again when we pledge to do better, be better, and become millionaires in the coming year. Then, despite genuine intentions, our resolutions don’t stick. Why is that? There are many reasons why resolutions don’t work. More often than not, however, it’s a little voice in our head that keeps us stuck. That little voice is Fear. Fear of change, fear of having what you want, fear of losing it...

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How does your garden grow?
Nov20

How does your garden grow?

Hurrah! The sun is here. The birds are singing and it’s that time of year when visitors ask  “why do those people have sticks protruding from their helmets?” as they stare puzzled at cyclists passing by. Yes, spring, the joyous time of renewal, birth and realising you’ve eaten too much over winter to put your swimmers on in public yet. Traditionally it is also the time to clean out the old to make way for the new. One of the...

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Help this mum stamp out postnatal depression
Oct19

Help this mum stamp out postnatal depression

I am in the process of completing my PhD, which is looking at the risk factors for postnatal depression. It is something that is really close to my heart, as I suffered from it following the birth of my son. I have chosen to go back to study so I can hopefully find out what makes women more vulnerable to it’s development so that we can start improving our intervention programs. Around 1 in 7 women develop postnatal depression or...

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CHANGE FOR GOOD
Aug05

CHANGE FOR GOOD

Like many Sydney Mums I love my morning coffee, it’s become a real habit (did someone say addiction!) since I moved here. One of the things I love are the quirky and original styles of the cafes. One thing recently caught my eye and got me thinking. It was a big glass tip jar up on the counter. Nothing too unusual about that, except there was large hand written label taped to the jar reading “if you fear change, leave it here!”...

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