A Boon in Children’s Swimming Aids
Oct20

A Boon in Children’s Swimming Aids

Meet Berna who is bringing new confidence to baby and toddler swimming, right in time for summer. I’m a pretty new Sydney mum who loves to be a mum here in Sydney. We (me, my husband and our 1.5 years old daughter Lara) moved to Sydney 1.5 years ago from Turkey. We were both professionals working full-time after decided to move we both quitted and start to pack to our most interesting journey… ☺ I’ve never been to Sydney or even to...

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A Best Kept Secret – Q Station Historical Tour
Oct19

A Best Kept Secret – Q Station Historical Tour

Spring has certainly arrived, Summer is in the air and the city of Sydney is buzzing. First swims of the season, lazy lunches, catch ups with family and friends, hitting the beach…the list goes on. I absolutely love this time of the year to start doing fun outdoor activities with my husband and kids. The kids, in particular, seem to get a new lease of life after hibernating through winter. Last month SydneyMum stayed at Q Station and...

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Guns are not toys
Oct04

Guns are not toys

This post on gun control is one I wrote in relation to a different mass shooting not the latest tragedy in Las Vegas. The message, however, is still the same: when are we going to take guns out of the hands of our children? Yesterday morning we woke to read of ANOTHER MASS SHOOTING in the US. At midday, we read President Obama’s praise of Australia’s gun laws. By evening, two people were shot and killed in a Sydney street by a...

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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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Glamping at Q Station with no Ghost in Sight
Sep14

Glamping at Q Station with no Ghost in Sight

I love our city and exploring it with my family is one of my favourite things to do. I’m also big of the mini break, as in taking my team out of our usual context to calibrate and just being together. So naturally, when Sydneymum was invited to check out their new mini break package at Q Station I jumped at the chance.  Before this adventure, I didn’t know anything about the former Quarantine Station in Manly, except that it had...

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Toby the Turtle? Meet Michelle Morgan of Snoop Creative…and Maroubra local
Sep04

Toby the Turtle? Meet Michelle Morgan of Snoop Creative…and Maroubra local

Toby The Turtle? Michelle Morgan met with Sydneymum last week over coffee to talk about her journey from an IT Project manager to a children’s book writer and illustrator. Michelle, a native Queenslander, is now a Maroubra local who has taken her love of the water, beachside living and diving and transformed it into a children’s tale about sea life and the underwater world they inhabit. She has always had a passion for...

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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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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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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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Monday’s recipe – Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas with Avocado Smash
May01

Monday’s recipe – Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas with Avocado Smash

It’s been a while since we published our weekly recipe, and it’s always made easier with the HelloFresh boxes… Did you know… – Half of Australian parents (52%) suggest that their children are the most difficult people to cook for. – 29% of Australians say they feel guilty about cooking up the same meals week after week – More than half of Australians (54%) feel that throwing a dinner party or...

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