Daffodil Day – For someone I know
Aug25

Daffodil Day – For someone I know

It’s Daffodil Day – a big day on the Sydneymum calendar because as women and mothers, we all know someone who is battling, has battled or is living with cancer. We have rallied around Daniella’s Facebook campaign and today we rally around a guest post, written by a wonderful Sydney mum, Carla Jassen. ‘A Dragon Fighting Warrior Princess’ – The true story of how I became a dragon warrior princess The...

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Help Your Kids Understand Real Not Fake News
Aug07

Help Your Kids Understand Real Not Fake News

Real News v’s Fake News? I had an interesting conversation at the dinner table last night with my oldest daughter. The news was on in the background until we sat down to dinner. She pipes up and tells me ‘North Korea is going to bomb Australia’. What?! I didn’t think she was paying attention to the news because she was busy playing. I had to correct her and say ‘no, that’s not true’ and...

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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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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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Indoor activities to do with kids in Sydney
Jun15

Indoor activities to do with kids in Sydney

To mix up our posts up a bit and with school holidays around the corner, Sharon and I thought we would share our favourite places to take the kids. We were asked by Air BnB to collaborate for a Sydney Insider Guide book and so here are 10 activities we came up with. As always, if you can think of any others please feel free to leave a comment and share them. https://www.airbnb.ie/things-to-do/insider-guidebook/502   Share...

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‘Days of Future Past’ or Reflections on Childhood
Jun05

‘Days of Future Past’ or Reflections on Childhood

Strange days, here we come! It’s interesting how life has this way of throwing things at us that we are not ready for. Last July I had to fly back to France – an emergency with my parents, during which and quite unexpectedly, I had to find a retirement home for them. On my last day, I went to see them in their “new” home then went back to their “old”, now empty home with a heavy heart, proceeded to empty the fridge, clean out...

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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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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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