6 Ways to Handle those ‘Off Days’
Jul24

6 Ways to Handle those ‘Off Days’

Ever feel like it’s all too much? I do, and certainly at the moment! So when Tammi got in touch with Sydneymum, we thought it was fitting to share her thoughts with you. Tammi Kirkness is a Life Coach, the Founder and Director of VisionScope Coaching , a professional speaker, proud yogi and the creator of The Tresaure Love Trust Series. Enjoy our guest post and these are her 6 tips for handling thise ‘Off Days’....

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This is why superannuation changes are a must know
Jul10

This is why superannuation changes are a must know

As we all know understanding superannuation can be tricky at the best of times, let alone with the changes that have recently been made. My inbox has been bombarded with emails from clients, in particular women, asking for some clarity on what these changes mean to their super. Here is my guide to demystifying the changes:             There’s an old saying which we all know “Count your pennies wisely and...

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12 Renovation Tips you won’t find on the Block
Jul06

12 Renovation Tips you won’t find on the Block

Spend or Splurge? (Warning: A Comprehensive Heavy Read) Having just finished our very first renovation I thought it might be nice to pass on some tips. Tips about where to spend money and where to save it when renovating, building or refurbishing. Being a colour designer I’ve always helped clients with choosing colours and finishes for their home but when it came to the renovation process for our place, it has been a huge...

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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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LSA will make you feel awesome from the inside out
Jun29

LSA will make you feel awesome from the inside out

What is LSA ? LSA stands for a blend of ground linseeds (flax seeds), sunflower seeds, and almonds. This mix is an amazing source of dietary fibre, protein, omega fatty acids, minerals (including calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, selenium, copper and zinc, and vitamins A, B, D and E).  It’s role is to keep your blood-sugar levels balanced, keep you regular and curb sugar cravings along with helping keeping your regular....

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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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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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Home Living and Lifestyle Trends from Europe
Jun13

Home Living and Lifestyle Trends from Europe

For those of you who know me well, I love keeping informed of emerging home trends that are here to stay for a little while… One of the fun parts of having always been immersed in colour and design is checking out what’s happening in Milan and having the opportunity to forecast future trends. I love learning about the contextual relationships surrounding home trends. Why are they happening? Why the change? Right now one of the biggest...

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Four Money Personality Types
Jun08

Four Money Personality Types

What do personality types have to do with money? Well, I have two kids and over Halloween I give them two identical buckets which they fill by going from house to house. By the time we get home my son, bless him, has eaten or given all his lollies away and complaining of a sore tummy. My daughter, however, still has a bucket of lollies to add to her ones from last year. What’s the link between lollies and money? Well, you could...

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