5 Tips to Help your Kids Wind Down after Christmas
Dec21

5 Tips to Help your Kids Wind Down after Christmas

Here are my 5 tips you can use for this silly season. Help! Christmas is literally around the corner and as we know, the excitement goes straight to their heads. The best teachers are not always the ones you think! Let me explain… The first time I taught a kids yoga class was traumatic. It was at during after-school care on a Friday afternoon. The children were tired and restless, and listening to what I was saying was not high...

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Books – How To Get The Most Out Of Your Library These Holidays
Dec18

Books – How To Get The Most Out Of Your Library These Holidays

Books, books and books – I didn’t like books, I remember my parents saying to me how important they were and that I should read, but I was never really into it. Then everything changed when my older sister started reading to me, Pollyanna (by Eleanor H. Porter) was her choice, and to be honest, I don’t recall very well what it was about. Only that the little girl invented a game where she was always glad. What I can...

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Meet: CEO of Holdsworth Community and mother of two, Ruth Kestermann
Dec14

Meet: CEO of Holdsworth Community and mother of two, Ruth Kestermann

I met with Ruth Kestermann, CEO of Holdsworth Community. It was on International Day for People with Disability and we spoke how Holdsworth works to foster a more inclusive community and her journey as a mother and CEO.  Holdsworth Community has been operating for over 30 years in Woollahra and provides services for people across the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. They have over 85 programs and services, ranging from after-school care for...

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OMG, I Bought My Daughter A Camilla Dress
Dec07

OMG, I Bought My Daughter A Camilla Dress

What’s in a Camilla Dress? Firstly, let me state that this is a judgement free zone. As I have admitted previously, I am happy to take out a small mortgage on a pair of boots but wince at spending $20 on a taxi – as long as you stick to the overall budget, it’s up to you what you spend on. Personally, I don’t believe in designer dresses for a 10-yr old. My kids get most of their clothes on the Myer sale – cute, good quality and...

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Monday’s recipe – Exotic Flavours of Chinese Cuisine
Dec04

Monday’s recipe – Exotic Flavours of Chinese Cuisine

Recipes are always a favourite of ours to share, and this one is super easy and super yummy. With all the talk of Christmas dinners, Sharon heard of a great Christmas lunch idea from friends who on Christmas morning head to Chinatown for the yummy lunch things later in the day – The Asian inspired Christmas lunch – I love it. Delicious, interesting and easy. And who can resist a failproof San Choy Bau recipe? This one is...

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Nov23

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

“Mum, why is there not such a book for boys? All these women and girls are so cool!” this is what my then seven-year-old son asked me after a reading session from “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls”. It’s a great question and I am sure the authors of this book, Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, would be more than happy about it. “I couldn’t love a man who commands me, any more than I could love one who lets...

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Looking For A Delicious And Healthy Snack? Try This One
Nov20

Looking For A Delicious And Healthy Snack? Try This One

Delicious and healthy snacks are always great to discover and add to the repertoire. As you probably know most muesli bars are very high in sugar and some could even be called junk food. I found this receipe at the weekend in one of my many cookbooks – thank you Sally Joseph. I am already on my second batch as the kids love it. You can make it without the nuts if your kids can’t take them to school. And if there are seeds and...

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Feeling Charitable? 3 Tips for Businesses to Get the Most out of Giving
Nov16

Feeling Charitable? 3 Tips for Businesses to Get the Most out of Giving

Let’s face it when you’re starting out in business or even a couple of years in – you put everything you have into it. Time, money, energy, blood, sweat and a lot of tears!  So, what’s left to give to a charity or needy cause? Not much really but businesses can still find creative ways to give back. The most common feedback from small to medium size businesses who donate to a charity or cause is they don’t feel adequately recognised...

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Here are my Tips to Overcome Back Pain
Nov13

Here are my Tips to Overcome Back Pain

Back pain can be so debilitating! A few months ago I explained the basic principles behind lower back issues and I thought I would continue that theme. I have had a lot of great feedback and this month’s blog is all about your back health. Because of our sedentary, seated lifestyle, a lot of us have lower back pain or discomfort, tight hamstrings, tight hips and so on. All leading to poor mobility in the hips area and the lower back....

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My Fussy Eater: How I Got My Toddler Eating Better Food
Nov10

My Fussy Eater: How I Got My Toddler Eating Better Food

Do you have a fussy eater? Do you have problems feeding vegetables to your child? I do, it’s a nightmare. I don’t understand what happened when she was a baby she always had a good appetite. Food introduction was so easy, a dream! She was always hungry for more, whatever you’d give her. I used to make veggie soup and I remember her licking her lips and smiling asking for more. I wish was still like that. Nowadays I have to beg her to...

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