Fresh Food Markets in Sydney – How To Find Your Local Market

Sydney has many, many markets and most are very family friendly. Find details on where to find them below.

Here’s a wee visual tribute to my local market to give you a flavour of what you can find at your local fresh food market:

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Healthy Mum- Personal Training For Beginners Part 1

Here’s the inside scoop on my recent bout of personal training, all thanks to my very lucky raffle win and the fit and fab people at my local Vision PT.

I’m on a nine week program there and they’ve been so good to me. Plus they have donated more prizes to my son’s school fundraiser.  Wonder if I could be double lucky and win again?

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Healthy Mum – Free Your Mind And….

‘Free your mind and your body will follow.’

I’ve read that phrase so many times in regards to being healthy and losing weight.

So, the other day, I freed my mind and ate a huge plate of vegetables as part of breakfast.

Too yummy!  Yes, even at 7am.  Got to love those leftovers.  Tiny bit of butter, plenty of salt.

Makes it so easy to have a veggie-filled day when you start early!


Do you eat veggies for breakfast?  Would you, could you with a fork?

Are you freeing your mind and hoping your body will follow?

Grateful for Sheer Good Luck

You can get into a real philosophical discussion about it… are people lucky or do you make your own luck?


Like most things in life, I reckon that there’s little black and white in making your own luck, it’s all shades of grey.

Except when it comes to raffles. That’s just luck. So long as you’ve got the ticket, you’re in it and you might just win it.

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Healthy Mum – It’s All About Timing

Now when I say it’s all about timing, I don’t mean breaking the 4 minute mile.  I’m talking about the time that you go to the gym.

I’m a WAHM/SAHM and so my time is my own I have some flexibility in my weekly timetable.  So on preschool days, I like to dash home and work away at my desk and round the house.

After lunch, on some days, I like to waft off to the local gym… because NO-ONE ELSE IS THERE.
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Good Enough Mum – Crust Conundrums

Now how many calories are in this little pile of crusts do you think?

Is it only me??

Does anyone else make a moral dilemma out of the question of whether to cut the crusts off the kids’ sandwiches?

I think I need help and advice!

You see, my kids love the crusts off.  But I loathe wasting food.  So if I cut off the crusts I tend to eat them myself… often with a smidge of extra butter and vegemite.

Nibble, nibble, I’m a terrible nibbler and am trying to break the habit.

What to do?

Well, generally, I don’t cut off the crusts.

Then, when I do, I sometimes keep them and eat them for breakfast or lunch.

Occasionally it all gets too  much for me and I chuck ‘em into the compost bin.

What’s a nibbling mum to do?

Are you a crust cutter?  A crust nibbler?

Does anyone else in the whole wide world have this problem?

Or is it just me?



Grateful and Gobsmacked – Couch-to-5K

Nobody could be more surprised than I am.

Until ten weeks ago, running for 30 minutes was so far out of reach as to be astral.

Couch-to-5k has been the answer for me, as it has been for many many people.  I’m so proud of myself.
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Top 5 Podcasts For Mums On The Run

Oh thank goodness for podcasts; nothing would get done round the house without them. Nor at the gym.  And the delightful drive down to the South Coast would be far less edifying. All we mums on the run need a few distractions as we go about our endless daily tasks.

Here are my favourites. All of these podcasts can be found on iTunes, I download them to my iPhone, then tuck it into my bra and off we go.

Chris Evans Breakfast – The Best Bits

From the BBC and as broadcast on Radio Two, this cheeky chappie and his gang make hilarious breakfast radio, aided and abbetted by numerous chatty celebs and the Great British Public. This is my very favourite for tidying up the kitchen, washing dishes and hanging up the washing.  These tasks are far more appealling when in the company of guests like John Cleese, George Michael, Hugh Lawrie and of course the irepressible Chris Evans.
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