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Is it really possible to find the perfect balance between work, family and personal life?

Is it really possible to find the perfect balance between work, family and personal life?
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10 Gift Ideas for Christmas

Spotz is the mum-to-mum marketplace showcasing exclusive, top quality products curated or handmade by entrepreneurial mums right here in Australia

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How Fear keeps us safe – and imprisoned

Fear is one of the strongest emotions.
It is the ultimate survival instinct.
Its purpose is very clear: to keep us safe from danger.

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You can choose to be right or to be happy – not both

Oh I can already hear the outcry: “Of course I can be right and happy!”
Bear with me please, I am not saying this lightly.

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Happiness or meaningfulness – the choice is yours

Today’s world bombards you with the message that you have the right to be happy, or worse, that you “have to be” happy. Because if you aren’t, clearly you are doing something wrong.

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Mindfulness and Mums

Mindfulness is a big buzz word these days, and the benefits of mindfulness are often talked about, but why is practicing mindfulness so helpful as a mum?

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The secret to happiness

I am often asked about this, so today I will reveal it to you:
The secret to happiness lies in forgetting oneself in the pursuit of something bigger.

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How perfectionism is a sure way to fail

I have plenty of ideas, subjects that I’d love to write about, yet something interferes with the actual writing. Partly it is procrastination of course, but I have been wondering if perfectionism isn’t the main culprit…

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Home: a place or a feeling?

Home takes on such different forms for everyone: for most, it is made of bricks or wood, for some, it’s wherever they pitch their tent.

The one thing every successful business creator needs. The answer might surprise you

The one thing every successful business creator needs. The answer might surprise you

Creating a new business takes time, effort and money. But too often people overlook the one critical element of success – the soul. Hard work without a soul is like a car without a steering wheel, writes Oriane Juncker.

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Global Gender Gap: Australian Women are Feeling the Effects

Once upon a time (2006, in fact), Australia proudly held 15th place in the Global Gender Gap Index against 156 countries. That’s the top 10% of all countries ranked. However, is of 2021, Australia now sits at a dismal 50th place – a decline of 17% in 15 years. Here we take a look at […]

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The liberating effect of “not giving a fuck”

How effective “not giving a fuck” is for improving your quality of life ?

That little voice in your head? Stop agreeing with it!

That little voice in your head? Stop agreeing with it!

You know that little voice in your head – the constant internal monologue that disguises as a dialogue.

Ten tips to make your home more sustainable!

Ten tips to make your home more sustainable without it draining your finances or your sanity!

We have ten great tips on how to make your home more sustainable that you can start to implement right now.

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What you focus on is what you will see

It is about how our focus includes and excludes things from our field of vision.

Why We Love Montessori Education

Why We Love Montessori Education

Choosing where your child is educated is a huge decision, and as a parent, all the choices can be overwhelming.

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Gourmet food for Christmas

There’s no better time to support local than right now. It’s been a challenging year for many small businesses, but that’s why Spotz is here to support Mums and their businesses!

Why do women do the bulk of the housework?

Why do women do the bulk of the housework?

No word of a lie, I sat down 6 times today to write this article. Every single time the words started to flow so did the questions from the kids, and more so the guilt of looking at all the housework that needed to be done.

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Vendor Spotlight: Gill Cameron, Line For A Walk

One of our first vendors in the Spotz Shop is Gill Cameron, an illustrator and mum who lives in Bondi Beach. You may have seen her work on a mural in Bondi, and now you can purchase her prints in our marketplace.

What it’s really like to start a business when you’re a Mum?

What it’s really like to start a business when you’re a Mum?

Did you just quit your job to be a fulltime hands-on mum and then thought of starting a business to be able to sustain your financial needs while being there fulltime for your kids as well?

Keeping your relationship with your husband alive when you have young kids

Keeping your relationship with your husband alive when you have young kids

From the sleepless nights of feeding the baby and changing nappies to playdates, chores and other errands, we may often find working on our relationship with our husbands put behind everything else.

What happens to being a woman when becoming a mum

Why do I feel different now I am a mother?

When you become a mum, you are still you of course but now, you also have an extra part of your mind, body and soul that is devoted solely to nourishing, raising and loving your child.

Showing Up: Come As You Are

Showing up: Come As You Are

When I was 24 years old, I became a mum. My glorious daughter was born, and as is the case for most parents, my whole world changed. It was marvellous.

Happiness is a skill

Happiness is a skill

If you had met me 6 months ago you would have thought: wow she really has the perfect life! But on the inside, I was miserable.

Is the Village Missing from Modern Motherhood?

Is the Village Missing from Modern Motherhood?

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but modern motherhood seems to be missing a vital element. Where has our village gone?

Adjusting to Life with Baby

Adjusting to Life with Baby

Once you’ve brought the baby home, you have to work out how you’re going to leave the house again. WITH the baby. Things that seemed so simple now seem very complicated when factoring in the tiny tag-along.

5 Things I Really Hate About Motherhood… and a couple I really love

5 Things I Really Hate About Motherhood… and a couple I really love

While my husband was interstate for work recently, I sent a text to a friend. “Doing this gig alone has given me time to reflect on just how much I don’t enjoy motherhood.” I sent it as a joke, but some of it resonated.

When Parenting Becomes Too Much

When Parenting Becomes Too Much

I am paper-thin. I am glass. The wheels move so quickly. They spin and spin and it only takes a tiny stone to flick up, hit that sweet spot, and You. Are. Broken.

The Myth of the Birthing Goddess

The Myth of the Birthing Goddess

Any woman who holds her newborn child for the first time will be filled with that indescribable awe and wonder that accompanies bringing a child into the world. But if anything can take the shine off this achievement, it’s the way a woman has birthed.

Surviving Perinatal Depression

Surviving Perinatal Depression and Anxiety

When my first child was born, I spent the first six months of his life walking five feet above the ground. I was elated. Exhausted, emotional and at times, frazzled, but mostly, happy. The arrival of my second child was very different.

How Do You Know When You’re Done Having Babies?

How Do You Know When You’re Done Having Babies?

Once upon a time, when I was a little girl who had no idea what it was really like to be a mum, I thought four seemed like a good, round number. Of course, life rarely turns out like you planned when you were six years old.

The Struggle to Find Balance in Motherhood

The Struggle to Find Balance in Motherhood

Since my husband started his new career as an engineer, our relationship has felt like we’re two ships passing in the night. He leaves before dawn and returns at 7pm. But his long work hours began to take a toll.

Bad Mothers Don’t Fix Cactus Socks

Bad Mothers Don’t Fix Cactus Socks

It’s become a sport now, to minutely dissect my every mothering move for faults.  Lately, I spend my days adding to the file I keep in my head called “All The Ways I Am Failing At Motherhood.” This file has gotten frighteningly big. 

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