Madeline Mitchell is a Primary school teacher and is our local mum this week
Where and how long have you lived in Sydney’s east:
How many children:
3 very energetic boys
Mutch Park – skateboards, bikes, scooters! Mumlife of 3 boys!
Maroubra – amazing beach and it also has a skate park… our weekends!!!
Favourite kid friendly cafe:
Ek’sentrik Café! The staff make us feel SO welcome and at home! They do really delicious banana smoothies for the kids!
Favourite Coffee Spot:
Also Ek’sentrik Café in Maroubra Junction – the most delicious coffee, friendly staff and tasty brownies on every coffee! YUM
Favourite date night place:
Something a bit different, but we recently went to ‘Wild Fire’ for an infrared Sauna, perfect way to unwind and catch up. Then head for an easy dinner and glass of vino somewhere local!
Favourite Local Day Out Activity:
I have annual passes to the aquarium, Taronga Zoo and also the National Park! I love taking the boys exploring and into the city. It doesn’t seem to matter how many times we have been; they just love seeing the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and getting onto a Ferry!
Favourite Local Shop:
Does Ek’sentrik count? LOLS, I just love my coffee! I also love my Pilates and you’ll catch me sneaking in a class at Advanz or E-lab, also in Maroubra!
Favourite wet weather location:
Bunnings! The boys love pushing around the mini trolly’s and the indoor park is a bonus! We could seriously spend hours there (and who knows what we might walk away with!!!)
Describe an ideal day in Sydney’s eastern suburbs for you?
Definitely some exercise in the morning, the headland walk from Maroubra to Malabar loop, delicious coffee and a long swim at Maroubra beach! Home for some quiet time with the kids and then depending on the day, possibly some sundowners at Randwick golf club with the band playing or fish and chips a The Boatshed in La Perouse
What area of the east have you yet to explore much but would like to?
I have been meaning to start exploring some of the hidden gem restaurants around Kensington. Lots of different cuisines and authentic places to eat!
Work or SAHM:
Bit of both! I’m a school teacher and keep myself busy within education. I’ve started ‘Mindset Mathematics’ workshops for kids and I organize social events for the “Mums Inspiring Mums’ group. I spend a good chunk of my time home with the kids so always looking to find a balance.
Motherly advice :
Mum life is tough!!! I know how hard it can be to make time for myself and I am guilty of prioritizing the rest of my family first… BUT, I’m a much better mum and wife when I’ve had a bit of break and done something that I love (kid free) – it’s really important to re-energise and have that moment to yourself