Where and how long have you lived in Sydney’s East?
Kensington for 7 years, Rosebery for 1 year, and Mascot for 7 years
How many children :
2 gorgeous girls, Isla 4yrs old, Frankie 18mths and another baby on the way (due late September)!
I don’t think you can beat Centennial Park and I feel like I am holiday and away from the bustle of Sydney BUT I have a real love for the new (and controversial, slightly unsafe) Wuluba Park in Amelia Street, my Star Wars obsessed, superhero loving 4yo daughter LOVES it and I also love Sydney Park – sorry, I just couldn’t narrow it!
Coogee, not sure it is is the proximity to Coogee Pavilion
or just because it is a great beach, I do love a few cheeky family friendly QUIET secret spots but I can’t share those!
Favourite Kid Friendly cafe:
We’ve been taking our girls since they were born so if the timings right, they are all somewhat kid friendly BUT I do love Centennial Parklands Dining
where we can sit on the deck and the kids can run.
Favourite Coffee spot:
Sans kids, I love L’Americano, 3 Williams and Black Star with a side of Watermelon Cake
Favourite Date Night location:
Pregnant with two kids, what is this date night you speak of?
When awake, we both love Surry Hills or Newtown action to feel a little young again. The best date we have had was a lunch date to Kensington Street Social and it really was the most amazing experience!
Favourite activity locally for “mum time”:
Brunch of course or Yummy Mummy Day Spa
, I have also been known to sit in silence in the Clovelly Carpark to do some work. I am a sucker for solo brunch.
Favourite Mothers Group Location:
I only joined the one Mothers Group when our first was born (the best thing I ever did) we are now away from locked playgrounds and daytime catch ups and onto restaurant with wine sans kids 🙂 When we did meet up, we found any locked playground to be best (with a bottle of Rose of course).
Best wet weather options:
Any cafe with a polite phone ahead and a please try to bring a baby carrier call out! We did Sonoma, Bread & Circus, Kitchen By Mike (before he moved, it’s OK – he is being replaced with 3 Blue Ducks), Centennial Parklands and obviously Queens Park Shed was always a hit. We also did a few home gatherings which made it so much easier (not on the host) but on the kids when we were all on round two of children. I found that booking a collaborative trial worked really well too at places like Circle Music
Work or SAHM?
Neither, Work at Home Mum!
No one has it right all of the time, we all make mistakes and we all have days that we just get through so if you see a mum struggling, help her or buy her a coffee! Don’t believe everything (or anything) on social media and try to remember that you are important too.
Kylie is the founder of Mum Society which empowers women to accelerate professional and personal success.
Their next event at Centennial Parklands Dining theme is “Unplug and Play” with authors Jacinta Tynan and Leonie Percy on 8th June. Child minding available with onsite nannies.