Would you agree that keeping mischievous kids away from things that they should not be touching, tasting and smelling an absolute sport? How many times have you told them to do something, and they do the exact opposite? Nightmarish. It has become a difficult duty for sitters to take precautions to keep these little (cute) gremlins in a safe environment. With that said, we’ve highlighted some top tips for kids to remain in one piece for when their parents are back!Read More
With Mother’s Day soon approaching, we here at Mynder got to thinking about who we’d all be celebrating this year – of course our own mothers, but we also know a thousand other women who are amazing mum’s. It made us realise that there’s so many incredible people that we’d love to celebrate this year, and so many people that we haven’t gotten the chance to learn about. So, we decided to share with you some of the motherly traditions that women partake in across the world!
Life is busy, between kids, work, and maybe squeezing in some well needed ‘me time’, it’s near impossible to do it without a helping hand. That’s where some very handy apps step in – being on your phone or tablet doesn’t have to be a bad thing, even for your kids! We’ve curated a list of apps that are designed to help make life easier for parents, from keeping track of medical records, to helping your kids learn healthy eating habits, there really is an app for everything! We’ve just made it a little easier to find the best ones.Read More
Ahh, bedtime. Once the kids are in bed, you get to have that much needed ‘me-time’ (or, more accurately, time to fold laundry, or clean up dinner). No matter what you spend the time doing, the few hours between getting the kids to sleep, and crashing out yourself, become a pretty important part of the day to keep the house running.Read More
Sick kids, babysitter cancellations, a last-minute work meeting – you name it, every parent has had to deal with it. Mynder is an app that allows parents to book babysitters almost instantly. But more importantly, parents can rest assured they’re getting the best of the best, because Mynder is the only app to thoroughly screen every single babysitter on their database. All Mynder babysitters are personally interviewed, reference checked and must have background checks.Read More
No matter what your parenting style is, how old your bub is, or what your daily routine tends to look like, I think we can ALL agree that being a parent (a working one at that!), is STRESSFUL. Trying to navigate laundry, breakfast, morning drop off, the 9am meeting, who’s picking up the kids, dinner, and then trying to fit in some ‘me’ time is exhausting (I’m tired just writing that out). However, being stressed is detrimental to the fabric of your family/work life balance, and we know everyone wants to be the best version of themselves possible. So, the answer to stress? Self care! ‘What’s that?’ you may say – self care is taking actions to preserve or improve your health, (physical, mental and emotional that is). Again, we can hear you already – “I don’t have time for that”. Think again! We’ve come up with a few little practices you can easily integrate into your daily/weekly routines, to give you a little more pep in your step.Read More
Christmas, New Years, Australia Day and Valentine’s Day all came and went so quickly – and we know everyone was so busy planning for all of them! It wasn’t all that long ago that we were sipping wine on the couch and watching the kids play with their Christmas presents, but if you’re like us, you could still use some relaxation time. Whether it’s with your partner, or you need some well deserved ‘me-time’, we reckon a weekend getaway is the perfect way to cure to the daily grind.Read More
Valentines Day: the day of luuuurrrrveee. Some are a little pessimistic about Valentines day, but honestly I think it’s a little underrated. When you think about the fact that we celebrate a big fat old man in a red suit on Christmas, that we dress up as witches and ghouls on Halloween and even give money to our kids when their teeth fall out and say a fairy paid a visit… you can’t tell me that celebrating the most important thing in the world (love) is ‘kinda random’. Because f*ck… life would be a bit dire without a bit of L-O-V-E, wouldn’t it?Read More
Say what you want about Sydney, you can love or hate the city, but there’s no denying that it has some of the most amazing restaurants in Australia! With Valentine’s Day coming up (yes, January is already finishing up), having a few restaurants in mind to maybe check out with that special someone isn’t a bad idea. If you’re not a fan of the V-Day celebrations, believe us, the delicious food is good any day of the year. So, book your Mynder, and start checking out some of these incredible restaurants!Read More
Hey you! You look a little tired, slightly stressed. It’s been a rough month back at work after that long awaited Christmas break, we totally get it. BUT there is good news: THE LONG-WEEKEND IS HERE. For most of us parents, there are only a handful of occasions in a year that we get to enjoy a three-day weekend and let’s be honest when have long-weekends ever NOT been about the kids. Well no more parents!Read More
We’re all back at work now, the house is empty, and the kids are back at school (and we don’t know whether we want to cry or jump for joy). Regardless of how you’re feeling, the days might start to feel a bit quiet now that you’re used to having your chatty little bubs around - we reckon the best way to fill that silence is with a podcast!Read More
Are you running out of stories to tell your little ones? Picking the right books to read for bedtime can be challenging but also very rewarding. Why? That’s because these stories are the last thing your bubs hear before they fall asleep! So to wish them a good night’s sleep, we’ve compiled a list of all-time favourites for you to read to your little ones at night.Read More
Happy New Year everyone! We hope you’ve all had an amazing break with your families (we certainly did!) As we send off 2018, a new year begins, and for a lot of little ones, this will be their first year at school - whether it be pre-school, or kindergarten. It can be a daunting time, and easing your kiddos into a school environment can be difficult (we may have shed a tear or two), so we’ve put together a few tips and tricks to help the process along - it’s never going to be smooth sailing, but hopefully some of these things will help your kids get excited about school.Read More
Christmas is less than two weeks away (yes, we just said that), and if you’re like us, you probably still have a little bit (a lot) of gift shopping to do. Between work, and keeping the kids taken care of and happy, it can be difficult to find the time to go gift shopping for everyone. Now, we know a gift card sounds like something you get for your Secret Santa partner that you don’t really want to buy for, but a Mynder gift card makes for the perfect gift for anyone in your life that has kiddos running around at home!Read More
Christmas is a fun and very busy time for parents, but we know you still want to make the festive season a magical time for your kids, and we know after all of that gift shopping, you’re probably looking for cheap entertainment. Look no further than Christmas lights! They’re everywhere, they’re always incredible to look at, and all you need is a full tank of petrol (and some very active kiddos that are ready to walk heaps). To save you some time and avoid disappointments, we’ve put together a guide to some of the best Christmas light hot spots all around Sydney.
School holidays are starting! Hopefully you’re getting some time off from work, and you’ll get to spend extra quality time with the kiddos. Slight downside is - you have to keep the little rascals entertained (and it ain’t always easy!). Luckily, there’s a million options, it can just be a little hard to find the ones that are worth doing. So, to help you all out, we’ve put together a list of some of the most fun and interesting things for you and the kids to do these school holidays.Read More
Holiday Activity Guide: It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas is right around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited. Christmas marks the time for a lot of things - great food, good company and some relaxation, what’s not to love? If you’re like us, and love the festivities that come hand in hand with Christmas, imagine what your kid feels like! (Hint: they’re off the freakin’ wall excited about it). Even if you’re not such a huge fan of the Yuletide season, you have to admit, there’s nothing quite like seeing bubs getting excited about presents and Santa. So, to capture all of the magic of Christmas for them (and hopefully keep them occupied for a few days in the school holidays) we’ve compiled a list of the best festive things to do throughout December.
Appetizer for the eBook: Date night is important no matter what you decide to get up to! We learnt that from relationship expert The Glitter Bug, who gave us all the wisdom we could ever want about love in our new eBook that just launched. Whatever your relationship status may be, we all know how important it is to make sure your little family has lots of love!Read More
Get A Head Start on Presents for Partners: Christmas is right around the corner! Whilst frantically looking for the right thing to get your little munchkins, it’s easy to forget about what gifts to get your partner (no shame in it - Christmas is hectic!). If that’s the case, don’t stress! We’ve got you covered with a gift guide that makes shopping for your special someone easy, with some of the best prezzie ideas, plus where to get them (click on the images for links to purchase!).Read More
The Holy Grail of Parenting: Our FREE Gift to You: At one point or another, we all have wanted there to be a “parenting handbook.” While that has yet to exist, we have created what we think is the next closest thing, The Working Parents’ Holy Grail. We may be crazy (okay we definitely are) but we think we might have finally cracked the code.Read More