Finding time, and a good way to relax is one of the most difficult things to do as a parent (other than, you know, raising your kids). Sometimes, after a long week at work, after the kids have finally fallen asleep, all you want to do (other than get some shut eye yourself) is pop on a movie or TV show and just zone out. With all of the ways there are to get your entertainment fix, we still reckon that Netflix has the best assortment of bingeable tele, and we’ve put together the best of the best that you simply MUST watch!Read More
Spring has officially sprung – the beautiful weather this week has made the season’s start so much sweeter, but as parents, we’re sure this isn’t the first article you’ve seen floating around about spring cleaning. Who decided that the start of such a beautiful time of year should be spent mopping, sweeping, dusting and dumping all of the things you’ve collected over the last year? We’re all for keeping a tidy ship when you can – but unless you absolutely love cleaning (we know there’s a few of you out there, we envy you), ditch the dustpan and broom and spend the time ‘spring cleaning’ your mind, body and soul instead! It’s much more rewarding, and we promise there will still be time to clean out your sock drawer, and finally scrub the texta off of the living room wall if that’s what your heart so desires.
It’s that time of year again! Father’s Day creeps up on me every year, but if you’re a little more organised, you’ve probably spent some time over the last few weeks stressing about presents and plans for the big day. There’s so many ways to celebrate the day, simply because no two dads are the same – so, we reached out to some awesome Aussie families and asked them about how they spend Father’s Day, traditions, plans, pressies, and all the in between.Read More
Father’s Day is very fast approaching (another holiday? really?) – and this year, we’re saying NO to the box of cable ties from the school Father’s Day store, we’re kissing goodbye the classic Darrell Lea gift bag, and we’re breaking up with car wash supplies. If your kids are still little, they probably aren’t in a position to think of, and purchase a gift for their dad on Father’s Day, so it often falls in your hands, and it’s tempting to just pick up something purpose built for a stock standard ‘dad’ at the shops, but fear not! We’ve got the secrets – we know what dads actually want, and we’re going to share it with you.
Here at Mynder, we care about childcare. It’s what we’re all about. We offer you fully screened, trustworthy, reliable childcare professionals for when you’re in a pinch – but hiring someone more permanent is a great way to cover more of your bases in day to day life. Having a babysitter that your family loves and trusts doesn’t happen without a little bit of research – and it’s important that you screen your candidates. Leaving your child with someone throughout their formative young years is an important decision to make, so your family needs to put in work to find someone that is perfect for them, and more specifically, your children.Read More
We’re all a little guilty of using our phones, laptops, iPad’s, tablets, smart watches or whatever other gadgets we have to run our lives. We totally understand the convenience! (We are an app after all). Don’t get us wrong, we love the tech we get the chance to interact with, and the iPad is kind of amazing for amusing the kiddos, but sometimes it’s good to have a little break.Read More
The working parent can feel a little boxed in sometimes, with the assumption following; the day begins at 9am and finishes at 5pm for all ma’s and pa’s. Maybe for some, but we certainly know it’s not the case for all! Today I’m here to talk to you about a working parent we helped a few months ago, due to her wanting to remain anonymous, we will call her Zara. A loving mama to two beautiful girls and successful CEO of her own business with obligations across the board. With Zara needing to travel internationally for weeks at a time consistently, she struggled with the juggle of family and work (like a lot of us do!) and found that finding someone to cater to her unique needs was an absolute struggle.Read More
Planet Earth is the one place us humans have to ourselves – and unfortunately we don’t always treat it the best! We’re taking strides to change that though. Making your life more eco-friendly doesn’t have to be difficult, it’s not always the inconvenience of forgetting your reusable bags when you’re doing the groceries – it can be easy, and even the smallest of changes can help the planet out (it’s also a great way to teach your kids about the environment).Read More
Cheese, wine, more cheese (and then more wine) – it’s that time of year again! Bastille Day is upon us, and this weekend from the 11th of July to the 14th of July, Sydney’s Circular Quay and The Rocks will transform into a massive French celebration (hence the cheese and wine – can you tell we’re excited?) Bastille Day marks the beginning of the French revolution, and in Sydney, it’s just a big celebration of French culture. There’s a lot to do – so here’s a little guide to make the most of your day!
Winter seems to be hitting Sydney extra hard this year, right? It’s not just us? Well, if you agree, then I’m sure we can also agree on the fact that it’s HARD to find the motivation to get up in the morning and head out into the cold, and into an office full of sniffling noses. For all the working parents out there, we know your day normally starts extra early and involves cooking the kids breakfast too – so here are some of the busy parent approved tips to beat the winter blues.Read More
Motherhood can sometimes feel challenging and stressful. Fortunately, there are products out there that can come in handy whilst having kids. We’re talking about useful products that aim to ease the stress, make motherhood easier and make you feel better! Here is a list of what Mynder has gathered from a collection of products that are safe for use during and after pregnancy, and whilst breastfeeding.Read More
Date night often falls by the wayside when you’re a busy, working parent, especially if both parents are working. It can be difficult to muster the enthusiasm on a warm evening – let alone braving the cold in winter, and us Sydneysiders are the worst for it, the slightest drop in temp means we’re in for the month! Chilly weather can be just as magical as a nice summer evening out – so here’s some of our top picks for a romantic, winter evening date.
Having to think of new ways to entertain those little pumpkins is a struggle. Believe me, my kiddo was not having it when we baked some goodies - how do these kids not love some FRESHLY BAKED CUPCAKES (l am shocked and a bit hurt)?! Honestly, it is a hit or miss with these ones. What if I told you that we’ve made your life a little easier?Read More
Vivid is officially here! In case you weren’t aware, for almost a whole month each year, Sydney’s CBD and beyond transforms into an incredible display of lights, art installations, food and music – making it a spectacular family outing. It is, however, one of the busiest times of year for the city, and can be a hassle, especially with all the walking, large crowds, and packed public transport. So, we’ve created a little guide to help you plan your Vivid experience this year, and how to get the best out of it for your little ones.Read More
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