Don’t Skip Out On Screening Your Sitter

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.

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Digital Detoxing for You and Your Family

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.

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The Real Parents of Mynder: The Not-So 9 to 5 Parent

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.

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Bella Rowley
Making Eco-Friendly Easy – Tips for Working Parents

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).

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Make the Most of the Bastille Day Festival

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!


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Beating The Winter Blues

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. 

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Mynder Recommends: Mummy Must-haves 2019 EDIT

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. 

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Bella Rowley
How to Do Date Nights in Winter

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.


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The Ultimate Family Guide to Sydney's Vivid

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.

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Babysitting Crash Course 101

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!

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Bella Rowley
The Amazing Culture of Motherhood

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!


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Top 5 Must Have Apps For Working Parents

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.

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The mynds behind mynder

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.

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Bella Rowley
Stop Stressing About Stressing!

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.

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Wanderlusters - We've Got You

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.

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Love doesn't cost a thing, especially on Valentines Day!

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?

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Bella Rowley
Top 5 Restaurants You Need To Try

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!

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Everything parents need to know for the long-weekend (you don't want to miss this)

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!

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Bella Rowley