Mums of the Shire - Local Mum Features

At Mums of the Shire we love to share the rich and varied daily lives of local mums. Your personal story is valued by our community and we know that these different personal perspectives from real-life mums in the Sutherland Shire can be helpful to others as they navigate the many demands of motherhood.


Through our Local Mum profile you can build a relationship with our audience, by sharing your funny, raw and/or cringeworthy mum moments, offering an insight into how you juggle family life, and giving your local tips on places to go and things to see and do.


We have compiled the below questions for you to answer to feature in our Local Mum profile. There is a variety of questions, so you can choose 15-20 which are most relevant to you. It’s completely fine to skip questions and/or add your own question(s) or any additional info you would like to share.


Remember the objective is to build a relationship with the reader and give them an insight into your life, and of course promote your business if that is something you would like to do. People buy from people, and if they feel like they know you, they are more likely to engage your business or service.


To keep it interesting, avoid one-word answers and elaborate on your responses, let us know why you like to visit a certain park, or why that café is good for kids. Personal stories and anecdotes are encouraged. Imagine you are talking to a friend.


Feel free to add information about your business in the ‘Work or SAHM’ section and include a link.


And finally, please supply a photograph of you with your family. (Please note our Feature images are all landscape so if you provide a portrait image we will need to crop it to landscape.)


We look forward to hearing from you and thanks for being part of the Mums of the Shire community!


Email the below questions with your respones to:


Your Name


Where and how long have you lived in the Sutherland Shire and what do you love about it?


Tell us about yourself and your family:


What does a typical day look like for you?


Favourite park and why:


Favourite thing to do with your bubs/kiddies and why:


Favourite kid-friendly cafe and why:


Favourite restaurant or favourite night-spot and why:


Favourite Mothers Group location:


Favourite wet weather location:


What do you like to do when you have time to yourself:


Work or SAHM (Stay at Home Mum):


Motherly advice on how to stay sane:


Funny mum moment:


What is your guilty pleasure?


What makes you lose your shit?


What’s something not many people know about you?


Favourite local shop/online store or Instagram business:


What’s the best product/service you can recommend since becoming a mum? (for baby/kids or you)


What’s your “can’t live without” beauty product?


How have you changed since becoming a mum?


What is the greatest challenge you have faced since becoming a mum?


Anything else you would like to share with us? (You can add your own question/s here if you like.)


If you’d like some inspiration you can check out the latest Local Mum Profiles here:

  • Calm and serene, local Mamma-of-two, Veena Parry, grew up in the Shire and has lived here all her life. Known affectionately as ‘the baby whisperer’, Veena works as a child sleep consultant, supporting families. She shares with us the things she loves about raising a......

  • Local mum and grandmother Sue Ireland has lived in the Sutherland Shire for more than 40 years and is a pillar of the community in every sense; working as a learning support officer helping children with intellectual disabilities, and supporting adults with disabilities.  Sue also......

  • Becoming a mum has strengthened me, taken myself confidence then returned it in a stronger way. I trust my choices of being a mum because I know I make them for the best of me and my family. I also know how to cook a lot more too. Lol....

  • Family and fashion – local Mum, Prudence juggles two kids and a full-time career as owner of super-adorable online retailer Little Styles. Read about her #mumlife here:  Where and how long have you lived in the Sutherland Shire and what do you love about it?......