Annette Spurr

About Annette Spurr

Annette Spurr runs her own business at Blue Box Media and is also the Managing Editor at Mum Daily. As a wife and mother Annette has discovered the power of gratitude journalling.
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The Most Powerful Movie Moment of All Time… In My Opinion

It’s one of the most powerful movie moments in history -- in my opinion. Not because of special effects, cinematography, eloquent scripting or romantic fervour. It happened deep within the ruins of the World Trade Centre, during the 2006 Olive Stone movie of the same name. Sergeant John McLoughlin is trapped, losing all hope of rescue, when he has a vision of his wife. I can’t find it anywhere on YouTube, ...

By |2022-08-11T08:50:27+10:00August 11th, 2022|MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Sugar-Sweet Kids Urged to Cut Back

Whether it fizzes, gives you wings or opens happiness -- the truth is, it’s packed with sugar and it could be causing serious health problems in children. Figures show 1 in 6 Queensland kids are drinking at least one sugar-sweetened beverage daily. That’s not limited to soft drink either -- it includes energy drinks, fruit drinks, cordial and sports drinks too. The 2012 Queensland Chief Health Officer’s Report revealed 16 per ...

By |2022-08-02T09:43:30+10:00August 2nd, 2022|Children, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Never, Never Never, Never Give In

It’s the middle of Winter. It’s cold. The TV is jampacked full of all your favourite shows. It’s cold. The aroma of lasagne or hot chocolate wafts through the house. Did I mention it’s cold? This is when you have to make a choice: dressing gown and comfort food… or workout. It’s especially hard tonight because every other member of Fit Club has pulled out. Getting motivated to exercise alone is ...

By |2022-07-27T12:36:04+10:00July 27th, 2022|MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Boys and Internet Pornography

A concerned mother reflects on how she can best protect her young sons from the lure of internet pornography. I don’t have a blueprint for this brave new online world, where just typing ‘breastfeeding’ into a search engine produces a minefield of lurid possibilities. Steve Biddulph, author of Raising Boys and Raising Girls, wrote an article in the Sydney Morning Herald that really resonated with me. He highlighted the fact that ...

By |2022-07-20T23:51:04+10:00July 20th, 2022|Children, FAITH, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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The Best Me I Can Be

All right, all right… I admit it… I’m a perfectionist. I take pride in a job well done. I’m a mum, I’m a wife, I’m a worker, a house cleaner, a seamstress, a medic, a teacher -- the list is a mile long. And somewhere in amongst all of these roles, I need to find the one that magically helps me to find balance… and then I need to excel at ...

By |2022-07-12T06:48:17+10:00July 13th, 2022|MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Families – Don’t Open the Door to Secondhand Smoke

Shield your children from the malign effects of tobacco smoke, which can infiltrate all corners of a family home. The stats are shocking. Almost one Queenslander a day will die from inhaling tobacco smoke this year, without ever having smoked a cigarette in their life. The effects of secondhand smoke are so often understated -- and so alarming. Around 3,000 Queenslanders will die from a tobacco-related disease this year. The World ...

By |2022-07-05T09:43:04+10:00July 4th, 2022|Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Top 5 Things I’ve Learnt Since Becoming a Mum

Being a mum can be a challenging role, but we parents have been entrusted with the vital task of raising the next generation, and it is totally worth it. Here are 5 life lessons about parenting and family life. 1. Tomorrow is a New Day! Cue little red-haired, ringlet-topped Annie singing, “The sun’ll come out tomorrow… so ya gotta hang on tïll tomorrow… I love ya Tomorrow! You’re always a day ...

By |2022-06-27T08:29:28+10:00June 28th, 2022|Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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One of Those Days

It started with an alarm I forgot to set the night before. That meant I was awoken unceremoniously by my little boy precisely half an hour late. Of course, this was the day I had a 9 am deadline and an 8.45 am start at playgroup (where I help set up). Flinging clothes in the general direction of two wriggling bodies, I managed to get the boys dressed between ‘computer stops,’ ...

By |2022-06-20T10:51:14+10:00June 21st, 2022|Children, FAITH, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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My Unlikely Journey Toward Happiness

During the first year of my daughter’s life, I found motherhood quite difficult. I felt swamped by my new role, and somewhere along the way, I lost myself. I felt I had been transformed into a breastfeeding, nappy-changing, baby-burping robot. I had put on about 30 kilos while pregnant and although I lost 15 kilos in the first 8 months post-birth, the other 15 didn’t look like it was ever going ...

By |2022-06-13T20:36:07+10:00June 14th, 2022|Babies, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Stress Signals

Life is full of situations that cause stress! However, stress isn’t always a bad thing. It can be the motivation to get us moving -- to write that report, make the ballet costume, perform in the play or make that important speech, etc. But when you are constantly functioning with your foot on the stress pedal, your mind and body will eventually feel the effects. Stress Signals When we’re facing something ...

By |2022-06-11T14:21:04+10:00June 7th, 2022|MENS HEALTH, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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