meet a mama – penny from alphabet street

For many of us, the school holidays are just around the corner, so this is the perfect time to shine the light on Penny and her fabulous website Alphabet Street.   Alphabet Street lists what’s on and available for kids in your city.  You can use it all year round and it also has great ideas for littler (pre-school age) kids.  Meet Penny here (that’s her pretty picture below), then go and check out the site.  You can thank me later.

Tell us a bit about you, fabulous you!
Hmmmnn… A mum to three fabulous children (Thomas, Isobel and Matilda) who created Alphabet Street to keep the cogs churning in the brain while raising little ones. Prior to motherhood I was a Media Strategist in the advertising industry in Sydney. We now live in sunny Newcastle enjoying the beach lifestyle and loving being an hour from the Hunter Valley vineyards and Port Stephens crystal clear waters. 

Who inspires you?
Any woman that works and has a balanced lifestyle. I think sometimes us working mums forget to have equal portions of family, work, sleep and me time. Something that I struggle with.

What cant you live without?
For me it would have to be my Ked Wedges. The most comfortable shoes giving a shortie a little bit more in the height area. For my children it would have to be our Steam Vaporizers …we have three running all winter to help the little ones breath each night and help us all get a little bit of sleep.

Do you have a favourite blog/s?
I have to say I don’t read too many but am loving the Rudy and The Dodo Blog. 😉
I also like Babyccino Kids and for a touch of creativity I love the Townmouse Blog.

How do you like to spend your spare time?
Spare time? As I am guilty of a non-balanced life I seem to have misplaced my spare time!  If I did I would like to finish a magazine from front to back in the sun on the deck with a cuppa in hand.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
We have some great plans for Alphabet Street, I would like to see them come to fruition in the next five years. I would have also like to have a bit more me time.

What is your favourite quote?
I can really connect with ‘There is no stronger love than a mother’s love’. My mum used to say to me when I was younger.  I wouldn’t understand it until I was a mother and boy oh boy…I would give all my organs for my children if they asked. I also remember my mum saying being a mother is a thankless task and sometimes this rings true too. 😉

Where can we find you?
On our website or facebook pages.

Giddy Up! Just one of many activities available for little ones!

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