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The Urban Ma

Mummy and facilitator by day, dancer and foodie by night, The Urban Ma shares her passions and life with Baby D. If you want to keep up to date with where to eat, shop and play follow The Urban Ma and get to know Melbourne ♥

Jacqui is a winner of Top 25 Australian Moms - 2013

What's the best part of raising a family in Australia?

The best part of raising a family in Australia is the community spirit. Despite such a diverse mix of cultures and backgrounds I love how us Aussies can get together and get along over great food and friendly conversation and constantly learn new things from each other. There is a feeling of safety even when amongst friendly strangers!

In what ways is Australia unique from other places you've lived or traveled?

Australia is unique in its landscape - there is so much open space and so many unique wildlife like our kangaroos, koalas and my fav, the platypus. Australia is also a place where you can get amazing food no matter what cuisine you crave - from French to Indian to Hungarian and Vietnamese, you'll find great tasting food!

What do your kids love most about living in Australia?

I think Baby D is going to love the food, environment, the people and the endless opportunities that make Melbourne one of the most livable cities in the world.

What's the best form of exercise for a tired, busy mom who wants to get back in shape?


Turn up your favourite song and dance away! After 3-4mins you'll feel so energized and happy that you'll probably want to hit the gym and attend a Zumba class or go for a walk to get some fresh air! ;) Try it!
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