Who is she? Sarah Cavalier is a Brighton East graphic designer and founding editor of MamaMag.
The inspiration: When Sarah’s marriage broke down in 2012 she moved back to Melbourne with her kids Lachlan and Milla, both aged under four. Sarah grew up in Brighton but she hadn’t lived in the city for a decade. “I had no support network, I didn’t know what was out there for mums,” she says. Sarah was also running her business, Grizzle Design. Read more…
Sarah is the writer of the fantastic MamaMag, a free Melbourne magazine and blog about all things local and fun for Mums. She’s also Mum to the adorable Lachie and Milla who love scooting with her.
What gets in the way of having fun with the kids?
Time. I’m a full time working single mum whose kids only get to see their dad on weekends (2-3 a month) as he lives over an hour away which is too far for school night stays. This means our weekends for fun at home are very limited. Week days are a juggle of ‘eat breakfast’, ‘get dressed’, ‘do your homework’, ‘off to soccer practice’ etc, so I have to be very careful that I make time for fun stuff in amongst all the routine. We can’t have Dad taking all the “fun” glory can we. Read more…
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Somehow, AHHH-MAZING single Melbourne mother of 2, Sarah Cavalier succeeds in publishing AND managing distribution of her lovely bi-monthly magazine MamaMag available to the Melbourne public, covering the Bayside, Northside, Eastside and Westside areas (whilst being heavily involved in the content and design…). MamaMag is a free publication choc full of local news, upcoming events, inspiring stories and food and fashion inspiration. Now open to all, MamaMag can also be found online, ensuring that no-one misses out on the news! Read more…
2016 ST.GEORGE BANKING GROUP AUSMUMPRENEUR AWARDS
And the winners of the 2016 St.George Banking Group AusMumpreneur Awards are:
Bank of Melbourne RISING STAR AusMumpreneur of the Year for businesses 2-5 years.
In first place Sarah Morrissey, Little Rockers Radio
In second place Caroline Africh, Attipas
In third place Sarah Cavalier, MamaMag
Local Lowdown. Why magazine founder loves Brighton.
Sarah Cavalier, 37, creator of the free local mums’ magazine MamaMag, grew up in Brighton but moved to the country for love. Eight years and two kids later (and no longer in love), she returned to Brighton in 2012. A graphic designer who wanted to help other local mums and local businesses, she started the magazine last year and now has three publications – in Bayside, Port Phillip and the west. Read more…
Mumpreneur Sarah Cavalier is Editor-in-chief of MamaMag, a Melbourne based parenting mag, Mum to two gorgeous kids and a Micro Mum.
What is the best thing about being a scooting Mum?
The best thing about being able to scoot with my kids is being able to share something they love with them. My kids spend most weekends up at their dad’s house, so it’s important for me to make the most of the time I have with them during the week doing fun things, otherwise ‘mum time’ becomes all about school, homework, dinner and bath time and the kids really notice that. It’s really important to them to have ‘fun-time’ with mum as well and they love the fact we can all scoot together. Read more…
A REVERSE tree change back to Bayside has led to a new lease on life for graphic designer Sarah Cavalier. Sarah Cavalier has been nominated for an AusMumpreneur Award.
The mother of two went to live in Mt Macedon 10 years ago but felt the country life was not for her.
After moving back to her birthplace, last year she set up a magazine for mothers in our region, creating Bayside MamaMag in her Brighton East home.
“Even though I grew up in Bayside, my friends had all moved away and I knew no local families having had my kids in the country. I no longer had a local mothers group and was not familiar with the local services around,” Ms Cavalier said. Read more…