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      Day Spas Coffs Harbour

      As mums we don’t take time out for ourselves and pampering is usually sacrificed. As much as we love our little ones ‘me time’ could be just what the doctor ordered. So why don’t you spoil yourself and indulge in some pampering, enjoy the peace and quiet, even better...

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      From the time you find out you are pregnant, you start to realise that there is a lot in your life that is going to change. You also become aware that your priorities will become very different than what they were pre-kids. But sometimes it is the little signs that...

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      Local Mum Feature – Celeste Lord

      This week’s lovely local mum is Celeste Lord. Having only recently moved to the area she fills us in on what she loves best about raising a family on the Coffs Coast. Where and how long have you lived in the area and what do you love about it? I have lived in Coffs...

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      It’s Time For You Chookado

      So you’re a mum now. And the second that baby was born this deep seeded emotion you can’t control suddenly entered your life. Guilt. It hits you like a cold day in numerous ways. It haunts you on a range of topics – feeding, sleep, play, education… It hits you when...

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    • Fathers Day 2019

      Fathers Day 2019

      The 1st of September is Father’s Day in Australia, the perfect time for honoring fathers or the important male figure in your life.  We often forget the sacrifices and contributions they have made in our lives. This Father’s Day, show him how much you appreciate all...

      Creative Easter Recipe Lunchbox Ideas

      Creative Easter Recipe Lunchbox Ideas

      Kids love finding surprises in their lunchbox and with the Easter countdown, it is an especially fun time to add a little bit of seasonable love into the lunchboxes.  With so many fun Easter cutters, food picks and moulds its easy to get creative in the kitchen.  We...

      Bulk Billed Doctors GP’s Coffs Harbour

      Bulk Billed Doctors GP’s Coffs Harbour

      Finding a new GP and or bulk billed surgery can be time-consuming.  Taken from recommendations of our local mums we have collated a list of some of the bulk-billed GP’s and surgeries around Coffs Harbour. We have also included a couple of private practices which have...

      Active Kids and Creative Kids Rebate

      Active Kids and Creative Kids Rebate

      Have you heard of the Active Kids Rebate and Creative Kids Rebate?  From January 2018, the NSW Government initiated the rebates to assist parents, guardians and caregivers to contribute towards the cost of their child’s fees and assisting with getting them more...

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      Holidaying with kids? Check out our top tips to make travelling with kids a breeze. We are blessed to be based here in Coffs Harbour with an awesome holiday vibe all year round. Find out the best the region has to offer for school holidays.
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      Christmas Day Lunch around Coffs Harbour

      If you plan on hanging up the apron this year and want to get in to the holiday spirit what better way than starting with a perfect meal. Sharing the Christmas meal with family, friends and loved ones is the best way to celebrate the festive season, which is all about...

      Shop Local Christmas Gift Guide 2019

      Shop Local Christmas Gift Guide 2019

      Keep on giving this Christmas by supporting Coffs small businesses and “shop it local” these holidays. Finding the perfect Christmas gift is easy with our Christmas ideas guide. We have pulled together a list of some of our favourites, buy local this Christmas! Gifts...

      Where To Go for Santa Photos in Coffs Harbour

      Where To Go for Santa Photos in Coffs Harbour

      Capture that special moment in your child's life sitting on Santa's knee before he or she is all grown up. Here is your guide on where to find Santa in Coffs Harbour this season. Coffs Central Santa Photos Don’t queue, book in your private Santa Photos and enjoy the...

      Christmas Carols around Coffs Harbour 2019

      Christmas Carols around Coffs Harbour 2019

      Nothing says Christmas like the joyous sounds of carols sung together with family and friends by candlelight. If you love singing your heart out to Christmas Carols, there are some great free community events to attend throughout December. Here is the Coffs Coast...

      October School Holiday Guide

      October School Holiday Guide

      Wow…another term has gone by and the spring school holidays are upon us. The burden of finding things to fill the itinerary and keep the kids entertained is looming, so we have found some of the activities scheduled to take that burden away. Coffs has some great...

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    • Is Coffs Harbour a Good Place to Live?

      Is Coffs Harbour a Good Place to Live?

      Deciding on an area to live and building a life with your family can be a tough choice to make.  Many factors come into that process, and deciding on what your family's priorities are, will not be the same for everyone. So, let's think about Coffs Harbour as a...

      Mother’s Day Events and Gift Ideas Coffs Harbour

      Mother’s Day Events and Gift Ideas Coffs Harbour

      Did you know that Mother's Day is celebrated in Australia thanks to Mrs Janet Heyden, who helped pioneer it after she started a campaign in Sydney to raise money to buy gifts for lonely or forgotten mothers?  The original meaning of Mother's Day was to acknowledge and...

      Creative Easter Recipe Lunchbox Ideas

      Creative Easter Recipe Lunchbox Ideas

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      With the end of the year approaching, it’s natural to want to say thank you for all the teachers' amazing efforts with our kids throughout the year. Here are our ideas for group gifts or individual presents to say thank you for making the difference in our child’s...

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Regardless of how you celebrate Easter, one thing is certain it doesn’t have to be all about chocolate.

If you are looking for something a little different this year or just wanting to cut down on the sugar intake there are plenty of alternatives to ensure that your child can still enjoy the festivities.

We have come up with the ultimate non-chocolate gift guide.  These make a super cute addition to an Easter basket or as a special delivery from the bunny himself.

A Book

The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes:  A beautiful and beloved classic tale of a mother rabbit who dreams of becoming an Easter Bunny.

Country Bunny Book

An Easter DVD

Who doesn’t love the adventures and tales of the mischievous Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit DVD

Collectibles

The Playmobil Collection has a great range of Easter Collectibles and Easter Eggs

Playmobil

Gifts and Keepsakes

This embossed Belle & Boo Oval Easter Tin is a delightful gift.  These pretty boxes can be filled with treats of your choice for a really personal touch.  These are a beautiful vintage looking keepsake for baby’s first Easter.

Bell and Boo Tins

Toys

The Hape Eggspressions:  These very cute egg-heads are fantastic!  They help teach children to identify their feelings and how to express them.  Made using eco-friendly woods & water based paints.

Hape Eggspressions

Le Toy Van Bunny and Guinea Pig:  Teach your child about the value of caring for pets with this Bunny and Guinea Pig set.  This education and fun wooden set comes with three carrots, a water bowl and a house for their cute, wooden friends.

Le Toy Van Guinea Pig

Something to Grow

Eggling Crack & Grow Planter Kits:  These precious little egglings look and feel just like a real hen’s egg, but they’re hiding a secret:  crack open your eggling and discover everything you need to make a plant grow!

Eggling Crack and Grow

Personalised Gifts

Personalised Bunny Jigsaw Puzzle:  The kids will love receiving a puzzle with their name on it.  These beautiful wooden puzzles look fabulous and will become a timeless keepsake for years to come.

JIgsaw Puzzle

Bamboo Plant Pot:  A lovely Bamboo Plant holder from Sweetheart Creative.  This is a perfect non chocolate Easter gift.  add some bulbs and this will be the gift that lasts longer than Easter.

Bamboo Pot Plant

Sleep Bunny Bookmarks:  A great gift for classmates, family and friends that can be used all year around.  Perfect if you are looking for something not chocolate based (you can even choose just the bookmark).

Bookmark Sweetheart Creative

Personalised Bunny Wall Hanging – lovely neutral bunny to add to any child’s room.

Bunny Wall Hanging

Dinnerware

Rabbit Placemats & Lunchboxes:  This gorgeous bunny placemat and lunchbox is perfect for the little munchkin in your life.  Made from a toxic-free, food grade silicone, these placemats are non-slip and dishwasher safe, making them a practical addition to your dinner table.

We are Tiny Bunny Placemat

 

Local Shopping

If you are out and about make sure you pop In to some of Coffs local shops.  I have selected just a few items from some of my favourite stores, but there are so many more beautiful things instore.

Adairs

Easter Rabbit Plate

Adairs Easter Plates

Bed Bad & Table

Rabbit Babushka Dolls

Babushka Dolls

DIY Ceramic Bunny Egg Cup

DIY Egg Cup

Fabric Bunny Ears

Bunny Ears

Ballerina Bunny

Adairs Rabbit Doll

Pajamas/Clothing

With the change in weather coming, now is also a good time to purchase some new pajamas and slippers and any extras of clothing.  You will find plenty of Easter themed items at Cottonon Kids, Kmart, Target, Big W and Best & Less.

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