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    • Day Spas Coffs Harbour

      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...

    • You Know You’re a Mum When…

      You Know You’re a Mum When…

      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...

    • Local Mum Feature – Celeste Lord

      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...

    • It’s Time For You Chookado

      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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      All things parenting on the Coffs Coast. From recipes and time hacks to the day to day ups and downs of motherhood.
    • 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...

    • Holidays and Travel

      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.
    • School Holiday Guide

      School Holiday Guide

      Summer is here, it’s getting hot and the kids are gearing up for school holidays. While the Coast has so much to offer with its stunning beaches, reserves, coastal walks, waterfalls and parks the kids do like a bit of variety. If you are wondering how to keep the kids...

      Christmas Day Lunch around Coffs Harbour

      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...

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      From beauty, career, fashion, health and fitness, money, home, real estate and relationships. You will find it all the relevant info for Coffs Coast Mums.
    • Back to School Lunch Box Ideas

      Back to School Lunch Box Ideas

      We are nearing the start of the school year and back to thinking about the dreaded school lunches. For those that have children starting Kindy or returning back to school it can be overwhelming coming up with new ideas to ensure that the kids get some variety. Did you...

      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...

      Easter Gifts – That Are Not Chocolate

      Easter Gifts – That Are Not Chocolate

      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...

      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...

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So you’ve become a mother. Congratulations. Welcome to the best club in the world.

You know you’ve got a newborn when…

  • You spend most of your day sitting on the sofa flashing at visitors.
  • Your maternity jeans won’t stay up and your old jeans won’t go on.
  • Your baby is passed around visitors like a hot potato.
  • You walk around the house with a muslin cloth constantly draped over your shoulder, just in case.
  • You have carpal tunnel syndrome due to hours spent dangling your arm into the moses basket.
  • You discover a sudden ability to do EVERYTHING one-handed. Seriously… who needs left hands??
  • You’re forever sending your husband to the chemist to purchase another pack of industrial-sized maternity pads, the kind that make you look two inches taller when sitting down.
  • Your sofa functions as a full-blown dairy.
  • Underwired bras are distant relics.
  • An umbrella is about as useful to you as a pair of crotchless panties.
  • You haven’t slept more than two hours for almost ten days.
  • Cabbages are the new lingerie.
  • You look like you’re about to win a wet t-shirt competition.
  • You shed more hair than the cat.
  • Projectile wee and poo are a normal part of your daily routine.
  • You discover that the shower doubles as an effective bidet.
  • You can’t remember your pin number even though it’s been the same since you were 15.
  • It takes three hours just to leave the house.
  • Counting your baby’s bowel movements brings you great satisfaction.
  • A trip around the supermarket without the baby feels like a spa vacation.
  • Whilst on said trip you find yourself rocking the trolley back and forth in a soothing manner.
  • You can’t remember the last time you consumed hot food.
  • You regularly eat breakfast at 2pm.
  • You often don’t have any hands free so you store objects in your cleavage, and then forget all about them.
  • Being a hermit is your new occupation.
  • If you threw out every item of your clothing that had been peed, shat or puked on you would be stark naked within two months.
  • You start drinking iced tea because it tastes better than cold normal tea.
  • You want to knock out the postman for ringing the doorbell 4 times in 30 seconds.
  • Once baby is asleep you find you are capable of moving with stealth that a ninja would be proud of.
  • Your husband arrives home from work and you want to throttle him …just because.
  • ‘Me time’ takes a nose dive.
  • You wait at pedestrian crossings until the green man shows instead of nipping across when there’s a break in the traffic.
  • You go to bed at every opportunity, and usually only to sleep.
  • You expected to add nappy, dummy, buggy to your new motherhood vocabulary – you didn’t think f*!k and s#*t would feature so prominently.
  • There are major supply and demand issues in the bedroom.
  • You pee when you laugh.
  • Dinner consists of things that are not too messy if dropped on a baby’s head.
  • You spend 99% of the time either moaning, crying or fantasising about your baby going to sleep.
  • You make up words to the songs played by the baby’s swimg/bouncy chair.
  • You feel a sense of accomplishment after showering.
  • Even people who have children walk into your house these days and do a double take.
  • You are so fatigued that you look longingly at hospitals
  • 7am used to be considered early. Wow! 7am! That’s practically a lie-in now.
  • Your husband becoming ill is just a big fat inconvenience. You’re a man down. It’s like he has become ill just to spite you.
  • Your mail is piling up like snowdrifts on the hall table.
  • Yesterday’s top is still out so you pop it on then realise once you’re out of the house that it has a trail of puke across its shoulder.
  • You find yourself entwined in a nightly vigil of hovering, on tiptoe in the doorway of your baby’s nursery like a strange, eavesdropping, pyjama-clad FBI agent.
  • You cry about everything, from Sudanese famine to running out of jam.
  • You explain yourself to stick-thin sales assistants: “I’ve just had a baby” you tell them apologetically.
  • You catch your mother in law using a breastpad as a drinks coaster.

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