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      Playgrounds around Coffs Harbour

      Whether you are visiting on holidays or live here, taking the kids to the playground is one of the best free things to do and it is fun.  It’s a great place for kids to interact with other kids and also for mums to meet mums. We have some brilliant parks around Coffs...

    • Bonville Headland Sawtell

      Bonville Headland Sawtell

      Some of the best views on the coast can be found at Bonville Headland - which is great because it's also a fun place to take children. To keep toddlers entertained, bring some old bread to feed the seagulls. They will swarm and provide endless entertainment for kids...

    • Coffs Harbour Markets

      Coffs Harbour Markets

      Shopping is a lot more fun when it involves street food, live music and bargains from local producers, designers and creatives. Coffs Harbour is blessed with multiple amazing markets, including fresh produce markets that can make for a wonderful morning out. Occurring...

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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...

    • 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...

    • Local Mum Feature – Nicki Jeffery

      Local Mum Feature – Nicki Jeffery

      This week’s lovely local mum is Nicki Jeffery. She has lived in the area for more than seven years and is passionate about offering support for mums battling perinatal mental health issues. Where and how long have you lived in the area and what do you love about it?...

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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.
    • 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...

      July 2019 School Holidays in and around Coffs Harbour

      July 2019 School Holidays in and around Coffs Harbour

      And that’s a wrap, Term two is just about done and dusted.  Now what the kids are longing for is School Holiday fun. To help keep the kids entertained and active these holidays, we have pulled together a guide to some events and activities for the kids around Coffs...

      School Holiday Activities

      School Holiday Activities

      School is out! Which means you will need to find ways to keep your kids entertained throughout the holidays. Here are some affordable and free options to help you survive the next two weeks. Keep them Active with Sports and Workshops Kids DIY Easter Craft Workshop...

      Christmas Day Lunch in Coffs Harbour 2018

      Christmas Day Lunch in Coffs Harbour 2018

      Do you want to take the hassle out of Christmas Day Lunch? Why not enjoy your day at one of the many Restaurants around Coffs Harbour that are organising a great lunch. Many have Santa visiting which is great for the kids. Make sure you book soon as I’m sure places...

      Christmas Family Traditions

      Christmas Family Traditions

      Looking for new Christmas traditions for your family?  Start the season of merry and bright with one of these festive, fun ideas.  We have compiled a list of 25 traditions that you can start with your kids this year.  I'm sure you will cherish them as much as we do!...

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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.
    • 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...

      Great Teacher Gifts That They Will Love

      Great Teacher Gifts That They Will Love

      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...

      Earn Cash with these Cashback and Survey Sites

      Earn Cash with these Cashback and Survey Sites

      Back in my university days and when I was saving for an overseas holiday I was always looking for ways to save a bit more. One thing I stumbled across from recommendations from a savings forum I was a part of, was to complete online surveys and to be members of...

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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 make you release you are now a mum.

22 signs you know you are a mum

  • Your handbag no longer has money or makeup in it. Instead, it is replaced by half-eaten snacks and random toys.
  • Whilst standing still you will randomly sway from side to side, even when there is no baby in your arms.
  • Having a shower is your favourite part of the day (OK maybe favourite part of the week in the early days when even showering is a long forgotten experience)… 5 minutes of blissful alone time.
  • The Trolls soundtrack is on rotation in the car, even if the kids aren’t there (Trolls is the current obsession in our house, you might substitute this with the Frozen or Wiggles)
  • You know a lot more people know as a result of your kids. But you don’t know their name. ‘Hi Chloe’s mum’. ‘Oh that Tim’s dad’. You have moved to actual friendship status when you have learned their name.
  • You are still watching Nick Junior or ABC Kids long after the kids have left the room.
  • The baby vomits on your clothes at the exact moment you are heading out the door. You grab a baby wipe and keep on moving.
  • A sleep in past 7 am is a distant memory from a time long, long ago.
  • You come to the realisation pretty early on that Peppa Pig is actually a bit of an annoying brat.
  • You cannot remember the last time you went to the toilet without an audience.
  • Baby wipes are your new favourite item to use for absolutely everything.
  • You never eat your own breakfast or lunch, as your children’s leftovers become your meal.
  • You have become accustomed to drinking lukewarm coffee. Or if you are like me you reheat it in the microwave and then forget it is there.
  • You have ninja-like reflexes to catch your baby’s vomit mid-air.
  • The room you just cleaned five minutes ago is now covered completely in Lego pieces and you wonder why you bothered.
  • You rock the shopping trolley back and forth when queuing in line as you instinctively think you are rocking the pram.
  • You know where all the toilets are within your local area. Because when your two-year-old says they need to go, you have about two minutes leeway.
  • You have no clue what day of the week it is. Unless your kids go to daycare. You know those days.
  • You wonder what the heck you did with all your time before kids.
  • Disposable income? What is that, as all spare money gets spent on the kids.
  • Getting two kids to nap at the same time during the day is like winning the lottery.
  • You have re-washed the same clothes at least twice because you keep forgetting to hang it on the clothesline.

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