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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...

    • 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.
    • 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...

      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...

      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...

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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.

Do you have any more you could add?

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