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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...

    • 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...

    • 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.
    • Local Mothers Day Gift Guide 2020

      Local Mothers Day Gift Guide 2020

      Mother’s Day this year will fall on Sunday, 10 May.  While it may be one of the more unusual Mothers days to date and with everyone still adhering to the social distancing rules, you can still pamper from afar. The most common motherly saying is “oh, you didn’t need...

      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...

    • 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.
    • 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 Santa is back for the annual Christmas photo but with Covid...

      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...

      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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    • Easter Crafts to do with your Kids

      Easter Crafts to do with your Kids

      Easter is great fun and we're doing it a bit differently at home this year. It’s a lovely time to spend with your immediate family and a great excuse to indulge in some guilt-free sweet treats. The smell of chocolate is in the air! We have gathered up some fun and...

      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...

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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 Harbour for 10 weeks and I love all the different beaches here.

Tell us about yourself and your family

I am a mum of 2 young children who are 5 and 3 years old. My partner and I relocated from Brisbane for a job promotion. We are friendly outgoing people who love to help others. We teach our children the value of life and how to treat others. We love exploring and creating memories that mean something to each of us.

What does a typical day look like for you?

A typical day looks like for me running after the kids and letting them explore the world. Working from home and exercising.

Favourite park and why

Boambee Creek Reserve because it has a great playground for kids, cafe with good food and a beach to swim in.

Favourite thing to do with your bubs/kiddies and why

My favorite thing to do with my kids is dance because it makes them happy which makes me happy.

Favourite kid-friendly cafe and why

My favorite cafe is the Sapphire Beachstone Cafe because there is an amazing playground for kids which allows you to relax and enjoy.

Favourite restaurant or favourite night-spot and why

The jetty is my favourite night spot because it’s beautiful to watch the sunset.

Favourite Mothers Group location

I have only been to one mum’s group from this page and they were so lovely and friendly. [Note from Cath: Celeste was one of the first fabulous mums to join our Facebook Group and she created a playgroup that meets at Beach Way playground in North Sapphire. If you are interested in meeting other mums check out the Playgroups Facebook page].

Favourite wet weather location:

My favorite wet weather location is where I live in Korora.

Work or Stay at Home Mum?

I have a Doterra essential oil business from home called Essential Inner Soul. It gives me flexibility and time with my kids. It allows me to be at home while kids are at school and I have the luxury of working online or running workshops educating people on how to use these 100% pure oils in their everyday life.

Motherly advice on how to stay sane

My motherly advice to keep sane is to keep active on a daily basis and remember to take a breathe and not be too hard on themselves. Keeping a well-balanced lifestyle and making time for themselves doing the things they love such as listening to music or reading a book or taking a yoga class. All these things recharge us as a person and keep us happy in order to be a better mum.

Funny mum moment

My funny mum moment is sending a funny snap chat to a friend and laughing so hard I have tears coming down my face.

What is your guilty pleasure?

My guilty pleasure is to have an hour massage or acupuncture.

What makes you lose your shit?

I lose my shit when I have to pick after everybody every day and they walk over it.

Most people don’t know I have a really sensitive side to me.

Favourite local shop/online store or Instagram business

My favorite shop is Pandora

What’s the best product/service you can recommend since becoming a mum? (for baby/kids or you)

Doterra is the best product I could recommend to mum/kids because there is great benefits for helping with your emotional and mental health.

How have you changed since becoming a mum?

I have changed since becoming a mum on the way I see life and my perspective on what important. Things that used to matter no longer serve me.

What is the greatest challenge you have faced since becoming a mum?

The greatest challenge I have faced since becoming a mum is having a physical breakdown from a car accident and still having to deal with everyday life. Showing my kids that it doesn’t matter what happens you can rebuild resilience.

Celeste Lord family

Would you like to share your local #mumlife with us like Celeste has?

If you would like to feature as our next ‘Local Mum’ we would love to hear from you! Please tell us about yourself here.