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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...

    • 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?...

    • Parenting

      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!...

    • Lifestyle

      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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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.

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