Circle of Friends

by Sarah Tolmie If there is one thing I am learning journeying with my wise mumma bear as I follow her adventures into the third age, it is that retirement can be like a second adolescence.  Both the good and bad. Into her 70’s now, my mum is more social and active than me stuck …

How much sleep should my baby be getting?

by Maryanne Sayers How much sleep should my baby/toddler be having? This is a question that is asked of me nearly every day. And it’s a question that I don’t shy away from answering as I have very firm beliefs in terms of how much sleep a baby/toddler needs (as opposed to how much sleep …

Central Coast Leagues Club

CENTRAL COAST LEAGUES CLUB – ADVERTISER PROFILE Sitting back, as dusk settles over Brisbane Waters, sipping on a delectable shiraz while watching the fire and listening to the blues as the performer breaks into a recognisable tune. Your only distraction, a rumbling belly and the thought of what you’ll eat for dinner…but there’s not rush, …

10 Tips for helping you to safely return to exercise, post bub

Business Editorial – Total Body Fitness Studio It takes some time to return to your pre-pregnant fitness level and body. If you are working on getting back into shape after the birth of your baby, it is essential to exercise at a safe postnatal level. Unfortunately, with the body image pressures being experienced today, many …

Lyme Disease

Article by Diana Arundell Lyme disease is an infectious bacterial disease also known as Lyme borreliosis. It is part of the spirochete family of bacteria and it can be transmitted via ticks. The most common ticks found in Australia are the bush tick, brown dog tick and the paralysis tick with latter being responsible for …

The Importance of Finding Your Tribe

Business editorial – The Nurtury – www.thenurtury.com.au It’s an all too common scenario on the Central Coast. New parents are inundated with family and friends visiting for the first 2–3 weeks after the birth. Their ‘great sleeper’ of a newborn is passed around, and people even bring food! Then Dad goes back to work. The …

Meningococcal disease – what you need to know and look out for

Meningococcal disease is an acute bacterial infection that can cause death within hours if not recognised and treated in time. Meningococcal disease is a serious illness that usually causes meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord) and/or septicaemia (blood poisoning). Rare forms of the disease include septic arthritis (joint infection), pneumonia …

Self-nurture vs selfish

by Michelle Powell Something that I have heard from pretty much every woman I have coached over the years and most males too for that matter, is that they feel they cannot give time, energy, love, money or anything else to themselves because it is SELFISH. Now I beg to differ! We have been brought …

A mother no go zone

by Sarah Tolmie The gap between boy and man is a perilous zone. It is a minefield particularly unsafe for mothers. My sixteen year old and I are currently occupying territory on either side of an exclusion zone. It feels like an ancient battle – like the Middle East – I don’t know how it …

The baby bubble

by Leanna McNeil Sometimes it takes more effort to tie up a loose end than to let it flap in the wind. If I had to choose a motto for my current life experience as a parent, that would be it. I find myself constantly holding multiple loops open in my head every day…the laundry …