Gosford Private Hospital

It’s official, the Central Coast’s newest and only private maternity service is open! Gosford Private Maternity Services officially opened its doors recently welcoming our next generation of parents and families. Bateau Bay couple Kurt and Cassie were our very first family to experience an individualised birth in our new, luxurious birthing suites. Indiana was welcomed …

Shining a light on mother rage

 By Alita Blanchard Almost every mother feels it. Almost every mother acts on it in challenging moments. Many mothers experience it deeply as yelling, screaming, adult tantrums and perhaps physical punishment. And yet not many mothers talk about it or want to admit to it. There is a lot of shame around feeling anger and …

Allergies & intolerances

How to adopt a restricted diet without feeling so restricted. by Clare Marcangelo Currently there seems to be so many new diets and ways of eating available, clogging up the internet and social media and popping up all over cafe menus. This emergence is due to many factors, such as a new awareness of the …

The farm gates are ready to open as Harvest Festival returns this June long weekend

Foodies, families and fun-seekers will flock to the Central Coast hinterland over the June long weekend for the return of one of Central Coast Council’s most anticipated annual events, Harvest Festival. A celebration of the Central Coast’s spectacular hinterland, Harvest Festival 2021 will offer a wide range of unique events and experiences across thirty event …

Breast Implant Illness – are your implants making you sick?

Breast Surgeon Dr Mary Ling puts the issue under the microscope What is breast implant illness?Breast implant illness (BII) refers to a wide range of symptoms that can occur after cosmetic augmentation or reconstruction with breast implants.  BII is not currently recognized as an official medical diagnosis, but it is increasingly being acknowledged. In 2020, …

Visionary new Junior School at Central Coast Grammar

Junior students at Central Coast Grammar School started the school year in a visionary new facility for Kindergarten to Year 6. With innovation at its heart, the design means that teachers collaborate in teams within flexible spaces designed to quickly adapt to the learning needs of the moment. The new Junior School is the latest …

Sleep, Baby Sleep

Dr Alison Mooney MBBS FRACGP DCH Clin Dip Pall Med Having a new baby is an extraordinary time of life. While we spend time preparing for the birth itself, there is often less thought put into what happens when the baby comes home! You may find that in the midst of delighting over your baby …

When is the best time to start Kindergarten?

By Alkira Early Learning Centre The journey of development from preschool to the world of formal schooling is an important step in a young child’s life. Many parents are faced with an emotional decision of how their young child will cope with this transition and whether to send their child at the earliest allowed age …

The Place of Enrichment in a Child’s Education

GREENPOINT CHRISTIAN COLLEGE The process of educating a child is not a process at all. It is a journey of discovery that spans over thirteen years. At times the journey is easy. Sometimes, however the journey can be a challenge, and each step can be arduous. Every student’s journey is different with one unique similarity …

Dopamine Dressing – what is it & how to achieve it

By Sam & Jordi Woods Whether you are in the fashion industry or not, you may have heard the term “dopamine dressing” thrown around as the “next big trend”. If this styling term is completely foreign to you don’t worry, it won’t be for long. In fact, “feel good” dressing is something we have been …