Recently, I spoke with Jo, a mother of very young kids, who had previously worked in banking. A bit over a year ago, she began her own small business consultancy. Shortly […]
For those of us who love to entertain, Christmas can be a busy time of year. From lunch on Christmas day to festive cocktail parties, preparation is key and will help you navigate the silly season with ease.
In the spirit of Christmas, team Orange Credit Union are supporting The Salvation Army Toy and Gift Drive. Orange Credit Union are encouraging community and their customers to donate gifts and […]
Vanlife is an exciting way to travel, but there are several factors to take into consideration before you go… and there are other options! Escaping the everyday grind to live […]
Jessica Hickman spoke with Central West Mums about how you can be proactive as a parent and teaching kids how to become an ‘Upstander’ in our society when it comes […]
Findex’s job is to help make yours one of the classics. After a shock diagnosis several years ago, Lydia Albert has overcome life-threatening stage four cancer. Now, as a successful professional, wife and mother to […]
One local Central West resident Samantha Smith has raised $3,734 in honour of Isabel with her garden raffle which is such a fantastic effort. ‘I felt quite overwhelmed by the generosity […]
October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss International Remembrance Day Before we start, I want to say that this is a difficult topic for many people. This topic is relevant […]
What does life look like with our mental health in a Post-Pandemic world? Stay at home orders, loss of employment, mask wearing, social distancing, financial pressures and loneliness are all […]
With more time spent at home than ever before, it’s a great opportunity to get stuck into spring cleaning and organising projects. From the kitchen to the bedroom, our handy spring-cleaning checklist will have your home spotless!
CWM interviewed Maryann Wild from Little ZZZ Sleep Consultant today about all things sleep; tips, guidance, support and more. If you are part of our Facebook community group for women, […]
Are you looking for lockdown activities to do in the School Holidays? For many in lockdown, it may seem that there isn’t much to look forward to during the Spring […]
Wondering how to approach all those generously gifted and inherited items? My top tips for when you are left with much more than fond memories.
It is fair to say remote learning has put an enormous pressure on our children, our families and our teachers – even more so when working with hidden disabilities such […]
One local Mum, Sam Smith has shared her family story about her daughter’s experience with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, a rare genetic condition affecting children. What is Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)? […]
Are you worried about your child’s mental health and eating patterns? This article may help to address concerns regarding mental health and poor eating habits particularly in our tween – […]
The last few months have not been without their challenges. We’ve been in lockdown, battling remote learning from our often already remote locations and unsure of what the future holds. […]
Most people are well aware of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), a scheme designed to help Australians living with a significant and permanent disability. The problem is, many of us are also well aware that it can be quite difficult to navigate, particularly at times when stress levels are already high due to your family members not having the essential services they need.
Did you know? Over 1 million Australians are living with an Eating Disorder and only a quarter are getting treated! This is alarming, especially considering how dangerous eating disorders are […]
What to do if your child is involved in a bullying incident If you learn or suspect that your child has been involved in a bullying situation, your first step […]
We’ve heard a lot about the Astra Zeneca Vaccine so now that the Pfizer vaccine is available in Australia it’s time to learn some facts about this vaccine. The COVID-19 […]
The school holidays are just around the corner, so if you haven’t already, now’s the time to make your vacation care bookings… or risk an endless alternating loop of “I’m […]
Last week I had my first covid vaccine- the AstraZeneca vaccine. Developed by a team based in Oxford, UK, this vaccine has had some really bad press recently. I’ve got […]
It is not uncommon for our clients to tell us how being more organised in their homes by using phrases such as “Life Changing” or “Incredible difference” or “I feel so much clarity”. Anecdotally I know that a good tidy up or declutter makes me feel so much better – but is there any scientific evidence behind this feeling?
Did you know? Chronic diseases are the leading cause of illness and disability in Australia today with 89% of deaths in 2018 associated with these chronic conditions. These include; Cardiovascular […]
School holidays are meant to be idyllic, right? Long family board games, walks on the beach, picnics and trips to the movies. Making memories. Ummm. Sometimes. And then sometimes school […]
Here is a guide on what to look for in a before and after school care program This parenting business is a tough gig. The decisions you need to make […]
Central West Mum Anonymous Author… Living in the 21st Century as a parent certainly has its perks. The mobile phone has also become our personal camera and digital diary when […]
Central West Mum Anonymous Author Dear Mum’s, you know that gut feeling you get? The feeling that’s almost like an angel tapping on your shoulder telling you something is not […]
Meet Lyndal; a Central West Mum with a young family of 4. Juggling her routine with two little ones in tow isn’t an easy act to nail when planning playdates, […]
Meet Julie; a Central West Mum who runs a tight ship with three active kids and all the sports gear required to go with them. Julie then zooms to numerous […]
Meet Anna; an adventure loving Mum of two boys and two dogs who cruise all over the Central West for Rugby and other road trips. Families come in all shapes […]
Christmas traditions If there’s one Christmas treat you can nail this year, it’s these! My boys and I have been making these for a number of years now since living […]
2020 has been a Year of firsts for schools and for our community For the first time Orange Anglican Grammar were unable to welcome the families to take part in […]
As Year 12 students approach the end of their schooling Scots All Saints College ensured this important milestone was celebrated well. There have been many challenges faced by all schools […]
After a challenging year for Year 12 students, students can finally celebrate the HSC exams finishing this week. On Saturday 14 November 2020, Kinross Wolaroi School in Orange will bring […]
As the population of young families moving to pockets of the Central West increase, there is a huge demand for available spots in pre-schools and prep schools. News off the […]
What is Postnatal Depression? This is different to the “baby blues” that many women experience in the first few days after having a baby, and which resolves quickly. Many women, […]
When the subject of “the snip” comes up in conversation most men will try to change the subject. Despite this, vasectomy remains the safest and most successful form of permanent […]
Men’s Health: So November is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and also Movember. This is a favourite time of the year for most men as instantaneous societal approval is given for […]
Lindy Maurice is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Thoroughbred Industry Careers. After living overseas and starting a family, the country called her all the way back to Borenore, […]
Even with COVID-Safe Guidelines released from the NSW Government for Halloween this year, there are plenty of activities you and your family can do to make Halloween fun. After my […]
We all live in a stressful environment and this can have large impacts on your body. Find out how to identify if your body is stressed and some simple strategies to compact the impacts of stress.
Death, dying and grief is overwhelming for all. There are so many unpredictable emotions and experiences during this time and knowing how to give sudden and unexpected news to children […]
Looking after our dogs to be the happiest they can be is important, but it’s not always easy to understand how. Learn types of enrichment you can implement into your […]
Creating the ultimate space for your child is no easy task. As they grow their room requirements change; it may morph from a nursery with a cosy cot to the […]
Circumnavigating the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can be difficult at the best of times, even for those with a significant knowledge base surrounding it. So, for those individuals that […]
Every new generation has its own sources of stress… everything from school pressures, friendship dramas, cyberbullying, dramas at home, and even concerns about social issues like the environment and human […]
Honestly, nothing feels better than waking up to a clean home (unless the kids woke up before you, then it’s back to square one) and Spring is the perfect time […]
When planning what cellar doors to visit with kids, it is no easy feat when there are approximately 50 in the Orange region. Here you’ll find a trusted guide of cellar doors that are both family-friendly and provide a lovely tasting experience too.
Amorette Zielinski talks to Alice Burnes from Cheney Suthers Lawyers about Family Law during a pandemic. Other helpful resources: Statement from the Hon Will Alstergren – Parenting Orders and COVID-19 […]
As parents, we can often feel pressured to give in to the requests (or demands) of our kids. Sometimes it saves arguments, other times it’s just quicker and easier to […]
Family rituals and traditions are an important part of life for many families and can have a positive impact on our mental health and wellbeing. They create our childhood memories […]
Just because it’s raining (with more predicted during winter), doesn’t mean that your kids need to be parked on the couch all day! There are loads of activities, games and […]