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5 Questions with Emily from Music In Mind Music Therapy

5 Questions with Emily from Music In Mind Music Therapy

What is music therapy, and how can it help people with their health and wellbeing? Music therapy is an evidence-based allied health profession and NDIS-funded support. In Australia, Registered Music […]

Enjoy High Tea for HD 2024 this Mother’s day

Enjoy High Tea for HD 2024 this Mother’s day

May is Huntington’s Disease awareness month and the 2024 High Tea fundraiser is on again!

Located in the elegant upstairs ballroom room of Hotel Canobolas, High Tea 4 HD will be a chance to sip bubbles, enjoy delicious finger food and pretty tiered cake stands – all in a sea of purple and blue table settings – this Mother’s Day on Sunday, 12 May at 11:00am.

Aussie families to get longer paid leave & super perks

Aussie families to get longer paid leave & super perks

From 1 July 2025, those eligible for the Parental Leave pay will receive 12% in super contributions to their nominated fund, in addition to the 20 week paid parental leave […]

Autism signs in young children

Autism signs in young children

Should I worry about my toddler? The early signs of autism in young children. I had two older children when my son was born. I started noticing differences at about […]

Autism in school-aged children

Autism in school-aged children

Spotting the signs of autism in school-aged children  Younger children who have developmental delays are often diagnosed before the school years. However, children with typical language skills and average to […]

Carer Gateway: Supporting Carers to Avoid Burnout

Carer Gateway: Supporting Carers to Avoid Burnout

Carer Gateway program supports adult and young carers to manage their own well-being with emotional and practical services and support, so that they can continue in their carer roles.

Winter Team Sports to Join in Orange, NSW

Winter Team Sports to Join in Orange, NSW

Sport and recreation is an important part of our Australian culture and especially important in regional communities.  Team sports promote participation and contribute to overall health and wellbeing. There are […]

What To Do If Your Child Is Involved In A Bullying Incident

What To Do If Your Child Is Involved In A Bullying Incident

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 […]

What To Look Out For In A Before And After School Program

What To Look Out For In A Before And After School Program

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 Playgroups

Central West Playgroups

Central West Playgroups. Here you’ll find recommended playgroups for your little ones all over the Central West including locations in Orange, Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Millthorpe and Molong.   Orange Bush […]

Cooking Back To School – Fill Your Freezer

Cooking Back To School – Fill Your Freezer

The silly season has come and gone and now it’s time to think about the school season again. Dear reader I sympathise with you. On top of a busy day […]

Eradicate the shadows

Eradicate the shadows

Six months has passed since the life of our beloved CWM member Kristy Armstrong was tragically taken in an act of domestic violence. In a loving bid determined to honour her and the 23 other Australian women who lost their lives in 2023 to DV, her children, loving family and friends dressed in purple for a special remembrance day ceremony in December.

Santa Photos and activities in Central West, NSW

Santa Photos and activities in Central West, NSW

What’s On If you are asking the question about where to have a photo taken with Santa this year, here are some venues for you to visit. Orange City Centre […]

Christmas Holiday Entertaining Guide

Christmas Holiday Entertaining Guide

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.

NSW Seaside Holiday: Avoca Beach

NSW Seaside Holiday: Avoca Beach

Famous for surfing and chilled-out summer vibes, Avoca Beach, on the New South Wales Central Coast, has long been a magnet for holidaying families. Whether your kids are keen to […]

Central West Community Fundraising Support Page, NSW

Central West Community Fundraising Support Page, NSW

Central West Community Fundraising Support Page Central West Mums would like to help spread the word about ways you can help people in our community which is essential in addressing […]

Judy and Tony Fisher: 2023 Hero of the Year

Judy and Tony Fisher: 2023 Hero of the Year

Judy and Tony Fisher are in a club that nobody wishes to join because they have lost a child. Their 12 year old son Nic drowned in their backyard pool in 2001 but it was ten years before they understood what had actually caused this tragedy. They learnt that he’d died from Shallow Water Blackout in 2011, and the shocking part is that most people have played the long breath-holding game he and his friends were enjoying at the time.

Liz Sargeant: 2023 Educator of the Year

Liz Sargeant: 2023 Educator of the Year

Liz Sargeant has for over 22 years been a music education specialist, sharing the joy of music and the benefits of playing a musical instrument within schools and community bands, and believes the number one priority in any rehearsal or class is for participants to feel included and to be able to participate.

Movember and Prostate Cancer screening – Men’s Health

Movember and Prostate Cancer screening – Men’s Health

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 […]

One Mum’s Story: Surviving Domestic Violence

One Mum’s Story: Surviving Domestic Violence

Warning: This article may contain content that some people find triggering, distressing or upsetting. The choice of the reader/audience to enter the article may require them to engage in self-care, […]

The Impacts of Stress on the body

The Impacts of Stress on the body

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.

Halloween Activities

Halloween Activities

There are plenty of activities you and your family can do to make Halloween fun. Watch the video from our Canadian friends on how to carve a pumpkin. After my […]

Best career choice at Gowrie Education centres

Best career choice at Gowrie Education centres

“When I’m collaborating with a child and see the spark light in their eyes and see the joy their families get from that inspiration, it makes me love this job.”

Assurance when you need it

Assurance when you need it

BurMac Financial Services have been providing expert insurance and financial advice for the agricultural, commercial and construction sectors in our larger regional NSW hubs for almost 40 years. They pride themselves on having a healthy work culture for its mums and strong relationships with their clients, and they owe that to thinking like a community.

Summer Team Sports to Join in Orange and Blayney, NSW

Summer Team Sports to Join in Orange and Blayney, NSW

Here is our Summer guide to sports clubs to join. Sport and recreation is an important part of our Australian culture and especially important in regional communities.  Team sports promote […]

5 Family Friendly Cellar Doors to Visit in the Orange Region

5 Family Friendly Cellar Doors to Visit in the Orange Region

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.

6 Tips for Feeding the Family – Healthy Eating on a Budget

6 Tips for Feeding the Family – Healthy Eating on a Budget

Healthy meals the whole family will enjoy don’t have to be complicated or expensive! Below are my biggest tips for creating balanced meals without blowing your budget.   1. Take […]

Professional bra fitting serves everyday-confidence

Professional bra fitting serves everyday-confidence

“I fit bras for all women through every stage of life,” says Philippa Mitchell, owner of The Fitting Studio. “I service regional women with AA to K bra cups in sizes 8 to 28 – offering a beautiful range of quality garments, and back this up with exceptional customer service.”

Zebras, elephants and more at Jenny’s Kindy, Bathurst

Zebras, elephants and more at Jenny’s Kindy, Bathurst

Oh, to be young again!

Jenny’s Kindergarten and Early Learning centre is Bathurst’s answer to children’s early education needs, and its rating of Exceeding National Quality Standard is backed with gold stars from parents and schools for its life-long learning approach and professional, friendly staff.

VERTO: training and employment changing lives and communities

VERTO: training and employment changing lives and communities

VERTO’S vast range of services assisting businesses and individuals with all their apprenticeship, employment and training needs has benefitted 1000’s of workers over its 40-year history, and continues to meet the changing face of the job market with unbeatable advice, training and work opportunities through their wrap-around approach.

Holiday Drawing Competition – ‘Extraordinary historic places in Orange NSW’. Enter now!

Holiday Drawing Competition – ‘Extraordinary historic places in Orange NSW’. Enter now!

Orange literally has 100’s of amazing historic landmarks and places of interest to explore and so Central West Mums is launching a holiday drawing competition to celebrate these iconic places.

Follow your nose using Central Western Daily’s link ‘Extraordinary historic places in Orange NSW’ (compiled by photographers Carla Freedman and William Davis) to walk, hop or skip your way to the heritage homes and business-houses that are the foundations of our city.

How to Choose an Aged Care Facility for a Person Living With Dementia

How to Choose an Aged Care Facility for a Person Living With Dementia

I thought I knew what mattered when it came to aged care choices for a family member with dementia. Turns out, I knew very little.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Central West – Who’s Eligible?

Ronald McDonald House Charities Central West – Who’s Eligible?

WHEN Gabe McNamara from Clear Creek near Bathurst stepped back from volunteering at RMHC Central West to focus on her pregnancy, she could not possibly forsee that within a year […]

Helping Young Children Through The Death Of A Loved One

Helping Young Children Through The Death Of A Loved One

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 […]

Bullying: How to navigate an imperfect system

Bullying: How to navigate an imperfect system

How to use documentation to your advantage when approaching your child’s school.

Morning sickness relief with Mothers Health

Morning sickness relief with Mothers Health

Strikingly, morning sickness affects up to 90% of pregnant women but it is often overlooked as an illness and is considered the ‘norm’. Its unwanted symptoms of nausea or vomiting commonly occur in the first trimester and can happen at any time of the day and be isolating and physically challenging. The result is added pressure to the demands of work and raising a family – leaving many women feeling unsupported during a time that’s meant to be incredible.

Decluttering as Self Care

Decluttering as Self Care

As a mother, it’s easy to get caught up in the daily demands of taking care of your family. Between cooking meals, running errands, working and keeping up with the […]

Mother’s treat with High Tea for Huntington’s

Mother’s treat with High Tea for Huntington’s

This Mother’s Day you could be on a winner for life by treating (you and) your mum to a fabulous fundraising high tea.

Located in the beautiful upstairs ballroom room of Hotel Canobolas, the High Tea 4 HD will be a chance to sip bubbles and/or tea, try delicious finger food, enjoy pretty tiered cake stands and time together – all in a sea of pink and gold table settings.

School Holiday Activities in Autumn 2023 – Central West, Orange, Oberon, Bathurst, Cowra, Forbes, Parkes and Mudgee

School Holiday Activities in Autumn 2023 – Central West, Orange, Oberon, Bathurst, Cowra, Forbes, Parkes and Mudgee

The Autumn School Holidays are approaching and it’s forecast to be warmer and dryer temperatures this year, so here’s what’s approaching around the Central West region. Here’s our suggestion list […]

Exchanging fear for fundraising on the dance floor

Exchanging fear for fundraising on the dance floor

Online mums-supporter Ami Zielinski is shimmying as she dons her dance shoes in preparation for Stars of Orange 2023.

Co-founder and director of Central West Mums, Ami will be joining nine other business owners and personalities from the Orange area breaking dance moves to raise funds to help fight cancer.

Knowing your Personal Insurance

Knowing your Personal Insurance

Knowing your Personal Insurance. With interest rates and cost of living on the rise, I am seeing more clients questioning the value of their Personal Insurances. I’ve found that in […]

Blayney glams up for ’80s Party

Blayney glams up for ’80s Party

Vintage ’80s is the new black at Blayney’s huge ‘80s vibe party this Wednesday-Sunday, where everyone is invited and entry is free.

With 1000’s of glammed-up visitors coming to town, Blayney will be awash with neon leg warmers, mullets, big curls, Doc Martens and awesome costumes from seminal movies like Rocky, Top Gun and Dirty Dancing – creating something of pop-up theme park.

Kids and Winter Sport

Kids and Winter Sport

Now I don’t want to alarm anyone, but most winter sports clubs are about to start their season sign ups… Yes – I know winter still felt like it was […]

Welcome to Westfund. Welcome to Feel Good Cover

Welcome to Westfund. Welcome to Feel Good Cover

Welcome to Westfund. Welcome to Feel Good Cover. You don’t spend 140-odd years working with Australians without finding out what matters to them. Westfund helped to forge the private health […]

How to Apply for Back To School Vouchers NSW

How to Apply for Back To School Vouchers NSW

Parents, Guardians and Carers of school-aged children in NSW can now apply for Back to School Vouchers valued at $150 for each eligible student. Premier Dominic Perrottet announced in December […]

‘To Do or Not To Do’ – That is the Question!

‘To Do or Not To Do’ – That is the Question!

Every school holiday period, our speech pathology families are given the option; continued therapy in the holidays or a therapy break? Choosing the option that is best for both you and your child might not as simple as it first seems.

Recovering From Floods

Recovering From Floods

The floods have been devastating across our community. When a flood happens in a community, it can be highly distressing for many people. A large number of these are children […]

Kid’s Cooking – Christmas Spiced Cookies

Kid’s Cooking – Christmas Spiced Cookies

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 […]

Postnatal Depression

Postnatal Depression

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, […]

10 Things To Do If You’re Reaching Burnout

10 Things To Do If You’re Reaching Burnout

10 things to do if you’re reaching burnout Connection. We are human beings who thrive in a tribe. Reach out to a friend, peer, mentor or coach. Journal. Write down […]

Pregnancy And Infant Loss

Pregnancy And Infant Loss

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 […]

A Simple But Empowering First Step To Financial Freedom

A Simple But Empowering First Step To Financial Freedom

A simple but empowering first step to financial freedom Earlier this week a client of mine wanted to review their budget. I do this with them each year, but I […]

Big-hearted, Regional Team Ukraine

Big-hearted, Regional Team Ukraine

Team Ukraine’s Philipa Waters and Dnipro’s Alex and Vika Volodina recently took time out from renovating the Molong Convent to talk with CWMs about the local support for Ukrainians.

Team Ukraine is a group of local community members (families, friends, anyone that lives in the central west) including Ukrainian families that have moved here, who are working together to create safe housing and support for those that have moved to Australia from Ukraine and want to live in the central west.

Food For Thought – What To Eat During The HSC

Food For Thought – What To Eat During The HSC

Do you have an HSC student in your household and not sure what to feed them? The HSC can be a gruelling time for our kids. It’s important to fuel […]

Helping your child survive the HSC!

Helping your child survive the HSC!

For year 12 students a lot of their energy at the moment would be focused on the HSC. This is a build-up after 13yrs of schooling and hard work. This […]

Your Spring-Cleaning Checklist, Sorted

Your Spring-Cleaning Checklist, Sorted

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!

Decluttering Your House and Mind for Spring

Decluttering Your House and Mind for Spring

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 […]

Mindful Moments for Daily Bliss

Mindful Moments for Daily Bliss

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 […]

Heartfelt – Precious Memories for Families

Heartfelt – Precious Memories for Families

When couples hear the unbearable news that they will lose their child they are faced with a series of decisions which can seem impossible. Thankfully, the volunteer photographers from Heartfelt are dedicated to creating lasting memories at this difficult time.

A Creative School Holidays Across the Region In July

A Creative School Holidays Across the Region In July

July school holidays are MASSIVE in the Central West when it comes to arts, heritage and creative activities. Regional arts development organisation Arts OutWest have been extra busy loading all […]

Healthy Winter Holiday Fun For The Family

Healthy Winter Holiday Fun For The Family

With winter school holidays underway, it’s a great time to think about fun activities that will keep everyone in the family healthy, active and engaged in learning. Rather than vegetating […]

How To Search For The Best Electricity Deal In The Central West

How To Search For The Best Electricity Deal In The Central West

How to search for the best electricity deal in the Central West Whether it’s because of a shocking bill or simply because you’ve had it with not being able to […]

Torie’s Legacy Provides Vital Funds to Orange Hospital

Torie’s Legacy Provides Vital Funds to Orange Hospital

Established last year, the Torie Finnane Foundation is making a difference to the local community by funding training and resources for Orange Hospital staff

How To Get Your Flow Back For 2022

How To Get Your Flow Back For 2022

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 […]

Orange Credit Union Supports The Salvation Army Toy And Gift Drive

Orange Credit Union Supports The Salvation Army Toy And Gift Drive

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: What to Know Before You Go

Vanlife: What to Know Before You Go

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 […]

Teach Your Kids How To Be An Upstander

Teach Your Kids How To Be An Upstander

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 […]

Every Story Is Unique

Every Story Is Unique

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 […]

Comedy For A Cure Event For TSA

Comedy For A Cure Event For TSA

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 […]

Looking After Our Mental Health In A Post-Pandemic World

Looking After Our Mental Health In A Post-Pandemic World

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 […]

Tips To Create A Better Sleep For Children – Little ZZZ Sleep Consultant

Tips To Create A Better Sleep For Children – Little ZZZ Sleep Consultant

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, […]

School Holiday Activities Kids Can Enjoy At Home

School Holiday Activities Kids Can Enjoy At Home

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 […]

Trash or Treasure? How To Deal With Inherited And Sentimental Clutter

Trash or Treasure? How To Deal With Inherited And Sentimental Clutter

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.

Supporting Learning While Homeschooling

Supporting Learning While Homeschooling

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 […]

How One Central West Family Discovered Their Daughter Had A Rare Genetic Condition

How One Central West Family Discovered Their Daughter Had A Rare Genetic Condition

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)? […]

What’s The Buzz With Beehives?

What’s The Buzz With Beehives?

It’s official, I am now a beekeeper. Truth be told it’s only been a year and I don’t feel I do that term justice but in those 12 months I […]

LOCKDOWN: Effects On The Oral Health Of Our Children.

LOCKDOWN: Effects On The Oral Health Of Our Children.

While oral health may not be on the top of our priority list during lockdown, you may benefit from some oral health tips to navigate your way.

Nutrition For Tweens And Teens During Lockdown

Nutrition For Tweens And Teens During Lockdown

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 – […]

How To Prepare For The School Holidays Amidst The Uncertainty

How To Prepare For The School Holidays Amidst The Uncertainty

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. […]

Raising A Transgender Child

Raising A Transgender Child

Here is a personal story of a Mum who is experiencing the parenting journey of raising a transgender child. I raised my child with the intent of growing a wonderful […]

Lockdown Rocky Road Recipe

Lockdown Rocky Road Recipe

Are you looking for fun and delicious lockdown recipe activities? My son Marlsy and I created our own fun rocky road recipe after he was inspired by watching a video […]

Lockdown And Life On The Spectrum

Lockdown And Life On The Spectrum

Are you in lockdown with a child on the spectrum? For those that are blessed to have a child on the spectrum, you will be fully aware of the roller […]

Understanding The NDIS

Understanding The NDIS

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.

Ash Barty – A Local Tennis Hero

Ash Barty – A Local Tennis Hero

Am I proud of Ash Barty? Well that’s an understatement. Proud, is just one of many words to describe this young Australian. I was so lucky to meet Ash briefly […]

Warning Signs And Risk Factors Of An Eating Disorder

Warning Signs And Risk Factors Of An Eating Disorder

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 […]

Learn the Facts, Pfizer Vaccine

Learn the Facts, Pfizer Vaccine

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 […]

Central West Mums, We’ve Got Your Winter Vacation Care Sorted

Central West Mums, We’ve Got Your Winter Vacation Care Sorted

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 […]

School Readiness Programs

School Readiness Programs

Would you like to more about School Readiness Programs and why they are so important? In our Q & A Live video with Michelle Wood from Clever Cookie Academy has […]

Covid Vaccine, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Covid Vaccine, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

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 […]

Decluttering – The Science Behind Getting SORTED!

Decluttering – The Science Behind Getting SORTED!

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?

Preventative Health, Central West

Preventative Health, Central West

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 […]

The Benefits Of Vacation Care for School Aged Children, Central West

The Benefits Of Vacation Care for School Aged Children, Central West

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 […]

Social Media Etiquette

Social Media Etiquette

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 […]

What’s In A Name?

What’s In A Name?

Central West Mum Anonymous Author  I remember when I found out I was pregnant. My first thought was “I wonder if it’s a boy or girl” closely followed by the […]

Mother’s Intuition – Why You Should Trust It

Mother’s Intuition – Why You Should Trust It

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 […]

Real Life Reviews – Lyndal’s Review Of Jaguar F-Pace

Real Life Reviews – Lyndal’s Review Of Jaguar F-Pace

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, […]

Real Life Reviews – Katie’s Review Ford Everest Sport

Real Life Reviews – Katie’s Review Ford Everest Sport

Meet Katie; a time-poor Central West Mum of 5 kids and her husband works a schedule of 7 days on and 7 days off with the mines! With a busy […]

Real Life Reviews – Julie’s Review Ford Escape

Real Life Reviews – Julie’s Review Ford Escape

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 […]

Real Life Reviews – Anna’s Review Hyundai Tucson

Real Life Reviews – Anna’s Review Hyundai Tucson

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 […]

Orange Anglican Grammar – Year 12 Graduation In 2020

Orange Anglican Grammar – Year 12 Graduation In 2020

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 […]

How To Get Active Everyday

How To Get Active Everyday

Getting up and active every day is so important for both children & adults alike…. but how can that be made simple?

Family Road Tripping Tips

Family Road Tripping Tips

The beauty of a good ol’ family road trip is a budget wise option that gives you the flexibility and freedom to head to your destination at your own pace. […]

Celebrating Scots All Saints College Year 12 students

Celebrating Scots All Saints College Year 12 students

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 […]

Kinross Wolaroi School Graduation Day

Kinross Wolaroi School Graduation Day

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 […]

Bathurst Scots All Saints College Preparatory School – Opening 2021

Bathurst Scots All Saints College Preparatory School – Opening 2021

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 […]

Contraception for couples – Mens Health, Why have a Vascetomy?

Contraception for couples – Mens Health, Why have a Vascetomy?

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 […]

Careers with Horses

Careers with Horses

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, […]

Healthy Dog Needs with The Dog Lady

Healthy Dog Needs with The Dog Lady

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 […]

Incy Interiors – An interview with Kristy Withers

Incy Interiors – An interview with Kristy Withers

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 […]

Disabilities – What you need to know when seeking support and services in NSW

Disabilities – What you need to know when seeking support and services in NSW

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 […]

Let’s Celebrate SPRING!

Let’s Celebrate SPRING!

What’s your favourite thing about the new season? It’s a season that’s so full of life, growth and beauty to discover and share with our kids. There are so many […]

Jackarooing

Jackarooing

My son Sam is currently away on his gap year jackarooing on a Cattle Station up in Northern Queensland in the Gulf country.  He finished Year 12 last year and […]

Family Law During a Pandemic

Family Law During a Pandemic

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 […]

3 Lifestyle Hacks for Healthier Families

3 Lifestyle Hacks for Healthier Families

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 […]

Tax Time Tips

Tax Time Tips

I simply can’t believe that it’s already September with the deadline of 2 November looming for lodgment of your 2020 tax return. This year feels like the unwanted gift that […]

Family Traditions & Rituals: Connecting Us In Times of Change & Uncertainty

Family Traditions & Rituals: Connecting Us In Times of Change & Uncertainty

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 […]

Indoor Games for Rainy Days

Indoor Games for Rainy Days

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 […]