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Monday's Mum Profiles

Monday’s Local Mum, Kat Hatfield

Hi I’m Kat, mum to Milo (4) and Billie (2) living in Coogee. We moved to the East a few years ago, from the north shore after 12 years overseas in Singapore, Hong Kong, London and then Melbourne. My husband is from Melbourne but has fallen in love with Sydney thankfully and very happy to call it home now. Pre kids I worked in Marketing but during my second maternity leave I studied photography and started a family photography business. I love outdoor adventures with my clients, chasing sunsets and just capturing it all, the love, the fun, the chaos…

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Events, School holidays, What to do

Coogee Sparkles 2023

Join the community and ring in 2024 at the family friendly hour of 9pm with a 15-minute fireworks display off the northern headland of Coogee Beach. “Thousands of people flock to the beach with friends and family to watch the fireworks and celebrate the new year in a relaxed way,” said Philipa Veitch, Mayor of Randwick. “There are plenty of great vantage points on the beach and in the surrounding parks. Plus, there will be some fun entertainment along the Coogee Beach promenade from 2pm,” said Mayor Veitch. If you plan on visiting the area, we encourage you to walk…

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Events, Inspiration, What to do

Best Gift Market Coogee

Start your Christmas shopping early at this environmentally-friendly stocking filler winner at Coogee Beach The Best Gift Market is a new Christmas event showcasing local, handmade, environmentally friendly products. There will be market stalls with artisans and designers showcasing homewares, gifts and products from across the Eastern suburbs and wider Sydney. More than 160 stallholders will have their original work for sale. They include interesting ceramics, handmade glass gifts, original fashion, clothing, blankets, knitted and wooden toys for babies and children, amazing jewellery, plants, swimwear, unique homewares and much more. Handmade gifts stalls by local artists and designers Beachside Bargain…

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Events

Coogee Carols

Coogee Carols Is coming to town! Randwick City Council presents the 22nd Annual Coogee Carols at the Goldstein Reserve, Coogee Beach on Sunday, 17 December from 6:30pm until 8:30pm. This free event draws an audience from local and surrounding areas to celebrate community, family and the spirit of Christmas, opposite one of the most beautiful beaches in the world for a relaxed night of fun for everyone to enjoy. For more information, please visit the Coogee Carols website here. Traffic and public transport information To allow for the audience to safely depart after the event, Arden Street between Carr and…

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Inspiration, Parenting

Coogee Boys’ Preparatory School Choosing the right school for your son.

Choosing a school for your child is a significant decision. Coogee Boys’ Preparatory School offers a compelling combination of academic rigour, character development, and sporting and social skills, all within a nurturing, caring and supportive environment. It’s a place where young boys can thrive, learn and grow into responsible, well-rounded individuals ready to face the future confidently. Most importantly, they have fun. Happy children thrive in happy classrooms where learning is fun – an atmosphere we create daily at Coogee Prep. Coogee Boys’ Preparatory School is a small school with a long history that stands out as an exceptional choice…

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Inspiration, What to do

Eastern Suburbs Mums Halloween 2023 Guide

We’ve done a round up of the spookily great streets to celebrate Halloween 2023 style in the Eastern Suburbs. Even though Halloween officially falls on a Tuesday 31 st October there are loads of local events if you can’t do anything to celebrate it on a school night! We also encourage that children are supervised when out in the street, respect neighbourhoods in terms of noise and have fun but be good locals! Our other tip is be a good neighbour and purchase some bags of lollies if you are walking out with the kids, this is to help replenish…

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Monday's Mum Profiles

Monday’s Local Mum, Jayne Kenwright

Hi everyone, I’m Jayne and I’m a South Coogee local. I’m originally from Liverpool in the UK but Australia has been my home for a while now. This place is truly wonderful for raising kids! I love our local beaches, I love eating (so much!) and I love meeting up with my fellow mum friends! I also love trashy TV…but I don’t get too much time for that hobby with 2 little ones.  A few months back, my job was made redundant. I thought I would take the opportunity for some time out to set up a business that I’ve…

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For Mums

McIver’s Ladies Baths HERSTORY: While We Live, We Swim

The McIver’s Ladies Baths HERSTORY: While We Live, We Swim exhibition showcases the untold stories of women who dedicated their lives to building a community. These women were committed to establishing a swimming club and a thriving community that has existed for over a century. They were all volunteers, from the founders (Rose McIver, Mina Wylie, Vivienne McCredie, Miley Sisters, Lorna Mobbs, Edna Ireland and Doris Hyde) to the present day. Through children’s swimming classes, champion swimming teams, repeated vandalism at the Clubhouse and constant fundraising to keep the beautiful and safe Baths open, these women and their families have…

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Health & Wellbeing

When can I start running again?

Love it or hate it, running is an easy, cost-effective way to exercise. We were born to run, right? But when is it safe to start running again after childbirth? Year in, year out, as the temperature starts to drop in Sydney, you start to notice people running EVERYWHERE! And unless you’re new to the area or have been living under a rock, you’ll be well aware of the City2Surf, the iconic fun run that covers 14km of turf starting in the CBD with most of the route going through the Eastern Suburbs, finishing in our own back garden of…

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Monday's Mum Profiles

Monday’s Local Mum, Elizabeth Cummings

This week we are interviewing Coogee-based, Elizabeth was born in England grew up in Scotland. She works in both educational and mental health fields. Elizabeth is a counsellor, psychotherapist, and educator, specialising in working with young people and their families. Elizabeth’s writes children’s books and poetry and is part of the NSW Children’s Book Council Executive. Elizabeth writing focuses on social and community health matters as well as environmental themes. She released a collection of poetry co-authored with fellow writer and local author Libby Hathorn. Elizabeth’s latest release Ruby’s Release is out now and is a story of resilience and…

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