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The good oil on pregnancy and baby care

By JENNI MADISON We all want to have a happy and healthy pregnancy. We all want to be sure that we’re giving our body and...

Literature, literacy and the dreaded label

By TANIA MCCARTNEY Labels. They’re everywhere - literally and figuratively. Not just brandishing the necklines of designer ware, stamped into laptop lids and pockmarking every...

From yard to plate

By LUKE VOOGT Kyrstie Barcak is growing her family food bowl one plant at a time. The mother-of-two moved from the Yarra Ranges to Highton five...

Narana dreaming

Situated on a leafy, wide allotment fronting the Surf Coast Highway at Grovedale, Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre is the region’s high-profile hub of Indigenous...

Mums the word

By EMILY ROBINSON Meet the Geelong group helping needy families take care of their most-precious members Eager and excited, four-year-old Emily Carr donated her beloved pink...

New program eases children with autism into school

By ALANA MITCHELSON Children with autism will have more therapy options with additional services to be offered in Geelong next month. School readiness programs, social skills...

Faith to face fears

By JOHN VAN KLAVEREN For someone studying a for a diploma of community services, a week looking after deserving children, many from traumatic backgrounds, could...

Mums’ award makes it work

By JOHN VAN KLAVEREN Local charity Geelong Mums has won an international award for its work in ensuring the safety of the reused and recycled...

Aid helps Jett on life’s next big step

Watching five-year-old son Jett prepare to start school next week was similar to the experience of most mums for Clifton Springs’s Samara Bondin. But the...

Play School’s 50th birthday party

By ALANA MITCHELSON Widely adored children’s television program Play School is on its way to Geelong with special national concert Humpty’s Showtime as part of...

Welcome to Geelong Coast Kids

WELCOME to the first edition of Geelong Coast Kids, dedicated to connecting parents in our wonderful community. We’ve put together 40 glossy pages of family...

Amazing inspiration

By EMILY ROBINSON A local mother of two reveals the dramatic inspiration for her self-published children’s book and advice website “YOU are brave like a lion”...

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Hobby and family helps mum in health battle

Mother of three Sandra Torrance, 44, looks like a picture of health. You would never guess the struggles she faces on a daily basis.

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