Gold Coast Bump to Bub Expo for pregnant women and new mums

Gold Coast Bump to Bub Expo for pregnant women and new mums

By Lauren - Gold Coast Mum

In case you're wondering why I have been a tad quiet on the blogging front lately, I have been super busy working on various projects as well as juggling work (as a consultant/ freelancer/ employee and with my own clients) and being a Mum to four little cherubs.
I am beyond excited to share the details with you about these projects as soon as I can.

Today, I'm thrilled to announce that Gold Coast Mum has partnered with maternity and newborn photographer Jade Read Photography - a fellow Gold Coast mum - to present to you, the first Gold Coast Bump to Bub Expo & Pamper Day!

Sunday 23rd October, 201610am- 3pm
Nerang Bicentennial Centre, Nerang, Gold Coast

(Opposite Goodlife Gym/ near Council Chambers/ Town and Country Motel)

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The Gold Coast's first Bump to Bub Expo is set to be a 
unique and exciting day full of shopping, manicures and massage, our very own Eat Street, fashion parades, and experts to ask all your pregnancy and birthing questions.
Major raffles and prizes to be won!

An amazing line-up of sponsors, brands, small and large businesses will be there on the day to help Gold Coast parents and parents-to-be.
Attendees can access all the information, services and products around their birth and baby in one place and can relax with the Pamper Experience – book a massage, get your manicure and relax in the dedicated comfy lounge room.
I look forward to seeing you there!

Raising money for our charity of choice: Peach Tree Perinatal Wellness.

If you have a business that suits the demographic, feel free to get in touch.

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I found 'the one'!

I found 'the one'!

By Lauren - Gold Coast Mum

Over the years I have been the victim of a fair few hair disasters.

Like the time my bronde (blonde/brown) long locks were died black (when I had specifically picked out a nice dark brown), only for light patches to be left at the back resulting in me having to cover it up (with an upstyle) 
for an event I was appearing at until I could return for my hair to be fixed a week later. 

(The staff were all very apologetic).
And the time I had my straight, long brown hair cut ON AN ANGLE. And didn't know til it was pointed out to me (hey, I couldn't see my own back!).

And... the time I specified that I did NOT want the stripey foil look, but thin highlights, but was left with CHUNKY YELLOW STRIPES that started centimetres from my roots (looking like I needed an urgent trip to the hairdressers to have regrowth attended to!).

(The hair stylist who did the colour correction was unimpressed with her colleague's efforts with my locks and was able to fix it all for me, thankfully).

So, going to the hairdresser has never really been a pleasant experience for me. I don't consider myself fussy or over the top. I just expect that what we discuss will be delivered to a professional standard.

It probably hasn't helped that, until this year, I hadn't returned to any salon or stylist more than once and would often try out new salons/ stylists in my quest to find a great one.

So, you can imagine my absolute delight when I met, and have had GREAT experiences with, a fabulous Gold Coast hairdresser by the name of Tanya Neale - Hair by Tanya!

Not only is Tanya a hairstylist to the stars, welcoming a steady stream of the Coast's most recognisable faces (and voices), she's also a really cool chick.
I even bumped in to local Instagram star Gabrielle Epstein (with more than 1 million Insta followers) during one visit to the salon in Broadbeach where Tanya works from as an independent stylist.

Gold Coast Mum Lauren and Gabby Epstein

During my visits, Tanya and I have bonded over our penchant for 90's and 00's music and all things Backstreet Boys. 
Tanya's the only hair stylist I've been to for my hair needs this year. 
I have trusted her and have been so so so very happy with her work.

Feeling like I've 'Just stepped out of a salon' ;-)

VIDEO: Luscious locks

Since having kids, my mane is OUT OF CONTROL. 

It was thick before, but is now a whole lot of work to tame, and thankfully Tanya has the skills and the patience to achieve fabulous results!

If you're looking for a hairdresser to make you look and - most importantly - FEEL beautiful, then definitely get in touch with Tanya.

Tanya has more than 15 years of experience and has been my no.1 when it comes to cuts, colours and styles. 

She does fabulous upstyles and special occasion hair styles and also does eyelash extensions!
Tanya working her magic during a show.

Have you found 'the one' - someone you trust with your luscious locks?


Hidden danger in baby onesie – mum warns parents to keep an eye out for sharps

Hidden danger in baby onesie – mum warns parents to keep an eye out for sharps

By Lauren – Gold Coast Mum

A Gold Coast mum has issued an important reminder to check clothing before allowing your baby or child to wear it after discovering a sharp object attached to a onesie she was about to dress her baby in.

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“Purchased this for [daughter’s name] over the weekend, washed it. Then when running my hands over the outfit before dressing her, I found this sticking through, trapped in the foot. It's a piece of the security tag that the sales rep forgot to remove,” the mother said.

“It's a scary thought! Could do some serious damage to a Bub! It pricked me but no biggie, just so glad I didn't miss it.”

“Such an important reminder to always check everything you buy before putting it on.”

The item of clothing was purchased from a store on the Gold Coast.

The mum sent the photo to the store’s head office and received a sincere apology as well as assurance that they’ll be looking into the matter further.

“[I] won't be taking it further but definitely worth sharing the word to make people aware of the importance of checking these things,” the mum told Gold Coast Mum.

Have you had anything similar happen?

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