It’s that time of year again almost, where time stands still for family, and love and joy reigns. Even if you’re not religious you have to admit Christmas is such a special time. I remember Dad just suddenly being around as a child, we’d chat on the back porch of a night in the warm summer air about dreams and hopes for the future and it was truely special. All the adults just seemed magically relaxed.

I loved hearing the school bell ring, then just feeling the excitement creep in, of an endless Summer to be spent with friends and what’s better the arrival of Santa Claus bringing all those longed for presents and bringing smiles to everyone’s faces? All the great food and your family gathered together to have fun. Who doesn’t love Christmas?


Now as a mother it seems to come around so much faster every year but the feelings surrounding it haven’t changed. It’s a magical time where you get to see the beautiful smiles of your children as they enjoy the wonder of Christmas. Their beautiful little faces beaming as they decorate the tree, tell you about what they’d love Santa to bring them and the sheer joy of your life pausing for a time just to enjoy each other and this beautiful life. The way the days run into each other around Christmas and you forget what day it is is truely special.

NHM-I GOT IT FROM MY MUMMA Podcast Radio Show can’t wait to celebrate with you! We’re going to be talking to Santa Claus, taking you through the best presents to buy this year, traditions old and new and a baking and food show.

We are also celebrating Santa's arrival at Westfield Kotara on Saturday 10th of November from 8:30-9:30am by giving you the chance to win a family photo with Santa or you can book your photo here online, this will save you time and ensure that there is a smaller window for child tantrums.


On the 10th of November there will be free entertainment, face painting, giveaways and more. The Marching Koalas will lead the parade through the centre with Santa and Mrs Claus.Santa photos will start at 10am on Level 1 outside David Jones. Walk ins are welcome but bookings are encouraged online.


To WIN a Santa photo with your family at Westfield Kotara keep and eye on NHM Newcastle Hunter Mumma’s social media.