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My name is Rachel (the one in the picture below with the windswept hair) and I am thrilled that you are here.

Whether you have made the decision to move your family to the Blue Mountains or have lived here a while but now starting a family, you are in the right place.

The Blue Mountains is a wonderful place to raise a family and I hope you are already feeling the warmth of our community.

It was my own experience becoming a parent that it can be isolating if you don’t know how to navigate resources and where to make connection with others, so I created this space to help.

Out of the Nest exists to Connect, Equip and Resource local families- so here is a little map of how you can use this website to help navigate parenting in the Blue Mountains.

Are you looking for a place to go with your kids?

Playground, playgroup, café, bushwalks and more…

Click on Neighbourhood

Then click on where you live and then search all the categories.


Are you looking for something to do as a family this week?

Click on What’s On

Then scroll through Events or click on Indoor or Outdoor Activities to search further options.


Are you looking to keep up to date with things happening in and around the Blue Mountains that are family orientated?

Follow me on Facebook Here.

I will share and post so you are in the loop as much as I am.

Subscribe to our Newsletter Here.

I will drop an email into your inbox once a month with updates on things you may have missed.

Local Facebook Groups:

Whats On Blue Mountains

Ask Roz

Lots of inspiration and updates on these pages for you.


Are you looking for activities to do with your kids during the week?

Whether it be Music, dance, sport or playgroups. Finding activities to place in your week that you and your kids can both enjoy is worth searching for.

Click on Neighbourhood

Then search the groups in and around you.


Are you looking to find some empathy and encouragement on the Motherhood Journey?

Follow on Facebook

Subscribe to my Newsletter

Here you will receive new blog content and highlights of other content produced.

Head to my Blog Page

Here you can search new and old Blogs about Motherhood and living in the Blue Mountains.

Follow on Instagram

Here I talk more about Enriched Motherhood. I hope my journey will empathise with, encourage and enrich yours.


Are you looking for Activities and services to serve you as a mum?

Click on Neighbourhood.

Then search through the files on both ‘Maternal Health and Recreation’ ‘Maternity Services’ and ‘Support’.

Here you will find local practitioners, local classes and support groups that are geared to support you as a Mum in the Blue Mountains.


Are you looking to find some connection with other Blue Mountains Families?

Search the Neighbourhood section of our website Here.

Here you can discover where other families in your area might be hanging out during the week.

Follow Facebook and Subscribe to our newsletter

This will help you know if I am hosting any local events and I also flag any events you might find interest in..

Local Facebook Groups:

Search facebook for these closed groups that are a great source of information and support:

-Blue Mountains Mummys and Mummys to be.

-Blue Mountains Natural Parents.

-Blue Mountains Mums.


Other aspects of Out of the Nest that I would invite you to check out are:

Forever Loved Wall.

A space to honour those little babies that we have lost.


A space where I hope to inspire, encourage and help keep it real.

About me.

Please do reach out and say Hi. If I can help you in any way I will certainly try.


Welcome again to this beautiful community.

I hope that we can help make this transition a bit easier for you.

Sincerely, Rachel xx


Author Rachel

I am Mum to 3 little ones, aged 6,3 and almost 1, Wife to my high school crush, Midwife at our local hospital and Creator of 'Out of the Nest'. I hope more than anything to do all these things well and maybe empower and encourage others along the way. Though its quite the juggling act, and balls do drop ALOT, so I am happy to talk about that too. xx

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