Toowoomba mother Lea Sharp is launching her new website the Cold Coffee Tribe.
Toowoomba mother Lea Sharp is launching her new website the Cold Coffee Tribe. Bev Lacey

Call for Toowoomba mums to join the tribe

A TOOWOOMBA woman is fighting to make life easier for struggling mums.

A mother herself, Lea Sharp is preparing to launch her website The Cold Coffee Tribe to help others feeling overwhelmed and isolated.

"When I first had my children, I desperately wanted to do something for me, but I struggled with the guilt," Ms Sharp said.

"Then it's trying to find the time and the energy, and it's difficult to make things work. It can feel very isolating."

 

SUPPORT SYSTEM: Lea Sharp, seen here with her children Jules and Georgia, is preparing to launch her new website The Cold Coffee Tribe.
SUPPORT SYSTEM: Lea Sharp, seen here with her children Jules and Georgia, is preparing to launch her new website The Cold Coffee Tribe. Bev Lacey

"We're structuring around lifestyle, I will turn all the blog posts into videos so it's easier for mums to consume the content."

Ms Sharp said she had completed a 12-week program at Canvas Coworking, which had helped her decide on a business name that held meaning.

"The name was the hardest part, I wanted it to be relatable," Ms Sharp said.

"Mothers are often so busy juggling housework, raising their kids and trying not to kill their husbands," her business description reads.

"Often their coffees are left to go cold and their goals are put on the back-burner."

She said her life had changed in endless ways since she had her children, Georgia, 2, and Jules, 6.

"You lose all the friends you used to have, and you have to figure out where you fit into this new life," she said.

"There are a lot of outside influences, you need to figure out which of these to take on.

"I often hear from other Toowoomba mums that they need emotional and physical support. So this project has been finding out how we can provide that on more than just a superficial level."

A website launch, Refresh by The Cold Coffee Tribe, will be held on May 3 at The Finch.

"We are getting a bunch of mothers together for a night, kid-free, supplying some bubbly and some food and trying to pamper and fill mum's cups," she said.

"We have heaps of businesses that have donated for the loot bags. Guests will get a bath robe and a scrunchie and we are going to play around with some face masks."

Tickets are $85 and are available from Eventbrite until Monday.

The website thecoldcoffeetribe.com will be available from May 3.



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