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Keeley O'Connor

Keeley has always been a keen entrepreneur and creative and takes great pride in watching her business grow and flourish in parallel with her young family. Keeley started in online publishing with ‘Savvy Mama’ in early 2009 and now publishes a monthly family/lifestyle print magazine called haven. With 25,000 copies of haven distributed monthly between Brisbane and Byron Bay, as well as a vibrant and engaged digital community of followers via her online and social channels, Keeley’s team is keeping affluent parents up to date on all things family, news, food, fashion, education, travel and more. Her combined passion for raising happy, healthy children and celebrating her local community are what fuel her creativity and are the foundations of her business success.

Number of Entries : 33

Summer Holiday Issue // Out Now

That’s it... Lunch boxes down, people! Yes, parents, it’s finally time to step away from the daily grind of school runs, homework, washing uniforms and more. We are done for another year. I am not sure who’s more excited - the kids, or me? Hello summer holidays! Sure, our intentions are always positive as the school holidays start. Throughout the working year, I’ve missed the kids, the freedom to sleep in, ...

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Celebrate 2018 Issue // Out Now

We’re not sure how it happened either, but the year-end party season is imminent! Yes, that’s right. It’s time to take note about who has been naughty or nice, while adding a bit of sparkle to your wardrobe and embracing those dates in your calendar where you have nothing booked (tip: block out some dates now for the family to rest!). Love or loathe the festive time of year, there’s no getting away from it. ...

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Spring 2018 Issue // Out Now

Welcome to our latest edition of haven magazine, blossoming with stories to celebrate a new season and the spring school holidays! A new season sprouts a new beginning (thank you Mother Nature) and for me this entails a bit of spring decorating at our beach shack, kick-starting a new fitness routine while my shoulder injury heals and maintaining an organised fridge #houseboss I will take some time off with ...

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Pets Issue // Out Now

How adorable are all the pets on our cover! A big thank you to all the amazing readers who took the time to share their pets with us – we felt the love you have for your animals and just how proud you are to show off your fur and feather babies on this issue’s cover #braggingrights What is it about pets that send us all gooey, like when we see a baby? Sure they’re cute and sometimes cuddly, but gosh they ca ...

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July Issue of haven // Out Now

Live and learn. It’s that saying that rolls off my tongue when I make mistakes. I even say it when I nail something that I can attribute to experience (ummm, yes, I’m also another year older this month!). I say it to my kids when they stumble on a life lesson and remind them that making mistakes are all part of learning. Yes, life is a continuous lesson and Business Insider Australia states that “Peak abili ...

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Winter Getaway

Get your dose of winter wellness by recharging in nature. Try on Springbrook mountain for size. There is something compelling about an adventure into our Gold Coast hinterland to get your winter fix. It’s generally a simple matter of packing the car with your winter woolies, some red wine, cheese, grapes, crackers and those all-important ingredients to make s’mores and then hitting the road. With our backs ...

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February Issue of haven // Out Now

Another summer holiday is behind us, and hello 2018! Ironically our first issue this year features back to school and party vibes (not to be inferred that us parents had a big party once we dropped the kids off at school on their first day back #wewish). Instead we’re frantically catching up on all those ‘to do’ lists that built up over summer holidays while we hit the beach, watched movies and made memorie ...

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September Issue of haven // Out Now

Happy Father’s Day to all you 'Rad Dads'! Parental roles have changed so much over the years and it is no surprise that we see more dads at the grocery store, school drop off, sporting games and parading with the pram. Sure it’s a different mix for every family – we are all unique - however it’s wonderful to see how the traditional parenting model our parents held has evolved over the years to show more equ ...

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August Issue of haven // Out Now

Right from the time, late last year, that we brainstormed the idea for our August “I am Tween” edition of haven, it was always going to be a theme that was right up my alley. As a mum of three kids aged 12, 9 and 5, hubby and I are currently living the parenting tween dream (not implying there are no challenges!). While our little Mr 5 rotates on his own trajectory most days, his formidable tween sisters ar ...

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Our Day Cruise to Tangalooma Island Resort

Fifteen years after visiting Tangalooma for the first time we went back as a family and it was even better than I remembered. I’d been dreaming of an island getaway, however we didn’t have the time off or budget for a tropical island villa overseas, so we thought we would embrace the local island life. Having not been to Tangalooma in such a long time we thought it was the perfect place for our family’s qui ...

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