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Mum’s the Word // Jess Skarratt

Big ones, small ones, tall ones, short ones. We all have one – and that’s a mum. Just as people come in all shapes and sizes, mums too don’t ever fit a societal mould. Just ask this bunch of women who are juggling the mother lode. On the eve of Mother’s Day 2017, haven sat down with a variety of mums to discuss all things motherhood - that hardest job of all. Here’s what JESS SKARRATT had to say… Gold Coast ...

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Mum’s the Word // Hayley Bateup

Big ones, small ones, tall ones, short ones. We all have one – and that’s a mum. Just as people come in all shapes and sizes, mums too don’t ever fit a societal mould. Just ask this bunch of women who are juggling the mother lode. On the eve of Mother’s Day 2017, haven sat down with a variety of mums to discuss all things motherhood - that hardest job of all. Here’s what HAYLEY BATEUP had to say… Hayley Bat ...

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Mum’s the Word // Abby Coleman

Big ones, small ones, tall ones, short ones. We all have one – and that’s a mum. Just as people come in all shapes and sizes, mums too don’t ever fit a societal mould. Just ask this bunch of women who are juggling the mother lode. On the eve of Mother’s Day 2017, haven sat down with a variety of mums to discuss all things motherhood - that hardest job of all. Here’s what ABBY COLEMAN had to say… Abby Colema ...

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Mamas That Rock // Lucy Fisher

Meet Lucy Fisher, when she’s not enjoying family time with husband Darren and kids Scarlett (5) and Miles (2), she wears the Festival Director’s hat for the Gold Coast Film Festival which hits the Gold Coast this month, from April 19-30. BUSINESS Tell us about your business/current role? I am the festival director for the city’s flagship film event. The Gold Coast Film Festival is a major cultural event and ...

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Mamas That Rock // Sheree Ly

Meet Sheree Ly. Based in the Gold Coast and married to Andrew Ly, she’s mum to Ella (9) and Jayden (6) while also Owner/Manager of Miami Business Centre & Burleigh Gold Coast Motel. BUSINESS Tell us about your business/current role? I own and manage both the motel and business centre. My role is to manage and oversee all operations of the business including staff, accounts, suppliers, marketing, sales, ...

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Mamas That Rock // Ali Hill

Meet Ali Hill. Based in the Gold Coast and married to Darren Hill, she’s mum to Patrick (9) and Kate (7) while also CEO of Pragmatic Thinking Pty Ltd. BUSINESS Tell us about your business/current role? Pragmatic Thinking is a behaviour and motivation strategy company. We work with corporates around cultural direction, leadership development and phenomenal feedback cultures. I love this work because it’s bas ...

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Mamas That Rock // Katrina Blowers

Meet Katrina Blowers. She juggles an exciting role as senior reporter/presenter with 7 News Brisbane while also playing mum to Jed (6) and Zahra (9). How does she do it while remaining sane (and impeccably dressed?!). Here’s how… CAREER Tell us about your current role? There’s no ‘normal’ day for me (which I love). I could be sent anywhere to cover breaking news. We also have a news helicopter, which is as ...

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Mamas That Rock // Melissa Savonoff

We chat to Melissa Savonoff, wife to Nick and mum to Samuel (18), Luke (16), Josiah (14), Daniel (9) and Rachel (6). Melissa has recently released her first app, Ricardo’s Alphabet Game Board.   BUSINESS Tell us about your business/current role? For the past 12 years, I have been self-employed, working part-time as a paediatric occupational therapist. In this time, I have worked with children from abou ...

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Mamas That Rock // Rachelle Harvey

Meet Rachelle Harvey. Mum to Koa, aged 2, she’s also the founder and creator of ultra-cool coast fashion label, Brave & Fearless. Tell us about your brand... Brave & Fearless is an edgy kids’ label. We create unique and different pieces for newborn to size 8. You'll fine acid- and stone-wash muscle tees, distressed tees with cool rock ’n roll slogans and high quality rad leather jackets for your min ...

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Mamas That Rock // Melissa Downes

Meet Melissa Downes. You know her as that warm and welcoming face behind the Channel Nine news desk at 6pm weekdays. But she’s also mum to Dee Dee (6) and Anja (4) and the beloved wife of D-J Wendt.   BUSINESS Tell us about your role on Channel Nine news and how you came to sit in that chair? I’m the Monday to Friday newsreader with Andrew Lofthouse. We’ve been reading together for more than seven year ...

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