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Supporting Your Child’s Gut Health

The importance of digestive health is a buzz right now both in the media and the scientific community, where the health of digestive system bacteria is recognised as being essential to our overall health and wellbeing. We are not just what we eat, but what we absorb. As parents, it's really important that we understand how to best support a healthy microbiome (the good bugs that live in our gut), for our ow ...

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The Collective – Now on Wheels!

There are food trucks and then there’s The Collective Catering - a Gold Coast dining institution now on wheels! This is no pre-prepared, one-trick-truck. No siree! The Collective Catering is a fully customisable catering solution offering menus from all five of the popular dining haunts at The Collective Palm Beach; including Luckies Diner, The Italian Job, The Kitchen, Calavera and Umami. Director and co-o ...

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

Oh, dads… what would we do without their words of wisdom, watchful eyes and (occasional… very occasional…) nuggets of comedic gold? Spoil the dad in your life – whether it’s your biological dad, a relative, friend or, if your kids aren’t old enough to buy presents themselves, your partner – this Father’s Day with one of these fab gifts… or multiple, if you’re feeling generous! Top 10 gifts 1. Is it really F ...

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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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Gut Instinct

The importance of digestive health is a buzz right now both in the media and the scientific community, where the health of digestive system bacteria is recognised as being essential to our overall health and wellbeing. We are not just what we eat, but what we absorb. As parents, it's really important that we understand how to best support a healthy microbiome (the good bugs that live in our gut), for our ow ...

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Your Questions, Answered

The team at fabic are a wealth of knowledge when it comes to childhood behavioural issues. Do you have a burning question? Email editor@havenmagazine.com.au and keep your eyes peeled for their expert answers. Sometimes I feel that being proud of my child is somewhat taboo when speaking to other parents? Shouldn't we all be encouraging our kids to try their best? It really depends on what we are proud of our ...

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‘Wet’ Your Appetite

Got your summer holiday vacay sorted? There will be a new player on the Gold Coast this summer and it’ll be a world of water fun for the family. The countdown is well and truly on for the opening of the Gold Coast’s billion-dollar, game-changing Ruby Collection. Tower 1 apartments (of four towers proposed for the Surfers Paradise site) are set to open this November – just in time for summer and just in time ...

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Pets Through the Ages

Deciding whether to bring a new pet into your home and children’s lives can be tricky. With so many pets to choose from, and massive pros and cons for each of them, how can you possibly know what will be best? This short yet super helpful guide, of course! Kid’s age: 0 – 2 years old Suggested pet: A dog Dogs are great – there’s no question about that. But, are they great for kids? Uh, yeah they are! If you ...

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What Pet Ownership Teaches Your Kids

In 2016, an estimated 62 per cent of Australians owned a pet. Of that, 72 per cent of pet owners lived in a home with children. Why so many? Well, it turns out that owning a pet can do a lot of good for your kids, beyond simply giving them a friend to play with.   Owning a pet is fun. There’s no doubting that. They also give us love and companionship. But there are loads more reasons why pets are impor ...

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Horses for Courses

Meet Sue Spence, an amazing Gold Coast local who has taken pet ownership to the next level. Sue Spence is a true horse whisperer and with more than 45 years’ experience, has been able to do what we all want to do: turn our passion into business. Through Horses Helping Humans and her registered charity, the Horse Whispering Youth Program, Sue offers an amazing equine therapy service and charity serving many ...

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