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November Reviews // Movies

Bad Moms 2 (CTC) In cinemas November 2 Bad Moms 2 finds the trio struggling with the stress of parenting during the holidays, made all the more taxing by their own visiting mothers. Bad Moms 2 stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn.     Wonder (PG) In cinemas November 30 Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. ...

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November Reviews // Books

Twas The Nightcap Before Christmas Katie Blackburn, $19.99, Faber Books It’s Christmas Eve and as usual mum and dad are knee-deep in presents that need to be wrapped. Dad suggests a sherry to keep us both going. Then out comes the Baileys. And mum hits the rum. A stocking-clad tango later, they drift off to sleep – the living room in disarray, their Christmas preparations in ruins. But come morning, it seem ...

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October Reviews // Books

How To Feel Awesome Everyday By Elly Awesome Warning: Reading this book will overhaul your life and turn it totally awesome! We are all awesome in our own way but sometimes we need a little pep talk, some inspiration and a nudge in the right direction. Find out how to turn daily challenges into awesome experiences that will cure your boredom and brighten your day. Jam-packed with journal pages, advice, DIYs ...

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October Reviews // Apps

Looking for convenient meditation courtesy of your smartphone? Look no further than haven’s Top 5 meditation apps! Let us know on social media if you use a different meditation app – we’d love to hear from you. Headspace Guided Meditation Perhaps one of the best meditation apps around, Headspace offers guided meditations for all stages of your meditation journey. Let co-founder and former Buddhist monk Andy ...

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October Reviews // Movies

Shopkins: World Vacation (G) In cinemas October 5 Grab your boarding pass and come on a worldwide wild ride with your favourite Shoppies! When the Shoppies go on a vacation to London to meet Royal Crown Jules, Kooky Cookie gets caught up in a diamond heist and goes missing! The Shoppies discover that Kooky has been transformed into the latest ‘must have’ trend by the famous fashion designer Macy Macaron spa ...

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September School Holiday Movie Releases

The holidays are just around the corner and the kids are so excited to see the latest movie releases (and adults alike!). Here’s what you can find at your local cinema these September school holidays...   THE EMOJI MOVIE (G) In cinemas September 14 The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all ...

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September Reviews // Books

WHERE THE WILD DADS WENT Katie Blackburn Faber, $19.99 In this hilarious, touching homage to Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are, a ‘tired and emotional’ dad finds himself drifting off to the place where the Wild Dads went. In a riot of head banging, air guitar and table football he finds himself at the centre of a great escape, but pretty soon he begins to miss the place he left behind. Lovingly ill ...

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August Reviews // Books

BEING 14 Madonna King Is your daughter 14? Are you struggling to know what's going on inside her head? Are you worried? This is the book that can help you understand how she's feeling, what she's thinking and what you need to do to help her navigate her tricky teens to become a fabulous woman. Local journo Madonna King has interviewed 200 14-year-old girls across the country, talked to successful school pri ...

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July Reviews // Apps

We all love seeing what our children are getting up to during their six or seven hours at school, but we can’t often rely on them to bring their history assignments or short stories home with them. Seesaw captures student learning in any form, from photos, videos and notes to sketches and links, while also provide a channel of communication between teachers and parents. Your child can simply photograph or c ...

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July Reviews // Books

BUDDHISM FOR PET LOVERS David Michie Buddhism for Pet Lovers draws together ancient Buddhist wisdom, supported by recent and intriguing scientific findings, to provide fascinating insights into animal consciousness. Written with humour and compassion, and including extraordinary true stories from around the world, it reveals how our animal companions may indeed be among our most precious partners. For in he ...

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