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May Reviews // Insta-mums

The social media landscape is peppered with mums sharing their daily family delights with us voyeuristic followers. On the eve of Mother’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of Insta-mums who tickle our fancies with wit, humour, inspiring words and just the right filters. @tashsefton This mumma to boys Jay and Mac has had major success in the styling world. She and BFF Elle Ferguson are responsible for the blog-tur ...

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May Reviews // Apps

Gone are the days of trying to keep up with chore charts, calendars and shopping lists. OurHome is an app designed with families in mind. The simple and streamlined interface allows you to share tasks, important events and personal progress. Plus, it includes a fun rewards system to motivate the most unmotivated kids (and spouses!). You can connect across as many devices as you desire, meaning it’s hard to ...

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April Reviews // Books

THE THANK YOU DISH Trace Balla It's dinnertime at Grace's place. “Thank you, alpaca,” says Grace. “Alpaca?” asks Mama. “Why would you thank an alpaca?” A playful mealtime conversation becomes a joyful act of giving thanks in this heartwarming story about gratitude, community and eating locally, from a bestselling picture-book maker. For ages 3-6. Allen & Unwin, $19.99 COOK ME A RHYME Bryan Kozlowski Spe ...

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April Reviews // Apps

Our Party edition this month has the haven team thinking about special moments, so we were thrilled to find the Day One app. Day One is more than just a journal – its sleek and simple design allows you to record all your favourite moments across all of your favourite devices. Whether it’s everyday moments or once-in-a-lifetime memories, like parties, Day One is the best way to keep track of the special stuf ...

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April Reviews // Movies

DANCE ACADEMY: THE MOVIE (CTC) In cinemas April 6 The 2017 movie follows the original dance academy TV show and tracks where the characters are in their lives now. Starring Miranda Otto, Keiynan Lonsdale and Jordan Rodrigues.   CHIPS (CTC) In cinemas April 6 The action comedy adventures of two Californian Highway Patrol motorcycle officers as they make their rounds on the freeways of Los Angeles. Starring M ...

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March Reviews // Movies

Get your popcorn ready and check out this list of hot new movie releases for Easter School Holidays. Flicks for the whole family including some special advance screenings, Little Chicks at the Flicks and discounts for Cine Buzz members - check them all out below:   PEPPA PIG MY FIRST CINEMA EXPERIENCE: PEPPA’S AUSTRALIAN HOLIDAY (CTC) In cinemas March 16 Take part in one whole hour of fun, featuring al ...

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March Reviews // Apps

With the world becoming more digitally connected, travelling has never been easier. Here’s our list of top 5 travel apps that will help take the stress out of any holiday, whether it’s to the Gold Coast or Europe.   1. Google Translate This free app provided by Google is fantastic for when you come across words in a foreign country and need to translate it back to English quickly! While we all try to l ...

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Adventure Awaits

If you are looking for some inspiration for your next travel adventure, whether it’s in Australia’s backyard or overseas, check out these new titles… First Words: Spanish First Words: French Simple, striking and beautifully illustrated, these are the perfect introduction to new languages for the whole family. Each book contains 100 travel-relevant words, from ‘airport’ to ‘ice cream’ and ‘tomato’ to ‘umbrel ...

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February Reviews // Movies

Disney Princess Film Festival The Disney Princess Film Festival is coming to the big screen at BCC and Event Cinemas from February 18 until March 12 and features all your Disney favourites including Cinderella, Tangled, Sleeping Beauty and The Little Mermaid. Tickets are just $8 each (online booking fee applies) so it’s the perfect day out for you and your little prince and/or princess. Festival Line Up: Ci ...

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February Reviews // Apps

Being stumped in a medical emergency is no laughing matter. Now, with modern smartphone technology, there’s an Australian-trained emergency specialist doctor at the other end of your phone with the push of a button. My Emergency Dr is a video-based app allowing a qualified specialist in emergency medicine to remotely assess you, make a diagnosis, provide expert medical advice and in many cases arrange the t ...

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