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haven may 2017 issueMay 2017
May. This is the month we annually celebrate motherhood in all her glory. Considering haven is all about family life, it’s only fitting that this issue be overflowing with stories, tips and ideas that will benefit all our beloved mama readers and your respective families. Did you know, the awesome crew that brings you haven magazine are all mothers juggling careers, deadlines, kids and family life as well? We live family and we LOVE it, which is why we feel qualified to bring you this family lifestyle magazine and which is also why we so enjoy the beautiful community of family readers we’ve built around it.

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haven april 2017 issueApril 2017
It’s the highlight of your child’s year – their birthday party. As parents we hear the elaborate plans months in advance, the invite list grows (and grows) and their gift wish list never ends. It’s an epic day for our little ones – and a very looooooong one for us party executors. Whether you love or loathe the party prep, haven has done the hard work, gathering expert advice and awesome party inspo to make your next party one to remember. It’s not just about the party this issue – we celebrate our ace regular columnists, school holiday fun, great local events, travel, wellbeing, fashion, education and more!

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haven march 2017 issueMarch 2017
What was your favorite family holiday? Do you like overseas adventures or cruising the local roads? We are certainly blessed for local adventure options so before you plan your next family adventure, whether it’s long haul or a day trip – find your way using some ace tips from this issue of haven. Remember, Easter is just around the corner (yes, that means school holidays again!) so we’ve started uncovering some school holiday ideas, awesome events and travel tips. Be sure to stay in the know and join our weekly dose of haven online for what’s on and other stories.

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haven february 2017 issueFebruary 2017
Love is in the air this month but, to be honest, my affection runs deeper for back to school routines than the day cupid strikes with his arrow (can we all say a big “hallelujah” for back to school!). For many parents we hit our stride now. We all have a bit more freedom and time on our hands to get back to work, goal setting, fitness, ‘me’ time, date nights, ladies lunches and you probably want to clean the house top to bottom now that the summer holidays are behind us. Click to welcome a little piece of haven into your day as we kick off an amazing year ahead…

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haven december 2016 issueDecember 2016
Hello summer! Welcome to our bumper holiday issue of haven full of summer vibes and holiday cheer. The crew at haven HQ are ready to pack away their laptops in exchange for swimmers and sand buckets as we hit the beach, families in tow. But first it’s time to embrace the holiday cheer, save the date for your favourite Christmas carols event, get your final dose of shopping inspo and create a delicious holiday menu for your tribe. We have all that and so much more inside this holiday issue of haven. As school holidays kick off, I only hope I can keep my intentions of teaching my girls how to braid…

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haven november 2016 issueNovember 2016
The crew at haven has done the research on some trendy gift ideas for the whole family, plus sought expert tips from our contributors on how to survive the stress and silliness this time of year traditionally brings. Make those lists, check them twice and get your shopping underway. This edition, we also feature an amazing young local woman, Tamara, who is standing up against bullying via the Kind Campaign. Make sure to also check out “Santa’s Grotto” for some ideas on where to find the man in red to give him your wish list and snap a pic of the kids!

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haven october 2016 issueOctober 2016
Welcome to our ‘Wanderlust’ edition! The crew at haven shared the arduous (yes – we love our jobs) task of wandering near and far to bring you some rad travel tales on wheels, the sea and land. You will find tips on how to pack that suitcase, snacks on the go, hot new travel product picks and our expert columnists weigh in with their travel tips too. To celebrate our wanderlust issue, haven is giving you the chance to get your travel fix with an amazing family holiday giveaway at Novotel Twin Waters. Don’t miss your chance to win five nights at this Sunshine Coast family favourite destination!

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haven september 2016 issueSeptember 2016
Hello spring! We hang up the backpacks this month and take a short break from school runs and lunch box packing to enjoy sleep ins and play dates. Check out our School’s Out guide in this edition for some school holiday inspo! It’s also that time of year when we cherish the rad dads in our lives and give that guy some love this Father’s Day. There are not enough pages in this magazine to showcase all the rad dads we know, however we did get the chance to speak to some pretty cool guys who combine their careers with that most important role of ‘dad’.

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haven august 2016 issueAugust 2016
What a fun issue of haven we have created this month with our “Celebrate” theme! Celebrations are something we all have in common, whether it’s an annual calendar event or even a birthday – we get at least one of those every year. The kids seem to count their years in fractions but us adults tend to just stop counting as the decades stack up! The crew at haven has wrapped up this issue with the latest party inspo, from cakes to event stylists, balloons to birthday party venues and so much more. This is one issue of haven you will want to file away for future reference.

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haven july 2016 issueJuly 2016
We just love learning and it is such a pleasure this edition to share stories that reflect the diversity in education, not only locally in our community but around the globe. From readying kids for big school to ensuring their education prepares them to be a global citizen, we have tales to tell this edition, and way more than just the ABCs. But before you turn the page and start devouring this issue of haven, check out our front cover!! What a huge response we had to our cover art contest. Congratulations to all the talented kids (and parents’ encouragement) who shared their masterpieces with us!

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haven june 2016 issueJune 2016
Hello winter. Brace yourself readers, as we send shivers up your spine with our oh so cool issue of haven! We encourage you to embrace the chilly days and flick to our feature on 15 ‘cool’ (pardon the pun) things to do locally this winter. Plus we load you up with tips on how to stay well this season, cook for comfort and bust the old wives’ tales about cold and flus. I don’t know about you, but a short winter season makes me cringe when pulling out the wallet for winter clothes. With this in mind, we have nailed the three winter essentials you need this season plus simple ideas on how to style that winter scarf.

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haven may 2016 issueMay 2016
Welcome to our May edition of haven. Please join me in celebrating motherhood in all its glory! Motherhood is the most challenging yet most rewarding role out there and I am so very grateful to be on this journey, sharing it with an amazing family and wealth of friends through the highs and lows. As you read on and devour our feature on the mother of all jobs I hope you feel the love, share the joy and understand the juggle. And remember you have a tribe all around you – we call ourselves mums. May the kids give you some ‘me’ time so you can read on and enjoy haven cover to cover.

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haven april 2016 issueApril 2016
Welcome to our food, glorious food issue of haven and what a wonderful way to start this issue with a beautiful cover illustration created especially for haven by Susy Boyer – isn’t it divine?! It has been so amazing to see haven evolve over the years and we won’t let the traditions of publishing stop us as we soar to greater heights and keep trying new things! Just like food, the palette changes as you grow so dig in and enjoy what we have served up this April. Hopefully you have found a quiet moment to read haven this month as you juggle the school holidays!

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haven march 2016 issueMarch 2016
The kids’ extra-curricular roster is well underway and has sprouted this month’s feature as we ‘Get sporty’ and talk to a crew of talented local coaches who share their tips and insights on kids in sport. As our summer glow fades into autumn, we talk new-season fashion and what a delight to have the uber talented Nat Bass in our fashion pages this issue! We also get set for school holidays (again!) so take some inspo for activities in our School’s Out guide and calendar plus, if you don’t already get a weekly dose of haven in your inbox, join us by signing up on our website.

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haven february 2016 issueFebruary 2016
Yes, there were high fives all around haven HQ this month as we celebrated publishing our family magazine for FIVE years! That’s 57 print issues and well over 2700 pages of storytelling. Now I just LOVE this issue! Sure it feels extra special celebrating a milestone, but this edition is just full of awesomeness! I’m loving the fashion, travel, upcoming events, lunchbox inspo, education tips, personal profiles and all the February/Valentine’s Day love-inspired topics. Maybe now that the kids are back at school, hopefully we all can get our regular date nights on!

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Haven Issue 56 coverDecember 2015
Hello holidays! Bring on lazy days, summer fun, sandy feet and salty hair (and no school runs!) Welcome to our bumper holiday issue of haven. We’ve mixed things up this issue with a new flow to the mag, more fashion, more events, some new style and a whole lot of rad reads. Tell us what you think of the changes you see. This month, get festive and take some tips from some local superstar bloggers in our feature, Bloggers’ guide to Christmas. We’ve also got your Christmas carols line up, heaps of Christmas events and you can take your pick of our school holiday entertainment ideas.

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Haven Issue 55 coverNovember 2015
This time of year rocks! It’s social, full of celebrations, gift giving and you can smell the holidays that are just around the corner. It’s officially time to get festive (you can only ignore the Christmas decorations in store for so long). Even Santa has shared some dates in our monthly calendar for when he’ll be appearing around town. If you’re like us and nail your Christmas shopping in one day, then forward planning and shopping lists are essential. Get that pen and paper out as you flip through this issue of haven as we have shopping inspo galore!

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Haven Issue 54 coverOctober 2015
We call it silly season for a reason; more socialising, more indulging, plus time really does fly by as our ‘to do’ lists bulge! The crew at haven has put in the hard yards, researching awesome tips and tools to help you catch your breath – before things get wild in our typically busy season. Revive, recharge, renew and take some lush tips on de-loading the ‘busy’ in your lives and letting go, so you can enjoy the buzz of year-end. For those of you with adventurous spirits dig in for some rad ideas on day trips with the family or make it a weekend away if you can afford the splurge. There is no greater gift for our children than our time.

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Haven Issue 53 coverSeptember 2015
We have one bumper issue of haven this September and I can feel the buzz in our community as we kick off spring and events galore. Turn to our monthly calendar, market hub, travel, movie reviews or School’s Out guide to plan your fun this month. It’s that time of year when we celebrate fatherhood and we are delighted to introduce you to some rad dads who have shared their parenting journey with the haven crew. Happy Father’s Day, boys!If you are taking the men in your life out for a meal, take some tips from our family dining feature – we know how challenging it can be eating out with the kids (hello 5pm dinner reservations!)

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Haven Issue 52 coverAugust 2015
Read on and find out how to get your mojo back after baby because let’s face it with all those highs, come some lows. Look after your baby’s mama! And if it’s fitness tips while pregnant, baby’s first foods, retail therapy, styling the crib or how to tame a tantrum we have it covered. Kick off those cash saving tips and get the kids to make (and save for) their show bag wish list as the Ekka and Gold Coast Show roll into town this month. Plus for all you Lah-Lah fans, the big band is in Broadbeach this month and we are giving haven fans a chance to meet and greet the star herself!

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Haven Issue 51 coverJuly 2015
It’s time to par-tay people as we have a rad edition of haven worth celebrating – it’s one to soak up and then pop into your party box for year round inspo!Take some tips on how to pep up your party with new décor, recipes and crafts to wow your guests. And we have the goods on parties for all ages, so gather the girls, or your bros, or make it a couples’ night and enjoy some G-rated adult fun!

 

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Haven Issue 50 coverJune 2015
We’re on a health kick this issue and sharing some ace tips to get you through the winter months well and warm! Let’s face it, our southeast winters are quite mild however for any acclimatised local it can be time to pack away the flip-flops and take some tips from our Big Chill feature and get your bods ready for warmer days ahead. Plus find a touch of fashion for young and old, inspo to keep moving on these cold days and how to avoid the sniffles with some simple immune boosting tips.

 

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Haven Issue 49 coverMay 2015
Mum’s the word this month as we celebrate motherhood in all its glory – it’s pretty magic being a mum considering it’s one of the toughest jobs in the world! The pay sucks, the hours are long but the perks are undeniably world class. It’s not often we have time to stop and recharge so quickly flick to page 14 to turbo charge your day. (You may only have ten minutes before the kids come calling so be quick!) Plus this month we share tips on cooking and school-run fashion for the sporty sisters out there.

 

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Haven_48_BN_CoverApril 2015
This month – the all-important tips for school holiday fun! Day trips, cooking at home with the kids or if you can find a spare spot we divulge the hottest holiday parks offering some pretty lush set ups – consider this the ‘new’ camping! We go green and encourage you to embrace outdoor play these holidays – the benefits are amazing so why not kick it old school and go on a scooter ride with the kids, collect shells at the beach or fly a kite in your nearest park.

 

Both our Gold Coast and Brisbane issues available now.

 

Haven_47_GC_CoverMarch 2015
This issue we tackle some hot topics in the teen scene such as technology and how to find the right balance in your family for screen time vs. real time. Can you fit a selfie stick in your handbag? And how do all these filters and ‘fake’ photos affect our children’s thoughts of body image? Any free photo app can shave inches off your waist or take the red out of your eyes so how can you keep it real for them? Plus some tips for fulfilling your career goals if mainstream school isn’t the right fit.

 

Both our Gold Coast and Brisbane issues available now.

 

Haven_42_GC_CoverFebruary 2015
It’s a fresh year, time to regroup, forge new routines, relationships and rock some goals for the year ahead! And let’s not forget to save yourself some celebratory ‘alone’ time now the kids are back to school. Whether it’s a date day with your partner, hiking with a friend, snuggling up with the latest flick or getting that long overdue hair color – you enjoy – you survived school holidays! The crew at haven is hanging onto summer and that holiday vibe for as long as we can so read on and join the fun!

 

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Haven_42_GC_CoverDecember 2014
School is out so whether you travel or stay local for the holidays, we have more than enough options for you to discover and break the sighs of boredom. We share our experience living like kings at Byron plus take tips on how to rock a cartwheel after all these years or stick to teaching the kids in our Lost Arts feature! And if by chance you roll your ankle with your new moves, we have it covered with some helpful safety tips.

 

Both our Gold Coast and Brisbane issues available now.

 

Haven_42_GC_CoverNovember 2014
With the end-of-year (and associated parties and break ups) almost upon us, it’s time to take stock. It’s also time to shop so we have tips on how to get the most out of your shopping! Also meet four dynamic entrepreneurs this month tackling the business world while balancing family life and read on for some tips on how you can up-skill or take your own path into business. Dream it, believe it … do it.

 

Both our Gold Coast and Brisbane issues available now.

 

Haven_42_GC_CoverOctober 2014
Do we have a super October issue of haven for you! Here at Haven we celebrate family life – which starts with baby. So this month we take it back to the beginning, that small wonder that changes our lives forever. Tips on decorating for baby, hints on finding your happy place as a family and expert advice to get your mojo back plus work it with baby in tow! And for all you Halloween fans there are great ways to soak up some nutrition from pumpkins and a few tips on where to go on this spooky night!

 

Both our Gold Coast and Brisbane issues available now.

 

Haven_42_GC_CoverSeptember 2014
September means it’s time to celebrate rad dads! And no you don’t have to be an 80s child to appreciate the word ‘rad’. Or dads either.
You’ll also discover why you should rock out (the benefits of music), find out why it’s ripper to be a nipper and encounter some awesome comps to win some groovy giveaways!

 

Both our Gold Coast and Brisbane issues available now.

 

Haven_39_GC_CoverAugust 2014
One of the most stressful parts of parenting is party planning! There’s so much to think about and so much to do. But cast your fears away – it’s time to celebrate because we’ve got you covered this month with tips, hints and competitions to win your own parties in an array of different locations!
Plus all of our regular columnists of course.

 

Both our Gold Coast and Brisbane issues available now.

 

Haven_39_GC_CoverJuly 2014
It’s all about being active this month! So it’s a good time to focus on real life #NoFIlter!
Courtney takes a look at sports, Debbie writes about intuition and if that wasn’t enough we also cover toddler food tantrums and first aid for first-time parents.

 

Both our Gold Coast and Brisbane issues available now.

 

Haven_39_GC_CoverJune 2014
Do you have problems with sleep? If so you cannot miss both Courtney and Cassi writing about it (and not because you’ll doze off reading them).

 

Debbie asks what the point of worrying is, Anthony is thinking about pets and we look at the impact of the performing arts on our children.
And much, much more.

 

Both our Gold Coast and Brisbane issues available now.

 

Haven_38_BN_CoverMay 2014
Can crayons make a difference for your kids? Courtney has a look at whether creativity can help develop resilience.And have you ever been embarrassed by a little one rolling around the floor in public? Tanya has a look at the thing that most of us truly dread – toddler tantrums.

 

Both our Gold Coast and Brisbane issues available now.

 

Haven_36_BN_CoverApril 2014
The wonder years! This month we’re looking at teens and tweens and how we get through the years that parents often worry about the most! We look at a variety of topics including technology just in time for the school holidays. With technology changing so quickly it’s hard to keep up but we need to as our kids our becoming more and more dependent upon it.

 

Both our Gold Coast and Brisbane issues available now.

 

Haven_36_BN_CoverMarch 2014
Summer is drawing to an end (despite the heat suggesting otherwise) but this issue is hot, hot, hot! Courtney looks at camping and glamping, Fe looks at stress, Anthony struggles with one of his daughters experiencing first love and we look at getting bleached (not what you think – this one involves dinosaurs and a million activities for your kids).

 

Both our Gold Coast and Brisbane issues available now.

 

Haven_35_BN_CoverFebruary 2014
Happy new Year! And what a wonderful start. With school back we look at homework and creating strong school relationships. How important are they?

 

Learn how it IS easy to be green and Fe Taylor looks at how to make 2014 your best year ever!

 

Both our Gold Coast and Brisbane issues available now.

 

cover_33December 2013
With christmas almost upon us, don’t miss out the latest (and one of the greatest even if we do say so ourselves) issues yet! If you’d prefer to read digitally then we suggest downloading in pdf format now!From all of us here at Haven HQ, we hope you all have a safe and wonderful holiday period with your family!

 

Both our Gold Coast and Brisbane issues available now.

 

cover_33November 2013
Another wonderful issue full of fascinating articles, hints and tips. Read the latest about raising confident kids, laugh at kids asking questions that aren’t easily answered and check out the latest of what’s happening in your area.
If you’d prefer to read digitally then we suggest downloading in pdf format now!

 

Both our Gold Coast and Brisbane issues available now.

 

cover_32October 2013
We’re cooking with gas now! An amazing bumper issue packed with interesting articles, great tips and even a few laughs! We talk about pets, puberty blues and fluids and smoothies (very important with this hot weather).
We also have a look at Down Syndrome as October is a month of increased awareness. And so much more!

 

Both our Gold Coast and Brisbane issues available now.

 

Cover_31September 2013
September brings with it Fathers Day so of course we have a lot about Dads this month. But it’s not all about the XY chromosone people – we’ve got some fantastic features on food (‘Assassins in the Aisles’ & ‘Simple Is Super’),a great read about patience (a concept I vaguely remember) and Couples Therapy. Not enough? How about ‘Living With The Invisible Dragon’, ‘A Person Is Not Their Behaviour’ and a whole bunch of locations to visit! Plus all our regular features, news and GIVEAWAYS GALORE!

 

Both our Gold Coast and Brisbane issues available now.

Cover_30August 2013
If you’re planning a kids party then you need to get a hold of this issue. Plenty of planning tips as well as some ideas on how to create party food that is actually good for you. Yes, it IS possible! Jeni tackles ‘The Equation For Life’, Fe shows us how to undertake a ‘Kitchen Detox’ and Anthony looks at speaking baby talk to our little ones. Plus a great read on Bullying and much, much more!

You can read most of the features here on the site but in case you want some portability you can also download it now! (38mb)

 

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