My youngest is now three, so I have farewelled the baby/toddler days, but I have to say in the short amount of time since I hung up the onesie and pram – parenting has progressed! Gone are the days of swapping a bracelet from each wrist to remind yourself what boob you last fed from – now there is an app for that. Posting photos to the grandparents by snail mail – not any more – there is an app (or social media) for that too.


Some things never change though – the sweet smell of babies, their soft skin and the way their smile lights up your world. Or how about the wide eyes of a toddler as they make new discoveries or wrap their tiny hands around your neck for a cuddle. What a privilege is it to share this young love.


So 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 kid’s 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! Here’s a tip! Make sure you have singed up to receive our weekly haven e-hub and throw a like our way on Facebook to be in the know… details to come!


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