I feel like I just caught up on my gnarly to-do list after the big summer vacay and here we go for a second round – it’s school holidays AGAIN! But, we definitely aren’t complaining. At least there’s some welcome relief from the heat in autumn and, hello delicious Easter eggs! If your house is the same as mine, there’s a legitimate need for us parents to help our kids consume the mountain of chocolate they will no doubt receive over Easter. Yes, do them a favour and take one (or 15) for the team 😉

This year has certainly started like a rocket launcher – are you feeling it too? We’ve been busy at haven HQ working on launching a new website, nailing some creative changes to our design, adding new columns and, of course, stacking the magazine pages and our various online channels with stories to inspire your family time.

We spotted Easter chocolates in January (for realz!) and so, as the Easter holiday approaches, check out our list of sweet spots to get your fix. It’s typically rainy over the Easter school holidays so we’ve got you covered (literally, like under our haven umbrellas!) with crafts and rainy day play ideas along with loads of other events happening about town.

Up next we celebrate Mother’s Day and we have one MOTHER of a giveaway that you’re going to want to know about – and tell all your friends about too. Read all about it on Page 7.

Until next edition, may your to-do lists be short and your chocolate Easter egg comas be long!

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haven is all about family, life and style in Brisbane's inner city suburbs, the Gold Coast, south to Byron Bay. We have been keeping parents in the know for over eight years, with fun, fresh and helpful stories that they can take tips from or treasure in their own library.