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!). Having said that, hubby and I have organised a date day for the coming weeks but we will be celebrating the fact that all of our children are now officially school kids! Good luck to all the families settling their tribes into childcare and school – it’s such an exciting time of year. Now make sure you take a little “me” time …

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.

We have had an amazing break at haven HQ. Some of the crew travelled as far as Fiji, as well as Straddie and the Coffs Coast. And, of course, all enjoyed adventures in our own backyards with our kids. We saw shows at the theatre, went to art galleries, libraries, trampoline parks, we baked, we shopped, we went to the movies, enjoyed beach days and even went bush walking. School holidays certainly let us enjoy a kid’s life!

Now get clicking and welcome a little piece of haven into your day as we kick off an amazing year ahead – sharing family, life and style with you.

Read our February issue online here, or head to your fave local kid friendly location to grab a copy!

Happy days,

Keeley O'Connor

Keeley O'Connor  

Keeley has always been a keen entrepreneur and creative and takes great pride in growing her business in parallel with her young family. Keeley started in online publishing with ‘Savvy Mama’ in early 2009 going on to publish print titles over the past decade, including haven, a family lifestyle publication and scout for the Gold Coast holiday-maker more recently. She has grown a vibrant and engaged digital community of followers via her digital and social channels and continues to expand her business with haven creative services // www.havencreative.com.au