Welcome to our May edition of haven. Please join me in celebrating motherhood in all its glory! I often encourage my family to celebrate my birthDAY with a month long ‘celebration of Keeley’ and let me tell you, I am pushing for a MOTHER of a month this May full of kids’ cuddles and endless love notes for 31 days!


In all seriousness, 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.


The crew at haven has a challenge for you this month and would love you to play along. We are going to digitally detox by embracing “Screen-free Fridays”. That’s right, put your phones, tablets, TVs and computers away and get back to board games, beach walks or park life. Now we can’t ask you to take a snap of your family in action (because you are supposed to be screen free!), however write to us, tag us the next day on social media and tell us how your Screen-free Friday went. What did you get up to? Did you reconnect? Was it fun? We have passes to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to randomly give away to some lucky players! Be sure to follow our weekly e-hub for more tips on how to play and be part of the digital detox. Register online at www.havenmagazine.com.au


May the kids give you some ‘me’ time to make a pot of tea (or a jug of margaritas) so you can read on and enjoy haven cover to cover.


Happy Mothering!


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