Hello November! I’m not sure about you, but I’m off and racing with lists galore as the year-end buzz heats up – I actually have so many lists I have to carry a notebook to write them in! If you’re like me and nail your Christmas shopping in one day, then forward planning and shopping lists are essential. Now get that pen and paper out as you flip through this issue of haven as we have shopping inspo galore!


For me, 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.


In this issue, we also tackle one of the most common requests by child psychologists; how to help boost resilience in our children and our resident behaviour specialist talks through the ‘perfectionist epidemic’ and how it’s affecting our families.


Remember to breathe and look after YOU this month, as you race to year-end recitals, year-end parties, Christmas gatherings and, of course, the shops. You’ve got this!


Check out your copy of haven’s November issue online here.




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.