Happy Father’s Day to all you ‘Rad Dads’! Parental roles have changed so much over the years and it is no surprise that we see more dads at the grocery store, school drop off, sporting games and parading with the pram. Sure it’s a different mix for every family – we are all unique – however it’s wonderful to see how the traditional parenting model our parents held has evolved over the years to show more equality.

Spring has sprung and we have school holiday fun this month! Will you be road tripping, going overseas or enjoying the beach as the warmer days embrace us? Either way it’s time to rest our little people’s growing minds, enjoy the kids’ company, plan a few play dates and make time for adventures.

Turn the page and help us celebrate some Rad Dads in our community (plus we’ll talk to more in the coming weeks on our social media) and save some dates for spring school holiday fun. We also announce haven’s favourite teacher this edition, so a big congratulations to… (you’ll have to read more on Page 25) and thank you to all those amazing students who voted for their own teacher.

We’ve got some pretty cool haven events happening about town. For you business minds, our haven business hub workshops kicked off in August with Facebook Advertising and up next we dive into more social savviness with Instagram on October 3. Plus for our readers, we launched a social media for parents and grandparents’ workshop (with a wine). It’s about making sure we know the social media basics to keep our kids safe as they get social themselves. Stay in the know and click with us online www.havenmagazine.com.au.

Read the September issue of haven online here, or via PressReader here.

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