FROM THE EDI­TOR

Little Treasures - - CONTENTS - Hay­ley Bar­nett EDI­TOR

Hello and wel­come to my very first is­sue of Lit­tle Trea­sures! Al­low me to in­tro­duce my­self. I have been in the par­ent­ing game for just un­der two years now, with an adorable, yet mis­chievous, munchkin named Poppy. As all par­ents come to find, my lit­tle trea­sure has taken over ev­ery cor­ner of my world. And, as new par­ents will soon dis­cover, you quickly de­velop a habit of telling close friends, and - I’ll be hon­est - to­tal strangers all about bubba’s eat­ing habits, sleep is­sues, hi­lar­i­ous quirks, first words, likes, dis­likes, new skills and even her bowel move­ments. Even when I pop away from Poppy for date night, all we re­ally do is talk about her. It’s hard to un­der­stand un­til you have your own lit­tle bun­dle of joy, but as soon as you do, de­tailed con­ver­sa­tions about over­flow­ing nap­pies be­comes com­pletely nor­mal and nat­u­ral. Now, hav­ing taken the reigns at my favourite par­ent­ing mag­a­zine, I get to talk about my most-loved sub­ject all day, ev­ery day. I’d love to hear from new par­ents, so please write in and share your sto­ries with us. To make my wel­come that lit­tle bit more mag­i­cal, as we were putting this is­sue to­gether, our edi­tor-in-chief, Melissa Gardi, gave birth to a gor­geous wee girl, Is­abella (see her cute lit­tle face to the right of this page). Some­how, Melissa man­aged to write three fea­tures for this is­sue: the babymoon spe­cial on page 50, where she takes us away on her fab­u­lous jour­ney to the lux­u­ri­ous Kauri Cliffs; the four-page baby shower guide on page 54, which fo­cuses on Melissa’s beau­ti­ful pre-baby bash; and the craft sec­tion on page 119, a fan­tas­tic nurs­ery DIY piece show­ing you how easy it is to throw to­gether a warm and invit­ing room for baby - even bare­foot and eight months preg­nant! Wel­come to moth­er­hood, Melissa! And if, like me, you are new here, wel­come to Lit­tle Trea­sures.

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