LJ Charleston has more than 20 years experience as a print, radio and TV journalist, has appeared on-air for every network in Australia as well as a stint as a Beijing correspondent based in Hong Kong where she also hosted her own radio show, and became the unofficial 'natural disaster' correspondent for a local TV station. But none of this prepared her for the onslaught of motherhood. She's the author of four books, she's obsessed with twins and she's the proud mother of three boys. LJ is passionate about motherhood and strives to inform and entertain mothers through the wild ride of being a parent.
Tash Nero works in the marketing department at My Best Gift. Tash loves her job as she loves helping families create wonderful memories and share special moments. She is a mum of twin boys, who keep her on her toes. Tash and her family are always up for an adventure and love creating memories together.
Rachel has always had an adventurous streak but her bungee jumping days are over now that she has twin daughters commandeering her time and attention. As a writer Rachel has covered everything from Bonsai trees to blockbuster movies and enjoys being able to constantly learn new things. When she isn't wrangling her cheeky daughters, Rachel enjoys cooking, exploring new cafes with her husband and relaxing with a nice glass of white wine.
As a working mum of two young children, Lizzy's life is never dull. A fan of parties; simple, healthy, outdoor living; and cooking with kids, Lizzy was formerly the associate editor of MiNDFOOD magazine and online editor at Women’s Running Australia. Based in Sydney, Lizzy now works as the national marketing manager at Hanrob Pet Hotels.
Shze is a student journalist who has always had an inherent love for writing. She is driven by an innate passion to explore new concepts, and is always on the hunt for the cool and unusual. Currently living between Sydney and Singapore, she is proud to call both countries home.
Chris caught the travel bug many years ago when you could find her zip-lining through cloud forests in Laos or visiting Hammerhead Sharks in the Galapagos. Nowadays she’s busy helping her 2yo daughter explore the world. Chris is also a Crossfitter, minimalist, wildlife warrior and a sucker for ice-cream. When's she's not looking for the next unique experience for My Best Gift, she's out with her family creating some truly memorable childhood experiences like jumping into puddles, which is definitely a favourite at the moment.
Jess is mum to an energetic 1 year old boy and two adopted fur babies. She loves her early morning walks with her early riser with a cup of strong coffee! Jess is My Best Gift's Digital Marketing Manager and enjoys spending her weekends in the park and at the beach with her son and husband.
Ellie is a mum to two gorgeous little monkeys, who fill her world with joy, keep her on her toes and are turning her grey. She loves nothing more than getting the family out to the beach, sand in their toes and salt in their hair. Ellie works part-time in PR for a well-known charity, where she feels a sense of purpose, making a difference to people going through a tough time. Originally a pom, Ellie left the UK with just a backpack in 2009. A husband, two beautiful boys, a crazy cat and an Aussie passport later, Ellie is proud to call Sydney’s Northern Beaches home.
Stacey is a multitasking mum, marketeer and pre-natal yoga teacher. Raised in the north of England, she backpacked to Australia in 2004, was seduced by the sunshine and never went home. Stacey’s greatest love is her little boy who keeps her young and makes her thankful for wine.
Kathryn is a writer, traveller and recovering workaholic. She left her native Brisbane seeking adventure and fifteen years later, she’s worked as a journalist and PR on three continents and explored more than 40 countries. These days, her misadventures happen mostly at home (in a small coastal NSW town) via her daily attempts to keep pace with her husband and two young girls, while writing, reading, cooking and trying not to kill plants.
Sara is a wife, mum and aspiring entrepreneur, as the founder of My Best Gift. Born in New Zealand, raised in Brisbane and now happily calls Sydney’s northern beaches home. Sara is passionate about experiencing all that life has to offer and is generally willing to give anything a go, at least once! Her greatest loves are her husband and their two girls - closely followed by sunshine, coffee and wine.