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The Editorial Team

Safwan Hak

Publisher & ScapegoatSafwan has more than 20 years' experience developing applications, has consulted for Fortune 500 companies and runs his own software business. Safwan started KinBox because he thought there was a need for a forum for all the family, a platform on which to savour and spread our families' stories and to laugh and cry at life's special moments.

Paul Connolly

EditorA former writer and editor for The Times, Daily Mail and Metro, Paul has been a journalist for more than two decades. When he's not being given the runaround by his twin daughters, he follows the fortunes of Manchester City and reads until the wee hours of the morning.

Rebecca Parsley

Contributing EditorRebecca, a former journalist for The Yorkshire Post, now lives in southern Turkey. She has been married for 26 years and has two children – Adam, 24, and Emma, 18. She believes looking after dogs and cats is easier than parenting.

Donna Richmond

Picture EditorA graduate of Central St Martins, Donna has worked in journalism since 1996 - her CV includes The Daily Telegraph, The Times and the BBC. She spends much of her free time photographing her twin daughters in the wild beauty of northern Sweden, where she lives with her partner.

Regular Contributors

Julie Cook

ContributorJulie Cook is mum to a nine-year-old son and four-year-old daughter. She is 40, married and lives in the South of England but lived for many years in Venice, Italy. Julie is a writer who specialises in family, relationships, travel, health and wellbeing.

Kate Morris

ContributorKate Morris lives in London with her husband, the photographer, Luke White, children, Jude 17, and Belle 14, two cats, Boe and Cuba, and one rescue dog, Ava. Kate is the author of three novels and has contributed as a journalist to The Guardian, The Times, The Observer and The Spectator, amongst many others.

Jayne Dowle

ContributorShe's been a magazine editor, a news editor and a music journalist, but Jayne Dowle now writes mostly about how we live, where we live and how we used to live. You'll find her work in The Times, The Sunday Times, Grand Designs, House Beautiful and The Yorkshire Post. Her own home is in Barnsley, South Yorkshire where she lives with her family.

Creative Team

Petia Hak

Fancy Graphics GalPetia's a busy mom of two amazing, very different and very independent girls (14 and 11) and a five-year-old boy who likes to express his artistic talent on the walls at home and who never stops talking. When not dropping off and picking up kids from school Petia is dedicated to offering parents a place to share their parenting tricks, stories and advice. Her favourite thing in the world is travelling with her family, visiting new places and discovering new cultures.

Evgeni Veskov

Fancy Graphics GuyEvgeni, Kinbox's web and graphic designer, is passionate about design, fine art, traveling, and books. In his free time, he enjoys time spent with family and friends.

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