The Bub Hub - A Birth Story
The idea for The Bub Hub was born in June 2001 - inspired by the birth of Brad and Hilary Lauder's first child.
Hilary had only recently moved to Australia from the UK and had found it difficult to access information about local parenting services, activities, products and stores.
To bridge this gap she set about designing a website herself.
Hilary began working on the content of the site and when it became apparent that more resources would be needed, her husband Brad was recruited from his marketing job and The Bub Hub was born.
The Brisbane site was officially launched on March 27, 2002, as the Lauder's celebrated their son's first birthday.
It wasn't long before the site expanded beyond Brisbane. The "national" site (for Queensland, NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia) launched on Australia Day 2003 and by December the ACT, Northern Territory and Tasmania were included - making the site truly Australia-wide.
Today the Lauder family has grown to include two more children while the business has expanded to employ a small band of additional staff members and 20+ volunteer forum moderators! Bub Hub is still run from our home (the garage was converted for the purpose and the cars had a wait for their carport to be built!). Still holding our own amongst the big media corporate giants, we remain the largest, independent pregnancy and parenting website in Australia.
Having been trusted by Aussies since 2002, we've answered the questions of millions, calmed their worries and helped them discover the path that's right for their family through pregnancy, parenting and beyond.
Brad & Hilary Lauder
Hilary, Brad & family 2004
Hilary, Brad & family 2012
Hilary, Brad & family 2019