Little Pinwheel: Rad Kids Clothing Store in Sydney

July 7, 2016

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so excited to snap hayley blease and her tribe from little pinwheel last month. the shoot was for mum life project where hayley shared an incredible story of her triumph over sexual abuse.

“when you are sexually assaulted you are forever being told you are worth nothing, you are vulnerable and frightened, violated, and the feeling of wanting to runaway and escape is constantly there with you. sadly you are too scared and small to even take a step forward. You feel like a little mouse in the corner, shivering and so afraid to take a step forward into a world so big and scary. being brave, and standing up, sharing a voice that is louder than his has been my saviour.”

read more of hayley’s awesome & inspiring story on www.mumlifeproject.com.

check out more of her epic kids gear @littlepinwheel and www.littlepinwheel.com.au.

 

CREDITS

keely wears – @featherdrum top & skirt @fallenbrokenstreetkids hat @saltwatersandals shoes

taj – @munsterkids tee & jacket

furniture – @ingridandsooshii

photography & styling – @hipster_mum

 

 

Nikki’s Botanical Baby Shower

June 25, 2016

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have you noticed how things made with love always add up to more than the sum of their parts? take nikki’s baby shower. so many brilliant creative women lent their talents to make it happen — and together the room, the flowers, the balloons and style was simply stunning.

 

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for me, the celebration was personal: nikki and i have been friends since high school. i distinctly remember my jaw dropping in year 10 when during beach fitness she grabbed a surfboard, leapt into the water and pulled some fully sick moves in the scary, messy waves by the shore. ‘wow’, i thought. ‘this girl is fearless.’

a few years back nikki returned from a stint overseas with two boys in tow. at the time my little girl was five & i was jobless and miserable. my jaw dropped for a second time as i saw how strong and competent nikki was with her two boys. how she took all the crap that motherhood dishes out in her stride and never let it drag her down. that, again, is another type of fearlessness.

reconnecting with her at that time was a turning point in my life. without saying a word, she inspired me to fully invest in being a mum, to have another child and give myself wholly to my family. as it turns out, her inspiration was the best thing that could have ever happened.

on the eve of her welcoming a new addition to her family – another boy, dear raphael – there are no more dropped jaws from me. nikki is one of the strongest, smartest and most fearless women i know. she has the patience, creativity, savvy, honesty and sense of humour to be the most amazing mum — and any moment that she needs me, i’ll be right there beside her.

i hope you get as much enjoyment from the photos and inspiration as we had celebrating this special time!

for more images, check out the full image set here.

 

CREDITS

florals & flower crown – @posysupplyco

white & botanical balloons – @borntopartyshop

cake – @nikkifletcher

photography & styling – @hipster_mum

 

 

 

 

Easy Dinner Ideas With Heinz Little Kids Meals

June 15, 2016

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Dinner with kids can be so complicated. With my little girls, it seems the list of things they won’t eat grows longer every day. Add hunger and end-of-the-day irritability to the mix and it’s a recipe for fireworks. What I need are quick & nutritious meal options that I can whip out at a minute’s notice to keep everyone happy.
 

(Confession: when I say ‘everyone’, I pretty much mean me. Once I remember slaving over some baked concoction for hours only to serve it and have the girls turn their noses up at it — cue tears, thrown plates and hysterics from me. urgh. Fondly remembered as a #mumlife low point to never re-visit again.)
 

Heinz Little Kids meals are steam cooked with at least two toddler sized serves of vegies. They’re low in salt with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Recently I had the pleasure of snapping some wee ones tucking into said Little Kids meals — and their smiles, I think, say it all.

 

Move over, Matt Preston. Take a hike, Manu Feildel. For a parent with fussy eaters, there’s no more powerful review than smiling little cheeks and an empty bowl.

 

This photo shoot was sponsored by Heinz and features little Bea and her mum Alice, and Emily and her mum Amy. All snapped by me for the Mum Life Project.