Dee Stearman, Nibbly Bits
I’m Dee, 35 year old mama to my gorgeous energetic ball of chaos Max (5), currently pregnant with an already loved beyond measure baby girl and married to my penguin in life Scott. I run Nibbly Bits, an original silicone jewellery company that launched in 2012 out of our one-bedroom inner-city flat which is now distributed globally to over 1000+ retailers. I’m a chatterbox, spontaneous and a master juggler at business and life. I’m a dreamer who likes to think outside the box and I like to surprise people who underestimate me whenever possible.
Jasmin Adams, fromZION Pty Ltd
I am a 28-year-old Mother of two. My son Zion is 5 and my daughter Lacey is 3 ½. I have been married for 9 years and have been with my husband Ben since I was 16. We are also youth pastors for C3 Church Coffs Harbour. My Company ‘fromZION’ is a global online fashion label for women, men, children and bedding using only Bamboo fabrics. We now have 72k followers on IG, 10+ staff and just moved to a new warehouse 4 times the size of the last one!
Karen McDermott & Monique Mulligan, Serenity Press Pty Ltd
I am Karen Mc Dermott, a mum of 6 who is passionate about the power of the written word. I am the 2016 Ausmumpreneur network excellence award winner. Serenity Press is a traditional publishing press based in Western Australia with a global audience. We have five divisions, Serenity Press, Serenity Romance, Serenity Kids, Serenity Inspire and Serenity Retreats. We are very excited about our empowering young women fairytale collection that we are releasing in December. Our children’s books are reaching many bookshelves and our current Serenity Press is almost sold out. We are building a strong connection between Australian, Irish/UK literary communities.
Malou Villarreal, Baby Loves Sleep
I am a mum of two young boys and wife to an equally busy but very supportive husband. My business is BABY LOVES SLEEP and I am the creator of the amazing SLEEPY HUGS® sleep suit. Its unique patent pending design gives babies the freedom to move their arms without the restriction of a tight swaddle. Helping babies cope with ‘startle reflex’ whilst giving them the comfort and security they need to get a better, deeper sleep. The sleep suit is designed for babies that have outgrown swaddling (or don’t enjoy being swaddled), to help them transition gently from swaddling because many of us know that the cold turkey arms out or one arm out solution just doesn’t really work. Also perfect for the tummy rollers during sleep.
Natalia Michael, No Nasties Makeup
I am a mum of 2 girls who was made redundant whilst my youngest (now 2) was 4 months old and in hospital with bronchiolitis RSV. I had really wanted to go into business for a while and after my redundancy came through I realised that I had already been making a product that other mums wanted too! I suffer from 43 allergies and had made the switch to all things natural and organic a few years earlier and spent a lot of time educating myself on ingredients, additives, chemicals and natural living. When my eldest daughter was 5 she was gifted a pack of play makeup and upon reading the ingredients I immediately threw it away. It had aluminium, synthetic colours, synthetic fragrance and a bunch of other chemicals. My daughter was beside herself and I had to bribe her with some of my own all natural and quite expensive makeup! I decided to make some play makeup for her myself and without realising, No Nasties Makeup was born!
After a year of formulating, trial and error and ensuring that every little detail was perfect, No Nasties Makeup launched at The Naturally Good Expo in May 2016. I booked the Trade Fair 6 months in advance and literally received my final packaging 3 days before! Talk about cutting it fine! We made it work and now, just over a year later we have stockists across Australia, New Zealand, USA, Korea and Belgium. All of our products are made from 100% natural ingredients.