Imagine being taken from your home by strangers (police or DOCS) with nothing but the clothes you are wearing or possibly a rubbish bag hastily stuffed with clothes or toys and then being sent off to live with strangers. Or being in care with one family for a month or so and then being moved on to the next one. Some of these kids have nowhere to call home.
My thoughts behind the backpacks are - the pack stays with the child; it has p.j.'s a little blanket, maybe some clothes, an age appropriate toy or book, and a little torch. Backpacks 4 Aussie kids provides essential supplies for children in foster care. It’s a simple idea but means so much for Australian children who have nothing and in many cases don’t know what the future will hold for them." Despina Parakas of http://backpacks4aussiekids.org
Dr Lucy was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy in her late teens. She has however gone on to have a successful career as a doctor and busy family life with her husband, raising 2 children. Not content with all this, Lucy started up Better Than Flowers with the aims of providing a fun working environment that delivers a beautiful product with exceptional service, whilst raising the profile of muscular dystrophy in the community.
Better Than Flowers is a boutique business situated on the picturesque Mornington Peninsula. It’s a non-profit business which donates all profits to FSHD-Global for research into muscular dystrophy. http://www.betterthanflowers.com.au
"How has positivity changed my life? I have learnt to celebrate one of the hardest things a person, a mother, can experience and find the best of it. I can look back and see that my life and career choices were leading me to this point, so that I could be best equipped to deal with whatever comes my way from now on. And for that I feel truly blessed because I know I have the personal tools to overcome anything.
LITTLE INNOSCENTS provides safe, organic and gentle skincare that is a modern and stylish alternative, aimed at bringing the goodness of organics to every typical modern family at a reasonable price.
Put simply, these are products that are easy to use, multi-purpose, versatile and practical-moisturising and cleansing without compromising on performance or scent.
AusMumpreneur of the Year finalist Antonette Golikidis of www.littleinnoscents.com.au
AusMumpreneur of the Year finalists Catherine Langman & Michelle Fowler of www.cushietushies.com.au
AusMumpreneur of the Year finalists Stacey Clayton & Lisa O'Keefe of www.koolamandesigns.com.au