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Interviews & Faces

Australia's Up & Coming Parenting Influencers

MyDeal Team 27/10/2016

Being a first-time parent is always a tricky venture. Whether you’re trying to find the clothes, the best clothing, some priceless advice, or even just a great place to get away, there’s no better place to look than with these 8 amazing parenting blogs. Be inspired by their incredible style, stories and advice.

Laura Hutchins (@beauhutchins)

Laura is a graphic designer and an art lover. With a passion for photography and writing, Laura began an Instagram dedicated her her son, Beauden Kade, who is nine months old. Infused with monochrome and an effortless amount of cool, there is no doubt Beauden is one of the cutest and most stylish kids on the block! Beauden’s mother, Laura, is always thinking of cool new ways to show off his style, “we are very lucky to work with some amazingly talented small businesses who help dress him so well.” Laura says. Laura’s Instagram features her son in outfits of the day and children’s decor and furniture. Her Instagram feed is one that you can follow for hours. 

 

Barbara George (@barbaramckellar)

Barbara McKellar is one of the chicest mums out there; her effortless style and love for “all things fashion, beauty, food, interiors and travel.” inspire her when she’s creating content for her blog. Not only does she have her own Instagram account, she also has a blog and a Facebook page, where she shares her daily style, trends and advice. Barbara is an accredited stylist, and her style is proof of that. When she’s not posting pictures of her daily outfits on her Instagram, she’s writing on her blog, interviewing the coolest brands and companies, which is inspiring her to start her own online store. Barbara shares all of her secrets that help her looking chic and cool, even when she’s on the run, looking after her daughter Ruby. Barbara has loved fashion from an early age, and as a trained professional stylist, it’s easy to see that she’s found her calling. 

 

Sibel Alan-Jones (@sibel_alanjones)

Nothing says style quite like Sibel Alan-Jones’ Instagram and blog. With her fourteen month-old daughter, Amelia, by her side, Sibel’s blog is full of beautiful interior design, fashion and the beach, which Amelia loves. Sibel works in a law firm in Brisbane, but spends her free time writing on her blog and sharing her current favourites. Her Instagram posts consist of her stunning outfits of the day, decor inspiration and pictures of her daughter. When she’s not working at the law firm, she’s writing for her blog. She began her blog when her daughter was born, where she was inspired to write about her experience as a new mother, as well as sharing her favourite clothes, baby accessories and moments from her daily life. Sibel often interviews other mothers who share the same love and passion as she does, as well as writing about her experiences with her daughter and home and lifestyle advice. 

  

Michele Warren (@emily_and_jordan_)

Flatlays, stacklays and shelfies are all the rage on Instagram, but no one does quite as well as Michele Warren, an extremely talented product stylist and fashion blogger. Michele’s two children Emily and Jordan, are the stars of Michele’s Instagram, decked out in the latest trends and sporting the cutest clothes. Michele’s style consists of monochrome for boys, with “cool patterns and funny slogans” and “pretty florals, mustard, teal and vintage styles for girls”. When she’s not taking gorgeous photos of her kids, she’s fashioning the coolest flatlays of the latest clothes, accessories and products. She has two Instagram accounts, one of which is purely dedicated to flatlays, stacklays, hanglays and shelfies. 

 

Kim Houssenloge (@featherandnest)

If you’re on a voyage for vintage style, look no further than Feather and Nest, the incredibly chic and rustic blog that is run by Kim Houssenloge. Kim has been writing her blog since 2006, and is often finding incredible items for her beautiful home, “I have a bit of an obsession for all things vintage,”. Kim’s Instagram is full of beautiful images of flowers, vintage items that she has collected from op shops and garage sales. Kim’s blog consists of recipes, gardening, and the unschooling process, with her sixteen year old son, Lew. She hopes to turn her blog into a book one day. Kim often spends time in her garden, where she loves to grow her own veggies and surrounding herself with beautiful flowers. 

Birthdays are always an opportunity to get out the reloved treasures. πŸ’™ Happy Birthday for yesterday! Xxx @giftofourearth

A photo posted by Blogger. Featherer & Nester (@featherandnest) onMay 18, 2016 at 2:13pm PDT

 

Kate Bills (@the_adventurous_mum)

Everyone needs a getaway, and Kate Bills is here to show you how you can make any time an adventure, even if you have a little one by your side. Her blog is action-packed with stunning landscapes, healthy cuisine and of course, her beautiful ten month old daughter, Lottie Grace. She gives advice to young parents who are planning on taking their children on holiday, including how to keep them occupied and how to pack for the trip. She plans on creating a list of places she’s travelled with her daughter and review items that she’s used whilst on route with her little one. Kate’s passion is inspiring other mums to take their children to exciting new places, as well as tips and tricks for taking your little one on holidays and adventures, “My aim is to inspire other Mums to get outside, and take their little ones on adventures – big or small.” She has a lot of fun on her trips and travels, and wants to inspire others to have just as much fun. 

 

Loreta Waqatairewa (@chopsandpie)

Loreta Waqatairewa has one of the coolest blogs around. With her three children, Uraia 8, Malakai 3 and Sera 1, she’s definitely a busy mum. Loreta is a graphic designer, and she definitely knows how to create an awesome flatlay as well as taking awesome photos of her three kids, styling them to look like the flyest kids on the block. Loreta’s flatlays are incredible as well, her unique talent for making flatlays into a character is a sure way to make her posts stand out from the crowd, “I wanted to put my own spin on the traditional flatlay, so I made them into characters and after creating one of my characters sitting on a swing it reminded me of some Drake lyrics and from then I started adding lyrics.” She also has a blog dedicated to the advice and stories about her eight year old son, Uraia, who has special needs. Raising awareness for her son’s needs is very important to Loreta, and she aims to make each day memorable for her family, as well as looking super stylish while they’re doing it.

 

Adriel Booker (@adrielbooker)

Although every parent is different, there is something they all share in common: the hard times. Every parent has gone through some rough times, and there’s no one who knows how to take the bad times and make them good ones like Adriel Booker. Spending her time as a youth worker, a public speaker and a mother of three, she is certainly a busy woman. Adriel began her blog after the birth of her first child in 2010, needing a space for her “grown up” thoughts and for her to make sense of her new motherhood. Adriel often will contribute to her blog, writing about the biggest moments in her life, and how to deal with some of life’s most heartbreaking times, all in a hope to help others who may be dealing with the same thing. Her blog is also full of inspiring messages, beautiful photos of her children, and incredible DIYs.

 

Kirsty Blinston (@mummytofive)

Kirsty is the amazing blogger behind Mummy To Five, who runs her own business from home while taking care of her 5 young children. She has been blogging for ten years to share her family life and experiences as a mother, moving from Queensland to Victoria. She loves helping big, busy families with plenty of ideas from her blog about family life, health and wellness. In her blog, she also has a variety of wonderful family-friendly material such as easy recipes that children will love. 

Saying goodbye to my babes is the hardest part when travelling!

A photo posted by Kirsty (@mummytofive) onJul 5, 2016 at 1:47pm PDT

 

 

There are some of the most inspiring and talented parenting bloggers out there right now. Indulge in some of the latest trends and the coolest clothes on their blogs. Whether you’re after some funky new kids furniture for your little one, some outdoor play equipment like a kids trampoline or you’re getting ready for Christmas, be sure to check out our baby & kids range.


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