Sunshine, sandy feet and soul-searching


A beautiful house overlooking the ocean, the sound of waves rolling in and out on the beach below, seagulls flying by and 2 blissful days to just stop and think about who I am, where I’m going and what I want to be. This was the retreat I had to have. Breakdowns and break throughs

Five Ways to Get Set for Sustainable Success in 2016


If 2015 whirred past you before you had a moment to press pause, let’s make this moment an opportunity to take a few slow, deep breaths together right now.  Let’s consciously decide to slow down and make 2016 the year that you savour every moment? Your role as a mother and a business owner is

‘Tis the season of reflection


As the year comes to a close, it’s an opportune time to reflect back on the year; to magnify the wins and take the losses on the chin. BUSINESS EXPANSION I started off with the intention to broaden my client base. 2015 was my year to expand; to spread my wings and explore other fields

The roller coaster of following your dreams


In my last Diary of a Mumpreneur post I shared about my husband’s big decision to quit his job and enter a world of unknown in order to change our lives for the better. We craved balance, more time together and more simple life. Over the past two weeks as he finished out his time

Spanner in the working day


We live in a high fire danger area which means as soon as a hot day hits, we are on constant alert. Due to the location and access in an emergency, my daughter’s preschool have opted to close on Total Fire Ban (TFB) days as a precautionary measure. In early October and just back from

I’m a working mother: guilty as charged.


Is guilt a prerequisite for parenting? I was ignorant of this key criteria in the job description before signing up. I discovered quickly that if I didn’t possess enough guilt in my parenting skills, there were plenty of other people who were happy to help develop it. Everything from birthing my babies to feeding, settling and stimulating

25 Things..


This day and age, our mod cons allow us to go through the motions of our day without making contact with the outside world and actual real life people. We sit behind a computer screen or a smart phone and take in the world around us via social media. It’s handy AND convenient, I can

Work less, earn more: a free event


Do you struggle to get clients and make money in your business and yet secretly (or not so secretly) wish you could work less? Spend more time with the family, travel or just relax? … or maybe you’re thinking of starting a business but are afraid it will consume your life…. If so, you don’t

AusMumpreneur TV: Getting Balance between Family & Business


In this episode of AusMumpreneur TV, we interview Toni Joel and Nikki Horovitz of Tonic about striking the right balance between family and business as a Mum in Business. [pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1VZPZgM9UM” type=”yt” w=”600″ h=”385″]

It’s a girl! Introducing Emilia Garner


  AusMumpreneur co-founder Katy & her husband Ian welcomed Emilia Kate Audrey Garner to the world on Sunday 3 August 2014. Length 50cm, weight 8lbs Emilia is a little sister for Lily and Leo.   PHOTOGRAPHY by Bec Thomas Photography, Cairns

How to happily manage business with a baby


I recently spoke at a beautiful afternoon tea in Melbourne held by Jade from Event Head with the theme of Babies and business.  It was perfect timing for me, having spent the last 8 months running my business with my new baby.  I’ve learnt so much about business and wellbeing and being present for my