The best thing my mum taught me: Camille Hugh, www.institchesgames.com

“The best thing my mum taught me is that patience is a virtue. With all of my business and personal ventures, this advice has proven timeless and sound. It pays to be patient and do things the right way versus rushing and getting worked up over things I cannot control.” – Camille Hugh

Camille Hugh is the owner of In Stitches Games, a company dedicated to helping people laugh out loud, release their inner child, and learn about each other in a fun and unique way. She has recently launched a kickstarter for Cards That Make You lol – the game of hit or miss party tricks.

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The best thing my mum taught me: Josefin Wanner, www.wannerlabel.com

“The best thing my mum taught me was to always express my creativity. Don’t leave it inside, let it out. There is no right or wrong in creating. And that is how I started my journey to become a fashion designer which I will always have my mum to thank for.” – Josefin Wanner

Josefin Wanner is the founder and designer of Swedish, sustainable fashion brand Wanner Label.

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The best thing my mum taught me: Chris Kaiser, www.clickatree.com

“The best thing my mum taught me was to eat healthy. As a child I never appreciated her efforts, but these days I’m grateful it got so ingrained in my eating habits that I automatically eat healthy most of the time. It’s a big win, and a learning I will profit from every single day for my entire life.” – Chris Kaiser

Chris is a nature and animal lover. With his company Click A Tree he is currently on a mission to make sustainability as simple as possible.

Mum and I in Torres del Paine National Park in Chile.

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The best thing my mum taught me: Kristia, www.bestdesserts.co

“The best thing my mum taught me was when you can choose between doing the right thing, or the easy thing, always choose the right thing. It can be easy to ignore someone in need, to take short cuts, to only think about yourself at times. She always encouraged me to pause, take a breath, and ask myself what the right thing to do would be. It’s not always easy, but I have always tried my best to remember this advice in every moment.” – Kristia


Kristia is a Digital Content Manager by day, avid dessert maker and consumer by night! Learn more at www.bestdesserts.co

Kristia, www.bestdesserts.co

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The best thing my mum taught me: Venus Sun, Treat Em’

“The best thing my mum taught me was to love myself and look after myself because the first health is wealth. This includes everything from physical, emotional and mental well-being. This mantra inspired me to start my own business Treat ‘Em – Healthy Dessert Boxes delivered across Sydney because transitioning to healthy can be hard, and I wanted to bring a guilt-free alternative that was both delicious and nutritious. Treat ‘Ems purpose is to provide a healthier alternative in a convenient, fun and delicious way. Without my mum, I never would’ve understood the importance of health or be so passionate about it, and her support gives me strength and confidence to take this mantra to everyone else. That’s why we are a little bit different from other businesses. We have different collections to spoil both others important to you, as well as yourself, because self-love is just as important.” 
– Venus Sun, founder of Treat Em’


Learn more at www.treatem.com.au and follow their journey thus far @treat.em. 

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Trina Folse: “The biggest thing I’ve learnt since becoming a mum is…”

“The biggest thing I’ve learned since becoming a mum is to expect the unexpected. Children, like life, with never do what you think but the results can sometimes be more amazing than we ever thought!” – Trina Folse


Trina Folse is the author of The Uterus’ Guide to Raising a Baby, a picture book for moms about the love and struggles that come with motherhood. Connect with Trina on Facebook and Instagram

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Katie Clayton: “The biggest thing I’ve learnt since becoming a mum is…”

“The biggest thing I’ve learnt since becoming a mum is I would do absolutely anything to protect her. I don’t care what I need to do it will be done if it means that she is safe and happy.” – Katie Clayton



Katie Clayton is the proudest mum of one, and Commonwealth Registered Marriage Celebrant, spreading love and creating memories that will last a lifetime.Learn more at www.happilyeveraftercelebrantservices.com.au




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The best advice my mum gave me…

We threw the question out to our Facebook community: 

“The best advice my mum gave me was…”


We were astounded by the response – these guys certainly have some wise mummas! The answer that came up the most frequently was “treat others the way you want to be treated”, which is one of our favs. However, there are so many other gems here that are too good not to share, so here’s the list! 

Challenge: Pick and follow a different piece of advice from the below list everyday this week and see what happens:-)

  1. This too will pass
  2. Treat others the way you wanted to be treated.
  3. Don’t rely on a man
  4. To not sit back and wait for adventure to come to you. Make it, seek it out and treasure every moment of it.
  5. To be grateful for the good things in your life because there are so many less fortunate.
  6. Love the skin ur in – embrace each day and dance like no one is watching. 
  7. You should treat others how you want to be treated. 
  8. What energy you put it is what you will receive back, be positive. 
  9. Never look a gift horse in the mouth : always be grateful. 
  10. Nothing stays the same, be it good or bad xo
  11. Aon’t judge a book by its cover, it’s been good advice and helped me through life
  12. Always do your best whatever you’re doing.
  13. Always wear clean knickers 😀
  14. Always tell the truth, be true to yourself, don’t dwell on the past and work hard for what you want.  
  15. Be yourself & don’t care what other say u need to love yourself before other can love u
  16. Smile at people it makes them feel nice and you feel nice
  17. Never take anything for granted because we only live once
  18. Watch the world through my sons eyes. Life is so much more fun when you do that.
  19. Never to judge another mother – especially before you have your own kids.
  20. Don’t spend your money, spend someone else’s.
  21. Always listen to her advice! 
  22. Never marry someone you can’t live without, marry someone you can move with”. Best advice ever! And so true! Lucky I followed it 
  23. What others think of you is none of our business. 
  24. Nobody is better than me, and I’m not better than anyone else. 
  25. Let my belief in myself be bigger than my fears. (it’s always been wonderful to know she believes in me too).
  26. Learn how to cook, she would say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.
  27. Trust your instincts
  28. It’s ok to cry, its ok to be scared. It’s ok to ask for help. And to smile, laugh, love and BREATHE. 
  29. If you are going to do a job then do it well. 
  30. Be kind to everyone
  31. Love yourself before you can love someone else
  32. Soap is cheap. There’s no excuse for being dirty.
  33. I’ve learnt to have personal pride while always adhering to my ethics and morals
  34. Never judge a book by it’s cover and always treat people as you want to be treated. 
  35. Never bully but always stand up for people are being bullied. 
  36. If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all!
  37. Never give up, and keep trying for what you want in life. 
  38. Treat EVERYONE with respect because they may be fighting a battle you know nothing about. 
  39. You can’t get respect until you give it first
  40. Never go to bed angry, you wont be able to sleep and you’ll be even crankier the next day
  41. Go anywhere but always take your brains with you
  42. When life gives you lemons it’s upto to make them sweet
  43. Be strong and confident and follow your heart if you have to stop and think you are on the wrong path.
  44. Always make sure you have money on you to get yourself home safely!
  45. Study hard and relax later.
  46. If something ain’t broke don’t try to fix it
  47. Always wear clean knickers
  48. Every cent counts, make sure your compare before purchase…thus making me the bargain queen today
  49. Treat elders with respect
  50. Do unto others as you would have them do to you.
  51. Think before I speak. It’s served me well
  52. Be yourself. Life is too short to spend time trying to be someone you’re not.
  53. Cook from the heart! – I am now a chef:-)
  54. To always be right and yourself
  55. Always stay true to yourself
  56. Live each day to its fullest for tomorrow is not promised 
  57. Live my best life
  58. Never get a credit card
  59. Not to smoke
  60. Always rely on God
  61. To not hold onto the past
  62. Everyone has a story
  63. Always eat you’re veggies
  64. Learn from my mistakes
  65. Take one day at a time
  66. Learn how to cook
  67. Enjoy the peace and quiet while you can
  68. Theres only one of me. Be you.
  69. Walk tall, be kind and also be fearless
  70. Just be myself
  71. A cup of tea and chat makes things always seem a little better
  72. Never spend money that I don’t have, if you don’t have the money then don’t buy it. 
  73. Be kind to others 
  74. Know what you want and stay true to that. 
  75. ‘Leave that f**kwit!’. Thanks Mum xx

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