This week we've had a chat to the lovely Bec from @ocean_daze. Her images are just divine and we know you will love her as much as we do. As part of giving back to the community we really love to support other up-and-coming businesses and the people behind them who juggle work, life and parenting. We know just how hard it can be! Sharing the work of inspiring brands and building each other up is so important to us. Check out Bec's work in our Blog
We love to take any opportunity to support other up-and-coming businesses and stay-at-home mums who juggle work, life and parenting. We know just how hard it can be! We also love to share the work of other inspiring Women and to build each other up. This week we've had a chat to the lovely Camille Hulm. Her images are just divine and we know you will love her as much as we do. Check out her work and head to the blog for more info...
With Mother's Day coming up this Sunday on the 9th May, we want to celebrate all the amazing Mum's & Special Carers out there. We know you are all doing an amazing job! So to make it easier for you to put your feet up for a well deserved rest this Sunday, we've put together some iconic play ideas and be sure not to miss out on our I Love Mum SALE!
School holiday's are perfect for getting outdoors with your family. There are so many great times to be had and memories to be made. Make the most of the last of the warm Autumn days before we head into Winter. Kids always love exploring for treasures, burning off some excess energy and you get to relax, unwind and recharge your batteries in the fresh air. We sure love these amazing images by @romydrew.She is a mama, a damm fine picture taker and her pictures just make our jaw drop. Scroll down below to read more about the fabulous Romy.
With International Women's Day just around the corner, it's been a great time to reflect on the journey I've been on over the last 10 years. I am so incredibly grateful to all the women who have both supported and inspired me since I first had the idea to start Make Me Iconic. From my very first market, to being stocked internationally - there has been many many up's and down's along the way! I am always in awe of all the amazing women in this world, juggling family and business and also success. Strong women lift each other up, so today, in the lead up to International Women's Day I wanted to share with you two inspiring Women who have had such a wonderful contribution to my business #IWD2021
Do you ever flick through your photos of your kids and wish they looked a little... better? I’ve been a newborn and family photographer for about seven years now, in addition to taking countless photos of my own three children, so I’m here to share with you my best tips for capturing the best shots of your children, whether you’re using your smart phone or a DSLR or anything in between.
When you have little ones at home, one of the best things about winter's arrival is the outdoor play without worrying as much about sunburnt skin and overheated toddlers! We say embrace the cooler, cosier weather and set up for a day of play outside, in nature. With your collective imagination, a few props and their favourite toys, you can create hours of play with your kids, creating memories and family traditions you'll all cherish.Take inspiration from this beautiful play set up, and share your play creations with us!
Even before the pandemic, it was hard work to be a parent. And now, as parents we might be pulling our hair out with the extra stress of trying to a be a teacher now too. Being a parent is hard work – meaningful, rewarding, wouldn’t-trade-it-for-the-world – but hard work even more so now.. So take care of yourself and keep your cup full. If you don’t do things to keep your cup full, you have nothing left to give or share with others.
I have put together some ways we try to manage our stress and anxiety daily during Covid-19. These are just some small things we can try help ourselves and our families as we navigate our way through this. Taking care of our mental health is something that I personally have been working on in the last few years and now seems needed more than ever. On an airplane, we’re instructed to put on our own oxygen masks first, before helping a child do the same. If you think that’s a crazy idea, realize that you’re not much help to anyone if you’ve passed out due to lack of oxygen because you tried to help everyone else first.
Put your oxygen mask on first and please stay safe.
Mum's & Carers love knowing that they are cherished and appreciated. As we spend a different kind of Mothers Day at home this year it's nice to reflect a little bit and take a slow pace to life.
On the Blog I share what Mother's Day means to me and what Mother's Day looks like at home this year. Discover again what the most important things are to us right now and try our 10 Questions to ask your kids on Mother’s Day.
We're all #stayinghome but that doesn't mean we can't try something new and get creative with our play. Re-imagine the things you have around you and set off on an adventure of the imagination... pretend road trips, outdoor picnics (or indoor ones if it's getting too chilly), cardboard cubby houses, garden treasure hunts, or simply setting up for play in a new spot.
We draw inspiration from the beloved quickness of our cities, and from the unsung icons of Aussie Life. One thing is for certain: at Make Me Iconic, we love this beautiful country that we get to call ‘home'. As time goes on, and as we face challenges together — such as the devastation of the current bushfire crisis — we find ourselves appreciating our country’s natural beauty and rich cultural history even more.
The Best Pressie for Dad: Family Time! Father's Day is not just about gifts but most of all it’s about spending quality time with Dad. Here are some of the things we love to do as a family when we get a whole day off together. Whatever you decide to do, we hope you have a wonderful Father’s Day. Love, Natasha xo
Cosy up for Indoor Play! Here are our ideas for staying-in and fighting off that winter chill. Have breakfast in bed with our healthy tummy brekkie tray. (It’s our take on the traditional brekkie tray toy, but with the fancy schmancy brunch