Jazzi Morris, Narooma, NSW
What is the date today and who is in your family?
Tell us a little bit about where you live. . .
You recently released a children's book called Hey Little Dreamer. Tell us a bit about it and the inspiration behind it?
Yes, so exciting! I wanted to write Winter a children’s affirmation book teaching self-love and gratitude!
I think it's really important to teach our children affirmations from a young age. I also wanted to create a children’s book with lots of neutral tones as I hadn’t seen many before. I think it captures a powerful message with a beautiful aesthetic.
The goal is for Winnie to wake up in the mornings and repeat Hey Little Dreamer’s affirmations to herself each morning starting her day on a positive note and making her understand how important, brave and beautiful she is. I just had a vision and made it happen! I would have never expected to be “Author” in my wildest dreams- if I can do it, anyone can do it.
What has been the most surprising part for you so far in your parenting journey?
What was most important to you when you were setting up a space for your little one? Where did you find inspiration?
I got a lot of ideas from Pinterest and Instagram. For us it was important to keep an open space for Winnie to play with her toys and encourage movement. Plus having minimal furniture/accessories leaves the room feeling overall tidy even when it's full of toys. For example, we use a chest of drawers as the change table so you don’t need both in the room.
Keeping it simple with the overall design using timber, cane and whites. That way you can decorate with nice accessories and add colour that way.
I also think quality over quantity – with Winnie being my first baby I did get a lot of good quality/more expensive items, but I was happy to spend the extra money because I know that we will reuse a lot of them with baby number two.