Oh hi, hi, I’m back! I haven’t been around this week because… Biographie has launched!!

A while back I told you about the story telling series I’ve been working on. I said we were launching in March so I had to hustle to get it done in time. It’s been a lot of work for mama during spring break with three babes but I’ve genuinely loved every minute working on it. I hit publish at 5:55pm on March 31st.

I feel so blessed to be involved with this community of women writing our motherhood truths. I’m so excited to share these stories with you over the coming months.

The first in the series is a story on marriage from Georgie Gardner.

I found Georgie on Instagram a while back and fell in love with her photographs. She lives on the northern beaches in my home town of Sydney and her photos are pure Australia to me. I wrote to Georgie on a whim, asking her if she’d be a part of the Biographie project. I’m so glad that I did. Her story on marriage is beautiful and honest and you should read it. I know that many of you will see a little of your own journey in her writing.

Today I posted Jasmine Punzalan’s story about battling breast cancer. The first time I spoke to Jasmine we were talking about collaborating on something in the lead up to the opening of her new ethical children’s store Kodomo. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer only a couple of months earlier. What struck me was Jasmine’s positive energy and optimism. Here she was, gearing up for chemo and all that goes with being a mother and cancer survivor and she was about to start her own business. I knew then that she believed in something bigger than herself.

With each new story that I read, I learn something about us as women. Our strength and tenacity, our softness and compassion, our humanity and our straight up adaptability – are the things that make us incredible mothers, partners and friends.

I hope you love this series as much as I do.

H xo


If you are interested in writing for the series, I would love to hear your story. Go to Biographie Submissions for more info.


By | 2017-08-25T14:48:42-04:00 April 1st, 2017|BLOG|8 Comments


  1. Ace Denitt April 7, 2017 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    Just. Can’t. Bennett in the tutu. So cute. My god.

    • Helen April 8, 2017 at 2:53 pm - Reply

      I think this is called “mommy blogger exploitation”.

  2. Sasha Girard April 4, 2017 at 10:58 am - Reply

    Really love this project Helen! Can’t wait to read all of these women’s experiences. So inspiring. X

    • Helen April 8, 2017 at 2:51 pm - Reply

      So happy to hear that Sasha! Stay with it – there are so may amazing stories to come! XO

  3. Georgie @littleladieslove April 3, 2017 at 7:00 am - Reply

    You are such an inspiration lovely Helen! I don’t know how you managed to pull us all together, but what an amazing feat! Thank you darling friend xo

    • Helen April 8, 2017 at 2:51 pm - Reply

      Awe thank you Georgie! It’s been a lot of work but I’ve honestly enjoyed every second of putting it together. The stories are what shine and I’m so grateful for every one of them. XOXO

  4. Daniella April 1, 2017 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Thanks, Helen. You said it all. These women have “strength and tenacity, softness and compassion, humanity and straight up adaptability. Thank you for sharing their very real stories. I was saddened as I read Jasmine’s story. This story is repeated in almost every family – we all know someone who is trying to navigate these terrible times. Sometimes we win.

    • Helen April 8, 2017 at 2:49 pm - Reply

      I’m so happy you are enjoying the series! I love the stories and I’m so inspired by us all as women. Thanks for reading Daniella! XO

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