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Thank you

Leo and Clem Edwards for inspiring us to write this book in the first place.

Maria Harding for graphic design help.

Tabitha Carvan for her general and unwavering support, friendship and feedback.

Sue Taylor for help with editing and our washing up, and for her support and encouragement.

Alan Taylor for untold hours of childminding and general support and encouragement.

Trevor and Marie Edwards for their support and encouragement.

Mandy Silversides (our first backer!) and Eszy Wong for their amazing camaraderie, support and encouragement.

Clare Atkins, James Bagley, Bec Bowring, Kate Brettell, Mary Caffin, Joanne Chan, Soumali Chitdamrong, Karmen Coker, Gabby Eade, David Edwards, Jessica Edwards, Elissa Freeman, Karen Gould, Luke Hammer, Caroline Karlsson, Richard Karlsson, Christy Lee, Tamie Meem, Vanessa Milton, Kate Montague, James Sherley, Shannon Taylor, Nathan Thomas and Ro Tun for their friendship, support and feedback.

Maddy & Teddy, Esther & Maya and Lorraine & Heron for appearing in our Kickstarter video.

Bridget Gebbie for her wisdom and encouragement.

Damon & Avery for having Leo over which gave us valuable time to work on the book.

Joanne Chan for getting Beth onto Canva and great feedback and encouragement.

Jadwiga Jarvis and Mike Hudson for their friendship, and for being our first backers.

Mel Dominguez for her stellar communications advice.

Pinky McKay, Bec Bowring, Tammy Burnstock and Sheryl Sidery for writing endorsements of the book.

Tammy Burnstock for her feedback on the book’s text.

Rob Baker for helping us get to print.

Lara Cain Gray from This Charming Mum, Dave Hawkins from Big Kid Little Kid and Penny Johnston from ABC Babytalk podcast for doing stories about the book.

I have a long list of heroines, and I am particularly grateful to Brené Brown, Avalon Darnesh, Pinky McKay, Sarah Napthali, Stephanie Snyder, Naomi Stadlen and Cheryl Strayed who have guided the way for me in this project with their diverse good work.

Our neighbourhood of supporters: Samia Romanous, Lorraine Durston, Libby Winberg, Margot McDevitt, Penn, Lisa Shortland and Catherine Gleeson.

Lynda Taylor and all the yoga mamas.

Our cleaners Lisa, Jason and May for giving us more time.

Jude Blereau and Jo Whitton for their recipes which have kept our family nourished this past year.

Kelly Eddington’s watercolour tutorials on YouTube.

Toni Powell for her Kickstarter advice.

Canva for making graphic design easy.

Vernon Adams for creating the font Trocchi, which we have used for the book and our website.

Codrops for sharing the bookblock plugin, which we used on our book preview page.

WordPress for powering our website/blog.


And big thanks to everyone who supported our Kickstarter project, including:

A. B.
Adam Bayes
Adam Hudson
Adeline
Aiyana
Alan J. Taylor Esq.
Alison Herft
Alison Peel
Allison and Colin McMillan
Alysha Herrmann
Amber Carvan
Amy Lee
Amy Medlow
Angela McGill
Anna
Anna Gilmour
Anna Heavey
Anna Kellerman
Anonymous
Ariana Reid
Ashton Mandrup
Avalon Darnesh
Belinda Kirkpatrick
Caitlin Enever
Cassi Kennedy
Cath Scott
Catherine Gleeson
Charlotte Dent
Chris & Nettie
Chris Breeze
Christy Lee
Claire Fearon
Clare Atkins
Claudia Krebs
Clorinda
Colleen
Corinna Di Niro
Daddy Trevor, Momma Marrah and baby Darby
Damian Spruce
Damien Cassar and Simone Proft
Damon
Danielle Body
Dean Hammer
Debbie Thorpe
Devitt Larkin
Drew Anthony
Edwina Jones
Elissa
Eliza Sarlos
Elizabeth Robinson
Ellen
Ellen Petok
Elly Cockcroft
Emily Cater
Emily Sexton
Emma
Emma Simmons
Emma Wardle
Erika
Erin Kelly
Esther
Eszter Wong
Fiona
Fleury
Former Secretary General Paulos Paulos McGrali
Gabrielle Eade
hannah mcpherson
Happy Harvey Family
Helen
Helen Edwards
Holly Shanahan
Ianthe Denby
Imelda Cooney
Jaki Middleton
James, Soumali & Rex
Jane Holloway
Jasmine
Jenevieve Russell
Jenny Diamond
Jenny Mitchell
Jessica and David Edwards
Jo Chan
Joanne Pillai
Josh Williams
Judy Cashmore
Justine Garcia de Heer
Justyna
K. Wheatley
Karen Gould
Karen Shlegeris
Karmen & Thomas
Kate
Kate Berry
Kate Brettell
Kate Montague
Kathleen Kerr
Kathryn Gaffney
Kathryn Lee
Katy, Alex and Zia
Kellie Sherwen
Kerry Egan
Kim Lanser
Kitty Phipps
Kristi Johnson
L.Adcock
Lara Cameron
Laura West
Lauren
Lauren Shaw
Lee Tran Lam
Leila Pitsikas
Leila Turner
Lesley Warren
Leslie Ingles
Libby
Linda Hanley
Lisa Fletcher
Lisa Jarvis
Liv Mac
Liz Malcolm
Lize Williams
Lizzy
Loosie Craig
Lorraine Durston & Michael Mastello
Lucinda
Lucy Penhallow
Luke Hammer
Lynda Taylor
Maddy van Schie
Madeleine McClelland
Magda Jansen
Mags Gaynor
Maja O’Dell
Mandy Silversides
Maria Harding
Marian
Marie & Trevor
Marnie
Mary Cunneen
Mary J
Mel Bedggood
Mel Dominguez-Nash
Melanie (www.blessedbeyondbirth.com.au)
Melanie Annan
Melissa Keynes
Mend Chiropractic
Michelle
Michelle Craig
Michelle Stanton
Mindy Taylor
Natalie Taylor
Nathan Roseberry
Nathaniel Roseberry
Neil Durston
Nerida Jessup
Nghi
Nicky
Nicola
Nicole Wilson
Owen Trevor
Pete
PK
Polly Payne
Que
Rebecca Bowring
Rebecca Oxenbould
Rebecca Williams & Rowan Stenhouse
RebeccaM
Renee De Celis
Richard Karlsson
Robyn Low
Roger Barnes
Ron Schein
Rosalie
Rowena Tun
Ruth Meaney – peafritters.com
S Anderson
Sam & Rob
Sana Munro
Sarah Dillon
Sarah G
Sarah George
Sarah Royds
Serena
Sevasti
Shannon Taylor
Shareen Fouladi
Sheryl
Shevaun
Simone Schinkel
Skye Lanser
Sophia
Sophie Boyes
Steph
Stephen Groenewegen
Stuart Willis & Lisa Cookson
Sue Hendricks
Sue Taylor
Suga Suppiah
Swindell Studios
T-Bone
Tabitha Carvan
Tamara Meem
Tammy B
Tammy Hutchings
The Fords
The Greens (Inga & Paul)
tim
Trish
Trisha Seaman
Vanessa Milton
Vanouhi
Veronica M
Wendy Hanna
Yvonne Hilsz
Zsuzsanna Kaufmann