From the beginning, My Big Moments was charmed by serendipity. In Spring of 2016, we got together for a sunny lunch and a few glasses of rosé. In that moment, something magic happened.
As new mums navigating the bumpy road of parenthood, we were trying our best to prepare our children for life in this complex world. We also wanted to make the tricky job of parenting just a little bit easier. So, we came up with the idea to create the kind of books we wished we had ourselves.
Our intention is to make books that empower children with language and ideas to help them develop resilience for moving through the challenges, changes and milestones that will shape their lives. We see it as putting a rainbow in every cloud.
With lots of love from two mums to you,
Hannah & Flicka
Our dream team
Co-founder, designer and mum to Gee Gee and Oscar
Co-founder, author and mum to Alex and Frankie
Illustrator, artist, animator and dad to Nico and Luca
Designer and mum to Eva
Our intention is to create an environment for growing wholehearted humans who live lives a little fuller, in a world a little kinder.
Our promise is to give a percentage of our profits to charities that align with our values. We look forward to sharing our charities with you.
Got a charity you love? Let us know!
You said it yourselves
“The illustrations are on the nail. Bright-eyed innocent children, a cheeky cockatoo and parents who are there but not intrusive.”
Book reviewer, Bob’s Book Blog
“The website was amazingly easy to use. I loved the dedication page and tips for parents. All really nice touches that were unexpected but also made so much sense.”
Mum of two
"My Big Moments blows all stereotypes of personalised books out of the water. They are beautifully designed, written with sensitivity and sophistication, explore big topics in an age-appropriate way and are engaging, entertaining and thought-provoking.”
Children’s Books Daily
“These books are beautifully done and serve a meaningful purpose. They fulfil the need for high quality, entertaining child-centred books about real-life topics and difficulties children deal with every day.”
Neuroscience educator, dad, grandad, foster parent and expert consultant for My Big Moments
“It isn't wishy-washy advice, nor brutal and blunt, but is perfectly pitched for the audience — young children.”
"A bona fide treasure – thoughtful, well-written, contemporary, and backed up by research."
Thalia Kehoe Rowden
Former editor of The Sapling and mother of two
“Innovative, clever and unique, these personalised picture books with their engaging, well-crafted stories and vibrant, funky illustrations are the perfect way to prepare our children for those big moments in their young lives.”
Children’s and young adult author and editor
“These books are simply amazing!!! Not only are the stories captivating and the language playful and positive, but there are coping strategies subtly woven throughout the books to help guide children and parents who are facing real-life challenges.”
Registered Play Specialist, Director of Creative Coping and mum of three
“Gorgeous illustrations. Love your work! I’ll be ordering the ‘starting school’ one for my little girl.”
Editor, OHbaby! Magazine
"While these books will help every parent handle those significant moments in a child's life with sensitivity, they are never preachy: they are entertaining, beautifully written and engaging."
CEO, Australian Society of Authors
"What amazing books you have created. They will be so very useful in helping children through the challenges life throws at us all. Big thumbs up from me."
Children's book publisher, editor and mum of two