Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

6 Businesses, 12 Kids, 3 Women and an Expo! the Ladies Behind This Year's Toowoomba Baby and Toddler Expo Have Quite Literally Got Their Hands Full as They Prepare for the Annual Expo, to Be Held Saturday, July 20 at the Toowoomba Showgrounds

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

6 Businesses, 12 Kids, 3 Women and an Expo! the Ladies Behind This Year's Toowoomba Baby and Toddler Expo Have Quite Literally Got Their Hands Full as They Prepare for the Annual Expo, to Be Held Saturday, July 20 at the Toowoomba Showgrounds

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Kerri Brennan, Emma Cannon and Wendy Chettle have collectively 6 businesses and 12 kids to juggle whilst also putting together Toowoomba's only annual baby and toddler Expo.

The businesses behind these amazing ladies include Little Miracles Maternity Wear, Evolve Women's Health, Charlotte & Co Couture and Cannon Trailers. Kerri who has 5 kids is the Convenor, Emma with 4 kids runs the Promotions and Wendy with 3 kids takes care of Communications. All ladies work, volunteer and raise their children here in Toowoomba.

Emma Cannon owner of small business Charlotte and Co Couture, and wife of Rod Cannon, manager of the family owned business Cannon Trailers, Australia's leading livestock trailer manufacturer, said: "We Mums wear many hats and life can get very busy, but I love the satisfaction and creative outlet that running my own business gives me."

"This is my second year working on the Expo and I really enjoy the collaborative approach, I love getting out of the house, away from the road train and b-double talk and away from the tiny little pieces of clothing I design.

"It's great working with Kerri and Wendy, we're all pretty strong women and we all have different ideas, and I think that's what makes this expo a great succes,s" she said.

Wendy Chettle recently moved to Toowoomba with husband David to open up specialist Obstetric & Gynaecology Practice Evolve Women's Health, of which she is practice manager.

Wendy said that she was amazed by the depth of local businesses and was excited to be part of this year's expo.

"Last year our business sponsored the expo, this year I'm helping to run it!" she said.

"Kerri, Emma and I have a lot of fun working together. It's great to work alongside other mums who experience similar challenges in their day to day life. When we're not working on the expo we're talking about our kids, behavioural issues, husbands (! …

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