Enough Is Enough

This story was originally published at www.BabyNoah.com.au (my new website specifically about this ongoing saga). It was republished by Mamamia and The Mighty, and received its own write-up on Kidspot.com.au.   On 28 September 2017, two police officers showed up at my weekly Concord Hospital market stall and told me that someone » Read More

#HelpWyatt – Final Update and Winners Announcement

Congratulations to everyone who rallied to help Wyatt's family cover his medical expenses; I am touched beyond measure by your show of generosity. My original target was $500; we've managed to raise AUD$1405.89 through book sales and personal donations (after processing fees and postage costs), AND separately raised USD$545.00 on Wyatt's GoFundMe » Read More

Giveaway 2 – Optimum HealthyFry #HelpWyatt

Since I put out the call to #helpWyatt (initial story at bit.ly/helpwyatt), we’ve collectively managed to raise enough not just for the family’s upcoming medical trip this weekend, but also hopefully the next two as well. I emailed you a few days about Prestige Home Appliances and how they’ve stepped in and offered a Giveaway of their Optimum » Read More

Optimum Induction Pressure-Cook Pro Giveaway #HelpWyatt

The wonderful folks at Prestige Home Appliances have stepped up to the plate and are offering an Optimum Induction Pressure-Cook Pro as a Giveaway to one lucky person who donated towards Wyatt’s cause. (If you missed my previous email, here’s the story >> bit.ly/helpwyatt ). The Induction Pressure-Cook Pro is a multi-function cooker and is » Read More

My Mother’s Day Wish – Please Help Wyatt

If you’ve followed me for any length of time you’ll know about baby Noah and his rough start to life, with 3 lifesaving operations and a 7-month stint in hospital which included a number of late-night callouts for me to go to the ICU to prepare for his demise. I know from the many, many private messages of support, that Noah has inspired you » Read More

10-Day Pacific Islands Cruise – Carnival Legend

When the Inner West Mums Facebook group told me they’d raised enough money to send me and Noah on a “short break” I had no idea it’d be as extravagant as a 10-day Pacific Islands cruise. The closest I’d gotten to joining a cruise was when I was approached by another cruise line a couple of years prior about doing a TV commercial for them. Their » Read More

Video – Baby Noah on Channel Ten’s Studio Ten

This is the interview I did on Studio Ten last Friday regarding baby Noah and the controversy about having him with me at my markets (I haven't watched it; I steer clear of watching myself on TV). Noah was meant to have been in the studio with me but he was unusually unsettled that morning (typical!) so someone had to keep him company out in the » Read More

I’m Not Going Back to Orange Grove Market

This below is a copy of a newsletter I sent out to my subscribers overnight, and it's an update on a previous post - http://jackiem.com.au/2015/12/30/an-important-letter-to-my-customers/  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ I'm very sorry to let you know that after having » Read More

Why You Shouldn’t Boycott Orange Grove Market

A week is a long time in social media. When I received the phonecall a week ago today about the pending complaint about baby Noah, I felt duty-bound to immediately inform my followers that I was going to quit my Saturday market. I posted the announcement across my social media accounts and within an hour or two the mainstream media had caught » Read More

Why I’m Quitting

I get asked all the time why I don’t operate at more markets or do more events and festivals. This is the first time I’m speaking about this in public. My online videos, TV appearances and travel are not so much exercises in vanity as they were a conscious decision made 2 ½ years ago to recalibrate my brand away from physical food production and » Read More