| Posted by Super Mumas
You're a Super Muma to?
Rosalia and Lucia, plus Bella and Charlie (If you include fur babies)
What have your children taught you in the last few months?
My children have taught me a lot about slowing down and enjoying the time we have. I am a crazy multi-tasker and never sit still but one glance at my girls and I’m reminded of how quickly time passes. They grow and change daily and I want to enjoy that so I try to slow down, put things into perspective and focus on our time together and live in the moment… some things can wait (like washing and cleaning).
Who inspires you?
My husband, my friends but most prominently my girls inspire me. Watching them see and experience something for the first time and their joy for life inspires me to love the skin I’m in, not to take things for granted and to laugh whenever possible.
You are the Mummy Blogger for GFMUM – Gluten Free Mum. Can you give us more of an insight on what your blog is about?
I started this blog to track my lifestyle as a new muma, juggling life, eating well (gf food), growing two glorious and often ratbag girls, shopping, traveling and just generally eating and drinking all the things.
I love finding quality gluten free food out and about, cooking is a big part of our family lifestyle and when we travel we do so based on our tummies, my life revolves around my girls and our family businesses, then of course I’m a shopaholic and love dressing us all up and down. I love snapping pics of everything we do, travel is a big part of our life and friends and good food make me the happiest.
How do you keep a balance between your work life and life with your family?
It can be tricky, owning our own businesses with a 5 week old who currently is still learning the ropes of sleeping and feeding, along with a toddler I try to sneak in a few hours of an evening if I can manage it. I don’t put big expectations on myself at the moment, my girls and my rest comes first. Once my youngest gets into the swing of things I will work towards a balance I found with my first-born. Making my evenings when they sleep the time I dedicate to work. I am also a great believer in childcare for a few days a week to offer a social outlet for my kids and in turn giving me some time to get in and offer a full day focused at work. I’m also fortunate to have family I can rely on to help ease the pressure when there are deadlines and projects that require more of my time.
What is your biggest fear?
I used to fear the idea of failing as a parent, but I’ve since learnt that there are days that you can’t help but fail as a parent, however if you pick yourself up and carry on you aren’t a failure, you’re just human and your child will appreciate that you were able to push on, shake it off and learn from the experience.
Besides that I fear the spider I just unsuccessfully attempted to kill which has retreated behind the couch. eeek!
What are the key pieces of advice you have for other super mumas out there?
Enjoy the ride, laugh even if you are crying, find the funny side and remember the good, the bad and the ugly won’t last.
What is your best beauty tip?
I wash my face without fail before I fall asleep, no matter how tired or tipsy I may be. I’m obsessed with Rosehip oil to keep my skin moist and balanced and I live by the rule that if you give yourself a face (even a quick application of BB cream and some mascara) you will feel a lot better about yourself when you walk out the door (or look at your reflection).
Never again will I....
What's in store for the rest of 2015?
Plenty of travel for our new family of 4, whilst also trying to find my feet with two kids under two… (I might be in a black hole for all of 2015 and 2016 but I’ll do my best to stay afloat, and laugh at myself.)
How can we find you?