| Posted by My Super Nanny
Meet Jo Lorenz...
A stylist, digital content creator, writer, and of course, Super Mum to two.
Jo has an incredible knack for taking oh-so aesthetically pleasing photos - look no further than her Instagram for proof.
She's lucky enough to be splitting her time between beautiful Sydney and Hong Kong, both incredibly diverse cities each with their own pluses.
When asked if she'd prefer a year without champagne or chocolate, Jo so rightly stated that no champagne surely means impending death. Amen sista.
You’re Mum to?
Harry, who is four, but wishes he was seven – and Jude, who is two, but wishes he was four!
You take some very beautiful photos – your Instagram is a testament to that! What’s your top tip for taking the perfect pic?
Thank you! I think the best tip I can give you is to make sure you have good lighting. If there’s plenty of light, there’s always the opportunity for a lovely photo.
As a stylist, digital content creator & writer, and a mother to two munchkins, you wear quite a number of hats! What’s your secret to juggling it all?
Saying yes to help! I’m a big believer in thinking there’s no shame in outsourcing certain jobs, if you can. I think a lot of mums put a lot of pressure on themselves to be everything to everyone. I like to try to recognise the areas I am good at and really focus on them as much as possible, and then – for the jobs I am terrible at – hand the reigns to a more equipped person. Play to your strengths and you’ll make people happy!
You split your time between Sydney and Hong Kong – what’s your favourite thing about both cities?
Oh so many things in both places! Sydney has some of the best sunlight on the planet, which is definitely good for my work. And the produce in Australia is truly second-to-none. Oh and our beaches . . .
Yet what I love about Hong Kong is that in this fast-paced metropolis, the world is your oyster. You can be what you want to be in Hong Kong – you can start the business you’ve always dreamed of – you can try to ‘have it all’. The city may chew you up and spit you back out, but at least you had fun trying!
Song that immediately puts you in a great mood?
Anything by Biggie Smalls or Tom Jones – oh what a mash-up it would be!
If you could tell your younger self one thing, you would say...
Don’t worry about what other people think – you do you better than anyone else does.
What has been the funniest parenting moment so far?
I am always so amused at how quickly Harry will shut down my singing. I will literally only be able to get out the first syllable of the first word in a song when he just looks at me with visible disgust, shakes his head and says “No Mumma. Just no.”
You have four free hours to yourself (yes, no kids in tow!)...what do you do?
Ooh so many good options to choose from! I love to nestle down for some QT with some of my favourite magazines – or solve the world’s problems over a loooong lunch with close friends.
A year without chocolate or a year without champagne?
Oh chocolate for sure. I barely touch the stuff. A loss of Champagne, however . . . impending death!
Is motherhood what you envisioned it to be?
Yes I think so – but so much better. I guess I didn’t really think about that fact that these lovely little people become your best friends (well, not all the time!). And you get to be a part of their lovely little existence! It’s a nice thing, this motherhood stuff.
It’s 5 o’clock (somewhere)...what’s your drink of choice?
At the moment, I am all about a sharp and refreshing Aperol Spritz, after a lovely friend of mine got me on to them a while ago (thanks Lucia!).
What’s your current state of mind?
Outward calm with inward chaos.
If you could fly anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would you go and why?
Spain! It’s in the air at the moment – everything I seem to watch, read, eat, has direct nods to Spain and I think it’s a sign. Plus, a good friend of mine, Tania, (from Nika Kai Travels, if you’re interested in looking at her site) grew up in Spain and is constantly making me weep with jealously at photos of her life there!
In three words, describe yourself as a mum.
Perhaps somewhat misguided.