I am inspired by...
colour, texture, pictures, stories, laughter, people, genuine connections.

I am...
who I need to be right now as a Mum, Wife, Daughter, Friend, Person.

I invest...
in decent pedicures, quality leather boots, DENIM (I’m an addict), time with my #girlgang and family hangs.

My passion...
is helping women to ‘Find Their Vibe’ in amongst the chaos of life!

My dream...
is to work with women who feel they have lost their way a little; to inject some confidence and sass back into their days, to promote self care and create a business that is based on wellbeing not vanity!

I reconnect...
by putting on the brakes (I only learnt this recently)! When my head and body are going too fast and that overwhelming spinning feeling kicks in, I know it is time to be still, breathe (through the soles of my feet), listen (really listen) and reconnect to the moment I am in, the people I am with and the task before me.

My three tips for balance...
Hmmm … that ol’ chestnut “Balance!” For me it’s about doing the things that work for me to ensure I am not overwhelmed with what is on my plate. As I jump into 2016 I am continuously asking myself “How am I going to do all the things I want to do and have to do?”

My first tip would be that it really is OK to say “No” to things. I have recently become OK with this concept within myself and if the calendar is looking too crazy I will reel things back, decline or reschedule until a less busy time. I get flustered if I can’t give my all to a task, a client, school and family, so if I am becoming too noisy in the head I know it is time for less.

My second tip is to do one thing a day that makes you feel good – Let’s call it some Self Love time. It doesn’t have to be a grand gesture or feel selfish or vain; it can just be something small that gives you a tiny pep up in amongst the chaos of the day. Stopping for a cuppa, painting my nails, going for a quick walk when the baby goes to bed, stretching, buying a trashy mag, putting on some lippy, reading a chapter of my book, Facetiming a friend for a quick chat are all things that make me feel like ‘me’ and act like a rest and revive stop on the highway.

The final tip that works for me is ensuring I am as organised as I need to be for the next day. I am kind of OCD in this department, however I have to be for my own sanity (lots of people are cool with the cruising factor, me … not so much). I usually try and tackle the worst job of the day early, so that I’m not preoccupied and am a much nicer person. I hate feeling ‘under the pump’ and I think since becoming a Mum that has been my biggest challenge – staying as organised as I need to be, whilst also letting go a little.

Some of my inspiration comes from...
Sally Steele. I love Instagram as a platform for meeting and connecting with like-minded people and I have been blessed to make some really genuine friends via the platform since starting Mumma Ain’t Mumsy in early 2015. One of these friendships has been with Sally Steele (@steelemystyle) – a Glaswegian Stylist, Influencer and Speaker who now resides in Brisbane.

Sally inspires me everyday with her energy, zest for her job and for life, her ability to be in the present moment, her giving nature, her genuine love for people and their stories and of course her natural style and flair which is fearless and oozes all things Sally!

She has shared many wise words with me over the last six months and has been a gentle encourager and listening ear when I have questioned if I am on the right path. She ‘waves flags from the sidelines’ for all those near and dear to her and never complains.

Sally is grateful for any opportunity that comes her way, jumping in wholeheartedly. She has the most amazing backlog of clients and adventures – I could listen to her stories (and her accent) all day. She is like soul food and us crossing paths was definitely meant to be. Sally is 100% who she is and makes people want to be the best version of themselves.

I have...
a daughter called Tilda who is a cheeky, inquisitive, sassy, lovable toddler and a darling nine-year-old Jack Russell called George. My hubby is a red-headed, gentle giant and the four of us cruise through the good days and tackle the crappy ones with lots love.

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