WOKE MAMA: Jessie

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Name: Jessie Plummer
Age: 24
Baby: Noa born July 2016

What does being a Woke Mama mean to you?

Being a woke mumma for me is being me, jess plummer, MYSELF. As I am with no shitty influence from western society giving me shitty rules and shitty schedules to follow. Following MY instincts, having NO expectations for my baby but RESPECTING her as her own individual and taking each day as it comes. The only thing that is consistent in our lives is the 100% love which everything stems from. (Cheesy much? – soz, truth hehe)

What made you choose gentle parenting? And what is your favourite aspect of it?

I don’t think I chose gentle parenting on purpose. Kind of happened by mistake. Out of pure laziness, I’ve never read any parenting/pregnancy books.. so have never been exposed to preconceptions of “how baby should be” if you like. Literally just followed instincts. <- which is my favourite part about it! Never been good with following rules!

Most awesome moment so far?

Probably when midwife flung noa on to my naked body seconds after she was born, and instinctively I watched her search for my boob and take her first feed. Breastfeeding is magical and I thank God I’m able to do it.

Biggest struggle so far? How do you cope with stressful moments?

WEANING!! I could get into it but will prob save for a separate post as you’ll be reading all day lol. Let’s just say I have fussiest baby I the whole world when it comes to food! It got so bad that I once left her in the high chair mid feed/battle, to go into a separate room and cry. How do I cope with stressful moments? I cry. Lol. I’m not good with stress. I cry at everything you name it. But I do always feel better after a good cry! I think owning your emotions and not bottling things up is super important. Not just in motherhood but life generally.

If going back to work how will you juggle gentle parenting life?

Fuck knows. I’ve never had a “proper job” my whole life, and never intend to tbh. Don’t tell any one, but I actually want another baby! Ooops

Any advice you would give to new mums?

Take all advice with a pinch of salt! You got dis πŸ™‚

What’s on your soundtrack to your first year of being a Woke Mama?

Bob Marley – Three little birds
(How cliche *rolls eyes*)

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