Want to know WTF a Woke Mama is? Each week, we’re introducing awesome women who are making the world a kinder place, one happy baby at a time.
Name & age: Helen, 30
Kids: Isla, 9 and Romy, 5
What does being a woke mama mean to you?
It means being open and honest and real. Trying your best every day to raise our next generation to be kinder and more open-hearted!
Most awesome moment so far?
My girls recently donated 12 inches of their hair to The Little Princess Trust — seeing how proud they were of themselves and the fact they truly understood the impact of their kindness. It makes me so proud!
Biggest struggle so far? How do you cope with stressful moments?
I’m not a naturally calm personality, so when I’m tasked with situations which would usually push my buttons, I need to consciously make a decision to take a different approach.
How do you juggle work with gentle parenting?
Both my kids are full time in school, and I work as a manager at a coffee and wine bar. Luckily I can choose my hours so I’m able to drop off and pick them up every day.
It also means a get a bit of time to focus on the kids and their never ending school work before dinner time. Every spare minute helps!
Any advice you would give to new mums?
Just to be kind to yourself first and foremost. You really can’t be your best self or your best version of ‘mum’ when you’re running on empty.
Give yourself regular days off to re-energise. Every day doesn’t have to be filled with activities.
We are all just doing what we can with what we have.
What’s on your soundtrack to your first year of being a Woke Mama?
My daughter Isla’s favourite band is called LANY, and their self-titled album is pretty awesome!
Follow Helen on Instagram (and check out her awesome blog) as @MummyInbetween
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