As I've been sharing some amazing stories of women during my "March of Inspiring Mums" interview series, it's got me thinking a lot about why I set up Halia Rose. I've also been reflecting on my very own journey into motherhood and how I felt on the eve of becoming a mum for the first time...
Our latest interviewee is Jade Page. Alongside being a full time mum to two boys, she runs The Autism Page, which she started when her son was diagnosed at the age of 2. Jade also runs Bristol Autism Network, a Facebook support group for parents.
Today Jade shares her story of overcoming a difficult time when her son was diagnosed with autism at the time of having a very new baby and how generally advice from others is well-meant, it can just sometimes come across as criticism because we set such high standards for ourselves as mums...
Our latest interview is with Anna Ceesay. Previously a BBC broadcast journalist, Anna is launching a new magazine, Motherdom, which will aptly be available from Mother's Day. Described as the new mental wellbeing magazine for parents of little ones, it is full of tips, inspiration and a lovely way for parents to take some time out.
Anna is mum to 2 children (aged 6 and 2years old) and after experiencing low mood and anxiety, coupled with her experience as a journalist, realised that there was no media platform dedicated to parents’ mental wellbeing...so she has set up her own!
Today she shares her tips on managing the juggle of motherhood and work and why, although sometimes tough, we should enjoy the ride as well!
Today's interview is with Alexa Whitten. Mum to her 13 year old son, she is also a book coach, publisher and book designer.
Not only does Alexa share her tips of juggling work with single parenthood, she also tells us how she fell into book publishing whilst working at Starbucks!
Alexa has since worked on and published some incredible books through her business The Book Refinery.
Today's interview is with Sara Campin, a mum to 2 young children from South-West London.
After reaching burn out as a result of an all-consuming corporate job whilst juggling life with two young children, Sara shares how taking a break, spending time with a coach and learning self care helped her redefine her priorities, feel better within herself and ultimately feel better as a person and as a mum.
Our interview also coincides with the launch of Sara's Nourish App, with the aim of supporting, motivating and inspiring all mothers to thrive and making mental wellbeing accessible and relevant for all mothers so they can be their best selves...