A big part of the ‘why’ behind Claxton+Co. is our desire to encourage mums to remember who they are. To help them rediscover themselves, while embracing all that motherhood brings. To remind them that being a mum isn’t the end of their identity, it’s a part of it.
In this series, Mothers in the Hood (MITH), I will be interviewing women from all walks of life and getting their take on motherhood, making time for themselves and finding the elusive mum/life balance. I hope this look at another mummas life will inspire and uplift you in some way, big or small.
Ok, confession time – I am a fan girl of Marnie's. Not only is she a badass babe running a successful business, she is a mum to two young boys (hello, fellow boy mumma), and is all about empowering women. She is always keeping it real on the gram – sharing her successes and struggles in her quirky Marnie way. She was an obvious choice for my first ever MITH interview.
A shambles! Haha! We are getting very little sleep in our house at the moment so mornings are a mix of bleary-eyed getting everyone ready logistics & trying to amp ourselves up to get through the day. Oh, and coffee with cream. Total saviour.
I have both kids at home on Mondays & Fridays so I try and keep those days work free hahaha! I used to think I had to cram as much fun into those days for Riv but have recently learnt to chill out a bit. Then the rest of the week Riv is at childcare so I fit all my work (packing orders, customer emails, design & new shiz plannin, accounting etc etc) around playing with/feeding/sleeping Mack (which is getting harder & harder now that he's on the move!)
I was working for my husband before having Riv so it was very flexible. Definitely not the shock of going from corporate life to mum life!
Cecilia was an obvious choice for my third Mothers in the Hood interview. She has grown and lead two extremely successful business and knows better than anyone, the juggling act required to be a successful business person and a present parent.