Mum O’Clock chats with Emma Ross – Blogger at Mamalina

Emma is mama to Jack (3) and Sonny (1) and wife to Sam.

Tell us a bit about yourself

When not hanging out with Jack and Sonny, I work in the creative strategy team at YouTube, can usually be found making coffee or when at home, doing a headstand or staring at flowers (I love them).

If you were to choose one word to describe your daily life, what would it be?

Random – every day is different, we rarely plan much and tend to just go with the flow

Describe the last time you did something that made your soul happy? How often do you do that thing?

Last night my husband and I sat on the sofa together and drunk a gin and tonic which felt fun and care -free and is oh so rare.

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How do you feel when you are regularly carving out time for yourself compared to not?

We do yoga classes once a week which is our time to be together and also to stretch – both of which feel amazing.

What is your definition of me-time now that you are a mum?

Me time can be as simple as popping to a coffee shop for 1 hour – it means doing something I enjoy without mini people hanging off me.

What are your 3 favourite ways to practice self-care?

Yoga, gardening, and arranging photos.

In your opinion, why is prioritising self-care in your day-to-day important?

Without fail, when I spend time taking care of myself (whether that’s washing my hair or doing some yoga), I always feel invigorated and rested and return with a spring in my step.

What are your top tips to cut yourself some slack and make time for you that could benefit another mother?

Think and plan ahead so that you can carve out that all important time. (and get some childcare in on the action if necessary!)


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Photo credit: Ariel at Dreamcatcher Family Photography

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