#MoreThanAMutha is all about celebrating the things that women are, as well as being amazing mothers.  In a world where many women feel like they lose their identity when they become a mum, it is important to celebrate and shout that we might be mums, but we are not only that and we are still a force to be reckoned with.

What makes you more than a mother? 

After having my two young daughters and a career break, I retrained and started up my own business (Heads-up Coaching) as a Personal and Professional Coach. I help professional men and women find solutions and positive outcomes to their careers and businesses, while overcoming personal obstacles that affect their professioanl perfomance. I offer Personal Coaching, Professional Coaching, Busiess Coaching, Coaching for Teams and also Coaching for Mums.

Are people surprised when they realise you are more than a mum? Does that bother you?

Not really. Generally people are impressed and inspired that I have been able to balance motherhood with my own personal fulfilment and career and use this to help other Mums achieve that healthy balance as well.

What challenges do you face when you’re juggling motherhood and being more than a mum?

It’s a big juggling act for sure! Fragmented, limited and interrupted time (due to drop-off/pick-up from nusery and school) and all the household chores are my major challenges and I’m sure that’s the same for lots of Mums out there.

How long did it take you to remember you were more than a mother after you had your child(ren)?

I always knew I was more and I had the potential to be more but it’s only been since retraining and starting up my own business (so 6 years after becoming a Mum) did it change my self-identity.

Who, or what, helps you to make time for yourself? What do you do to escape the stresses of motherhood?

I take responsibility for this as it’s a top priority and I’m lucky that my partner is supportive and encouraging of this. Swimmimg, cycling, going for a walk, shopping, treating myself to a maincure every now and then and chatting with friends help to destress and connect with myself.

What advice would you offer a mum who might not be feeling like they are more than someones mum right now?

Remember and connect with all that you were and all that you did before you became a Mum.

Any advice for someone who is going through the same things as you are right now in their quest to be #MoreThanAMutha?

Identify your goals, your dreams, your ambitions, your motivations and inspirations and take active steps to make them a reality.

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