Welcome to the latest Wonderful Women with talented blogger and vlogger Emma Ross of Mamalina,
I love Emma’s honest, direct and touching style which sees her writing and vlogging about the issues that affect so many of us, covering everything from breastfeeding to babymoons.
Over to Emma…
Describe a typical day for you?
Right now, everyday is so different as I am on maternity leave and balancing preparing for our second baby and looking after our toddler, Jack, with some freelance work, as well as vlogging and blogging.
The day always starts with a big glass of water as I never drink enough so I try to start off on the right foot! I tend to have quite slow days at the moment, perhaps try to do a little pregnancy yoga with Jack (I have a little series…check out #toddleryogachallenge on Instagram) followed by breakfast together.
We then usually go for a quick walk, or just play in the kitchen. I try to fit in a little blog writing or editing when Jack naps. That said, sometimes we don’t get dressed until 3pm and spend an afternoon watching episodes of Paw Patrol. Being with him at this time before the baby arrives is so special – I’m enjoying the (relative) quiet madness.
What do you feel are your biggest achievements?
Prouder every day of our little unit that myself and my husband are creating….that, and I’m pretty proud of ‘Mamalina’ which was a little seed that is growing every day the more water and tending I give it.
What’s in your handbag?
Ha…hmm well. I’ve never been much of a ‘handbag’ girl. I prefer rucksacks – which is why I knew I was destined to be a mum allowing me to legitimately carry a rucksack around all day long on the premise that it’s just a ‘changing bag.’
What are your ambitions in life?
To be a content and grateful person as much of the time as possible – because being alive is amazing and a blessing.
What advice would you give your pre-baby self, that you now know?
Four words: Go to sleep earlier.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
With more kids hopefully, having fun with them and my husband, perhaps living abroad, and building a little career alongside everything.
What advice would you give a budding mama blogger?
Know that it’s a lot of work (when you will already have your hands full) and that there will be times when you want to throw it all in. That’s OK. But know too that you will meet some incredible people through it, and experience some wonderful things along the way, creating some amazing memories for you and your family.
Finally, happiness is…
Being in nature, with my family.
Emma blogs at www.mamalina.co and vlogs at www.youtube.com/mamalina about everything from babymoons on canal boats to how to make the perfect flower garland. She’s over on @mamalinauk on all social media channels so say hi!