Mothers in the Hood - An Intro
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.
Marnie Hillier – Eskimo Nell
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.
What does an average day look like for you?
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!)
How did you find the transition from working life to mum life?
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!