Mama to four beautiful babies
Co Founder of The Mum Club
The Mum Club is about sharing and meeting the women we share with. It is about helping others to find their feet as they navigate their way through motherhood. We want to give back and make the next mum feel empowered, confident and supported – online and offline - by being honest, open and most of all welcoming.
What inspired you to set up The Mum Club?
"Everyone knows what is happening next, I know at nap time I can get work done, I know by 7:30 everyone is asleep so instead of stressing about sending that crucial email during bath time (it has been done) I know that I can relax and play with the kids and focus on work later."
You often run Breakfast clubs as part of The Mum Club, what's your go-to brekkie?
If you could offer one tip of advice to a new mama what would it be?
"Everything will pass and you will look back and realise that it wasn't worth stressing over. A phase is a phase, sleepless nights don't last forever and it doesn't matter if they only eat mini cheddars, it will all pass"
Favourite place to shop for the kids?
I love finding unique Instagram brands, current favourite must be Rosie and Lula, but I also buy lots from baby Zara, Mori and good old M&S.
What are your top 3 baby essentials?
"A baby bag you love! A baby zen yoyo and a BINIBAMBA!"
Your tag line for The Mum club is 'For women that keep their sudacrem in their Chanel & Pampers in their Prada'. Has your personal style changed since becoming a Mum?
Sport is a big part of your life (Jess is married to professional rugby player Courtney Lawes) - is exercise important to you & what do you do to stay fit?
YES! A huge part of my life, I used to be a completive athlete then did my degree in classical and contemporary dance. I like changing it up, throughout the week I will try and do an outdoor run (best to do when you need some headspace) a Hotpod Yoga class and some weights. How I look and feel plays a huge part for my mental well being and I love food so exercise lets me eat what I want. My husband can tell if I haven’t done much as I’m apparently grouchy ( don’t know what he is on about ) and packs me off for a run.
Lauren is my Podcast guru! Currently listening to - How I built This with Guy Raz. Brilliant!
Describe your perfect day with the kids...
Hmmmm, if the weather is nice we would have the paddling pool out and chill in the garden with some friends whilst Dad cooks up a storm on the BBQ and I would be on a sun lounger with a large G&T.
The first thing you do once the kids hit the hay?
We like the series - GAME OF THRONES!!! EEK! Some nights I work, some nights are date nights and some nights we cook together and watch a series.