Conversations on Motherhood with Gabbie our Co Founder, Head of Supply Chain & Sourcing and mom to Oskar and Mathilda.
What does motherhood mean to you?
It may sound cliché but when you have kids your life perspective truly changes, and for me this was true. Suddenly its not just about me, but about someone else and this someone is more important than yourself. I believe that the core of motherhood is love and from that base I am doing my best to be present, encouraging, open and supportive but also show them that mums can have a bad day too and its okey. I want my kids to feel self confident, to dare be themselves and know that this is enough and that I love them for who they are.
Your best health advice for moms?
It's easy to run from one thing to another, trying to juggle kids, work, household, friends etc etc. Try to give yourself those small moments of “me-time”, may it be a short walk, doing some breath-work, just cuddle up on the couch with a warm cup of your favorite drink and a book. Or lay down and close your eyes for a little while. I get most grounded when I can go out in nature, just look at the trees, and feel connected to the earth. Even the smallest of breaks can have a big impact on your feeling of balance and that inner peace we all want to feel.
Stock up on healthy stuff that is quickly available when you get low on energy or need a quick snack. Some glass jars filled with nuts in the fridge (Walnuts, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, almonds etc) lots of frozen veggies and berries in the freezer to make a quick smoothie or bowl with your favorite plant milk.
What is your favorite go-to recipe for busy days?
I really like sweet potatoes and if you cut them along the side into 1cm thick slices, put some oil and herbs on, then into the the oven for about 10 min. Then I slice up an avocado on top, add any other veggies, some herbal salt etc, and its like a nice warm sandwich that makes you feel really satisfied. Then of course I love making a smoothie that I can bring with me and if I put avocado in it and perhaps some nuts or nut butter, it will also keep the hunger away for long.
What has been the most challenging part of motherhood for you?
Accepting that I’m far from perfect but that I am hopefully “enough” in my role as a mother anyway.
And the most rewarding?
Seeing your kids grow and thrive and realise I have these two wonderful people in my life that are and will always be a part of me, that is beautiful.
What are you the proudest of in your motherhood journey?
I am not the worrying kind and I am proud that I have been able to transfer that to my children. Seeing things from a positive side, nothing is impossible, don’t worry unless you really have to etc.
Share a motherhood mantra you live by.
Life is here and now so make sure to treasure every moment spent together.