Sunita From LuckyThingsBlog is so genuine and lovely. I met Sunita at an event where she was discussing career confidence using her background in HR to give advice. In person Sunita is so relaxed and approachable. In her blog she writes about wellbeing, life and style as well as careers and confidence. Sunita has been nominated for a BiB Brilliance in Blogging awards, voting closes 2nd July. She also is on tour hosting events over the UK so see if you can catch an event near you. Here's Sunita's It's All About You Interview.
My favourite out OUT look:
Something bright. I love my long pleated yellow skirt and it really boosts my mood and confidence. I bought it at time when my husband was quite ill. It actually reminds me that things can get better. Ankle boots or high-tops. Oh and something leopard print!
My favourite in IN look:
It's all about the denim, my Indian churida long dress and jumpsuits! Usually teamed up with my BORN hoodie or sweater. My hubby set up Born Clothing when our first IVF baby was born in 2013.The brand is all about celebrating the diversity of Britain.
Knackered mama style tip:
Drink as much water as you can to flush out those tired toxins. Also try and schedule your own nap, even if this means getting a family member or friend to watch the kids for an hour. A good tip is to wear lipstick if you're heading out or even staying in! There are so many things I love about lipstick.
Palm print or florals?
A tricky one as palm trees remind me of Mauritius where my family are from. I've got into florals more over the past couple of years. I refused to wear them much when I was pregnant or at work. But now there are some fab shirts, skirts and dresses out there.
Flamingos or pineapples?
I love what pineapples stand for - resilient, proud, tall but super sweet.
Parenting rule you’ve abandoned:
"Routine is everything". Yes, it's important to set a routine to help with the basics like your baby's sleep and feeding times, but it's also OK to flex this if you need to. It's actually good to mix up the routine if you can. We want our kids to grow up knowing things don't have to be the same all of the time.
Last time you had a full night's sleep (over 7 hours):
When Dove sent me to the Mom 2.0 blogger conference in Orlando and I slept in a hotel room on my own!
The first thing you do once the kids hit the sack:
Breathe a sigh of relief that they're actually OK going to bed! So when they fall asleep, I'm back at my desk working on emails, organising events or prepping for the week's coaching calls with clients.
If motherhood were a cocktail it would be called:
"Ups and downs!" Motherhood, like fatherhood, has its ups and downs but it's good to treasure the sparkly moments.
Has a hangover since having a child ever been worth it?
Juggling a hangover and playtime first thing is tough! My hangover treats include meat, chilli-hot food and lots of carbs.
Favourite thing your kid/s says:
"I'm not a miracle!! I'm Batman-Elsa!!" This is what 4-year old Big Munch told me when I said that she was Mummy's first miracle (we did IVF and it was quite a journey).
24hrs without the kid/s, what’s your plan?
Day out in London with husband and side-kick Mr.H. Maybe a little street art tour. I love my food! It's not about fancy restaurants for me but nice heart-warming food like Thai or Caribbean. We both love our music (blame my DJ-ing days) so if we could see a DJ like Jazzy Jeff play that would round off the day nicely.
Essential item for motherhood survival:
Would you put on make up to go and buy make-up wipes?
Yes! My make up routine is literally 2 minutes long - I don't leave the house without blusher on.
Most embarrassing motherhood moment:
When Toddler Munch pressed publish on an unfinished blog post! Oh well, worse things could happen eh?
Mama super hero power you would choose:
To never be ill! I hate being ill or run-down as a mama.
What do you wish you’d been told about motherhood beforehand?
That it's OK to set your own rules when it comes to parenting and you don't need to follow others' goal of perfection.
Three words to describe yourself:
Calm, collaborator, resilient,.
Exciting upcoming plans:
I'm one of the finalists for the Inspire BiBs 2017 Brilliance In Blogging Awards. I only launched my blog a year ago. If peeps like what Lucky Things is about they can vote for Lucky Things here until 2 July...
It's a big year for the #LuckyThingsMeetUp events - they're already sell-out networking and development events for women across the UK - from London, Bristol to Manchester and many more cities planned for 2017.
Growing my own HR consultancy Collective Insight - I'm rolling out mindfulness workshops with expert Dr. Tamara Russell. I'm also coaching clients to grow their confidence for their work, business, blogs, return after mat leave or creative projects.
I've just been invited to by Mumsnet to co-host a Facebook Live with Izzy Judd (wife to Harry Judd from McFly) to talk about our IVF journeys. 12.30pm on Wednesday 28th June if people want to join in online.
Why do Mama’s Rule?
We seriously know how to juggle so many things.