59 seconds with…

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… Sam Flowers (@samflowers199), beauty editor at Stylist Magazine and mother of Leo

00:01

Day or night?

Day and night seem to blend into one at the moment, as do all seven days of the week. Weekend? Nope, just another day.  But I pick day. Generally by 8am I’ve already done a feed, put Leo back down for a sleep, done a load of washing, had my breakfast…although actually come to think of it this morning I just went back to bed for a nap ’til 10.

00:03

Diet Coke? Full fat?

Neither. Coffee. Black. Large.

00:06

Home or away?

Home. Tempted to go away but how does one do this with a baby and all of their paraphernalia?

00:09

Deliciously Ella (@deliciouslyella) or Deliciously Stella (@deliciouslystella)?

Stella. Has anyone actually managed to make anything vaguely tasty from DE? Just asking…

00:11

Last person you called?

I called a friend at 10.10pm last night to ask how on earth she went on holiday with a three month old and if I am mental even thinking about booking a holiday.

00:15

Last thing you bought?

Milk and strawberries.

00:18

One thing you wished you’d known (pre-baby)?

That everything really is a phase and that is does get better. I was told this but I didn’t really get it and so ignored it, then wondered why I was crying in Selfridges with a 10 day old whilst attempting to go back to ‘normal.’ You do go back to normal eventually. Not at 10 days.

00:27

One thing you wish you’d not been told (pre-baby)?

I was careful in only listening to advice from people that I trust and are on the same wavelength to me. Anything else I blocked out/ignored/instantly forgot.

00:33

Can’t live without…

The Sound Sleeper white noise app. If you see a woman pushing a pram with the sound of a hairdryer blasting out, it’s me. On the plus side, he should be perfectly happy if I ever take him to the hairdressers with me.

00:39

Can’t live with…

Competitiveness. This new world of motherhood is rife with it. I’m not into that.

00:42

Best mothering moment?

When I looked over into his moses basket one morning and he smiled at me for the first time.

00:49

Worst mothering moment?

Whilst Facetiming my in-laws, I picked him up and help him above my face gazing adoringly into his eyes and he sicked into my mouth.

00:50

Shout out to…

All the mums out there doing this, still having fun and being themselves.

00:59

Motherhood is…

More special that I ever thought possible.

 

This interview was originally published for Mothers Meeting. Watch this space for more.

Anna Whitehouse

Founder of Mother Pukka, Anna Whitehouse likes super hero cape-making classes and dislikes the naming of celebrity couples (TomKat, Brange etc.) She tries (and often fails) to parent the shit out of life.

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