… Sam Flowers (@samflowers199), beauty editor at Stylist Magazine and mother of Leo
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.
Diet Coke? Full fat?
Neither. Coffee. Black. Large.
Home or away?
Home. Tempted to go away but how does one do this with a baby and all of their paraphernalia?
Deliciously Ella (@deliciouslyella) or Deliciously Stella (@deliciouslystella)?
Stella. Has anyone actually managed to make anything vaguely tasty from DE? Just asking…
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.
Last thing you bought?
Milk and strawberries.
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.
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.
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.
Can’t live with…
Competitiveness. This new world of motherhood is rife with it. I’m not into that.
Best mothering moment?
When I looked over into his moses basket one morning and he smiled at me for the first time.
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.
Shout out to…
All the mums out there doing this, still having fun and being themselves.
More special that I ever thought possible.
This interview was originally published for Mothers Meeting. Watch this space for more.