Why I do what I do
I’m all about helping mums to feel confident and happy in their new role. Life with young kids can be hectic and the concept of self care can be misleading. I help mums overcome this by exploring the four areas of practical self care. ‘The Practical Self Care Method’ stood out to me as I was researching/writing my first book, ‘Self Care for New Mums’. I realised that self care is much (much) more than a nice hot bath and some sort after me-time. Actually mothers that feel confident and happy are addressing the Mind, Body, Organise and Connect, hence the reason for focusing on these four key areas as apart of practical self care.
I’m an author, speaker and mentor for mums that want to feel confident and happy.
Where I started from
I’m traditionally a teacher and coordinator. I specialised in Health, Science, English and Maths. Before I became a teacher I started a group called ‘Frog’ it was basically a sisterhood of women that supported and empowered each other to live our best possible lives. I often ran lessons and would research a lot about personal development and self care. 'Frog' still runs today. I actually recommend that mums create their own sisterhood group outside of their mums groups.
I fell pregnant in 2012 and soon became a new mum to a gorgeous little girl. I was thrown into the deep end with a wakeful, frequent feeder (every hour or so, day or night). I started drawing on my existing knowledge and developed ways to cope. I started talking to other mothers and released that the concept of self-care is last priority. I knew that self-care was vital to mum and bubs new journey. At this point I started researching and writing. I shifted from just coping to being confident and happy in my new role.
In December of 2015, I proudly published my first book ‘Self Care for New Mums: A Practical Four-Step Guide for First Time Mothers’.
What I'm passionate about
Earlier this year, we welcomed another baby girl. She’s very different from our first, and so are my circumstances. My husband now works almost 80 hours a week and isn't able to help as much as last time. I have been fine-tuning my teachings/writings. I’m passionate about sharing practical self care strategies, especially supporting mums with young kids that are time poor.
Being a mother with young kids can be crazy. Juggling the nappies, nap times, coping with changing friendships, dinner time, sleep, chores and everything else. It can feel like too much and not enough at the same time.
I’m passionate about helping mums practice effective self care, so they can be happy and confident.
Self care (that actually helps) is much more than some me-time or a nice hot massage... it's about deep diving into the mind, body, being organised and feeling connected.
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What others have to say...
"Kirstie describes the 4 phases most mums go through, and it’s a relief to read something like this out loud. For any individual about to become a new parent, or even one that has been down the journey before this practical guide can only add value, confidence and happiness in your journey.
"In the time I've known Kirstie, I've seen how she has inspired, supported and encouraged other women (including Mums) to believe in themselves and realise they can be who they want to be. Her advice is practical, real life and positive. Kirstie is inspiring to me as a Mum and women in business "
Sam Spence, mother and founder of Executive Virtual Associate.
"Kirstie’s passion for self-empowerment shone through each page. She is a shining example of how motherhood can be a transformational experience and has generously shared her method with new mums.”
Cherie Pasion, mother and founder of Connected Mama and author of It’s your birth…right?