We were delighted to interview local mum of two Leonora Bamford and founder of My Baba on her motherhood journey.
How do you manage to juggle work and life balance?
I think this is an evolving thing especially as the children grow up and start going to nursery and then school. I’m very lucky to run my own businesses so I get to make my own hours and have been able to dedicate more time to work as they get older. I find each year you seem to have more and more time. I think each working mother finds their own balance.
What do you feel are your biggest achievements?
Does it sound ridiculous to say my children? They amaze me every day and I feel so proud of them. In work, it has to be the launch of my first product, the multivitamins and probiotics with Zita West. It look us two years to get right and I love them.
What do you love most about being a Mum?
I love learning from them. They teach me something new every day and when people tell you, enjoy every minute, it goes like a flash – I’m beginning to understand! the first year or two are often hard and go slowly but suddenly you wake up and you have a six year old questioning you.
What is your top family recipe that everyone loves to eat?
We’re major foodies in our house and all love cooking. I started a You Tube cooking thing last year and the kids take the mickey out of me saying, ‘Hi I’m Leo From My Baba’ wit a fake microphone. The family favourite has to be proper Italian Penne Pomodoro and I make a mean chocolate mousse that I learnt from Loraine Pascale my pudding hero.
What is your favourite hang out in London as a family?
I love Hyde Park, we like taking the dogs for long walks and we all love Daylesford in Pimlico.
How do you define quality ‘me-time’?
Pilates because I love to hate it, Sunday night soak in the bath and a massage.
What do you love most about London?
The buildings. I always tell people to look up. Don’t tap on your phones but look where you’re going. The buildings astonish me. I love running over Battersea bridge at night and seeing everything lit up.
Where is your ideal family holiday and why?
Anywhere hot on a boat, because you get to move on. Family time is so special, you need to be happy.
Given we are all about embracing our Motherhood journey what advice would you give a frist time Mum?
Don’t be too hard on yourself, accept help and enjoy every minute. Trust your gut.
We would love to interview you on your motherhood journey and be part of our online Kensington Mums Motherhood Exhibition. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject ‘Motherhood Exhibition’.