1. Please introduce yourself: Name, what do you do & how many children you have.

Hello! I am Joanna Hunt. Best selling author, conscious family coach, wife and mother to my beautiful, soon-to-be 1 year old, daughter, Tula.

  1. How do you manage to juggle work and life balance as a mother?

My answer is threefold! A morning yoga practice, asking for help when needed, and creating strong boundaries around “mum time” and “work time” have helped me most in managing the work and life balance as a mother.

  1. What top tips would you give to any working mum?

To all the working mums out there – give yourself permission to say no! Let me say that again in a different way – if it’s your answer to an invitation is not a HELL YES, than it’s a definite NO! Say no to any person or activities that drain your energy. And on the contrary create a support system of people who build you up, cheer your on and help you out when needed!

  1. What do you love most about London? Do you have a favourite spot with your children?

I am an American who moved to the Isle of Wight 18-months ago. However, I lived in Boston and New York City for most of my life and am a city girl at heart! London is still a novel place to me and I am still discovering my favourite parts. So, I have to pass on this question – and warmly welcome any suggestions from local mamas who are reading this!

  1. How do you define quality ‘me-time’?

My morning yoga practice is my favourite and most essential “me-time” activity. It gives me 20-minutes of quiet. 20-minutes to remind myself of what is important to me and what I want to create within my life. 20-minutes to breathe, stretch, and feel grateful. These 20-minutes transform my life and my motherhood experience every single day.

  1. What is your favourite & least favourite thing about parenthood?

My favourite parts are the giggles and the cuddles. My least favourite is the lack of sleep!

  1. Tell us something people don’t know about you.

I recently became a best selling author. I wrote a book called “Find Your Mama Groove” that was released in August. I wrote this book for all the moms out there who want motherhood to be easier and more fun. If you haven’t got your copy yet – please do – it’s easily found on Amazon! I wrote is as a roadmap to show mothers a way forward – a way to create the life and family they long for.

  1. Given we are all about embracing Motherhood, what advice would you give a first time Mum?

You baby doesn’t need a perfect mum, they need a real one. Many of the new mums I work with have convinced themselves that they must do all the things in order to be a “good” mom. This is not true. I promise you, you are a good mom just by being you.

  1.  I’m a mum and……

empowering motherhoodA new business owner! Whilst my coaching business has been going for some time, I opened a wellness studio for mothers in and visiting the Isle of Wight. It’s called Wight Wellness and we specialise in bringing burnt-out mums into balance through bespoke coaching, yoga classes, holistic treatments, mama retreats, and family retreats too. It is the perfect getaway for the London mama because it’s only 2-hours from Waterloo by train! At the same time, I am able to work with mamas all across the globe through my online coaching and coaching programs.

 

 

  1. Finally, please let us know what you love most about Kensington Mums?

Kensington Mums is an amazing resource and community for mums! Both knowledge and good people are essential for mamas! I love all the inspiration, information, and encouragement this platform provides for me.