When talking cool, stylish and modern mamas, Marcia Leone always comes to mind. This lifestyle journo turned Marketing and Events manager turned mompreneur is the founder of one of my favourite blogs, NOT SO MUMSY. She is also mother to Archie, a 4-year-old future heartthrob and wife to her hubby. (Owner and Creative Director of Sunday Somewhere) – #familygoals.
She is the embodiment of MODERN MOTHERHOOD and ooh, did I mention this talented mama is a model too. It’s impossible not to be inspired by her gorgeous self-styled shoots, healthy “green” living and adventurous take on life and motherhood.
Christmas came early this year when Marcia agreed to be part of my “Top 5 Instamoms to follow series”. I could talk to her for days and loved learning more about how she does it all.
What is your definition of “cool”?
Being confident in who you are without trying too hard.
How do you stay on trend with all things mama, baby and just woman?
I don’t think it’s something I consciously do. When producing content you have to be observant of everything going on around you – at events, social media, in magazines. I’m fortunate that I get to work with some amazing labels and preview collections before they are released, so I’m kept up to date with upcoming trends. I also check in with a few of my favourite bloggers infall of the above categories.
Photo shoots, blogging, being a wife, a mama and more… You make multi-tasking look easy! Any tips or advice for other busy mamas? How do you do it all?
Firstly, I don’t do it all easily- there are often meltdowns 😉 I think the best piece of advice is that you don’t have to do everything at 100% all the time. I try and priorities tasks and am constantly trying to find a happy balance with my family. Some weeks have to be work focused for me, so my husband steps up and when he travels for work, I step up. Archie is always the priority, but deadlines still have to be met. Sometimes I’m up past midnight working away. Archie is in pre-school 3 days a week, so I cram in as much work as possible then so I can be focused with him when he’s home. Social media is such a big part of what I do and the temptation is to always be on my phone, so I make sure there are no phones around dinner, bath, bed time so we read stories etc. and we also have dedicated “Mummy” “Daddy” and a “Family day” where we (try) and be phone free.
Who do you follow on Instagram?
There are so many wonderful accounts!
Current faves are:
and a lot of amazing brands!
Five things to never leave the house without.
Tinted lip gloss.
A water bottle.
PHOTO CREDIT | Scott Lowe for One Fine Baby.