We’re so excited to have interviewed a close friend and total supermum for our #nwnmumsquad! She’s the ultimate mumpreneur and we think she’s great! Have a little read…
Your name: Sadie Reid
Occupation: Founder of Hip & Healthy
Name and age of your little one: Max, 18 months
A little bit about yourself:
I am a working mum who tends to spend her life in sports kit in the hope that one day I will find the time to actually go to the gym!
A sneak peek into your fridge (the good, the bad and the ugly!):
The Good: lots of greens; spinach, courgettes, avocados (although not actually in my fridge!), salad, parsley etc. We are never far from a sweet potato (Max’s Fave) carrots, lemons, coyo, oat milk, peanut butter, plus beetroot, salmon and hummus are staples and rye bread! The Bad: We have an ombar fetish in this household, and my husband doesn’t think it is a weekend unless it involves Tyrrels crisps.
Favourite thing about being a mum:
That feeling you get in your tummy when they giggle, smile at you, give you a hug or learn something new. It is the most amazing feeling in the world. That and all the new friends you make that have babies too!!
What is the one product you couldn’t live without:
Bamford's Restore Elixir helps keep wrinkles at bay!
What is the one product your child couldn’t live without:
TV - I shouldn't admit this, but it saves us from everything from nappy change meltdowns to midnight illness interruptions!
Why do you feel it is important to live healthily?
I want to live as long as possible as my life is so full of so many wonderful things, but also for Max now and for my husband. And because I want to enjoy each moment and squeeze every bit of juice out of all the time I've got and without your healthy you can't do or enjoy nearly as much.
Your top tip for other parents:
Let go of the guilt. I find myself feeling constantly guilty – guilty I’m not with him when I am at work. Guilty I am not working when I am with him. Guilty that I am not doing enough, that I do too much. There’s guilt about the food we give them, the toys we buy them and the way they are put to bed! Everything. I say if you can let go of that, then you are in for a much more enjoyable journey.
Best #parentingfail story:
Rather riskily taking him to a toy shop when he had diarrhoea and he totally pooped when we got there and I just couldn't bear to change him in the shopping centre so made him sit in it until we got home! Please note - I nearly passed out from running home so quickly with him in the pram! Sadly his trousers could not be saved.
Your favourite quote:
Health is your greatest wealth.
One key life lesson you learnt from your mum or dad:
Don't rush - that's when accidents happen!
One lesson you hope to have taught your future adult child?
You can be anything you want to be in life, you just have to believe in yourself.