Mama Interview with sneakers + soul

Posted on 11 April 2017

We're back with another fun Mama Interview today! This time we caught up with the adorable Australian mum, Ina Odak from sneakers + soul, who stocks our limited edition Project You + Me swaddle blanket



Modern Burlap Mama Interview with sneakers + soul
 


Modern Burlap Mama Interview with sneakers + soul




- What is your philosophy as a mama?
I'm a 'go with the flow' Mama. I think trust your instincts, be yourself, look after yourself and do the best you can. I'm also trying to soak up the time I have with Luka as much as possible.
 
- What has been your biggest challenge as a mama lately?
Luka is nearly 2.5 now and toddler life has been much more challenging than I anticipated - there is no break ... it's non-stop running after said toddler, teaching, disciplining, playing, thinking of activities etc, etc. It's exhausting! 
 
- How do you "take time for yourself" and what does that look like?
Let's be honest, it's something I, and I think a lot of other Mum's really struggle with. Between said toddler, running two businesses and a household plus family and social commitments, it's SO easy to let this slide. But I'm trying to do better. If nothing else, a soak in the tub once per week does wonders for clearing my head. And I try and walk as much as I can.
 
- Best advice you've ever been given on motherhood?
It's not so much advice as a quote that I often refer back to when I'm getting frustrated ... "the days are long but the years are short". It always reminds me to take a breath and try and be more mindful and enjoy the moment.
 
- Favorite snack idea for little ones?
Frozen yoghurt in icypole moulds - you can blend all sorts of fruits + veg in there and still pass it off as "icecream" :-) #mumhack
 
- Describe your dream family day.
A day at our beach house for sure ... morning walk (and coffee), followed by swims, siesta's and fresh seafood on the BBQ, wine and gelato. Bliss!
 
- Do you have any favorite mama blogs you read?
My all time fave is Not So Mumsy but the wonderful Marcia Leone.
 
- What are your must-have items from ages 0 - 1?
My must have's were definitely swaddles (shop our amazing limited edition swaddles with Modern Burlap here), a comforter (we love Kippins), BONDS zip wondersuits, sleeping bags from Ergopouch and a great pram, we have the Bugaboo Chameleon.
 
- Do you have any go-to baby shower gifts?
I actually love gifting swaddles as they are beautiful and useful, Milestone Cards (we love The Rule Breakers and Seriously Milestones) and Baby Care products from Thankyou.




Modern Burlap Mama Interview with sneakers + soul



Modern Burlap Mama Interview with sneakers + soul



Thank you for taking the time to sit down with us, Ina!
 
xo,
Modern Burlap!
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