What is the date today?
8th March, 2021.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I'm Rose! I co-own '70s fashion label Nine Lives Bazaar with my bestie Ness! It's a wonderful job and I absolutely love getting lost in the creativity of it all. I'm a lover of warm colours, all things 1970s and mid-century vibes. This year my family bought a 1978 Jayco camper and we try to spend as much time as we can getting away for long weekends camping, surfing, just being outdoors. The kids love it as much as we do and it honestly doesn't matter if we go half an hour down the road or all the way down to Crescent Head (our fave spot), it's always just the best time!
Where do you live?
I live in Tweed Heads, a beautiful region of northern NSW. We are surrounded by glorious beaches, rivers, fresh water creeks, and stunning hinterlands. The other thing I love about this area is the sense of community. I've lived here for 10 years and my husband went to school just down the road so it always feels like there's connections everywhere you go. Nothing beats a good community vibe!
Who is in your family?
My two little babes Bella Luna (4.5) and Lola Valentine (19 months), my husband Ryan and our gorgeous golden dog Sugar.
What has been the most surprising part for you so far in your motherhood journey?
Realising that I actually have a lot of patience! That no matter how hard I try, my house will never stay clean and my washing will always be referred to as Mount Washmore. That the thing about it taking a village to raise a child is insanely true - I couldn't do it without my family of friends. It's surprising to me that sometimes I don't entirely love being a mum - sometimes I prefer to go to work. But I guess that's because being a "mum" doesn't completely define me, even though it does now make up a lot of who I am. I also find it surprising the capacity for love your heart has, especially when it comes to your own children. It really does feel infinite. But of course, it surprised me how unrelenting being a mum really is. It's the biggest, most challenging job you can ever undertake. At times it can be mad, chaotic, frustrating and very intense. But, in between all that, being a mum is the sweetest, most rewarding and purely spectacular journey you can embark upon. It's beautiful chaos.