My partner and I are in our late 20s with two girls.
Willa Belle our eldest is 2.5years and Juniper Plum is 7months.
We are minimalists aiming to live a more deliberate and focused life. We are an unschooling family and are raising our girls as gently and naturally as possible. I am training/am a spiritual birth worker and Doula. My husband is an Urban designer. We spend as much time as possible in nature to reconnect to Mother Earth and try to eat organic where we can. We would one day love to live off the grid but my husband absolutely loves his job in the city. We are searching for our “community” or tribe. . .having lived in a few communes and realising it’s not quite for us we are thinking one day we will start our own. . .co-living with likeminded families.
My Tribe and I are from/living in Auckland, New Zealand.
5 favourite things/items?
My five favourite things/items? 💚Our futon (we sleep on the floor) 💚 Shakti Mat 💚 Signing Bowl 💚 Our Ergo baby carrier 💚 And my blender 😆😭 is that to geeky to say that? Haha
What are you most passionate about?
I can’t say just one thing that I am most passionate about. There is so many magical things in life!! My family of course. The magic of birth. Being a birth worker and seeing women go through that magical journey is just beyond words!!! Being awake to the magic. Unschooling. Minimalism. Living life to your truest self. Following your hearts desire.
Do you have any hobbies/things you do in your downtime?
Hobbies?? No I have a toddler and a baby 😆
How would you describe your family?
How would i describe my family? Close. Attached. A bit crazy at times (most of the time 😆) but happy good crazy!
How did becoming a mother change you?
Becoming a mother didn’t change me at first. It took til my second child to give in and embrace the chaos. I was dragged into motherhood kicking and screaming because it wasn’t at all what I thought it would be. I was not ready for what 24/7 felt like. My first was hard. Motherhood is changing me because I am realising I can’t do it all. And it’s OK to ask for help. Before becoming a mother I was very stubborn. I hated people telling me what to do even to the point of not asking for help when I needed it. Motherhood has softened me. I can now accept a helping hand. I can now see others trying to help where once I saw conflict. I am learning to let go little by little. I am learning to find my inner calm instead of running.
What’s the best part about being a mother?
The best part about being a mother. . .”I love you Mummy”
Naming your children is always so difficult (or maybe it was just me!) Was it easy to pick your child’s name and why did choose it?
Willa Belle and Juniper Plum where divinely chosen. I believe that children chose the body they want to be born into before they arrive EarthSide and also their name. Papa bear never talks in his sleep but one evening after we had been talking about baby names and not agreeing on any he rolled over and out of the blue he said “her name is Juniper”!! He didn’t remember saying it in the morning. And with Willa i received an email from a friend and in it was the name Willa and I just knew it was right. And funnily enough those two names where the only names we agreed on.
Has your personal style changed since becoming mother? If so how?
Nope my style hasn’t changed well except I can’t fit into my skinny jeans anymore !! 😂😭
Favourite thing to do as a family?
Favourite thing to do as a family, road trips, picnics, lying on the grass laughing and being silly. Night time fires in the backyard listening to music.
What has been the most memorable moment for you in motherhood so far?
The most memorable part of motherhood so far was my beautiful and magical home birth I had with Juniper. I felt so empowered!!!
What are some baby essentials every new mother needs?
Baby essentials hmmm A must is a baby carrier!!! A woven wrap, Mei Tei or a Ergo. Button down loose fitting dresses (if Breasfeeding). Rescue Remedy. Lavender oil. Moses basket and a few sleeping sacks.
What are some of your favourite shops/websites for baby wear?
I’m not sure about website for babywear. . .i have bought nearly everything from a market or a second hand shop/vintage shop and my mama knits all the woollys
What is the one thing you want to teach your children?
One thing I want to teach my children? To be kind. And to Love. Love yourself first and be gentle and kind to yourself. And only then can you be kind and loving to others.
Have any advice for newly mothers/mothers to be?
Advice . . . Take it easy. Go slowly. Be gentle on yourself. Ask and accept help. Don’t try and do it all. There will be hard days but remember that “This to shall pass”. You’ve got this Mama!!
Peace and blessings
My IG is plum.berries.tribe and FB is Becky Luna Allbon 💜💚💜💚💜💚