Welcome to this week’s edition of “What’s in your changing bag?”; my weekly Tuesday feature where I ask one Yummy Mummy (or Daddy) to share the innermost secrets of their changing bag, and the five items they couldn’t possibly live without!
This week I’m joined by the fabulous, fellow Sussex Mutti, Alice from Alice’s Studio.
So Alice, tell us a little bit about yourself:
Hello, I’m Alice. I live in beautiful East Sussex, close to Brighton, with my partner Alistair, and our son Ivar (who is 3 going on 10!). Baby number 2 is due sometime at the end of April, so my changing bag will be ever-growing!
Congratulations on Bump!
What is your favourite thing about being a Mutti?
What three words would you use to describe Motherhood?
How do you preserve/maintain your sense of self?
My sense of self is evolving all the time; I’m not the same person I was before I had Ivar (thank god!). I feel overwhelmingly privileged to be the mum I am to Ivar (and Bump); when I’m with him I feel completely free to be who I truly am. So I guess my sense of self is very much grounded in with being a mother, but I do need and enjoy my own creative time. I’m very clear about what my needs are and how to get them met; some might call that bossiness, but I call it understanding when I’m at boiling point and in need of my own space!
There’s nothing wrong with a bit of bossiness!
And finally, as it’s Cake Week on Make, Do and Push: what is your favourite type of cake?
Carrot cake with a generous creamy topping!
Ok, lets get down to business! Firstly, what make is your changing bag?
What are the five items in your changing bag that you just can’t live without?
Thanks for sharing the contents of your changing bag with us, Alice! I have a guaranteed-cloud curse when it comes to sunglasses, so mine stay far, far away from my changing bag…!! You can find Alice’s fabulous blog here. Alice also tweets as @alicesstudio