Name: Helen

Job title: Full time Mummy

What exactly is that?

A woman who looks after her children and home rather than going out to work

How did you get there?

My career before children was in the world of Charity, where I enjoyed a ten year career in fundraising management. Like any job, it had it’s amazing high points, but also it’s very stressful times. I had a long wait for my daughters and when I finally had my first daughter, my husband and I decided we could manage with me staying at home to look after her, and when our second daughter came along quite soon after-there was no choice-I had to stay at home!

Give us an idea of a typical day for you

Get up around 7.30 and take my youngest downstairs…. My husband has usually already been downstairs for half hour or so with our eldest daughter. Breakfast isn’t a big thing in our house-it’s tea/coffee and toast on the sofa, followed by baths and mad rush to get us all out the door. Oldest daughter goes to pre school a very short walk round the corner for 9am. My day then consists of taking youngest daughter to one of the many toddler groups or a play date at friends. I take my role in the home quite seriously and I am constantly trying to keep it tidy/keep cupboards stocked/keep on top of the washing/prepare lunches and dinners etc. If my youngest has nap, I will send emails about general life admin or go online buying birthday presents, or have a good toy sort out. I very rarely sit and watch TV. My husband gets home about 6.30 and we eat together (daughters eat earlier) then it’s bath and bed for the girls, which can sometimes be a real challenge if they aren’t tired. Then, and most recently I will go out to my theatre group for rehearsal twice a week which has been great fun and allowed me to be ‘me’.

What’s the best thing about what you do?

Knowing that I can savour every moment of my little girls before they go to school full time.

What would you change if you could?

Nothing really

What did you want to do for a living when you were at school?

A childrens TV presenter

Tell us about something you were insecure about when you were at school?

Too thin. Nothing I could do about it. It seemed perfectly acceptable for fellow pupils to mock that, but it was not ok to ever poke fun at larger people. I found that very strange and upsetting. I have also always suffered from very dark circles around my eyes which others would take the mick about-I have to say that essentially, I just learnt how to cover them up with make up and still do that today!

What advice would you give yourself at 18 if you could?

Don’t choose a Uni just because it’s close to your current boyfriend. Perhaps don’t even go to university. Wear short skirts while you have the legs to do so. Go on a girls holiday abroad.

What’s your favourite thing to do in your spare time?

Family days out. Eating out at restaurants.

What’s the title of the last book you read?

Literally can’t remember. Literally don’t have time to do that anymore!!

Give us one beauty tip you have learned

Put white eyeliner on your lower inner lid to really make your eyes pop!! Never forget your eyebrows

Please share with us one money tip

No matter how small the amount, set up a dd to a savings account every month. If you get married, share all your money regardless of who earns what- I truly feel this is why my husband and I don’t really argue.

Share with us one life lesson you have learned

Don’t sweat the small stuff as you don’t know what utterly massive thing could be lurking around the corner which will need every ounce of energy and strength you have.

Tell us about your favourite recent purchase for £25 or under

Oh god I don’t know!!

Where can people find you for more details?

My Younique Products website

or Kim’s ‘Mek Op’ Tips on Facebook!


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