To celebrate the launch of the limited edition Mothers Day Collection, we sat down with mum of 3 Vanessa Hammond to discuss how she found new found meaning through motherhood.
How has motherhood changed you ?
"Motherhood has done this powerful thing in my life where it has bought so much meaning and purpose. I guess it’s changed me in a way that my whole thinking, being and vision for this thing called life filters through the lens of being a mother and knowing it’s the most important work I’ll ever do. Knowing and believing that will change you forever. "
What quote do you live by ?
“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.”
― G.K. Chesterton
What advice would you give to new mums ?
"I would love to remind them that being a mum is the most important and meaningful work you’ll ever do, and children are a true gift. "
What is your favourite part about being a mum ?
"I’ve got way too many, I honestly just love spending time with my kids. I enjoy the way they learn new things every day, I’m delighted watching their personalities unfold, I laugh at how irrational they are, I’m energized by them but if I could name one favourite that brings me joy is having a table full enjoying a family dinner together."
What advice did your mum give you ?
"When I thought about this question, I was thinking more then advice my mum lived it out. I feel as if experience can trump advice sometimes. She always showed me unconditional love, she protected me, she prayed for me daily and most important we came first, and it brought mum joy. She thoroughly enjoyed us. The truly is the best advice… paving the way."
What is your favourite product in the MAAEMO Mothers Day Bundle ?
"My favourite product is the Revitalize mist with Kakadu plum and echinacea and the Vitalize face elixir. The mist I take everywhere and spray all the time, it makes me feel fresh and my skin look alive. The Face elixir is so hydrating and nourishing. They are both my GO-TO’s. "