Hello, I’m Abi.
I like to plan things but also, sometimes really want to be free from the need to do anything. I have two girls (Olivia Willow & Evie Ella), born on the same day, three years apart and a husband who’s crazy creative and kind and lush. I’m a dreamer and believer and I think in colours and stories, and right now, I have 11 books on the go. I’m that person.
I run MOM and Standout Girl and am always trying to find the right rhythm for life, for plans, for my people and the things that make me tick.
I love Jesus and the adventure He’s taking me on. Love kettlebells, but hate the first few minutes. I have moments of courage and fear, confidence and self-doubt. I’ve found my fit – I think – when it comes to what I’m good at (planning and creating) and what I’m not (craft and financials), who I love, what I know I need and what I think I do, but actually don’t.
I created MOM because I felt the God’s prompting to create an environment where incredible women and mothers can flourish in who they are and what they’re called to do. And so here we are 🙂
Here are ten things to know:
If you could tell your younger self anything, it would be…
Be you. Be comfortable in your own skin. God made you with a purpose and destiny, He needs you to be the original He created.
Your ideal day consists of:
Brunch. Best meal ever. A really good coffee, cuddles with my girls, alone time with my man and a big meal with lots of food, lots of wine and lots of people I love.
Your typical day looks like:
Waking early to workout/pray/get ready before the kiddies. Being ‘mum’, laundry, cooking, playing, cleaning highchairs, cramming in work during naps and sleeps, seeing friends and eating dinner at 6pm with my loves.
If you had to pick three words to describe you, they would be:
Driven, family-orientated, loyal.
You feel most challenged when?
When I have to speak publicly and when I have work deadlines and very young babies needing my attention.
My biggest revelation of Jesus has been:
He is so so kind.
What is one question you wish more people would ask you?
Would you like me to take the kids, so you can nap? Ha.
What’s the biggest life lesson you’ve learnt so far?
You can’t rush the process and when you fight it, you lose every time. There is gold right now, whatever season, waiting for you to find.
Most embarrassing moment?
Getting impaled on a metal spike, which ripped my trousers and pants clean in half, outside of my sixth form. The shame. And the pain.
10. For you a Mum on Mission is:
A woman who loves God deeply, going to Him first, every day. Who knows who she is and is unashamed about the way she’s been made. Who uses whatever is in her hand to make a difference in her world and the world because she gets that her time on earth is short yet significant.