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ONE INSPIRING MUMMA

ONE INSPIRING MUMMA

AN INTERVIEW WITH VANESSA PROSSER

As women and even more so as mothers we tend to gravitate towards other like-minded, beautiful souled and ever so inspiring women and mothers to form our villages and friendship circles. We count our blessing here on the Far North Coast for the abundance of these kind of women, strong, capable and gorgeous inside and out! Mother of two Vanessa Prosser is one of these incredible women that we at Chasing Unicorns adore. Her story is one of young motherhood, the ocean and a motivation to embrace a healthy lifestyle in every sense of the term, and through chronicling this lifestyle, she has amassed a considerable following on instagram (@vanessa_prosser). We caught up with Vanessa and her littlies for a beach romp and chat so that we can share some of her honest, infectious and inspiring spirit with you.

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COULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN ONE SENTENCE?

A golden Beach Mamma who loves family and Community.

TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR DAY TO DAY LIFE?

My day to day life is just embracing and going deep into this season of motherhood knowing full well it won't last forever and one day they will be all grow up. Most days involve beach sessions, smoothies, acai bowls, hangs in the van, painting, hangs with our community of people we have around us, early mornings and early nights. Taking in the good and the bad, the slow and the simple.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE ACTIVITY TO DO WITH YOUR BEAUTIFUL FAMILY?

Getting up really early and all piling into the yellow VW. Smoothies, acai bowls, and endless food setting up by the ocean with a salty breeze, naps, book reading and a glass of wine.

YOU BECAME A MOTHER FAIRLY YOUNG IN LIFE HOW HAS THIS SHAPED YOUR JOURNEY?

For me it was a complete 180, life was steered into the opposite direction. I feel like I can't even put into words how it's shaped my journey. All I'm going to say is that it was the best goddam thing to have ever happened.

YOU ARE SO INCREDIBLY GROUNDED, MOST 23-YEAR-OLDS ARE RUNNING AROUND TILL ALL HOURS AND THROWING BACK THE MARGARITAS, DO YOU EVER FEEL THAT YOU MISSED OUT ON THE "FUN AND FREEDOM" SO OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH BEING IN YOUR 20'S?

Well, don't you worry I still throw back the margaritas! Although, definitely nowhere near as much as I used to before kids. I mean sure, it crossed my mind ALOT when I had Bambi, its not fun and freedom I feel like I've missed out on because fun is a bloody anthem in my life and freedom... man being a full-time stay at home mum has more freedom than I could have dreamed of, especially at this age. But having no responsibility except for myself is something I would have liked to enjoy more!!

HOW HAS MOTHERHOOD “CHANGED” YOU?

Jordan Peterson puts it nice and simple; "Babies provide young people with maturity, purpose, and responsibility and no one grows up until they have kids because until you have kids you are the most important person in your life" That's how motherhood has changed me with maturity, purpose, and responsibility. In all the best ways possible!

WHAT ARE THE VALUES AND PASSIONS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE MOST TO PASS ON TO YOUR KIDS?

Love people, Love God, encouraging my children to live in truth.

WHAT INFLUENCES/INSPIRES YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?

My kids at the moment, I only want to wear comfy clothes!! Anything that's simple and easy.

YOU ARE A PERFECT MODEL FOR THE HEALTHY LIFESTYLE AND NUTRITION YOU ADVOCATE, HOW DID YOUR INTEREST IN THIS EVOLVE?

As simple as I could put it, I just have a deep conviction for being a good role model for my kids and building great habits for my family. This is the main thing that's always steered me to constantly being educated and has motivated me to always evolve in that area in my life.

DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS TO SHARE ON HEALTHY EATING AS A WHOLE FAMILY?

- Set goals

- Mindful eating

- Organic when possible

- Eat breakfast

- Eat together!!

- Think about eating healthy as nourishing your body

- Find some new family recipes

- Be on the same page

Sean and I look at eating healthy as an investment, a way to enjoy life, fuel our bodies and to be the best possible versions of ourselves as parents. Better eating patterns organically lead to better life choices. It's a win-win!

WHEN YOU GET A QUIET MOMENT, WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO THE MOST?

Read a book or go for an ocean swim.

YOU FEEL MOST BEAUTIFUL WHEN?

With my family, because to me, those moments are the most beautiful in the world.



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