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Meet Alanna, mother of three

How would you best describe yourself?

Practical, ambitious, tired

How has becoming a parent changed your perception of work and career and what surprised you the most?

How brutal daycare fees and juggling daycare illness is for the first year.

What advice would you give your younger self about starting a family?

Don’t lose sight of who YOU are. Being a mum doesn’t define you, it compliments YOU.

What has been your biggest challenge in motherhood to date? How have you overcome this?

Twins in NICU and 2 year old who needed me…..taking each day as it came and journal it out!

What are your strategies to manage the juggle of career and family?

We have a massive wall with whiteboard paint in our house and we have a calendar on it, shopping list space and we all can contribute. We draw, brainstorm, write messages!

What do you do for self-care?

I prioritise this alot! I get my nails done, go to the sauna or a float. I get massages often!

FInal piece of advice

I keep reminding myself on the hard days that its “just a season”

Connect with Alana on Instagram @womeninsafety

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