Todays feature is on Amy, a super mummy of one. Journalist and Editor of The fourth Trimester magazine. Amy has been on a mission to get this magazine in print. With several auctions and now a Kickstarter program, its well on its way to success and aims to have its first issue by Autumn 2015.
I think this is such a fabulous adventure she’s on, I know when I was a first time mum, (even a fourth time mum!) I would have loved a magazine for beyond birth support written by real mums, with the good the bad and….the ugly bits!
Tell us a bit about yourself….
My name is Amy and I live in a little cottage in a tiny village in Peterborough with my baby daddy Jack and our 10-month-old Milo. I grew up in Colchester, moved to Southampton and completed a Journalism degree. I then hung around in Southampton for a little while before moving here whilst heavily pregnant last year. I now work as a freelance journalist and social media manager, look after Milo (with a lot of help from family) and I am starting a new magazine called The Fourth Trimester to help support mums during their life after birth.
What is a regular day like for you?
The day doesn’t start until I have had my coffee. Then there’s a lot of feeding, nappy changing, writing, more feeding, nappy changing, eating… highly exciting stuff really.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Errrrm, that’s difficult! Let’s go with: Ambitious, friendly and an over-analyser.
Who or what inspires you most?
When I’m feeling at my least creative Pinterest always gets me going, gotta love Pinterest. I also find so much inspiration via social media – there are some crazy inspiring women out there starting their own businesses, creating babies, helping others. It is just so blimmin’ inspiring!
How do you like to relax?
I’m partial to a drop of the ol’ vino and a good long bubble bath (cliché right?)
What is your favourite thing to do with your family?
I love playing in the garden in the sun. Letting Milo splash around in the paddling pool whilst Jack BBQs up a storm.
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What’s in your handbag?
£4.73, keys, anti-bacterial hand gel (yeah I’m one of those people), bank card, phone cable and a horrendous amount of receipts.
What made you start The Fourth Trimester magazine?
When Milo was about 5 months old I decided to look through all of the leaflets and things we had been given during pregnancy and realised that I just couldn’t relate to them. I felt that if there had been something that was more personal, something that shared real life issues then maybe my fourth trimester wouldn’t have been so difficult. This is when I decided there was a need for a new support system for mums. And so, with the help of the amazing mama community on Instagram, The Fourth Trimester was born.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully running The Fourth Trimester from an office somewhere close to doughnuts and coffee.
What is your proudest achievement?
I’m pretty proud of myself for getting through 9 months of pregnancy and then giving birth (even if I did force the poor student midwife to get me an epidural).
Visit the Kickstarter campaign for more information about The Fourth Trimester and find out how you can help support mamas!!