Together with the The Child Cancer Foundation we are honoured to present today’s Real Live Mum.  

Meet Faith from Levin.  Faith is Mum of Noah who is ten and was diagnosed with a pilocytic astrocytoma posterior fossa tumour at age five.

What makes you a Mum? Pregnancy, childbirth, sleepless nights, sticky fingers, midnight cuddles with butterfly kisses. These are some of the things that makes me a mum but most of all I became a mum that moment I held each of my children and looked at them and thought “hello there, I know you. …you have always been here haven’t you waiting for your time to join us.”

Describe where you are right now. Well physically I’m at work haha but where in life I am? Ok well I am a full time midwifery student with 3 children and I work 8 hours a week at a midwifery resource centre.  My husband and I finally own our own home! Which by the way comes with a load of responsibility sigh so I guess you could say I’m a busy mummy/student/wife/grown up ;D Gosh I hope that’s what you meant with the question.

Describe the last dream you remember having. Hmmm I had a very vivid dream of attending a friends birth the other day. Right from the hectic drive to get there in time to the supporting during the labor to the birth to the magical moments after. It was a very exciting and touching dream. Hopefully it will be a reality soon eekkk!

Use five words to describe your family. Strong.  Close.  Giving. Faithful. Humor.

What is one thing nobody knows about you? Wow Ummm…….. I would like to be a surrogate mother to give someone else the gift of motherhood. Oh and I am a feminist :)

What is your most treasured item?  That one is hard my wedding ring it was my Nanas and my birth great grandmother’s engagement ring (I’m adopted) these things can not be replaced.

When was the last time you broke a rule? I think I drove over the speed limit yesterday opps naughty right!

What is your best piece of advice? Always remember that every decision you make you always make to the best of your abilities and knowledge. No one wants to make a mistake, no one does it on purpose so don’t kick yourself. Don’t even allow guilt to enter into the picture.  As mothers we always question ourselves about what we are doing, stop! Remember every decision you make you have made with the best of your abilities and knowledge at that time. Don’t regret it learn from it.

When was the last time you forgot something important?  Gosh I do that all the time but last night I forgot a event at my son’s school I felt horrible but then again so did my son and husband and everyone haha. It’s been a long week.

What’s your #1 go-to “I’m shattered and I have to feed people” meal solution?  Wraps!  Mince with taco sauce and even thrown in baked beans.  Grated cheese and carrots.  Microwave wraps for 30 secs and put together with sauces and mayo mmmmm. Voila! Fast easy and semi healthy hehe love it!!!

Five minutes ago I was chatting with a lovely stranger at work :). Five minutes from now I will be studying about Women in Aotearoa while eating a chocolate biscuit dunking it in my coffee shhh don’t tell.



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