I'm Emma and welcome to Isabella and Us! I am a speaker, writer, editor, designer and creator promoting positivity with my #winningasamummy movement through campaigns, products and a Positive Wellbeing Zine for Mums.
I am wife to my husband Chris, who has been by my side for eleven years, mummy to Isabella and to our two fur babies, Pippin and Luna.
I set up Isabella and Us when Isabella was 4 weeks old in January 2018 and have been growing Isabella and Us. since.
After having Isabella I found the transition into being a mum tough and so Isabella and Us. was born. I wanted to help other parents celebrate the small wins and to promote positive wellbeing in parents too. At 5 months into motherhood I was diagnosed with PND and this has given me an even bigger drive to raise awareness of maternal mental health and to promote positivity in parents.
I have received so many lovely compliments on the milestone cards and messages from mummies that they have helped! This really means the world to me!
Isabella and Us. is registered as a Mind fundraiser and 10% from a selection of our products goes directly to Mind to raise awareness of mental health.
I also host a Twitter hour every other Wednesday 8-9pm where we chat all about being a parent. #winningasamummyhour
I also ran a campaign in May 2018 called #iamwinningasamummybecause where mums shared their daily mummy wins to promote positivity. You can see more about the campaign here.
In September 2018 I launched the Positive Wellbeing Zine, a Zine for Mums, all about being a mum and I am really excited to be launching more Issues of the Zine.
I believe that celebrating the positives rather than focusing on the negatives has a massive impact on our mental health and wellbeing. Being a parent can be really tough and once that little one arrives your life changes so much. But taking the positivity out of situations by realising that you should be focusing on what you have achieved not what you haven't allows you to control your own feelings much better. You own this! You've got this!
Let's get sharing and celebrating those Parenting Wins!
I hope that Isabella and Us. continues to grow so that I can continue to share and promote celebrating the small wins and promoting positive wellbeing in parents.