This week we profile a local mother of four, Beckie Crumpler and chat to her about her new venture motherHUB - her service offering private midwifery, postnatal support and mother and baby retreats. Beckie is passionate about mothers feeling supported, nurtured and guided - not judged and pressured.
Name: Beckie Crumpler
Place you call home: Our little bit of paradise on the Central Coast NSW
Mum to: Sadie (7) Aiden (5) and Elsie and Olive (1)
Creator/owner of (business): MotherHUB. Private midwifery postnatal support and Mother and Baby retreats.
How was your business born? From a desire to use my experience as a mother of 4 and a midwife of 13 years to support and empower other mothers. I feel that too often new mums don’t know where to turn to get unbiased advice and guidance and be able to get continuity of who they turn to and the advice they are given. The retreats have come from a dream to provide a space for mothers to come with their babies to connect, relax, and be empowered. So many mums are isolated and have limited support networks to enable them to have that essential time out, so the retreats provide a space for mums to have ‘me time’ without leaving their babies.
Passionate about: Mothers feeling supported, nurtured and guided not judged and pressured. I believe by connecting, supporting each other and being honest about our stories we can reduce the stress, isolation and anxiety we so often feel as mothers.
Your organic life is: Embracing the chaos…with 4 children I don’t have much choice! And trying to not put too much pressure on myself and setting expectations of myself that are too high.
Must have organic items for mum: Essential oils for our home and medicine cupboard. Skincare for my fast aging, tired skin!
Must have organic items for your little ones: For the children it’s a learning process for me. I’m seeing more and more benefits in stripping back to basics and having natural, unaltered ways of eating, moving and treating illness for me and my family.
Inspired by your children to: Stop and see beauty in the little everyday things. They live in the moment without even being conscious of doing it, and that’s so precious. Life is only complicated when we make it that way. Be the best version of me, believe in myself and follow my heart.
Blessed by nature when: Autumn arrives. It’s my absolute favourite time of year. Autumn colours, chilly mornings and evenings with beautiful warm sunny days. Sitting on the beach in jeans and a t-shirt watching the kids play and evenings with friends, fires and toasted marshmallows.
To contact Beckie you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org; head to her insta page Mother.hub or call her on 0434 878772.