This week I caught up with the amazing and multi-talented Kiwi mama Alexa. Not only is she currently raising 3 littles ones, but she is also the owner of New Zealand's Buck and Baa, the creator of ethically-made and organic (plus totally gorgeous) baby bonnets, wraps, blankets, and bibs. And now she is launching her blog House of Milk! Her passion for organic and eco-friendly fibres is clearly reflected in Alexa's beautiful Instagram feed, where you will find the sweetest organic snaps of smiling baby faces, hugs, kisses, and just the pure joy of motherhood. What an incredible mama. Hope you find this interview with Alexa as inspiring as it was for me.
K: Thank you so much for taking the time to do this feature Alexa. I’m so thrilled to do this interview with you and I can’t wait to for our readers to get to know you more. Tell us, who’s in your family.
A: We are a new family of five! My three kids; Sam (5 1/2 Years), Holly (2 1/2 Years) and Ezra (3 Months) my Husband Ben and myself; Alexa. (Plus two dogs, a cat and a rabbit).
K: We met on Instagram and I must say that your feed is absolutely amazing! When did you get stared with sharing your story and what do you enjoy the most about it?
A: I started posting on my personal instagram account last year - I must admit it was purely so I could use it as a port to advertise my brand but I quickly got swept into the addictiveness of photography and I have met some amazing mamas from all over the world. Instagram has become my creative output and something I do purely for me - I am enjoying learning how to use my camera and I love sharing my images.
K: You capture such great moments. Any photography tips you can give us to help us get beautiful shots like yours?
A: Hide in the corner of the room and just observe every day moments. My kids won't pose for me (even if I try to encourage them haha) so when they are playing or being snuggly, i run for the camera so I can sneak a few snaps.
K: Your kids are just beautiful and the way you style them is super adorable. What are your favourite pieces for them?
K: Does your daughter have any favourites when it comes to items of clothing or accessories?
A: Holly would prefer to be nude... shirtless at least haha.
K: What three words best describe your family life?
A: Loud, crazy and messy (in the best way possible).
K: What have you found to be your biggest challenge when it comes to motherhood?
A: Patience. Oh the patience that is needed is epic! This question took a wee while to come up with an answer, there are so many challenges with being a mama but I think patience is the one that I have to be really conscious about; patience with the sleepless nights and days with Ezra; patience with the boundary pushing and sass with Holly; patience with the sibling rivalry and big feelings from Sam. They're amazing kids and deserve my patience with each developmental stage.
K: And the biggest reward?
K: How do you like to spend your days?
K: You mentioned ‘living honestly’ in your Instagram bio. Tell us more.
K: What does living ‘beautifully’ mean to you and how do you manage to do it while raising little ones?
K: I know that your blog is coming soon. I’m excited ! Tell us more!
K: What do you like the most about living in a small town in NZ?
K: Thank you so much Alexa. How can people connect with you?
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