- Please Introduce yourself, what is your name, business name, where you are from?
Hi I’m Emma and I’m from Cheshire but now live on Waiheke Island just off the coast of mainland Auckland New Zealand. I have been here 14 years and love it. I have 3 beautiful children Mr I’m a Ninja 7 and 3-year-old twinadoes.
I am a copywriter Emma Bowyer-The Word Whisperer NZ and am working on developing my own writing and blogging into my full time business. I have had a couple of articles published this year and launched my blog Don’t Put Peas Up Your Nose written from the point of view of my twins all about the things they do and the silly big people getting in their way.
- What is your business about?
Writing a funny and light hearted blog that will make other mums roll their eyes in recognition and laugh snort at some of the crazy antics the twinadoes and their brother get up to. Occasionally I’m allowed to chip in but that’s not that often usually I’m just a figure to be ridiculed or escaped from.
- What made you get into this line of business?
I regularly perform comedy and improvisation, with the occasional bit of stand up thrown in. When my kids came on the scene I couldn’t stop talking about them and realised they were comedy gold after telling a few stories friends about their antics like when my 9 month old daughter threw herself out of her cot to escape the tedium of nap time and gave herself a black eye, and they told me I should write that stuff down, so now I do.
- What makes you get up and go in the morning, do you have a morning power routine?
I get up as soon as my alarm threatens to ring and slide out of bed like a SAS sniper to get to the bathroom and into the shower before my twinadoes realise it’s morning and start screaming for me and if I don’t move quickly enough tearing their room to pieces. Then if I’m really winning I have time to make a quick cup of decaf tea (I know I’m a saint) lol. Before the morning wars begin.
- What is the best advice you have ever been given?
To ask myself when I’m stressed and at freak out point (so that’s about 23 times a day). Will this matter in 5 years or even 5 months time? Will I even remember it? And if not to ‘Let it Go! Let it Go!’
- What is a book you would say everyone must read?
For all pregnant Mummas I’d say you have to read Up the Duff: The real guide to pregnancy it is hilarious and full of fun facts by Kaz Cooke
For twin Mummas the incredibly useful book
‘What to do when you’re having two’ by Natalie Diaz
- Does your business have any offers on at present or coming up?
If you subscribe to my Don’t Put Peas Up Your Nose list I’ll be your best friend forever and promise never to share your secret ‘Mum guilts’ with anyone else. Unless you ask me to and then I’ll drink tea and eat chocolate with you till you feel better.
- What one thing do you do to change your mindset instantly?
I stop and breathe and think how incredibly blessed I am to have my three wonderful kids. Unless it’s because of them driving me mad that I need a mindset change, then it’s ‘thank God I’ve got my secret stash of chocolate hidden in the cupboard’.
- What do you love most about helping others?
Seeing people smile. That’s why I write my blog to help other twin mums that might feel isolated and alone. If I can help them see that yes it is a really hard job being a twin Mama but it’s also the best club in the world to belong to. And that the funny side is always there, you just have to recognise it. Even if your 3-year-old twin daughter is caught hanging out of her bedroom window instead of napping and you have to call the fire brigade. True story. I can laugh now.
- Your favourite quote?
‘Life is like a box of chocolates you never know what you’re gonna get’. Forrest Gump And in my case that was after multiple IVF treatments finding out I was having twins! Shocked? I couldn’t speak for about 2 hours and for me that’s saying something.