I am Bourgeois and Bohemian; a doting (and often not-so-doting), Mama of three. I am conformist and eccentric; conventional as well as wild. I am an introvert loner and an extrovert narcissist; I hold the energies of both Buddha and Warrior.
In short, I am a walking contradiction: I rarely eat fish or meat but love Champagne and foie gras; I vote Green, hug trees, am anti-war and ‘drive’ a cargo bike but read Vogue, love fast cars and send my children to private school. I am an over-educated product of the patriarchal establishment (boarding school, Westminster, Oxford) but chose wine as my day job, host women’s circles in the evening and in my spare time, write a blog about living authentically. I can choose to look corporate with my glossy ponytail, towering heels and designer accessories but my nose ring and side-shave hint at the hidden hippy inside.
This bipolar split not only defines me, I thrive off it. I need both sides: disciplined and feral. But it can sometimes be confusing and it helps to write about it. So BoboMama is about trying to find balance and about making sense of life as a multi-tasking feminist, authenticity-seeking, mama entrepreneur. It is also here to document our travel adventure: 3 kids, 2 adults, 1 year to explore the world living ‘like locals’. We left the UK in August 2016.
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