MOTHER'S DAY SERIES | RENAE & NICKI

We chat to Renae, Founder & CEO & Nicki, Brand Visionary of Papinelle on balancing motherhood and their careers. 

Renae - Founder & CEO Renae James

Describe your perfect Mother’s Day morning?

Probably much the same as every other Mum - a little sleep in, followed by coffee and breakfast in bed. And because you said perfect I'd love to throw a one hour massage in after breakfast. 

As a working Mum, how do you approach balancing motherhood, career and looking after yourself?

Life is busy as a working mum so my wellness bucket is full when I balance a clean, healthy diet with family time, work, and relaxation. I love a facial, or pamper session so I try to take time out for these. I also try not to work after dinner and always read before going to bed—it’s my way of switching off and being completely focused on one thing.

How can the right sleep and loungewear enhance our relaxation rituals? 

Getting in PJ's signifies the end of the day so it's like taking a big sigh when you finally jump in your sleepwear. If you value your downtime, investing in great PJ's is a must. Our pure silk PJ's are like heaven to wear and the fabric breathes and moves with your body. It's hard to be anything but relaxed when you wear these.

What’s your biggest learning as a Mother? 

That I can't control everything. Sometimes there will be late nights and bad food and we might run late but it's all going to be ok. Oh and the colour white should be avoided.

Renae's Top Picks

Renaes picks

1. Cheri Blossom Pant & Organic Cotton LS Top 

2. Modal Soft Long Sleeve Tee 

3. Modal Soft Pant 

Nicki - Brand Visionary 

Nicki kelly

Describe your perfect Mother’s Day morning?

My bedroom is a total haven so I stay in my pyjamas, the kids bring me a pot of tea in bed with my favourite tea cup, a gift or two, and always hand-made cards. It's my one day off washing and preparing meals.

As a working Mum, how do you approach balancing motherhood, career and looking after yourself?

My life is fast and furious, I did learn to meditate for that very reason. I am solar powered and love the beach. My soul is at Bondi Beach where I grew up, so when I'm in Sydney I'm always at Bondi beach, and in New Zealand we have a small beach house near the most beautiful, quiet white sandy beach. I completely recharge by walking our dog Rocky whilst listening to a podcast, in the sun, on the beach = happy.

How can the right sleep and loungewear enhance our relaxation rituals?

It's everything. The very first thing I do when I get home is change into my cozies and I announce it to anyone in the room. It's an instant full stop from rushing around to relaxation mode. I love beautiful soft fabrics and generally prefer soft organic cotton knits as my go-to.

What’s your biggest learning as a Mother?

That your children and family are more resilient than you give them credit for. I often beat myself up for not being present all the time and as an entrepreneur, that's often. When I am there, however, I put 100% energy into my family. Seeing them thrive, and happy makes all the hard work and challenges of being busy worthwhile.

Nicki's Top Picks

Nickis picks

1. Jada Organic Cotton Knit LS Top

2. Feather Soft Wide Leg Pant 

3. Luxe Ribbed Modal PJ - elevated luxury!

Wishing our Papinelle community a Happy Mother's Day! With love, Papinelle x