Chrissie Wunna Working Parent Interview
Posted: Sunday December 22 2019
By: Abbie Coleman
Chrissie Wunna best known for scribing the deliciously candid, yet charmingly fun ‘on goings’ of her daily existence via her popular lifestyle & dating blog
WORKING MOTHER INTERVIEW WITH CHRISSIE WUNNA
Chrissie Wunna best known for scribing the deliciously candid, yet charmingly fun ‘on goings’ of her daily existence via her popular lifestyle & dating blog chrissiewunna.com AND for her time on the ITV2 reality show ‘Paris Hilton’s British Best Friend’ has made it into the FINAL of the UK Blog Awards 2017, after winning a national Public Vote, where over 97,000 votes were cast in total and ranking chrissiewunna.com in the top 8 ‘most voted for blogs’ in her category of ‘Dating.’
Today thirty six year old Chrissie Wunna’s blog is currently read on EVERY continent of the entire world, in over 200 countries globally, is translated into 40 languages daily and boasts over 100,000 visits a month…and it’s still growing.
And did we say she is a Yorkshire girl!
What were or are the biggest challenges you faced going back in to the work place after children?
As a mum…and I’m a single mum of two, who is naturally soaked in ambition, I was excited to finally be able to head back to work, as it added more balance to my life. I needed it. I still had a great deal that I wanted to achieve.
However I didn’t actually realize how much harder it would be, as I constantly had children, childcare issues, nursery/school pickups, family emergencies and everything in between in the back of my mind and yes that keeps you on your toes, yet can at times be stressful, meaning that you can’t really relax, as anything can happen at any point and you have to be ready for it.
Now, I seemed to have ‘championed’ it… Now, I believe that you CAN be a single mum of two little ones and STILL make all your dreams come true, all you need is the right help, hope and the will to succeed.
How do you achieve your work life balance of career woman and mother?
In my mind they go hand in hand. If I don’t have one, the other becomes imbalanced, so to me they are ‘one,’ which means it’s vital for me to keep a great balance, or I’d go insane. 🙂 They’re both my love, my passion and my career is pretty much there to help build a future for my children. That motivates me. I’ll work as hard as I possibly can, yet at the same time I always make sure that I make time away from work to just be Mum and nothing else., It’s not easy, but at the end of the day if a work deal went sour, I’d get over that, Yet, I’d be utterly pained if either Ruby or Junior were emotionally unsound because I wasn’t there for them, when the needed me. It’s just about being that extra bit organised mentally, emotionally and physically.
If you could give your past self-one piece of advice about being a working mother what would it be?
To not be so hard on myself and to have gone for it right from the beginning. I spent a of time ‘still’ because I didn’t believe I could do both well. To any Mum out there with dreams, know that you can have it all, if you try.