meet a mama – bron ‘maxabella’

Thanks so much for the huge response to our first meet the mama “interview” last week. It seems you all like getting to know each other so we have some terribly fabulous mamas lined up for you over the coming weeks.

Today is no exception.  I stumbled across Bron, a terribly entertaining and inspiring writer, via her blog Maxabella Loves, which is now one of my all time favourites.  Check it out (you can thank me later).  In the meantime, here’s Bron …

Tell us a bit about you, fabulous you!
Well now… Max, who is eight, Arabella, who is six, and Lottie, who is four (but really twenty-four in her head) call me mum. Or mumma or mameitra, actually – don’t worry, I’ve no idea what a mameitra is either. I call them my Tsunamis.

My darling husbie of ten years calls me his sweetheart and we are about as saccharine as that in real life pretty much all the time. Many, many people will not hang out with us as a result. He’s a banker, which doesn’t help.

I’m also a freelance writer and the editor of Kidspot’s Village Voices, a job I like very, very much. I write, I edit, I plan, I collect pretty pictures. It’s kinda like having a blog that other people help write. This is a new life for me as a mere four months ago I gave up working in corporate marketing after fifteen (rather long) years. I called corporate life ‘the grey world’.

Who inspires you?
Pretty much everything in the whole wide world, but particularly people who are inherently kind.

What can’t you live without?
My husband and big belly laughs. My Tsunamis as well. Probably.

Do you have a favourite blog/s?
As I’m a blog collector there are too many to mention, but I will drop my sisters’ blogs: Al at Life in a Pink Fibro and Coo at And then there were four. Both fab chicks.

How do you like to spend your spare time?
Pinning random stuff on Pinterest and making cool stuff for kids’ parties. I’m also very happy with a glass of wine and loud conversation.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Doing pretty much what I’m doing now, only with more people wanting me to write for them. I just love it and I work from home around my children’s schedules. Maybe I’m living back in London… the husbie and I lived there for four years ten years ago and we’ve hankered to go back for about nine of those years. We just loved it there and it will be fun to show London the Tsunamis.

What is your favourite quote?
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared with what lies inside us” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.  Oh and “Try a little tenderness” – Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly and Harry M. Woods

How did you come to know Rudy & the Dodo?
The lovely Brenda at Mira Narnie put me onto the store in 2010. I bought all my niece and nephew gifts for Christmas from Rudy and the Dodo and then I did exactly the same thing again last year. Can’t beat it!




6 thoughts on “meet a mama – bron ‘maxabella’

  1. bahhh! What a great interview! And i’m blushing for the mention!!! I love that you are loving your job Bron, and I had no idea you were planning a UK escape…another thing we have in common!

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