Mother, Primary Teacher, fitness enthusiast, plant-based advocate, recipe developer and so much more.
My name is Emilly Sonsie, I am a 26-year-old Melbourne Mum and yes, my name is spelt with 2 L's. However, I am much more than just a mum, I am an educator, a fitness enthusiast, and lover of all things organic and natural. I love to grow my own herbs and vegetables, and use them not just for cooking but for medicinal purposes as well. I am a big believer in essential oils and I love to cook nutritious, wholesome food for my family to enjoy.
Hunter is my little boy and in my short time of being a mum I have experienced no different to most new mums, the highs and lows of parenthood. However, I have found the lows generally come in the form of other people’s opinions and what society demands from us. I made a decision early on to block out all the negativity and embrace everything. From the sleepless nights and the explosive nappies to the 3am hysterical crying, I am truly grateful for it all. I get to raise the most gorgeous boy and without the above he wouldn't be Hunter.
I am in my fifth year of primary teaching and have never looked back. It is the only career I have ever wanted, and besides from being a mum, I can't imagine doing anything else. There are just some things we were meant to do and teaching is one of them. I am beyond lucky that I get to combine two of my passions - kids and wellbeing - as this year I am continuing my role as Wellbeing Leader at my school. It is a privilege to work with students every day and to make an impact on their lives. It is even a bigger privilege to do this alongside like-minded teachers who make going to work something to look forward to.
Food has played a crucial role in who I am today. From my adolescent years till now it as been a rollercoaster. From eating disorders, to fad diets, to 20kgs lighter and 20kgs heavier food has been my best friend and my enemy at the same time. One thing has always been consistent though - I have always loved fresh produce. Since having Hunter I began to transition to a plant-based and predominately gluten-free lifestyle and my body could not thank me enough for it. My skin is clearer than it's ever been and I have more energy than ever before. I hope to share my passion for whole foods with you here.
I never played a lot of sport as a child, and my lack of hand-eye coordination can attest to that, but in the last 10 years running and lifting weights have been my therapy. I recently just completed my first half-marathon at 6 months postpartum and haven't missed a workout since I was given the all clear from my obstetrician. I truly believe this helped me recover from my caesarian section as quickly as I did. I exercise because I love it and and love how it makes me feel, which definitely wasn't passed on to me from my mum who thinks exercise endorphins are a myth. It would have to be something pretty important to me to take time away from my son, and a smaller dress size just wouldn't cut it. Exercise makes me a better mum.
My love for organic living keeps growing each and every day. From growing my own produce in what limited garden space I have, to making my own cleaning products. My love for essential oils and herbs is out of control. This stemmed largely from the fact that I have polycystic ovaries and required medication to get pregnant. I would like to avoid this second time round so I am doing my best to heal my body holistically. I learn more and more each and every day.
This is just a little snap-shot of me and hopefully you've kept reading till this point. There are many layers, many more items that will I discuss in depth. Hopefully I can inspire you or help you to make a change in your own life.
Be the change you wish to see in others.