Time for another instalment of 5 Things About Mammy and this time I’m chatting with the lovely Pat Kane from Reuzi, who’s on a mission to help us all reduce our waste, while at the same time kicking ass as a mama.
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1. Tell me about the idea behind Reuzi?
After becoming a mom, I started to notice the amount of rubbish we were going through every day rising at an alarming rate – from plastic wraps and bottles, to random boxes and let’s not forget about the hundreds of nappies!
I started to think: ‘If just 2 adults and a tiny little baby can generate so much waste, imagine an office or a school?’, proper disaster, right? Right!
My initial reaction was to educate myself on recycling and composting – two powerful initiatives that seemed to be, in theory, quick wins.
After just a few months, I realised that recycling and composting were not the only answers – we needed to address the thoughtless consumption of plastic bottles, shampoo bottles and all single-use, disposable material that we were bringing into our home every weekend, after our weekly visit to the shops.
And so, we did it.
Today, I can say that we are a family that watches its consumption and tries really, really hard to avoid unnecessary waste.
Our end goal is to replace everything that won’t be recycled or composted for reusable alternatives.
2. What is the one piece of advice you'd give to a brand new mum?
Listen to your gut, she knows her stuff!
Jokes aside, trust your instinct - you know your baby more than anybody else. Accept help and take time to look after yourself.
3. What is the most important thing motherhood has taught you?
To be brave, after all I know have two little lives depending on me. I feel much braver to ask questions, to try harder, to try and fail and try again... I feel like after motherhood, nothing can stop me!
4. If you could take off your mummy hat for an entire day and just be you again, what would you do?
I think I would wake up late, have a long brekkie, go for a run and watch a few movies at the cinema and go on a dinner date with my hubby! Is this too much to ask?
5. Describe Motherhood in 5 words
Strength. Creativity. Fun. Honesty. LOVE!