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Aislinn

Chief Baby Driver

What is your earliest childhood memory?

I feel like my childhood memories are not really in chronological order but one of the funniest childhood memories was when I was on holidays with my family in Spain and my nana and I got lost in a hedge maze at a carnival. We were lost for what felt like hours and I was holding a massive gobstopper in my hand walking around. I was so terrified my hands were sweating profusely and by the time my mom and dad found us the gobstopper had melted down to a chewing gum! I’ve never set foot in a maze since

Its 3pm on a Saturday afternoon, what are you likely to be doing?

Saturday is usually the day I catch up on jobs around the house. Usually it involves a trip to the local recycling facility (they know us there by name at this stage) followed by a browse in the shops on the way home. Evenings are either spent baking goodies for the week or watching a movie or boxset.

Favourite thing about working for NMCO?

My favourite thing about working for the New Mummy Company is being able to continue to support families and their new babies with adjusting to their new lives. I’m very fortunate to work with an amazing team too, I feel like I’ve slotted in as part of the family already.

You won the Lottery what will you buy first?

I would buy a house with a massive kitchen, big enough for lots of cooking and a wine fridge!

3 things couldn’t live without?

Being newly married and still in the “honeymoon” phase, I’d have to say my husband, Luke. Equally as beloved and valued is my mom, Mairead, back in Ireland – so WhatsApp is something I definitely couldn’t live without either. Last but not least, coffee!!

Last picture taken on your phone?

The last picture on my phone is a screenshot of flights to Vancouver. I definitely have the travelling bug and get itchy feet if I stay in the same place for too long.

Which Celebrity would you most like to meet?

I am a massive follower of bloggers and influencers on social media, particularly Instagram. One of my favourites is Jacqui Cruz at Baby Boy Bakery. She is not only an amazingly ‘real’ mom but also just an amazing person and I’d really love to meet her to talk about life and all things cooking and baking.

Do you read much? What is your Favourite book?

I read A LOT. I was gifted a new Kindle very kindly at Christmas and it is loaded with books. My friend works in publishing, so I’m always kept up to date with new releases, which I am grateful for. The most recent book I read is Cornflakes for Dinner by Irish author, Aidan Comerford. It’s a heartbreaking comedy about family life and is just really amazing.

What is your favourite song?

“A Life That’s Good” by Lennon and Maisy is my current favourite song on repeat. It’s from the Nashville soundtrack and is truly beautiful and super catchy.

What makes you beam with pride?

I love being able to help someone or do something for someone and seeing their reaction. Whether it’s making something homemade for them or simply helping them with some tidying up, a simple natural smile makes it worthwhile. My favourite part about being a midwife and supporting new families through birth was seeing their faces when their little babies were in their arms for the first time. I wish you could bottle that magic!

Do you have any Hobbies?

I’m very creatively minded so I love all things make-and-do. I love to paint, sew, knit and draw. Since moving to Canada most of my make-and-do has been renovating our home painting and decorating which has been a fun challenge.

What did you think you would do for a living when you were at school?

I really, really wanted to be an astronaut when I was small but then I learned you can’t travel to space if you’ve ever broken a bone. Being an Irish dancer most of my life I have many broken bones in my feet so that squashed that dream!

What is your favourite Canadian season and why?

I love the Fall because scarves are my favourite accessory to wrap up in and be cosy. It’s not too cold to go for a walk but there’s a crisp breeze – heaven.

What do order at Tim Hortons or Starbucks?

Caramel or vanilla latte when it’s cold, iced capp when the sun is shining!

What is your favourite holiday destination?

I’m going to be biased and say Ireland. I know it’s home for me, but I don’t get to fly back as much anymore since moving across the Atlantic. It’s green (my favourite color), quiet and it’s so small that everything is close by.

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