Jenny Scott, 32, launched Mothers Meeting – “a creative space where mums can get together” – in 2010. She lives in South London with her boyfriend and their son, Sonny, 4. Her book ‘How to Be a Hip Mama Without Losing Your Cool’ is published by Hardie Grant, £12.99.

What inspired you to launch Mothers Meeting?
The fact that I was SO shocked with how hard motherhood was. I needed something to get me out of my PJs, something to make me feel inspired rather than depressed, and something to give me structure. There was nothing around, so I started visits to interesting places and galleries and invited other mums to join me.

What is the book and who is it for?
When I was offered the publishing deal my main goal was to create something that women could pick up when they are having a really shitty day; a book that they didn’t have to read cover-to-cover but something they could flick through and realise they weren’t alone and that we are all in the same boat. It’s a super inspiring support network in the shape of a book.

What’s your daily routine now?
I have breakfast with Sonny, go to work (which can be anything from five meetings all across London, to hosting two Mothers Meetings in one day), come home, shower, have dinner, play with Sonny, put Sonny to bed, watch something on TV with my boyfriend, go to bed.

How do you perk yourself up when it all starts to feel too much?
Try and have a nap. And remember that if I wanted an easier life I could just get a regular job.

What makes you feel guilty as a mum?
Being distracted when I’m with my son; not being in the moment and only realising that when he’s tucked up in bed.

What makes you feel proud?

Hearing my son call my name and seeing him get excited when I pick him up from pre-school. Also when I get emails from mums telling me that Mothers Meeting has changed their lives.

What do you want to change about your life?
I’d like a three-bedroom house with a garden, and a cleaner that comes everyday.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
With a boob job and hopefully two amazing children who get on really well with one another and like me being their mum. As well as having an amazing Mothers Meeting office filled with amazing women doing amazing work.

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