Robyn Jones

The de­ci­sion to rent gave this phil­an­thropic mum time to de­vote to her own fam­ily

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Robyn Jones was on ma­ter­nity leave e from her job in ad­ver­tis­ing when she learned arned the sad truth about the global rate of ma­ter­nal death. One mother dies ev­ery minute dur­ing preg­nancy and birth, and d 98 per cent of those deaths are in de­vel­op­ing ng coun­tries.

Robyn saw an op­por­tu­nity to help new ew moth­ers, like her­self, by de­vel­op­ing muslin slin baby wraps that would then fund birthing ng kits for women in de­vel­op­ing coun­tries with h ev­ery pur­chase.

“I found a fair-trade cer­ti­fied man­u­fac­turer ac­turer in In­dia who would make our beau­ti­ful or­ganic muslins, and es­tab­lished a part­ner­ship with Birthing Kit Foun­da­tion Aus­tralia, who o pro­vide clean birthing kits to women in more than 30 coun­tries.

“So far, Mama Maya has funded more re than 6000 birthing kits,” Robyn says.

While the busi­ness is help­ing ex­pec­tant ant moth­ers overseas, Robyn is busy tak­ing g care of her own young brood.

“We’ve lived here for al­most two years. ars. We started rent­ing af­ter we sold our last house, use, af­ter a huge and ex­haust­ing ren­o­va­tion project, as we felt like we needed a break to fo­cus us on our fam­ily and our two small chil­dren. We came to see it and in­stantly knew it was the h one we wanted to live in for the next lit­tle chap­ter of our lives,” says Robyn.

“The last two homes we have owned were dou­ble-storey homes, but I’ve al­ways loved the ease of a sin­gle-storey home, and this was a big tick for me. I love the huge level back­yard, which is per­fect for a tram­po­line and for kids play­ing soc­cer, the brand new kitchen, and all the light. There are so many big beau­ti­ful doors and win­dows, the house is al­ways so light.”

Old brass pot

I found this old brass pot in a sec­ond­cond­hand store. I fell in love with it, and it was such a bar­gain buy at only y $5.

Shoes

I bought these An­niel gold sparkly heels for an event last year, and now I have them on dis­play in my wardrobe. They make me happy just look­ing at them.

Calm­ing room spray

I spray this on my pil­low ev­ery night be­fore go­ing to sleep, it smells in­cred­i­ble and puts me in sleep mode. Helps to calm the boys for bed too.

Juju hat

This is from Ta­ble Tonic. It’s fun and feath­ery and I just love the tex­ture this adds to our wall.

Ot­toman

We bought this ot­toman from a lit­tle Mo­roc­can shop on Por­to­bello Rd a few years ago. We use it as an ex­tra seat, a lit­tle ta­ble, and the boys of­ten use it as a step stool.

Hello Google

We were given a Google Home last year and now we have three of them — I can’t live with­out it! So handy in the kitchen, and the boys have one each in their bed­rooms to lis­ten to mu­sic.

Lucky bam­boo

Our home is feng shui’d to the hilt, so you’ll find lucky bam­boo placed strate­gi­cally in most rooms.

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