When Jodie Hedley-Ward coined the phrase “You Sexy Mother” – the title of her first book – she wanted mums to do one thing every day that makes them feel good about themselves and hopefully a teeny bit sexy.
Now, I know, if you’re currently crazily sleep deprived and lucky to make it out of your pyjamas, let alone into saucy underwear, then you’re probably screaming expletives at me right now
But before you click off this post, find a little spot in your fuzzy subconscious for this little bit of information.
I’ve got three kids (one five-year-old and two teenagers) and I can tell you with a little bit of credibility that the crazy, hazy days of early motherhood do pass. Sure, they’re replaced by tantrums and tears (and that’s just from me!) but at some point you do start to claw back a little of yourself.
So, Jodie, is an incredibly sexy mum of two. But she didn’t just get to that point overnight. That’s the point of her books, You Sexy Mother, You Sexy Mother The Journal, and her latest (with Terri Irwin’s personal trainer Kel Johnson), YSM Body Bible. They’re all road maps, if you like, designed to help you find your inner sexiness … at your own pace.
For some of us it might take a little longer to connect the dots, but for others, they excel from the moment they find out they’re pregnant.
Which leads me to Jodie’s latest venture.
The Sunshine Coast-based author is going to be writing about “inspirational, relevant and transformational topics for those who want to look and feel good throughout their pregnancy and beyond”.
HOTmilk’s philosophy is to empower women around the world to maintain their sensuality and femininity through the wearing of sexy maternity lingerie.
“The philosophy behind HOTmilk is the same as the cornerstone of You Sexy Mother … the idea that sexy comes from the inside out,” says Jodie.
So, did you look this hot when you were pregnant? I didn’t. What do you do every day to make you feel sexy?[Thanks so much for entering … the winner thanks to random.org is Veggie Mama.]
And if you live in Brisbane you may want to get along to the launch of YSM Body Bible on November 25.
FEATURING: expert tips from Jodie Hedly-Ward and Kelli Johnson, head and shoulder massages throughout the evening compliments of endota spa Rosalie, Lorna Jane fashion-meets-sport fashion parade, five-minute makeover by Mineralogie, two-hour drinks and canapés package included and so much more.
MC: Maggie Jones – endota spa Rosalie director
WHERE: Summit Events Centre, Level One, Iceworks Building, 157 Given Tce, Paddington, QLD
TICKETS: $65 each (book tickets before November 11 and be in the draw to win the Drenched endota spa Rosalie treatment valued at $200 – 2 hours of pure indulgence and relaxation
BOOKINGS: www.yousexymother.com.au or in person at endota spa Rosalie 3369 5452