Business & Careers

Behind The Biz // The Mumma Nest

Meet this incredible mum of three helping other mums to be their most authentic selves.

Ever since we got the chance to listen to Sarah speak at a local event we have been totally in awe!

Her story of change, growth and personal reflection and how it led to The Mumma Nest, a haven for mums seeking support and balance is totally inspiring.

With authenticity and a genuine passion for helping others, Sarah’s story is one of resilience, growth, and heartfelt connection and we’re so happy to share it with you today.

1 :: Firstly Sarah, let’s get a little personal. Tell us how you ended up here in the Illawarra.

I was born and grew up down the coast in Milton, my family runs the IGA down there. My husband is from Shellharbour. We met as I expect a lot of locals do, through mutual friends on a night out in the Gong.

After we met, we spent about 10 years living in Melbourne and after the birth of our second child, we decided to move back up here to be closer to family. This is such a great place to raise kids.


2 :: And was having children what sparked you to start up the Mumma Nest?

For me, The Mumma Nest began as a journey of Matrescence. Becoming a mum was the catalyst that made me realise I needed to figure out what I really wanted my life to look like.

When we moved back from Melbourne, my foundations felt a bit shaky. I had a solid base of friends and a strong community there, and I had to start building that all over again here.

My second child was just 8 weeks old when we made the move, so it was a time of many new beginnings. I knew something had to change, but I wasn’t sure what. Initially, I threw myself back into work. As a high achiever, I identified with working hard and climbing the corporate ladder. But as time went on, I felt that something still needed to change. By that point, I was pregnant with my third child.

3 :: And that’s when things really got switched up, is that right?

The birth of my son was traumatic, and I ended up with PTSD from the experience. It was a long journey of healing from that birth trauma. During this time, all the fear and anxiety I had been feeling came to the surface. I knew I had to address it before it spiralled.

I had to surrender, to the past, to everything holding me back. I let go of a lot of things and had to let my husband step up and take control. It was hard as a mum to let someone else take control but I now know it was one of the best things I could have done.


4 :: Wow! And how did you know where to go next?

I started writing as a part of self-healing and what I noticed was when I started writing I started feeling. From that, I began to overcome and move through things.

Next, I decided to create a community online and I recognised there were mums out there just like me who were suffering and we weren’t alone.

I attended a life coaching workshop one weekend and I realised on that day I had more breakthroughs than I had ever had in my life. I knew at that moment I needed to be a part of this.

I decided to retrain in Human Behaviour and I have been loving it ever since. Sometimes you have to pull that arrow back to go forward.

As a child whenever anyone asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would always reply ‘a teacher.’ Although I didn’t go to university for teaching, for a while I thought I had failed, as I didn’t live out my dream. However, here I am three years on from that course. I now educate mothers, who are impacting their families so in a roundabout way I am teaching, and living my purpose.

5 :: So, what do you do at The Mumma Nest?

The overall foundation is supporting mums to build a strong sense of themselves. That’s through emotional support like giving them practical skills to reconnect with themselves and their bodies. I want them to be able to trust themselves when they’re experiencing challenges, communicate with others in a healthy way and build sustainable mental wellbeing.

We provide mentorship, membership, and private mentoring. Our mentorship program is tailored for mums in business or those with a side hustle. Our holistic membership program helps mums embrace and accept all parts of themselves, fostering a sense of inner balance to stay resilient against external challenges.


6 :: What incredible services you offer. It’s really one of a kind!

I’m authentic and I highly value authenticity. I think mums want that authenticity for themselves and that’s why they come to The Mumma Nest. I also value time, I know that mums are often time-poor so I do away with the fluff and get straight to the practical skills.

I work with women locally as well as women worldwide. I’ve got clients in New Zealand and America, and I speak to mums all over the world.

What I have found is that there are so many business coaches and people are happy to pay for their business to succeed. But what they sometimes forget is that they themselves are so impactful in their business and working holistically is what can help you move forward.

7 :: And what does looking forward for The Mumma Nest look like at the moment?

We’re actually running our second ‘Soulful Sisterhood Retreat’ in Kiama in November this year. The first one was in March this year and it was such a success.

We had 14 women and it was beautiful. We spent time grounding, making wholesome connections and just really embracing our authenticity.

I’m continuing with my wonderful clients and am always keen to work with more mums in need of support.

I’ve been nominated as a finalist at the Illawarra Local Business Awards in July, which I’m also excited about.

I hope to get started on writing a book soon too.


8 :: So many exciting things! What do you love most about running The Mumma Nest?

I feel like I’ve created something that’s so rewarding every day. Walking beside the women I work with and seeing their growth reflected back to me and the pride they have in themselves is incredible.

Some of the testimonials I’ve received have brought me to tears of joy and when those women talk about how it’s not only impacted their lives but everyone around them as well, I just know I’ve found my purpose.

9 :: And you know we’ve gotta ask, what do you love about living and working in the Illawarra?

I love nature here; I love walking the Clover Hill Trail. My family spends a lot of time down at the ocean together.

I also love driving around Jamberoo in the country air. I get into my flow state out there and end up talking through things with myself and jamming to Taylor Swift really loudly.

I also like how close I am to my family down the coast as well.

Thank you for chatting with us today, Sarah!

Your dedication to The Mumma Nest and its wonderful community has left us truly inspired.
If you would like to know more about the awesome retreat Sarah has coming up or her amazing mentoring and membership programs you can reach out to her through her website and follow her on socials.

We’re excited to see what Sarah accomplishes next and are grateful to have had the chance to share her journey with our Fold peeps today.

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