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MARCIA LEONE

ABOUT THE MAMA BEHIND NOT SO MUMSY

NOT SO MUMSY(adj.): Style-conscious, media-savvy mamas who juggle busy schedules, play-dates and the occasional splash of rosé.

NOT SO MUMSY is an inspirational and interactive destination for the modern mama. For those who love and embrace motherhood, but also place importance on retaining their sense of self and style.  No parenting advice or judgement here- just self styled shoots, fashion finds for mama and babe,  interviews with inspirational and celebrity mothers, reviews of things and places we love alongside personal posts about our motherhood journey- the good, the bad and the behind the scenes. xo

NOT SO MUMSY founder and editor Marcia Leone (pronounced Mar-see-a, not Marsha, thanks very much ;) lives in Sydney with her eyewear afficianado hubby (Owner and Creative Director of Sunday Somewhere), superhero turned soccer obsessed five year old and baby girl, Poppy Valentine.

A lifestyle journalist turned Marketing & Events Manager, Marcia spent a decade of her pre-mama life working in newspapers, magazines and television. While pregnant with Archie she was the Marketing Manager for an iconic BBC children's channel- ample training for that "new mummy daze" where she spent many hours- perhaps even days -staring blankly at Peppa Pig long after her tot had left the room. While on Maternity Leave Marcia decided that she was having way too much fun being a mama and travelling the globe with her little family, so she traded the 9-5 to create her own little venture NOT SO MUMSY.

Four years later, the award winning website has become the go-to destination for modern mamas around the world. Marcia recently placed third in the inaugural "Australian Top 50 Influencer Awards" 2017, has been featured as the "Beacon of the light among "mummy bloggers" forging the way for the Modern Mama movement" by Collective Magazine, featured on national television and was on the cover of Little One Magazine. She has interviewed the likes of Jaime King, Teresa Palmer, Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Kelly Rowlands- with Teresa Palmer and Kelly Rowlands returning the favour, but insists her biggest accomplishment is connecting, celebrating, inspiring and being inspired by a community of modern mamas around the world and being able to use her platform to support various charities.

Alternating between a holistic lifestyle and eating nutella from the jar while watching The Real Houswives from everywhere, Marcia is an organic loving germaphobe with a healthy dash of OCD. If she was a drink, she'd be an activated green juice with the occasional nip (or two) of vodka.

In her pre-baby life she cameoed as a hostess at a high-end NYC celebrity jaunt, spent months in Africa bottle feeding lion cubs, modelled in the UK,  cycled across Cambodia in a heatwave and was an honorary member of the Panamanian Latino Surf pro tour.

Since becoming a mama, Marcia is determined to keep the adventure in her life.  Fortunate enough to  travel the world with her husband's label, they relocated to NYC for 3 months last year, recently returned from a European sojourn and are planning their next move as a family of four.

Whilst transitioning to motherhood Marcia has re-worked her wardrobe to be fashionable, yet reflux appropriate and feels she has found her style somewhere between her prized mui mui heels and the playground practability of the ‘sensible flat'.

Marcia loves hearing from her readers, and showcasing other modern mamas through submission articles and interviews, so please email marcia@notsomumsy.com with any comments, suggestions or just to say hello!