I’m Alena, a writereducator and the founder of the Soul Mamma Blog. I live in Freshwater Beach, Sydney – though if you’ve been around a while you’ll know me, my husband and our three kids spent a couple of years living in Bath, England. This is what we looked like just before we left.

We went from this…

… to this.

green grass in front of a beach full of kids with the sea behind them


Back when I founded the blog I was a single parent; working; studying and just beginning to understand how to create the kind of life I wanted for myself and my son. I started blogging with the express purpose of sharing ideas to support other families to feel connected, live ethically and parent soulfully. I felt like I really needed to feel connected whilst learning to become a mum but instead, I just felt isolated.


There is plenty to explore on this site, you can find articles about ethical lifestyle, food, parenting and family travel. If you’d like to, you can learn more about what else I do here and you can join a vibrant and supportive group of mums and readers in the Soul Mamma Collective, here.

It’s an honour and a privilege to do this work, and I am genuinely so thrilled to have you here with me. I hope you enjoy the words, the pictures, the links, and most of all getting clear on what you love in your own family, and your own life and living a life that is sourced from your heartiest intentions.

I absolutely love to connect with readers so please do tweet me (and tag @soulmamma_ so I see it), check us out on Instagram, or join our wonderful Facebook group so we can connect.

~ Alena