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When it comes to career decisions I’ve always lived by the philosophy of: ‘Say yes and figure out how later’, but when it comes to parenting, my mantra couldn’t be more different. Where my daughter Wren is concerned, it’s plan, plan, think through every possible eventuality, then plan some more. I learnt this the hard way because in the early days of motherhood my ‘just wing it’ attitude got me into situations where I was unprepared and I wasn’t doing my best by her so that had to stop.

I imagine most mothers will nod in agreement when I say that I now have two personalities; there’s unflappable, uncrumpled, super professional work Jess and then there’s frantically-trying-to-wipe-toothpaste off her shirt whilst-chasing-a-naked-toddler mum Jess. Never the two shall meet. Only when some filming work came up that included her, I decided to let the two worlds collide.

Before becoming a mum, I would bend over backwards to meet a client’s expectations but now it’s my job to be my daughter’s spokesperson and put her first which meant mustering up the courage to lay out exactly what we could manage. I hated being the one to dictate how the day would go but as it turned out, they welcomed my honest, upfront approach and everyone completely understood.

SMOOTH RUNNINGS: Preparation tips to take the stress away
Sleep first

I made sure she had her full two-hour morning nap at home before coming onto set so she’d be her happiest self. Meanwhile, I arrived before anyone else so I could start the day calm, greet everyone individually and give my undivided attention to the morning briefing.

Baby Backup

I’m lucky to have a superhero for a mum whom my daughter adores so as long as Nanna was in the room, it didn’t matter that I wasn’t.

Interactive Toys

Ones she could really interact with and therefore be distracted for longer. Colouring books, puzzles, stickers, finger puppets and a big tub of playdough.

Snack Selection

A host of options all in individual pots so something would take her fancy.

Park life

I researched the nearest park in advance and when a meltdown was imminent, it was anorak on and straight into the buggy with Nanna to take out that restless energy on the swings.

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