While watching, we discovered her life isn’t all glamorous events with her former AFL star hubby, Andrew Merrington – the hilarious mum-of-two is also an exceptional hustler.
With 689k Instagram followers, Lorinska harnessed her influential status to launch her new online venture, the Bub pregnancy companion app, to provide mamas-to-be with content to help them through the pregnancy journey.
And despite being something of an expert on the subject of juggling – her daughters Penelope and Florence are three years and six months respectively, while her burgeoning business is barely 12 weeks old – she’s also refreshingly real when it comes to the competing priorities that all mums are familiar with… Albeit she displays it through a particularly glossy lens.
Case in point, this excellent post from behind the scenes at the 2019 Logies, where she pumped while decked out in full glam:
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✨YOU GOT THIS ✨ I’m learning each and every day being a co-founder of @bub.app and a mother, it’s been messier and harder than I imagined. I embarked on my journey in motherhood for the second time and entrepreneurship simultaneously, but I can say both experiences have been the most rewarding and fulfilling. I’ve been asked often how do you navigate your way through this. Simply; 1. Sometimes your won’t have all the answers and better for you, as you’ll stay humble and curious asking questions along the way 2. Make sure you celebrate the little moments and make a note of the big ones (like birthdays ????) 3. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again I am a better mother and start up founder because I have an incredible village of people helping me #thanksfamily ???? 4. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, otherwise you will break 5. Lastly, starting a business and a family can be difficult. My answer is get up each day and give it your best shot like it’s your last #motherhood
In the caption, she shared some sage advice about finding balance, including the truth bomb: “ask for help, otherwise you will break.”
We asked her to embellish on that one, because it feels pretty pertinent in the age of parental burnout.
“As a working mum it’s important to have the support of those around you,” she told Mamamia.
“It really does take a village so it’s crucial to have your support networks! My mum is a great help, looking after Penelope and cooking and helping where she can. And my business partner Liz Blunt is a friend I can call on when I’m feeling stressed or overwhelmed.”
When it comes to mapping out her day, Lorinska says there’s no set plan – her schedule is constantly shifting – but her morning is always spent indulging in hugs with her little ones before work gets underway.