Hello! I’m Justine – a Melbourne-based postpartum professional.
My little business (formerly called ‘Domestica’) has taken on a few forms since its inception in 2004 as a dedicated decluttering and organising service – which also offered in-home cooking and nannying. I have always thrived on supporting families – making their lives just that little bit better, even in small ways makes me happy! Over the years I was privy to the many hopes, dreams and worries of both pregnant and new mums, along with the practical and emotional needs that arose during such a significant season of their lives. I now want to use the experience and knowledge I gathered over two decades to support my local community of new mothers.
In 2019 I undertook postpartum doula training with Julia Jones of the Newborn Mothers Collective to learn how to best support women throughout their transition from maiden to mother. Doing this has allowed me to continue to utilise my organising, cooking and infant development knowledge with families – but through the lense of a postpartum professional. During my twenties, thirties and now forties, I honed my skill-set working as a nanny, chef, housekeeper and professional organiser in Melbourne, London, Venice and places in between! I’ve studied an assortment of things from Liberal Arts to tour guiding to urban farming and how to live a Low Tox Life with Alexx Stuart.
My work ethic is underpinned by my commitment to sustainability and intention to live a life that’s kind towards our bodies and our planet. I’m passionate about helping others implement these values into their daily lives in practical ways – from how to live with less, to making some easy product swaps around the house to guidance on the use and care of cloth nappies.
Fun facts about me: my favourite tv shows (in no particular order) are: Outlander, Foyles War, Gavin and Stacey, Call The Midwife and The Walking Dead (I even hunted down locations and did a TWD tour in 2018). I am obsessed with fresh air; opening windows and doors all year round regardless of the temperature. I used to cook for Jamie Oliver in his London restaurant and even once babysat his kids when they were littles. I have a tendency to kick my slippers off and leave them all over the house, I have rowed the Grand Canal in Venice (standing up, no less) and I can’t stand the sound of any else’s teeth being brushed except my own.
I’d love to set up a time to chat about your needs and how I might be able to support you. Send me a message via the contact form , my socials or give me a call. I’d love to help you!