We were honoured to interview the beautiful and inspirational Jools Oliver this week. Jools is a busy mum of four children, Poppy, 11, Daisy Boo, 10, Petal, Four and Buddy, two. Jools is a designer and model and married to Jamie Oliver, the fabulous celebrity chef.

We’re huge fans of your collection ‘Little Bird‘ at Mothercare. Tell us what inspired you to design children’s clothes and in particular, the inspiration behind the adorable Spring 2013 collection. What’s your favourite piece?

I adore the flowery dress and the towelling shorts in the current collection.  I really wanted to create children’s clothes that were fun, classic, nostalgic and affordable.

You’re such a busy mama, how do you stay looking so incredible?

I enjoy exercise, I run or do classes at least 4 times a week.  I also do my best to have a healthy diet, but can’t help having a sneaky bit of chocolate!

If you could take anyone in the world, dead or alive to dinner (besides Jamie of course!), who would it be and where would you take them?

My Dad, I would take him for a picnic in the rose garden at Regents Park.

How often do you cook for your family, and what’s your favourite family recipe?

Daily – I enjoy cooking fish.

How do you chill out after a hard day?

I unwind with my feet up in front of the TV with some chocolate.

What’s on top of your to-do list this week?

Sports Days!!  I’ve had 3 to attend to this week and get the children all revved up and excited, nothing like a bit of competitiveness!

What was the hardest part about becoming a mother and what tips can you offer to our readers who are expecting?

Having no time for yourself.  It’s all a big learning experience, just try to enjoy it and it all gets easier in time.

What’s in the pipeline for you next?

Lots more exciting Little Bird ranges coming up and a busy summer with the children.

What’s the one baby product you couldn’t have lived without?

It has to be baby wipes – they are still essential even though all my children are out of nappies.

How would you sum yourself up in one sentence?

Happy, excitable, creative, tired, mummy, wife, cleaner, driver and occasional nurse!