Celeb mum of the year Billie Faiers shares her parenting secrets Billie-Faiers-280

Mum-of-one and The Only Way is Essex star Billie Faiers was recently named as icelolly.com's Celebrity Mum of the Year 2015, following a vote by the British public.

Billie, and fiancé Greg Shepherd welcomed baby daughter Nelly last July. Billie beat off stiff competition for the award from celeb mums including double-winner Katie Price, former X Factor champ Sam Bailey and This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby.

We caught up with Billie to chat about parenting:

1. Do you have a top tip for balancing working/motherhood?

I think it's really important to get the balance between working and motherhood right. It can be really tricky at times but for me, being a mum is my most important role. I'm very lucky in the sense that I have a wonderful support system. My family are all really helpful and are always offering to babysit Nelly. A support system is crucial.

2. How would you sum up the last year since baby Nelly arrived?

It's been amazing. I am so enjoying being a mum and this last year has been such an wonderful experience. Nelly is my world! It's also opened up many opportunities for me business wise. I now have my own signature range of pushchairs and also my own children's clothing range, JAM Kidswear.

3. What's the toughest aspect of motherhood?

I wouldn't say it's been a tough job, I love being a mum. The only thing I would mention would be the lack of sleep. That's not been easy at times but I am getting used to it and love spending time with Nelly, she's such a character.

4. What's the most rewarding aspect of motherhood?

The most rewarding aspect of motherhood would be just getting to spend my time with my baby. She is growing up so fast and is crawling now. She's so funny, and has Greg and I in stitches everyday.

Billie beat competition from Katie Piper, Emma Willis, Kimberley Walsh, Frankie Bridge and Abbey Clancy to win Celeb Mum of the Year 2015.

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