Say HELLO! to our Star Mum nominee Amie Capron

Amie Capron is the proud mummy to 20-month-old Jenson. She endured two IVF attempts to get pregnant, and finally her and her husband's dreams came true when she found out she was expecting. Sadly, the euphoria was not to last when, at eight weeks pregnant, she suddenly lost her husband. Amie was left grief stricken but desperately clung onto her love for her tiny baby. Throughout her pregnancy, she was plagued with worry and desperately tried to look after herself for the sake of her unborn child, despite being consumed with loss. Thankfully, Amie's story does have a happy ending.

She gave birth to the most beautiful baby boy and immediately devoted her all to her son. Everything that parents do together, she did by herself, navigating the unclear territory of being a new first-time mum. There were many times when she just wanted the reassurance of a partner but instead made huge decisions by herself. It took Jenson eight months to sleep through the night but Amie never complained. Jenson is now walking and talking (and having the occasional tantrum!) and Amie is the funniest, most energetic and loving mum.

Many times her sister Hannah Peet, who entered her into our Star Mum competition, has wondered where she gets her energy from. Amie manages to hold down a full-time job and gives her son the best upbringing possible. Jenson thinks she is the funniest person alive and if he could speak, more than 40 words, he would be submitting this for his brave and courageous mummy. Amie has shown how strong mums are, and that no matter what is happening in their life, their babies come first.

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