Justine

Photo by Virginia Cummins

Hello! I’m Justine Law – a Melbourne-based postpartum professional,  home-lover and founder of Domestica.

Domestica has taken on a few forms since its inception in 2004 as a dedicated decluttering and organising service – foraying into childcare, housekeeping and in-home cooking – but now, fifteen years later I’m using the knowledge and experience  gleaned over the years to gently support and guide new Mums through this often-demanding season of their lives.

All of this is done with a focus on sustainability while I subscribe to a low-tox, low waste ethos and the ideas around mindful consumption.

During my twenties and thirties, I honed my skill-set working as a nanny, chef, cleaner, housekeeper and PA in Melbourne, London, Venice and places in between! I love helping others get stuff done, making things happen, while doing it in the most efficient manner possible. That’s kind of my M.O.

I’ve in the past studied an range of things from liberal arts, tour guiding, Italian language, urban farming and most recently – delved into the postpartum doula space and studied under Julia Jones of  Newborn Mothers. Some of my proudest moments: learning to row (standing up!) with locals in Venice, cooking at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant in London and closer to home – seeing what a difference just being there for a new Mum can make to her wellbeing.

In my spare time, you’ll find me fossicking through op shops, cooking, tending to my little vegetable patch or researching something that has caught my attention that minute/day/week (could be anything from learning how to make my indoor plants bushier to cloth nappies to how sodium percarbonate in laundry boosters works on stains!).  I have been told more than once I am a ‘perpetual researcher’ so I figure I might as well share the love 😉

I hold current police and working with children checks, insurance and am trained in pediatric first aid and food handling (supervisor level). I also hold current memberships with the Australian Institute of Food Safety, the Australian Breastfeeding Association and the Doula Network Australia.

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 Facebook or Instagram page or the old-fashioned telephone!