OUR CITY OUR FUTURE: Rebecca Mundey
WHILE Rebecca Mundey was busy juggling the demands of motherhood with the challenges of building a successful business, something she wasn't expecting happened - she fell in love.
In March 2018, Ms Mundey will marry her partner of two years, Alan Balfour, and join two families together.
"Life had been a challenge," Ms Mundey said.
"Married, divorced, ups and downs, running a business and turning it into a success all while being a mum to two kids."
In her 2015, from behind the desk of her own book-keeping and accounts business, REM Business Solutions, a venture she'd built by herself from the ground up, Ms Mundey met her future man.
"Alan was a client," she said.
"And still is.
"He'd tragically lost his wife earlier on and was a single dad to two kids."
Ms Mundey said the pair got along well and decided to hang out simply for some adult conversation.
"We clearly had a certain level of rapport to get to that point, but when we did, we hit it off," she said.
"And things moved on from there."
The couple live with their meshed-together family on the Balfour family farm at Pratten.
"There are two fifteen year olds, a 12-year-old and a four-year-old," Ms Mundey said.
"It's a very, very busy household.
"All the kids love their sport so there's always a mum or dad taxi going somewhere.
"And I'll be honest, going from two kids of my own to four is full on.
"But I have Alan's support and between us we figure it out."
Ms Mundey said despite their busy lives they make time for family time.
"There kids get on great and there's a lovely balance," she said.
"It's been a wonderful, life-changing partnership with that stability and family.
"I was wondering where on earth I would start at 40 with two kids.
"But what I've got now means the world to me."