What does being a mum mean to you?
Everything. Unconditional love. Resilience. Strength. A journey of learning, teaching and nurturing. I always knew having children would change me, but I never quite knew how incredible the transformation would be.
Describe your perfect Mother’s day?
A long lazy lunch at my family home in Brisbane surrounded by the people I love dearly, my mum, dad, husband, Spencer and Stevie. Soaking in the sunshine whilst being surprised with my yearly perfume supply.
What is the one piece of advice you would like to share with any new mum’s?
Let go and embrace the wonderful roller-coaster that is coming!
Run us through a morning in your household?
My mornings start early; before the sun rises, with a walk along the beach to get myself ready for the day. When I return, I usually find Stevie bouncing around with our puppy and chatting with her dad in the kitchen while making breakfast. Spencer has learnt how to use our coffee machine and makes me the perfect long black. We sit and chat together about anything and everything before racing off for school drop off and then work.
How do you balance work and motherhood?
Well.. it takes a team to be honest.
Not having family here in Melbourne, does make the juggle a little harder. That is why we made the conscious decision to live and work in the same neighbourhood; an area which, even though is inner city, has the feeling of a small country town.
The sense of community means I’m never short of wonderful local mums willing to help. My husband is very hands on which helps a lot, but I’m also supported by Jo and the work environment that she creates. She understands the work / motherhood balance better than anyone with three little ones of her own. So, I guess, it really does take a village!
Has Stevie discovered your wardrobe?
Yes! She is into everything, she claims everything as her own, especially if its pink or has a high heel.
It’s hard telling a two-year-old ‘No we can’t share!’. I can see already we have an equal passion for fashion; it’s going to be fun watching Stevie develop her own style.
Your favourite Stable purchase?
I have so many! My Proenza Scholouer boots which I live in, Ducie cropped jacket that somehow makes everything instantly cool and my new Bottega Venetta heels!
What is one thing you would like to instil in your children?
Be fearless, seize every moment, love unconditionally.
That’s not one though…
How do you find balance and wellness for yourself as a parent? How do you de stress?
I value alone time and ensure I create the space for it. It gives me time to re-charge and re-connect, it slows everything down.
I also love using creative outlets as my meditation. At the moment its ceramic classes. I was attending private classes pre-covid and I absolutely love it.
What’s on your Stable wish list?
Ha, I don’t trust myself, so I let Lauren and Nic decide for me x
The last year has been a whirlwind what have you been grateful for within your relationship with your children?
I was grateful that time stood still. It gave us time to connect even more, to notice the little things and allowed us to find beauty in the simplicity of life.
I’m also lucky to have a nurturing group of friends who are always there to unwind with a glass of wine. Nothing more de stressing than yummy