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Meet this week's Super Mum, Yvette Wilson.
She's a mother to three... two of whom are teens. Help!
She is the stylish one about Melbourne town with a passion for Interior Design, Lifestyle, Homewares and Flatlays. In the early hours of the morning you might find her running around the streets with her dogs just fitting in a casual 8-13km run before her school runs. Fitspo to say the least.
You’re Mum to?
Lachlan 17, Olivia 15 and Archer 8
What has motherhood taught you mother?
It has taught me patience. I was never a very patient person but as my kids have gotten older I have learnt to take the time to listen to them and guide them, especially the older 2. I have also learnt to choose your battles, and don’t sweat the small stuff
What has been the most challenging age (of your children), thus far?
Small kids, small problems, big kids, big problems, you get my drift. Biggest challenge so far has been the teen years. When you are confronted with questions from my older son, ‘can my girlfriend sleep over’ oh god, I didn’t know what to do.
What is the funniest thing your children have ever said?
I think when they are little they say lots of funny things. The other day Archer my 8 year old said he got a funny tingle in his tummy at school because he missed me. That made me laugh.
You are the creative brains behind ‘The Stylist Splash’. Can you tell us what it is all about?
The Stylist Splash started 3 years ago as a place for me to blog about what I love and to share products and brands that I had come across. This was an extension of my Instagram account where I would get asked so many questions about ‘where is that from and what colour is your wall paint?’ So I decided to document it on a blog so people could access it from there. It has grown over the 3 years to become a place to go for interiors, new brands, homewares, styling and healthy recipes and I am still the creative brain behind it all.
How long have you been in the industry for? Do you have any interior styling tips for our fellow readers?
I have been blogging and styling for over 3 years now. My advice to anyone wanting to decorate is that there are no rules. When it comes to your home, go with what you love and mix and match as you please. If you love it, buy it whether it’s on trend or not.
What are your favourite interior design stores?
I love OZ Design Furniture, Bed Bath n Table and I also love the small boutique stores. Sometimes it’s the smallest little shops you come across in your own suburb that you fall in love with the most.
Not only are you a stylish and creative mum, you are also a fit one! A love for long distance running and nutrition. What does a typical workout look like for you?
A typical work out for me would include an early (5.15am) run anywhere from 8km to 13km in the morning. I take my dog and he loves it. I then get the kids off to school and head off to the gym for a 30min core class followed by an hour of weights which included squats, lunges etc. I love to stay healthy and not many people know but I am also an ovo - lacto vegetarian. I love to stay fit and to take care of myself. Saturdays are for my long runs which are usually 22km or more. I love participating in races and especially the half marathons.
Sugar to you is…
The stuff we should have occasionally. I try to limit sugar from diet as much as I can and also from the kids diets. It’s scary to know that Coco Pops contain less teaspoons of sugar than Nutri Grain but I think staying educated is the my best advice.
What is your motto?
It would have to be ‘don’t sweat the small stuff’. When confronted with a challenging situation, I try to ask myself, is it worth getting stressed out over? This helps, especially with teenagers.
Top tip for parents who have kids who’d rather run a mile than try one piece of broccoli?
My little boy does not eat many vegetables and he is eight years old. If they are healthy and thriving then don’t create a battle at the dinner table. Eventually they will grow out of it and enjoy vegetables.
One week in the Bahamas or one week in Iceland experiencing the Northern Lights?
Mmm tough but I’m going to choose Iceland for the Northern Lights experience. My daughter always talks about them and I would love to experience seeing them with her.
Describe yourself as a mum in three words…
Loving, fair and generous
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