WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST JOY AND MOST REWARDING THING ABOUT BEING A NEW MOM?
I always found it so amazing that the enormity of the love you feel for your children just appears out of thin air the moment you meet them. I think that’s kind of a miracle. With your first child, you can’t imagine having any love left to give someone else, but then your next child comes and this whole new burst comes instantly. Having that much love in my life is the biggest joy.
...AND YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
The biggest challenges go without saying, but I suppose the biggest wake up call was that there are NO breaks. You are forever taking a back seat and putting others needs first.
As a chef and owner of Delica, do you find that having children has altered or influenced the types of foods and meals on the menu?
One of our saying’s at Delica is ‘Eat Together’, which is something that I try to hold true to at meal time. Sometimes I think we worry too much about what we are eating and not enough about how we eat, which should be with our families at a table (not in front of the TV) discussing your day and things going on in the world.
What's your Sunday night tradition?
Most Sundays we go to my parent’s house for a big family dinner. Lots of food, wine (for adults!) and best of all a night off from doing the dishes.
WHERE DID YOU FIND INSPIRATION FOR NAMES?
Marty (Martin) is my father’s name. Since my son doesn’t have my last name, we thought it would be a nice way to tie him to my side of the family. Wynn’s name is purely something that we liked. What’s funny is that Wynn looks exactly like my dad. Maybe we should have saved the name Marty for him!
QUOTE THE FUNNIEST THING YOUR KIDS HAVE EVER SAID.
If you put poo in your eye, it will get itchy.
With the power and influence of social media such as Instagram, how do you draw the line about what you think is appropriate to post of your kids?
As a mother do you enjoy and/or find it beneficial to share photos and videos your family on social media platforms? I suppose I don’t over think these things too much. I post about my life - and that includes my kids.
What have you learned about balancing motherhood with your career?
Ask for help!! You can’t have success at both without a support network that you trust.
Favourite family home-cooked meal? Any go-to quick and easy recipes you can share?
Sweet potato, goat cheese and spinach gratin. So delicious and healthy! It's even in my cookbook if you want the actual recipe...
Fave family vacation spot?
HAS YOUR PERSONAL STYLE CHANGED SINCE YOU’VE BECOME A MOM?
I would say my hem lines have gotten a little longer and I’ve started investing in more luxurious basics. Comfortable items that are made well and have some style. Like a great pair of leggings or the perfect t-shirt.
Any last words of wisdom for our fellow new moms?
No judging other moms! Wine at the end of the day. Have a sense of humour. Don’t forget about your husband.