Aimee is a mum of triplets who works two jobs! She shared some valuable insights with us below.
Where and how long have you lived in the Sutherland Shire and what do you love about it?
We live in Gymea, and I have lived in the Shire for about 18 years. I absolutely love the sense of community and how everyone helps each other out. We have everything we need here, beautiful beaches, parks, you really never have to leave.
Tell us about yourself and your family:
My husband Paul and I have triplets, Liam, Lucas and Sienna, who will turn 9 this year. We are so lucky to be blessed with them. Even though our house is chaotic, it’s also a lot of fun. We also have our beautiful fur baby Bodie who is nearly one. He has brought so much happiness to us in what has been a tough few years for everyone.
What does a typical day look like for you?
I drop the kids at school in the morning and then head off to work. I work a few days in the office at an amazing local dance studio, KRS Dance. On the days I don’t work there, I do admin for our family business- Shire Connect Limousines. Then each afternoon, I pick up the kids and take them to their activities. Dancing, soccer and Oztag are their favourites. We like to finish the day by taking Bodie out for a walk.
Favourite thing to do with your bubs/kiddies and why:
On summer afternoons, we love heading out to the beach for a dip in the ocean, followed by fish and chips at the park.
Favourite restaurant or favourite night-spot and why:
We love Queen Margherita of Savoy in Cronulla for a family dinner out. It’s the kids’ favourite place to go, and we love it too. Or, for a casual family dinner where the kids can get all their energy out, we head to The Prince Hotel.
Favourite wet weather location:
What do you like to do when you have time to yourself:
On the rare occasion that I have time to myself, I enjoy reading a good book. I love reading biographies; the one I’m currently reading is Dylan Alcott, and he is such an incredible person.
Work or SAHM (Stay at Home Mum):
Working Mum. I am so lucky to work school hours and be there for my kids when needed. Working for our family business gives me the flexibility to not miss out on any school events. I am also fortunate to have such a fantastic boss at my other place of work, who knows how important family time is.
Motherly advice on how to stay sane:
Just know that the challenging moments will pass. It may feel never-ending in the moment, but they will pass by and won’t seem as bad.
Funny mum moment:
I always get a giggle out of this one… Every time I get asked about the age gap between the kids because they all look so similar in age, I say “about 2 minutes between each”. It takes some people a while to catch on, but I love seeing their faces when they realise they are triplets.
What is your guilty pleasure?
What’s something not many people know about you?
I used to do children’s parties with a friend of mine. I was a fairy, and she was a clown, and I am a pretty good face painter!
What’s your “can’t live without” beauty product?
How have you changed since becoming a mum?
I have become a lot more go-with-the-flow. Sometimes you have to make last-minute changes in your schedule, and that’s ok, whereas before, it would really annoy me if things didn’t go to plan.
What is the greatest challenge you have faced since becoming a mum?
It changes so much with each age. At the moment, it would have to be when the triplets are having a hard time at school, and you aren’t able to be physically there to help them through it.
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