When actress and radio personality Kate Ritchie became a mum to Mae in 2014, she couldn’t help but gush about her baby daughter.
“I adore being with her,” she told Australian Women’s Weekly. “She’s so happy and has the most mischievous infectious laugh.”
But the experience of being an expectant parent in the months leading up to Mae’s birth was particularly exciting for Ritchie.
“The excitement and wonderful anticipation that filled my every moment were feelings I’d forgotten. I don’t think I’d felt anything close since my childhood days of waiting for Santa Claus,” she wrote. It was these feelings that inspired Kate to write her new children’s book, I Just Couldn’t Wait to Meet You. Mamamia spoke to Kate about her book, her daughter, what it’s like raising a child in the public eye, and maintaining a busy career while being a mum.