Welcome to the latest installment of our series Mum vs Life. Each week we’ll feature a prominent Aussie mum and take you through her day.
This week we talk to iVillage contributing editor Kate Hunter, mother of three children who she lovingly refers to as ‘a mob of kangaroos’.
Run us through your typical day
My kids are 7, 10 and 12. I used to dream of a time they’d sleep late. Now they do, but the irony is we all have to be up early to get everyone where they need to be. In an average school week there are three days a week at least one kid needs to be at school before 7.30am. Our son can walk to school – that makes life MUCH easier, but he still needs to be dragged out of bed.
I try to go for a walk with the dog and my friend Frannie a few mornings a week. Sometimes it happens, often it doesn’t. I enjoy walking for the conversation as much as the exercise (with Frannie, not the dog).
My husband leaves early – before 7am so I do the usual stuff – unstack dishwasher, hunt for lost socks, rant about why I am still packing three different lunches.
I take my girls to school, then grab a coffee, go home and get to work. My work involves writing for Mamamia and iVillage, as well as copywriting for few ad agencies and corporate clients. Some days I do speaking gigs at schools.
My workday is a bit of a hotchpotch, punctuated by fart-arsing about on Facebook and Twitter.
I pick up my girls at 3pm and then the downhill run to the end of the day. I like cooking and use the afternoons for that and housework.