Welcome to the latest installment of our brand new series Mum vs Life. Each week we'll feature a prominent Aussie mum and take you through her day.
This week we speak to radio and television personality Yumi Stynes. Yumi is the mother of two gorgeous girls, newly re-married and one of the busiest mums in town. After the end of her successful TV show The Circle she was snapped up for Sydney's first all-female breakfast team on Mix 106.5.
Yumi with her daughters Dee Dee, Anouk and new husband Martin Bendeler
I wake up at exactly 4:25am every morning. My husband still laughs at the sound of my alarm – which is sort of sounds like an alien hiccupping. I have to spring into action because I need to be in my car and on my way to work by 4:45. It's like a precision operation! Every second counts.
I eat breakfast with great gusto! Once I read somewhere that successful people eat the same breakfast every day – it's one less thing to have to think about. I don't know if this is true but it makes me feel less lame for repeating my breakfasts day in, day out. In the summer months I do a soaked, uncooked porridge from The Trump Family Cookbook (an excellent resource if you're into healthy eating) – which is basically oats and water, left to soak. I top that with natural, full-fat but unsweetened yoghurt and a fat wedge of papaya. In winter I toast a wholemeal sesame bagel and eat it with vegemite, cottage cheese and avocado.
BATH vs SHOWER
Sometime showering time is the only peaceful time I get (although recently my husband brought me my ringing phone while I was in there and asked if I wanted to take the call). I shower in the evening so I don't have to take any time with it in the morning. Also, I think it's a Japanese thing. They don't believe in taking the day's grime and smearing it all over the sheets. Better to go to bed clean, methinks.