Welcome to the summer series of Mum vs Life. Each week we’ll bring you our favourite celebrity mum who will take us through their day. This week we feature award-winning radio and TV host Jackie O. This busy mum recently left her top-rating show on 2Day FM and she and co-host Kyle Sandilands will join Sydney’s Mix 106.5 early next year. Jackie is married to Lee and they have a beautiful little girl called Kitty.
I set my alarm for exactly 4.48am (and then snooze til 5.15am). I cut it pretty fine in the morning, I allow 10 minutes in total to do my hair, make up and get dressed. Another three minutes to get downstairs and make a coffee then be out the door. My radio show starts at 6am, so I can’t afford to be one minute late. If I got up just five minutes earlier I wouldn’t be in such a rush, but I cherish my sleep too much.
It’s really hard to find the time to eat during the show, so I can’t afford the luxury of cooking or making anything too fancy. I usually have a bowl of Carman’s fruit free muesli, or if I’m feeling a bit naughty I might treat myself to eggs on toast from the coffee shop downstairs. Breakfast is never at a set time, it’s whenever I can find a break in the show. Some days that might be 6.30am, but on busy mornings we don’t usually get a chance to eat until after 8am. I love my weekends because that means I can have breakfast with the family, which usually consists of scrambled eggs and tomato, or blueberry pancakes.
BATH vs SHOWER
I’m definitely a bath person, I rarely have showers unless I’m washing my hair. I have a bath every afternoon, it’s my way of winding down. I can sit in there for hours checking my emails and catching up on work stuff….ok that’s a lie, I’m on Facebook.
Because I have such limited time in the morning, I just grab anything out of the closet. There is absolutely no thought process behind this (and it shows). I wish I was the kind of person that was super organised and picked their outfit the night before, but I can never be bothered doing this. I am most comfortable in shorts, shirts, dresses and blazers. When it comes to work, I like to be comfortable. I’m actually in desperate need of updating my wardrobe, I keep wearing the same thing…so I feel a shopping spree is in order.