Turia Pitt is an interesting woman. Despite having had an extraordinary life – listing model, mining engineer, ultramarathon competitor, and wildfire survivor amongst her most notable achievements – she still manages to be easily relatable. And motherhood has made her even more so.
On December 7, 2017, Turia and her fiancée Michael Hoskin welcomed a son, Hakavai Hoskin. Pitt enjoyed a healthy pregnancy, endured a 13-hour labour, and is now a mum to a 3-month-old – and she’s been refreshingly honest about it all. Her Instagram has been regularly updated with hilarious, touching, and perfectly honest photos and commentary about her motherhood journey – endearing Australian women, especially mums, to her more than ever.
Pitt has shared a great photo and witty caption on everything from her due date to storing breast milk, to her and Michael’s first attempt at a parental date night, proving that there’s nothing this unstoppable woman could face to lose her sense of humour.
“First Night Out Together After Birth Of Child” Total time: 1 hour 50 minutes • Time spent catching up on our respective lives: 14 minutes • Time spent talking about Hakavai: 58 minutes • Time spent looking at photos of Hakavai on phone: 32 minutes • Time spent checking messages on said phone from the babysitter (Mum): 6 minutes
Ahead of her first major public appearance to launch the new Westfield Women in Conversation event series since giving birth, Turia spoke to Mamamia about her first three months of motherhood, and what she wants to achieve next. Here is what she had to say:
MM: You’re described as an athlete, mining engineer, humanitarian, author and motivational speaker – and now you can add mum to that. How does that feel?
TP: Amazing! I’m loving being a Mum.