This Australian Supermodel Shares Her #1 Parenting Tip
We have watched and admired Australian supermodel Elyse Taylor ever since she was 18 when she took the modelling world by storm. And the Sydney born model has gone on to represent some of the biggest fashion brands, publications, and designers. When she became a new mum to Lila, two, our obsession with the beauty evolved. Now we literally can’t get enough of the genetically blessed mother-daughter duo. We spoke to the Taylor and asked her to reveal her number one parenting tip, what she loves most about being a mum, and her biggest challenges. Read on to be inspired by this talented model and adoring mother.
How has motherhood changed your perspective on life?
It’s totally given me a different perspective and a greater appreciation of life in general. I think you become more compassionate and forgiving.
What is the best thing about being a mother?
Unconditional love, and seeing her learn new things.
How do you juggle the work-life balance, especially with travel involved?
It’s hard at times and a constant juggle, but I have a wonderful nanny who helps things function like clockwork. I believe keeping a routine for Lila is important, no matter where we are in the world. Having clients like Nude by Nature is also a great help with the work/life balance, because they’re very respectful and understanding of working mothers. I love coming back to Australia for them and Lila gets to come too, which means she can spend time with her grandparents.
What is the hardest thing about being a mother?
Being away from my daughter. But I know one day she will appreciate that I worked hard to provide for her. I have a maximum cap of three days that I allow myself to be away from her at any one time.
What are some of the major misconceptions you had about being a mother before you became one?
The total lack of sleep. No one really prepares you for that. They tell you, but until you experience it, it’s difficult to understand.
What are the biggest changes to your life since becoming a mother?
I guess it now feels complete and gives everything a different focus. All I care about now is what is best for her—every decision I make impacts her, so I always weigh it up and unless it is directly benefiting her or our family then I pass.
Has being a mum changed how you work and perceive your career?
I tend to be more focused now, I like to work hard, get the job done to the best of my ability and go home to Lila, so in that respect it’s made me more time efficient. I’m the bossy one on set now cracking the whip!
What is your number one parenting tip?
Trust your instincts, but don’t be afraid to ask questions.
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