Laughing so hard I pee: Why Kristen Toovey loves being a mum

Kinderling News & Features

Imagine if your day job was to chase up, organise, and schedule grown adults for television. Producing on-air talent is kind of like toddler taming, but you get paid to do it right?

TV producer Kristen Toovey might have the perfect practice for motherhood then - but then again, are we ever really prepared to be parents?

The mum, producer, writer and self-proclaimed ex-mummy-martyr takes a break from keeping her two gorgeous children alive to share her five reflections on modern motherhood.

1. What is your favourite thing about being a mum?

Sniffing sleeping kids' sweaty heads.

2. What’s your favourite thing to do with your kids?

Rollerskating and impromptu dress-up home discos.

3. What is the thing you miss most about life before you became a mum?

Spontaneity!

4. What has been the biggest surprise for you about being a parent?

The depth of love and how it cripples and uplifts you.

5. What does 'me time' look like for you?

A hard gym session then lots of decadent food and cocktails with friends where I usually laugh so hard I pee.

Listen to Kristen and other favourite Aussie parents on The Parent Panel. Listen in Apple Podcasts and listen in the Kinderling app!