Celebrate Mothers Day with us as we delve into all things motherhood!

Celebrate Mothers Day with us as we delve into all things motherhood!

Published by Paigan Bartholomaeus on 10th May 2020

Happy Mothers Day night to all the beautiful mummas out there! The ones who keep the world turning, even in the midst of a pandemic! These past few weeks have really emphasised the fact that mums are never off duty. Days off no longer exist. Sleep ins are a distant memory. We are now human glue that keeps the house and those within it together. Every now and then, as we crawl into bed with our eyes hanging out of our head, put on our 78th load of washing for the day, pick up the same toy 14 times within an hour or hit with the old 'I don’t like toast after asking for toast' scenario, we may have moments of wondering why we do it. At the end of the day, I still think I can say with confidence, that not one of us would have it any other way. Being needed is one of the best things to be and as a mum, that’s a badge we wear with pride.

To celebrate Mothers Day, we went diving into the archives to rummage up some pictures of our mums and as with all photo album expeditions, took a little walk down memory lane in the process. For those of us who are mums ourselves, it not surprisingly stirred up ALL the feels of what it’s like to be a mumma. As of this year, four out of five of the Incy fam now hold that title (and yes, fur babies ARE included) so we felt this was the perfect opportunity to sit back and celebrate it all. Take a peek at some old pics, new pics and the answers to the hard-hitting questions of motherhood!

First cab off the rank is our #1 Incy mumma. The brains behind the operation, the one and only, Kristy! Daughter of Chez and mum to Oscar and Polly.

1. What’s the best thing about your mum? She isn’t a normal mum she is a cool mum

2. Something unique about your mum: My mum is completely unique, not too many mums would come to watch you play netball in a purple leather skirt and a sequin jacket!

3. What traits from your mum did you inherit? Physically I don’t think I really inherited much from mum other than my bright blue eyes but personality wise I definitely got her OCD, cleanliness and independence.

4. Your mums favourite saying/catch phrase? Fly safe my baby xx No matter where I am in the world (and what time it is in Australia) my mum will send me a text message just before I fly out to tell me to fly safely.

5. What makes your mum happiest? Nutella and Moscato! She also absolutely LOVES her children and grandchildren.

6. Best piece of advice your mum’s ever given you? Our mum is an original feminist, she was there burning her bra with her afro and pipe. Mum is fiercely strong and independent and has always raised us to be the same.

7. If you had to pick an actor to play your mum in a film who would you give the role to and why? She isn’t necessarily an actor although she has her own TV show but we often refer to our family as the Kardashians and mum is of course Kris Jenner.

8. If you had to sum your mum up in one word what would it be? Stylish

9. Your favourite mumory (mum memory): So many, how do you pick just one? One that stands out is mum coming and staying with me for a week after the birth of both of my children and that was such a special time.

10. Finally, show us what you got your mum for mothers day:

Peter Alexander Dressing GownGorgeous candle from a local
business in my hometown

Now a few questions AS a mumma:

1. Kids names/ages: Oscar 12 & Polly 8

2. What’s the best thing about being a mum to your kids? There is honestly so many things I love about being mum to my children. I love seeing them grow and develop new skills but I think my most favourite thing is seeing the world through their eyes.

3. Ideal Mothers Day gift this year? The thing I need most right now is some will power and motivation. Isolation has turned me into a slob so anything that might inspire me would be amazing!

4. What parts of yourself can you see in your kids? Do you remember when you would put a chip packet in the oven and it would shrink? Basically Oscar is a shrunken version of my husband and Polly is a shrunken version of myself.

5. If you had to sum up your kids in one word, what would it be? Oscar – smart, Polly - bubbly

Now if the next set of answers you read sound a little familiar, it'll likely be due to the fact that Tom and Kristy both share the privilege of having Chez as their mumma!

1. What’s the best thing about your mum? Honestly I could write so much, but the best thing about my mum is she’s one of my best friends!

2. Something unique about your mum: Her fashion sense, I LOVE how Chez dresses! I don’t know any other 65 year old’s who can rock leather pants quite like little Chez!

3. What traits from your mum did you inherit? Physically, nothing at all, she’s short and skinny and I’m the opposite. Personality - everything, Chez is definitely responsible for my love of shopping, coffee and wine.

4. Your mums favourite saying/catch phrase? “Good thinking Bron” – From the show Touch The Sun – from many moons ago!

5. What makes your mum happiest? I would say being with her family and grandkids, and probably when she can get into the garden! Or after a couple of Moscato’s!

6. Best piece of advice your mum’s ever given you? The people who matter don’t mind and the people who mind don’t matter.

7. If you had to pick an actor to play your mum in a film who would you give the role to and why? Kris Jenner, reason being, I just don’t think anyone else would do her justice!

8. If you had to sum your mum up in one word what would it be? Fabulous!

9. Your favourite mumory (mum memory) When she used to tell me stories at night time, ones she would make up about the “warthog” Family they were the best!!

10. Finally, show us what you got your mum for mothers day:

I actually got chez a jumper from C&M

1. Kids names/ages: Ralph, Chihuahua, 9 weeks old

2. Ideal Mothers Day gift this year? https://www.chanel.com/au/fashion/p/A58601Y01864C3906/maxi-classic-handbag-grained-calfskin-gold-tone-metal/

3. What parts of yourself can you see in your kids? Definitely our shared looks and whitty sense of humour!

4. If you had to sum up your kids in one word, what would it be? I’m biased, but pretty bloody cute!

Our Croatian Queen, Tea is up next. Tea is the Senior Sales Manager at Incy and out of the office, mumma to gorgeous Iva.

1. What’s the best thing about your mum? If I need her she will be there at a drop of a hat.

2. Something unique about your mum: She can fold a t-shirt like no one else! Marie Kondo who!?

3. What traits from your mum did you inherit? I’m all my dad!

4. Your mums favourite saying/catch phrase? Jebemti misa

5. What makes your mum happiest? When all her kids are together. With my sister and her 2 kids living in Radelaide this doesn’t happen often enough

6. Best piece of advice your mum’s ever given you? Your sister is your best friend. I didn’t understand that when I was younger. Now its definitely true!

7. If you had to sum your mum up in one word what would it be? Caring AF

8. Your favourite mumory (mum memory): When I was on maternity leave if I had a bad night she would be over at the drop of a hat. Thank you mama!

9. Finally, show us what you got your mum for Mothers Day:

Went halvies with my sister on this Camilla Jumper

Kids names/ages: Iva nearly 3

What’s the best thing about being a mum to your kids? The patience I have learnt! Who knew!

Ideal Mothers Day gift this year? I got mine already! Airpods #spoilt

What parts of yourself can you see in your kids? Iva is my mini in looks, but personality is like her dad.

If you had to sum up your kids in one word, what would it be? Smart AF!

Been in cahoots with customer service? There's a good chance you've chatted to this gem! Kirsten is our Customer Service Queen and mum to Matilda.

1. What’s the best thing about your mum? She is strong and fearless. She puts everyone else first.

2. Something unique about your mum: She used to be in the Military and in charge of a lot of men, who very much respected her. There was no room for the so called 'Boys Club'

3. What traits from your mum did you inherit? I have always been told I have my Mums hands and caring nature. I love baking and entertaining friends and family just like her.

4. Your mums favourite saying/catch phrase? “Nack Regen Kommt Sonnenschein"

5. What makes your mum happiest? Spending time with her grandkids. She REALLY plays with them, there are almost no limits! 

6. Best piece of advice your mum’s ever given you? Treat everyone else the same, respectful. The way you would like to be treated.

7. If you had to pick an actor to play your mum in a film who would you give the role to and why? Catherine Deneuve - pure elegance and great hair! 

8. If you had to sum your mum up in one word what would it be? SUPERSTAR!

9. Your favourite mumory (mum memory): Everytime we see each other again

10. What did you get her for mothers day? She is overseas so I ordered her favourite flowers from her local florist

Q & A's AS a mumma:

1. Kids names/ages: Matilda, 2.5

2. What’s the best thing about being a mum to your kids? All the cuddles

3. Ideal Mothers Day gift this year? Sleep in and breakfast in bed. I am also getting some Go-To Cosmetic goodies!

4. What parts of yourself can you see in your kids? Matilda is already quite organised. She likes to tidy up and put things where they belong (guilty!)

If you had to sum up your kids (each one) in one word, what would it be? INDEPENDENT!

Last but not least, Paigan! Paigan is the Social Media Manager for Incy and manages all this from abroad after flying the coop for London last year.

1. What’s the best thing about your mum? She is as thoughtful and as caring as they come - always making an effort to check in and see how I am, especially now that I am living across the other side of the world. I feel pretty blessed to now know the true meaning of the saying ‘distance doesn’t mean a thing when someone means so much’ and it's all thanks to her.

2. Something unique about your mum: She is a qualified chef and can make a choccy mud like nobody’s business.

3. What traits from your mum did you inherit? Everyone says I look like my mum with our dark eyes and dark hair. I like to think I also inherited her attention to detail and her caring nature.

4. Your mums favourite saying/catch phrase? "Love you to the moon and back" – her nightly sign off. Or every time I upload a picture on Insta she will almost certainly comment on it saying ‘beautiful, but I might be biased’ – bless her tech savvy soul.

5. What makes your mum happiest? Having her girls together at home, not doing a thing, just being together.

6. Best piece of advice your mum’s ever given you? No matter where you are it's exactly where you are meant to be no matter how things may appear.

7. If you had to pick an actor to play your mum in a film who would you give the role to and why? Queen K will have a lot on her plate if these films ever come to fruition! I’m Jumping on the bandwagon here with Kristy and Tom and saying Kris Jenner because I think my mum is a spitting image of her. Also she can be sassy as hell which I LOVE!

8. If you had to sum your mum up in one word what would it be? Dependable

9. Your favourite mumory (mum memory): There’s far too many but the most recent memory that makes me emosh (in a good way) was seeing her after 6 long months apart. With some help from the best boss in the world, they coerced a surprise visit earlier than I had anticipated after flying in from London… goose bumps just thinking about it.

10. And finally, what did you get your mum for mothers day? Mum owns a boutique store in my hometown with some amazing brands so buying for her can be super hard! My sister and I did manage to coordinate this from opposite sides of the world though.

Initial charms for me and my sister to
add to a necklace we got her for Chrissy
Jewellery wrap

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