With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we spoke to friend of the brand Amy Hamilton. Amy is a mother of two and currently pregnant with twins. We chatted about how she will be spending Mother’s Day, how she’s feeling about going from a Mum of two to four, and maintaining a sense of personal style through motherhood.
Tell us a bit about you, and who’s a part of your family?
My family is my husband, Audrey (4 years), Louie (21 months), two very spoilt cats, and I’m currently pregnant with twins due in July. Aside from being a full-time Mum I have a few creative outlets; creating social content for brands, painting, and a side project I started during lockdown last year, which will hopefully launch once I find my new rhythm with the addition of the twins.
How will you be spending Mother’s Day?
This year I’m lucky to have my Mum and Dad here from interstate. We’ll be ordering a Mother’s Day brunch from Estelle in Northcote, to have at home, so we can all eat and drink without chasing kids around a restaurant.
How did you feel when you found out you were in fact pregnant with twins?
When I found out I was actually on my own (thanks to Covid restrictions) so it was big news to process on my own. My first reaction was to cry, I then had to break the news to my husband. I think we were in shock for a few weeks, but we are very used to the idea now (although still terrified somedays) and thankful they are both growing well.
How are you feeling about going from being a mum of 2 to a mum of 4 this year? How are you preparing?
Excited and scared, I’m looking forward to having newborns in the house again. That time is so fleeting and I love those early days as hard as they are sometimes, and I can’t wait to see the 4 of them grow up together. I know it's going to be chaotic for while and I don’t think I will ever feel truly prepared, there is a lot of de-cluttering going on in our house, as well as renovating our main bathroom I’m very much about making my surroundings a calm and ordered space, and then my mind is less stressed.
What has been the best advice you’ve ever been given as a mum?
To never compare yourself to other Mums, there is no right or wrong way, to trust your instincts when it comes to your children. My Mum also told me to always find time to feel myself, even if it’s the smallest thing like putting on my favourite lipstick.
Did you find your style changed once you entered motherhood?
I wouldn’t say it changed a lot, I still try to dress the way that makes me feel most me, which I think is important as a mum as so many other aspects of your life change dramatically. I do consider all the bending over and lifting when choosing an outfit and there's a lot less need for heels. I also tend to invest in more classic pieces now that I know will last, rather than being too trend-driven. I think this comes with age too.
What are your key wardrobe staples? Have they changed since you became a Mum?
My wardrobe staples are very much the same as pre-motherhood... denim, a couple of classic jackets or coats, flat sandals and ankle boots, a slip dress or a simple longer line skirt, good quality t-shirts, and for winter; classic knitwear is a must.