Mums that rock – Mary Yared – London


Meet model and mama of 2 Mary

what is the best advice you have been given on parenting?

1. Make time for your kids
2. Don’t judge other mums
3. Take it easy on yourself
4. Remember that discipline is not punishment

what are your kids’ favourite foods?

My kids have two completely different menus. My son (who is 4) is a fussy eater and will only eat a handful of things. His absolute favourite meal is pizza and pancakes with honey.

My daughter (who is 2) on the other hand is not as fussy and will pretty each most things and mainly enjoys home cooked meals. Her favourite meal is red tomato sauce (which I tend to blend in different meat/vegetables) with pasta.

what is your favourite meal to cook for the family?

I like to cook a good roast for the family. I try to encourage that we sit and eat as a family.

what three items do you always have in your bag when out with your kids?

Hand sanitizer (my kids like to touch everything)

How would you describe your parenting style?

I would describe myself as an authoritative parent. Although I may have expectations from my kids, I will make sure I give my kids the resources and all my support they need to succeed in anything they do. I also try to listen to my kids and give them all the love and warmth their heart desires but also have limits and fair discipline in place when needed.

what have you found to be the hardest part of your motherhood journey?

Motherhood is not easy and is one of the most challenging journey I am on but saying that would not change it for the world. The hardest part about parenting are;

1. Tiredness
2. Constantly doubting myself and feeling like i am not doing a good enough job or should do more!

what is the best part of motherhood?

Motherhood is the most rewarding life experience. The best part of it for me is the unconditional love my kids have, watching them grow and develop and when they tell me  ‘i love you mummy’ everyday.o