We spoke to the women of Lifestyle about their Mums

The ladies of the Lifestyle Channels share their greatest memories of their own children and their mums.

To celebrate International Women's Day, the Hemsley sisters, Shaynna Blaze and the Silbery family from Goggleox, all share their beautiful family secrets.

Shaynna Blaze

Shaynna became a household name as the resident stylist on Selling Houses Australia. Shaynna has two children - a son and a daughter. Here she shares what it was like to give them "The Talk", seeing her mother as a princess, and the importance of having clean shoes! 

1. How has being a mother changed you?  

It makes me want to be a better person everyday, as they look at you for their lead into the world with everything.

2. How will you be spending Mother’s Day? 

Skyping with my daughter who is in New York and an early brunch with my son and husband before going off to get glammed-up for the Logies - not a bad day actually

3. What is your favourite thing to do with your  children? 

Just to sit and talk - it can be in the car, on the phone or over a cuppa.

4. What is your favourite memory of children? 

Really?  You want one?  I think one of the funniest was when the kids were in primary school and we sat down together for the ‘where did I come from’ talk. We laughed so hard my son physically fell off the couch and then we laughed so much we abandoned the book and just kept talking

5. What is your favourite memory of your own mother? 

She was in a local theatre group and was on a float dressed as a belly dancer in a community parade. We spent most of the afternoon going from point to point trying to get a glimpse of her. Mum never dressed up, so to see her glammed-up in the eyes of a four-year-old was like seeing a princess.

6. What is the one piece of advice you hope to share (or have shared) with your children? 

Treat people how you want to be treated and never think anyone is better than you.

7. What is the most important piece of advice your mother shared with you? 

Always have clean and neat shoes if you want to be taken seriously. I have a great collection so it worked!

Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley

The Hemsley Sister came to LifeStyle FOOD this year with their scrumptious and stunning show, Hemsley + Hemsley: Healthy & Delicious. Jasmine (left) and Melissa (right) simply adore their mother who inspired their food philosophy and told them to never wear patterns to a party!

1. What is your favourite thing to do with mum?

Melissa: Cook and watch period dramas like Sense and Sensibility and Darling Buds of May.

Jasmine: walk in the park with mum while she squeezes my arms! It seems like only yesterday that I was hanging off her and now she hangs off me! I always equate Isabella Plantations in Richmond Park with my family and we spent a lovely Mother's Day there together a few years ago, arm-in-arm, inspecting the plants, followed by a cup of tea to warm up.

3. How does your mum inspire you?

M: She’s very strong, clever, funny and beautiful and is always helping other people, so she really inspires us in everything we do from work to personal life.

4. What is your favourite memory of your mum when you were growing up?

J: Mum handing out our treat of a mint Polo in the car on long car journeys. They always tasted faintly of perfume from her handbag. Or the smell of her freshly brushed teeth and her skin [which smelled of] of Olay (then Ulay!). Or the special occasions when we were asleep in her bed when she came to bed.

5. What is the most important piece of advice your mother has given you?

M: Mum always reminded us to ‘chew, chew, chew’, because, as Jaz says, there are no teeth in your tummy!

J: 'Smile and the whole world smiles with you', and 'be sure to treat everyone with kindness'. Also, the one I still don't listen to? 'Don't wear patterns to a party in case someone else wears it too'. I guess I've yet to learn the hard way!

The Silbery Family

The Silberys are one of the newest additions to the hit series, Gogglebox. The three generations of women - Emmie (86), Kerrie (62) and Isabelle (31) - share their best memories with each other and what it means for each of them to be a mother. 

1. How has being a mother changed you?

Isabelle: My focus has shifted from my own needs to putting time and energy into raising a baby into a child and into a man.

Kerry: When I became a mother, from the onset of conception, I suddenly understood the concept of 100 per cent total and selfless love.

Emmie: After losing my first born twins, the birth of Kerry was very precious to me.

2. How will you be spending Mother’s Day?

I: With my son, husband, Grandma and mum, having an afternoon of outside play, food and fun times.

K: Mother’s Day will be somewhere nice with my little family of four generations.

3. What is your favourite thing to do with your child/children?

I: I love our morning walks on the beach and sitting with my coffee watching the water while he collects shells for me.

K: I love to sit on the beach with Isabelle and gasbag like women have done for millennia.

E: Sitting around talking about life and reminiscing about their childhood.

4. What is your favourite memory of child/children?

I: My favourite memory of my son is when he learnt to walk and his face was filled with pure delight.

K: My favourite memory of Isabelle is the night she was born, with me in "animal mode" and a massive thunderstorm overhead (it was an omen).

E: Driving to QLD on our first Gold Coast holiday.

5. What is your favourite memory of your own mother?

I: Her lying in bed with me as a child and reading Roald Dahl books.

K: Mum and I sitting in the sun on the back step podding peas and her admonishing me for eating more peas than I put in the saucepan.

E: My mother died when I was nine so I only remember riding on her back and stroking her long silky black hair.

6. What is the one piece of advice you hope to share (or have shared) with your child/children?

I: Be comfortable with yourself but also care about others. Care about your world and look further then your own backyard.

K: My advice to Isabelle – Do unto others as you would have them do unto you and laugh as much as possible.

E: To show empathy and kindness to others.

7. What is the most important piece of advice your mother shared with you?

I: Always ask questions, inform yourself and be authentic.

K: Mum’s advice – the enduring love of family is the most important thing in life.

E: I was the youngest of 7 children and my mum died before she could give me any advice.

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