The Tale Of Sonia Killmore & Ellul Bell
"Motherhood has taught me so much," says Sonia Killmore. "It's teaching me what lifes all about, showing me a side to life I hadn't explored. It keeps surprising me." Killmore a fashion designer lives in a beachside apartment with her 23-month-old daughter, Ellul Bell, and partner, Murray Bell, in Sydney's Tamarama. "Most mornings, Murray takes Ellul for a walk as soon as we wake, so I can meditate and shower in quietness. I'm not much of a morning person, so this is heaven to me. Murray or a grandparent are always around which means there is always the opportunity for me to have time to myself, but often I would rather be with my family."
Killmore took 15 months off after the birth of her daughter, before returning to work part-time. "I love hearing how others do handle the juggle, everyone's circumstances are very different. I also find it's always changing. As a child grows their needs change, and so do yours, so you need to respond by changing and doing things differently. My friends and I talk about it a lot. They're the ones who keep me sane. They are always supportive, grounding and great to laugh with."
Sonia's little list of loves:
Family time, especially on the weekends.
I really look forward to the two days a week Ellul and I have together.
Colouring in with Ellul.
Spring night walks.
Photos: Julie Adams Hair: Amanda Kowalevsky from Oscar Oscar Salons in Paddington Makeup: Sarina Zoe Words: Georgie Abay