Kavala Wil­liams

Haven Magazine - - Upfront -

FOUNDER, TILLY & OTTO. MUM TO JORDY (16), COOPER (11), SE­BAS­TIAN (7). Kavala Wil­liams’ award-win­ning busi­ness, Tilly & Otto, is all about the pret­ti­est, lac­i­est, most de­li­cious lux­ury baby wraps around. So it’s ironic to note that she shares her north­side house­hold with six males. “My brother is a sin­gle dad with full cus­tody of my gor­geous nephew, Mekhi (12),” Kavala ex­plains. “Un­for­tu­nately, he had a ter­ri­ble ac­ci­dent which meant he was un­able to walk for nearly a year or care for his son. The good news for me was that he and my nephew moved in - and there they have stayed! The whole ‘it takes a vil­lage’ the­ory is prov­ing to be so true of our house­hold. My sons not only have a won­der­ful fa­ther but an­other amaz­ing male role model in their un­cle. Plus my sons have gained a brother, in their cousin.” In three words, how would you de­scribe your­self as a preg­nant woman? Proud. Amazed. Enor­mous. What is one of the big­gest lessons you’ve learned as a mum? My ca­pac­ity to love so many with my whole heart. I al­ways thought I was quite a self­ish per­son be­fore moth­er­hood - ap­par­ently not so! How do you look af­ter your­self while also look­ing af­ter your kids/fam­ily? Run­ning Tilly & Otto and hav­ing our large fam­ily means very lit­tle time to my­self. But the one thing I make time for is yoga. Just hav­ing that lit­tle mo­ment to empty my mind makes all the dif­fer­ence in my moods. I also like wine! What kid­die mat­ters are you deal­ing with in your fam­ily cur­rently? We are cur­rently nav­i­gat­ing our way through the mine­field that is hav­ing four boys. They are smelly and loud and messy and fairly gross re­ally (lots of fart jokes and farts in gen­eral). Our house is wrestle-ma­nia con­stantly but I adore them all and wouldn’t change a thing. How would you like your kids to de­scribe you? Lov­ing, un­der­stand­ing, com­pas­sion­ate, ap­proach­able, fun, ad­ven­tur­ous, al­ways there for them.

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