With a resume that boasts jobs including a TV presenter, pop star, classical musician, model, author, and more recently fashion designer, Myleene Klass may seem like more than an average mom. The 30-year-old, however, begs to differ. “Show me a mum who doesn’t have a lot of plates in the air,” challenges the mom of 16-month-old Ava Bailey. Revealing that her secret is to simply be “organized,” Myleene shares that a consistent and logical approach to her projects has been key to her long list of accomplishments as she completes “one project before I start the next.” While her days may be busy, life on the go suits an active Myleene, who admits she “can’t sit still.” Her advice to keeping up? Being a mom!
“Having a baby is perfect — I’m always running around. But I’m very aware that this is a golden time that won’t last forever. I’m making hay while the sun shines. Even Madonna can’t last forever. I’ll know when my time comes.”
Determined to fulfill her goals, Myleene insists that when it comes to Ava’s career choice, there is no added pressure to follow in her mother’s footsteps. In fact, Myleene — who is “no pushy mom” – is hopeful that her daughter will have a future in culinary arts! “I’d rather she become a chef. My fiancé [Graham Quinn] can only heat things up. And I can’t cook — I could burn water,” laughs Myleene. However, if Ava’s interests so far are a hint as to where her passion lies, there may very well be another musician in the family. Gifting her daughter with a baby piano for Christmas, Myleene explains that the two can now play music together!
“She keeps trying to play mine and leaves sticky fingerprints all over it. So I thought it was time she had her own.”
A busy schedule that balances work-related commitments and family time, Myleene is set on adding more children to the mix. Although the original fantasy of “the 20 I once dreamed of” may be out of the question, Ava is certain to become a big sister — and possibly a flower girl! — in the near future. “At least four. Well, two. And we do want to get married,” says Myleene.