Leeds Family of the Week: The Psarias-Broadbents

The Psarias family
The Psarias family
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If your world revolves around your family, we want to know. So we’ve put together a few questions to give us a sneaky peek into your lives.

This week we hear from Vicki Psarias-Broadbent who lives in Leeds with husband Peter and their sons Oliver, five, and Alexander, two.

What do you do?

I’m a full time professional blogger at honestmum.com and sister blog mummysgotstyle.com, as well as an award winning filmmaker. I also model and am an ambassador for Nova Harley baby bags and have just been signed as the face of The Essential One, a baby and maternity wear brand.

Top tips for getting children to do what you ask?

Manipulation. I never thought I’d be ‘that’ parent but I am. I told Oliver I have an in built lie detector test in my phone so he’d own up to fibs he was telling when fighting with his brother. It worked.

What family task takes you the longest?

Clearing up the playroom, even though the boys are pretty well trained and put their toys away when asked usually, it always takes forever and like Groundhog Day, happens all over again the next day.

What’s the weirdest thing your sons have brought home?

Oliver decided to ‘save’ some snails last year. They were quickly rehomed!

Most bizarre thing you have found yourself saying since having kids?

Please don’t eat the fish food. No, really, don’t. Arrgh!

Funniest thing your sons have ever said?

Oliver asked if babies are made by a machine! Erm...!

Mini moan - what really gets your goat?

Not enough hours in the day. I keep reminding myself it’s the same amount Beyonce has, she’s just obviously so much more productive than I am ;)

What’s your favourite family day out?

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, art in the outdoors is food for the soul.

What’s the hardest thing about being a parent?

The constant juggling. Compromise is key. I’m just as ambitious as I was pre-kids but I’m kinder to myself now and my family is the most important thing, they drive me.

What’s a typical evening for the grown-ups once the children are in bed?

Evenings once I’ve caught up on deadlines sees Peter and I relax with wine and a movie.

* Fancy being our Family of the Week? We’d love to hear from you. Email debbie.leigh@ypn.co.uk or tweet @DebbieLeighYEP.