Kylie Gillies married her husband and fellow journalist Tony Gillies in 1989, and because she was just 22, the couple decided to focus on their careers before starting a family.
After waiting 14 years, Kylie and Tony welcomed their first son Gus in 2002, and then their youngest, Archie, two years later.
The Morning Show's presenter is now the mother of a 19-year-old and a 17-year-old, further proving how fast time flies.
Kylie talked candidly about juggling life as a working mother of two active kids in an exclusive chat with Good Health.
"My weekends and weeknights are full of the boys' sports events," she said. "Being a mum to teens is terrific, but it's busy. It's hard to keep up. It's a full-time job, coupled with my full-time TV job!"
However, even though motherhood is a tough gig at times, she revealed that she dreads the day her sons leave the nest.
"Oh my god, yes!" she exclaimed. "I've already found myself getting out old photos taken when they were toddlers. It's really heartbreaking. Hopefully, other mums reading this do it too. Sometimes I'll catastrophise and think: 'I've only got 100 or so weekends with them until they can leave.'
"I'm painfully aware of the present, and each family holiday is bittersweet as I know that it might be our last. I want to spend as much time with them as I can, but all they want to do is be with their friends, which I get – and it's wonderful. But I end up crying on my husband's shoulder."
Although the very real prospect of not having her sons under one roof is daunting, she finds leaning on her mum friends a great source of comfort.
Kylie admits to turning to her colleagues Ann Sanders and Natalie Barr, who have boys older than Gus and Archie.
"I was seeking wisdom from women who'd 'been there, done that.' I'd be lost without my 'boy-mum' friends," she admitted.
The journalist may want her kids home, but in November 2021, Kylie was thrilled to share with her friends and fans that her youngest finally passed his driving test.
Taking to her Instagram, the 54-year-old revelled in the fact she no longer had to drive him around after he received his P1 licence.
"Mum's taxi is officially parked," she said. "I don't know whether to be happy. Or cry. Maybe both?"
Kylie may be used to taking her kids to sporting events, but now they will be repaying the favour by supporting their mum on her Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars journey.
But before she hits that sparkly stage, here are the Gillies family's best moments together.
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