EXC Millie Mackintosh says she finds it hard to get her brain to ‘slow down’

Millie Mackintosh admitted she finds it hard to get her brain to ‘slow down’ as she lifted the lid on motherhood in an exclusive interview. 

The former Made In Chelsea star has her hands full with two young daughters, Sienna, two, and six-month-old Aurelia. 

Speaking to MailOnline about how she has adapted to life as a family-of-four, Millie, 32, who shares her children with husband and former co-star Hugo Taylor, said she approaches parenting with a ‘go with the flow’ approach, despite having ‘lots to think about’. 

EXCLUSIVE 'I find it hard to get my brain to slow down': Millie Mackintosh discussed navigating life as a mother-of-two - and how she and husband Hugo Taylor are 'learning as they go' (pictured with daughters Sienna, right, and Aurelia, left)

EXCLUSIVE ‘I find it hard to get my brain to slow down’: Millie Mackintosh discussed navigating life as a mother-of-two – and how she and husband Hugo Taylor are ‘learning as they go’ (pictured with daughters Sienna, right, and Aurelia, left)

The doting mum explained: ‘Being a mum, there’s always so much to think about. Even if the girls sleep through the night, I wake up at 4am working through my mental checklist for the day.

‘I find it hard to get my brain to just slow down.’

Becoming a mother for the second time might, in Millie’s words, be ‘more intense’, but her confidence has flourished. 

Open and honest: Speaking to MailOnline about how she has adapted to life as a family-of-four, Millie, 32, who shares her children with husband and former co-star Hugo (pictured), said she approaches parenting with a 'go with the flow' approach

Open and honest: Speaking to MailOnline about how she has adapted to life as a family-of-four, Millie, 32, who shares her children with husband and former co-star Hugo (pictured), said she approaches parenting with a ‘go with the flow’ approach

‘I’m going with the flow more now that I’ve got the confidence – and it’s very different I think going from no kids to one because you know your whole life changes so much. 

‘And once you’re already a parent, you’re used to the house being a mess. You’re used to not being able to make spontaneous plans. You’ve already waved goodbye to weekends on the sofa, electronics, watching Netflix,’ she said. 

Marking Aurelia’s six-month birthday was an emotional milestone for the reality star, but she is striving to live in the here and now and ‘absorb it all’. 

Doting: Becoming a mother for the second time might, in Millie's words, be 'more intense', but her confidence has flourished

Doting: Becoming a mother for the second time might, in Millie’s words, be ‘more intense’, but her confidence has flourished

‘I think it will only get easier as they get older, but it’s also so magical this time while they’re so little. It’s really special. So I try, even when it’s tough, to try and not ever wish any of it away,’ she said. 

Millie and Hugo met on the set of E4’s long-running reality show Made In Chelsea and are approaching their fourth anniversary. 

The Wiltshire-born beauty admitted that since the arrival of Aurelia, it has been harder for the pair to have time together, but they ensure they factor in quality time with the odd date, pamper session or dinner at home with the absence of phones. 

Happy: Marking Aurelia's six-month birthday was an emotional milestone for the reality star, but she is striving to live in the here and now and 'absorb it all' (pictured at Aurelia's christening last month)

Happy: Marking Aurelia’s six-month birthday was an emotional milestone for the reality star, but she is striving to live in the here and now and ‘absorb it all’ (pictured at Aurelia’s christening last month)

Being on the same page and finding the balance is an important aspect of parenting for Millie, as she went on to explain. 

‘We send each other links or things to read – we’re learning. But sometimes, you feel like you’re winging it all the time,’ she confessed.

It’s been an exciting few months for Millie as she and her gorgeous family uprooted to a new London home – something she branded ‘an exhausting process’: ‘I don’t know why I thought it wouldn’t be that big a deal!’ she quipped. 

And earlier this month, she jetted off to Ibiza for close friend Binky Felstead’s hen do. 

Moving on! It's been an exciting few months for Millie as she and her gorgeous family uprooted to a new London home - something she branded 'an exhausting process'

Moving on! It’s been an exciting few months for Millie as she and her gorgeous family uprooted to a new London home – something she branded ‘an exhausting process’

Binky Felstead's hen do: 'It was amazing. Honestly, it was so much fun. I have not giggled and laughed or danced that much in so long,' Millie said (Binky pictured raising her arm)

Binky Felstead’s hen do: ‘It was amazing. Honestly, it was so much fun. I have not giggled and laughed or danced that much in so long,’ Millie said (Binky pictured raising her arm)

‘It was amazing. Honestly, it was so much fun. I have not giggled and laughed or danced that much in so long. I’m very excited for the wedding now,’ she gushed. 

Looking ahead to the future, the mother-of-two expressed her excitement for a forthcoming project and joked she would like to sleep properly at some point. 

But her latest pursuit has seen her recreate four iconic morning scenes from Hollywood – channelling her inner style icon Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s to launch Kellogg’s Special K ‘Start Good. Stay Good’ campaign.

Transformation: Millie's latest pursuit has seen her recreate four iconic morning scenes from Hollywood – channelling her inner style icon Audrey Hepburn (pictured right in 1961) in Breakfast at Tiffany's to launch Kellogg's Special K 'Start Good. Stay Good' campaign

Wow! She dressed to emulate the elegance of Hepburn's socialite character Holly Golightly in the Sixties rom-com

Transformation: Millie’s latest pursuit has seen her recreate four iconic morning scenes from Hollywood – channelling her inner style icon Audrey Hepburn (pictured right in 1961) in Breakfast at Tiffany’s to launch Kellogg’s Special K ‘Start Good. Stay Good’ campaign

Stunning: This particular look was Millie's personal favourite due to the film's timeless nature

Stunning: This particular look was Millie’s personal favourite due to the film’s timeless nature

The Made In Chelsea alum looked the epitome of chic in a little black dress, gloves, pearls and a crystal tiara to emulate the elegance of Hepburn’s socialite character Holly Golightly in the Sixties romcom.

This particular look was Millie’s personal favourite due to the film’s timeless nature.

‘I just felt so good in the black dress with the gloves and the jewellery – and the little tiara and big sunglasses.

Fan favourite: Millie (left) reimagined Zellweger's hopeless singleton Bridget Jones (pictured right in 2004) wrapped in her duvet on the sofa as she suffered the blues over her disastrous love life in 2001's Bridget Jones's Diary, a scene picked by seven per cent

Healthy: The photoshoots were part of a Kellogg's 'Start Good. Stay Good' campaign to encourage people to start the day with a nutritious breakfast

Fan favourite: Millie (left) reimagined Zellweger’s hopeless singleton Bridget Jones (pictured right in 2004) wrapped in her duvet on the sofa as she suffered the blues over her disastrous love life in 2001’s Bridget Jones’s Diary, a scene picked by seven per cent

‘It’s a timeless classic; you’ll always remember that look from the film. It will always be iconic,’ she said. 

Clueless, Singin’ in the Rain and Bridget Jones’s Diary were other hits that Millie embodied.

Of stepping into the shoes of Renée Zellweger as rom-com favourite Bridget, Millie recalled: ‘To just show up on set for someone to be like “here’s a duvet, just go get into bed,” it was perfect. I’ve got my PJ’s on with a cup of tea. It was lovely.’

A classic: She then dressed as Debbie Reynolds, whose memorable scene singing 'Good Morning' as Kathy Selden in 1952 classic Singin' in the Rain was also chosen by seven per cent

A classic: She then dressed as Debbie Reynolds, whose memorable scene singing ‘Good Morning’ as Kathy Selden in 1952 classic Singin’ in the Rain was also chosen by seven per cent

The reality star said: 'I was delighted when [Special K] asked me to be involved. It was so fun to spend a day getting dressed up as these amazing iconic women' (Singin' In The Rain stars Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly pictured in 1952)

The reality star said: ‘I was delighted when [Special K] asked me to be involved. It was so fun to spend a day getting dressed up as these amazing iconic women’ (Singin’ In The Rain stars Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly pictured in 1952) 

Playing the part: Millie was joined by two male models playing the parts of Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor as she sported a pale blue drop waist dress as Debbie

Playing the part: Millie was joined by two male models playing the parts of Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor as she sported a pale blue drop waist dress as Debbie

The campaign follows new research by Kellogg’s Special K, which polled the nation to reveal the top ten list of most iconic morning scenes in film. 

The photoshoot star concluded: ‘I’m a big foodie and I’m always all about having a good start to your day and starting your day with a good breakfast.

‘So I was delighted when [Special K] asked me to be involved. It was so fun to spend a day getting dressed up as these amazing iconic women.’ 

The new improved Kellogg’s Special K Original and Special K Red Berries recipes are available now nationwide priced at £2.99 RRP. 

Amazing: Millie sizzled in a sunshine-yellow plaid schoolgirl outfit and white knee-high socks as Alicia Silverstone's character Cher (pictured right in 1995) in teen romcom Clueless

Wow! Millie was transformed into the four actresses after a Kellogg's survey of 2,000 adults to find the most memorable morning movie scenes

Amazing: Millie sizzled in a sunshine-yellow plaid schoolgirl outfit and white knee-high socks as Alicia Silverstone’s character Cher (pictured right in 1995) in teen romcom Clueless