Ayesha Curry sat down with Parents magazine for an in-depth discussion about her roles as mom to her three children, a busy entrepreneur, and wife to a NBA superstar.
In addition to juggling her roles as mom, wife, homemaker and TV chef, Ayesha is host and executive producer of the upcoming TV series Family Food Fight, on ABC.
The 29-year-old culinary chef, who is married to Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry, is also a restaurateur, a wine entrepreneur, and an ambassador to CoverGirl cosmetics. There aren’t enough hours in the day for the hands-on mom who manages to find time for her three kids, daughters Riley, 6, Ryan, 3, and son Canon, 5 months.
The busy mom-on-the-go says she is “mom boss” to her kids and it’s important that she teaches them to mind their manners.
“Table manners are important to us, but we’re also realistic. My kids are young, so they’re wiggly worms. I just want them to learn the basics, like, if you burp, say ‘Excuse me!’ Use your napkin to wipe your hands and your face; don’t use your shirt. Simple things like that.”
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Ayesha says she has rules at home but they’re not written in stone. She advises other moms not to be afraid to break the rules.
“In our house, you’re definitely not getting dessert if you don’t eat your dinner! But we do throw the rules out the window once in a while. We love to have movie night with the kids where we eat popcorn, ice cream, and then breakfast for dinner.”
She also cautioned parents to cut down on smartphone use. One of her biggest rules is no phones at the dinner table during family time.
“The toughest one for us to follow is no phones at the table. Of course, there are those moments when the kids do something supercute and you just have to record it. But we really try to implement the no-phones rule. Our kids love being at the table together, talking about their day, singing songs, and telling jokes. It’s a special time.”
Ayesha shared her favorite comfort food cravings.
“My family is Jamaican, so my comfort foods are oxtails, rice and peas, and sweet plantains. When I need extra nourishment, I put together macro bowls with microgreens, whole grains, kale, a bunch of other veggies, and a good sauce. I’m a big smoothie girl too. I love tropical flavors. My favorite combo is mango, spinach, and pineapple.”