ALL THE PHOTOS: Turia Pitt celebrates son's first birthday with tropical party

Turia Pitt holding son Hakavai on first birthday with garlands in their hair


December 13 2018

Turia Pitt has celebrated her son Hakavai's first birthday wth a tropical party! 

Turia, and fiance Michael Hoskin, hosted a relaxed picnic in the park over the weekend, surrounded by close family and friends.

The mum-of-one who was burned badly during an ultra-marathon revealed the photos in her latest newsletter. And she was clearly proud of her 'pretty cute' toddler who has just turned one!



Turia Pitt

Turia Pitt


Wearing tropical garland crowns on their heads, the family looked relaxed and happy as they sung to little Hakavai at his first birthday party.

Turia wrote, 'Hakavai turned one! I know, crazy right? We had a little party for him on the weekend.

'I know I'm biased, but he's pretty cute.'

Hakavai turned one on December 8, 2017 when Turia announced his birth by saying, 'We are totally in love, and just so stoked.'

Turia clearly loves being a mum and fills her website and newsletter with news and updates about her life.


Turia Pitt

Turia Pitt

Turia also took the opportunity to share with her followers, her one tip for being the best mother she can.

'See, in my first year of being a Mum, I found that I needed to simplify some things in my life,' she explained.

'Because, suddenly, I had a baby to look after, and that meant my capacity for "doing things" was reduced.

'I had to drop my expectations for what I could realistically achieve in one day, especially in the first few months. And I found that I needed to make time for myself - for the things that I enjoy doing. 

'I think that's a feeling anyone can relate to - whether you have kids or not. Somehow, amongst all the priorities and "to-do's", you've got to make time for yourself. 

'So, today I wanted to share one of the simple tips that helped me do that this year. It's something I'd love you to try, especially now when there's a lot going on, and everyone is in a mad rush to get things done before the holidays.'

She encouraged other mums with young kids to ask themselves one question every morning when they wake up.

That question? 'What would make today great?'

'Note: you're not asking "What do I have to get done today?". You're asking yourself what would make your day awesome,' she explained.

'Is it calling your best friend? Finishing off that major pitch? Buying a new plant? Going for a run or a surf? Whatever it is, actively visualise yourself doing that thing today.

'And then I need you to prioritise it. Give it value. Whatever would make your day great today, do it. I hope you take this tip on board, and start asking yourself this question. It can, and will, radically change your day.'

Turia's life has transformed since she was badly burned aged 24 during an ultra-marathon. With burns to 65 per cent of her body she has fought back to now help others and donates her time to causes and passion-projects she believes in. 

Since giving birth to Hakavai last year, Turia has spent the year with her son, giving fans updates through her blog and her newsletters.


Turia Pitt

Turia Pitt