The wife of radio host Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli, Lisa, says she left ‘a shell of herself’ as she struggled with daughter Francesca’s sleep problems
Lisa Wipfli has shared her struggles with raising a young family.
The wife of radio star Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli tells Body+Soul Magazine this week she was exhausted when her daughter Francesca, 2, struggled to sleep.
“She didn’t know how to settle down. We should lie on the floor and hold her hand until she fell asleep,” the 40-year-old said.
Lisa Wipfli (left) has shared her struggles with raising a young family. The wife of radio star Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli (right) tells Body+Soul Magazine this week that she was left exhausted as her daughter Francesca, 2, struggled to sleep
‘I did that four or five times a night. It’s constantly living as a half version of yourself. I would look in the mirror and think: I am a shell of myself.’
Wipp, 43, admits it was sometimes difficult to raise their children.
“I just know it’s going to be a struggle. We all understand that, and I think sometimes we go into survival mode,” he said.
‘I did that four or five times a night. It’s constantly living as a half version of yourself. I would look in the mirror and think, I’m a shell of myself,” she said
“That basically means we just have to get through today. This has happened in the past, especially when the children get sick and go to daycare; that’s just the worst of the worst.
“And you go through those moments and think, ‘I don’t know how to get through the next 10 minutes. You just have to persevere and know that the sun will rise the next day.”
Fitzy and Wippa’s co-host has been happily married to Lisa for nine years and shares three children with her, sons Theodore (7) and Jack (5) and daughter Francesca (2).
Fitzy and Wippa’s co-host has been happily married to Lisa for nine years and shares three children with her, sons Theodore, 7, and Jack, 5, and daughter Francesca, 2. All pictured
The POpulaire Nova radio host recently announced that he is in therapy.
He explained that his biweekly sessions with his psychologist are “extremely beneficial” because it helped him analyze things from a “different point of view.”
Speaking on the Separate bathrooms podcast, Wippa and his wife Lisa said that therapy helped with personal improvement.
The Celebrity Apprentice star compared therapy to professional development, saying ‘even the best tennis player in the world has a coach’.
The popular Nova radio host recently revealed that he is in therapy
The father of three told host Cameron Daddo that his therapist helped him with everything from gaining new perspectives to becoming a better parent.
“I see it as a great way that they can almost print out what’s in your brain. To present different opinions on why things might happen,” he said.
Wippa’s wife Lisa added that seeing a therapist is like seeing “someone who is a bit of a life coach.”
Read more in this week’s issue of Body+Soul Magazine