MIDLAND-based the Rule family will return to our screens for a second series as part of NITV’s reality show Family Rules tonight at 8.30pm.
Earlier this year the first season of the show introduced viewers to super-mum Daniella Borg who is raising her nine daughters alone after the sudden death of her husband.
The up close and personal series, based in WA, provided a look into a contemporary Aboriginal family tackling identity, culture and healing, all while facing life’s daily dilemmas.
This season the six episode program follows Daniella and her daughters Hannah, Jessica, Aleisha, Sharna, Kelly, Kiara, Shenika and Angela navigating their way through milestones including buying a home, choosing a career and becoming a parent.
With their own unique humour and style, Daniella said viewers of the show could expect to see more entertainment and laughs.
“Each episode has its own theme that is so universally relatable,” she said.
“Episode one is about overcoming a fear and we do that together so you can expect some entertainment in our special way,” she said.
“We do that through laughter, through everyday activities or when we are facing everyday dilemmas.”
Juggling work, studies, children and grandchildren Daniella said the show provided a birds-eye view of an everyday family, going through real-life challenges and one she hoped families and women would relate to.
“I know a lot people will be able to relate to the show – it doesn’t matter if you are Aboriginal or not, I believe it’s relatable,” she said.
“Women are very strong and when something happens to us we will have that time where we go through that period of falling down but we get back up.
“That’s what this is about – moving, getting on with your life – empowering and inspiring other women.
“I refuse to be a victim – that was the mentality that helped us get through all the adversity, we didn’t to be a victim of circumstance.”
Having spent her earlier years in Bassendean and most recently in Midland, Daniella said she loved that the show was also able to showcase some of the lesser known areas of WA.
She also added that despite the sudden profile, her family remained grounded.
“I always get asked where Midland is all the time and I feel humbly proud to promote where my kids grew up,” she said.
“This is where we are from and we definitely still have our feet on the ground, she said.
“The show has been an opportunity to tell our story on this platform but we’ve stayed true to ourselves and I don’t think any amount of airtime will change that.