4 Weeks Back!

WELL THAT WAS A GIANT SLAP IN THE FACE.

Whoever said “mamas can have it all, or even try to have it all”, made me laugh evil-y last week. I did not have it all. Any of it. What I did have, was a flu from being run down, boob milk on my suit jacket and a new, special kind of super-exhaustion that made me about as upbeat and positive as Eyeore from Winnie the Pooh (you know, the depressed donkey). No amount of positive trash talk, which usually motivates me, like this or repeat plays of Level Up saved me last week.

I found myself sitting at my desk, thinking “No, I do not want to answer your email immediately” and “No, I cannot jump back into things like nothing has happened.”

The truth is, so much has happened. I have to accept that my weekday cannot revolve around work like it used to. I have another, way cooler job of being a mama that I would like to have enough energy to do well (or well enough, am not weighing myself down with expectation here).

I have to remind myself, this is a transition, and it is hard, and that is ok. I also didn’t factor in getting sick with the flu last week. I know they say in tough times, dig deep. But digging deep when you need to dig deep is, well, tiring, and boy was I tired.

SG Expressing

The joys of the mid day pump…

My attempt to dig deep saw me (unconvincingly) reminding myself “everything is hard when you are unwell, so don’t be so hard on yourself there, mama”. My better half reminded me of this important message, for that I am so grateful. And in my own mama’s words, “just participate, make it through each marathon day one day at a time and give it a red hot go”.

So I had a day off, and then gave it a red hot go. And this week, I am pleased to report, is infinitely better. I am not sick and I am making it through the days, dare I say, well (hoorah!).

But know this, to all of you glorious, ball-juggling-mind-and-time-management- guru-working-mamas out there who have gone down this brutal transition path before me: I salute you. I now join you on the gloriously gruelling journey of WELL-HOW-ON-EARTH-AM-I-GOING-TO-MAKE- THIS-WORK-AND-NOT-GO-INSANE?

Don’t even get me started on pumping – is it not the most laborious, pain staking thing ever?

Please, wish me more luck.

Sxx


Sophia

Sophia is a new mum, slowly adapting to the many changes that a new baby brings to life. She is a keen writer and adventurer who loves to travel, although now considers leaving the house and walking around Kennedy Town, where she lives, an adventure in itself (ah, how times change post baby).

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Lueur Beaute

Mompreneur: Lena

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Lena is a mother of two adorable daughters, 5 year-old Adele and 3 year-old Keeva.

This Canadian raised Mama was a finance veteran who has put aside her CFA to nurture her own children. As Lena has slowed down her paces, she began to pay attention to how her money was spent and realised where values are. That’s the start of her journey to search for hidden gems in secret of beauty from within and the beginning of Lueur Beaute.

Now she devoted her time to bring forward emerging brands of skincare products from different parts of the world and shared her passions in searching for beauty recipes.

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IMG_8682​​I am Dhara Sheth a trained diamond and gold Jewelry designer. I was working in India for almost a decade as a product development head for one of the largest export houses developing new trends for the global market!

 

Now a mom entrepreneur, and my company Kasido.HK was formed three years ago in Hong Kong! Kasido means a stitch in Sanskrit. We focus on fusion handmade jewelry and clutches! Our designs are beautifully handcrafted by our skilled artisans based in Hong Kong and in India. We re-design and up-cycle old fashion Jewellery

I love working with bright colors and different raw materials using natural stones, semi precious stones, wooden, ceramic and glass beads and lot more. My work is best explained with a quote from my style icon Iris Apfel, “color can raise the dead“.

My mantra is to bring happiness in everyone’s life by adding colors and that reflects in our products!

One of a kind pieces for all ages and for all occasions.

Kasido also supports a small village in India named Pallagutapalle and get all our Kasido string jewellery pouches specially made from this village. We aim to help the drought affected region where women are the bread earners for their families.
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