Our Designer's Diary
The week without the kiddies
I just had the most incredible week! I want to send out a heartfelt thank you to all the people who made it happen. I finally had the chance to truly relax and take care of myself. It was a week full of wonderfully little pleasures, like sleeping in, taking rest periods during my workouts, and styling my hair without rushing. I was able to fully indulge in my own routines, like applying body cream and giving myself deep massages. The best part was being able to play my music as loud as I wanted, whenever I wanted! As women, we're always grinding and putting others first, but I've discovered that these little moments of indulgence are essential for our overall wellbeing.
The struggle of potty training!
Potty training can be a challenging experience for both parents and toddlers. As a mother going through this phase with my 2 1/2-year-old, I often find myself questioning if it's too soon or if I'm failing as a parent. However, I have come to realize that there are no failures, only challenges that help us become more creative and versatile. It's essential to prioritize our own sanity, so we can focus on making the potty training process anxiety-free. With each day and each potty triumph, we can smile and be proud of ourselves for getting through it. As mothers, we know that this phase may seem dark and dreary, but we can take it one day at a time and come out on top.
The battle of being a mom, wanting self development and not beating yourself up
I am thrilled to announce the launch of Khonsu, my swimwear line, after three years of hard work and dedication. As the big day approaches, I am feeling nervous and overwhelmed with the pressure to make everything perfect. Balancing my roles as a mother, wife, and business owner is a challenge, but I am reminded of the love and support of my family and the importance of having a safe space. Though it may be a struggle, I know this journey is worth it, and feeling both excited and scared means I am on the right track. Join me in this exciting new venture and celebrate the joy of success!
Sharing the burden
Motherhood can be tough, especially when you are alone. Being in Switzerland with two young children and no family or close friends has made this journey heavy for me. It is the shared support of close relationships that makes all the difference. I have come to understand the importance of having people around to share the struggles and joys of having a family. When you are going through a tough time, having someone to lean on can make all the difference. As mothers, we should be grateful for the support and love that our close relationships provide us. Let us not take them for granted as they help carry us along our path in life.
Days in Dubai away from the littles
Looking for some inspiration to pamper yourself? Look no further than this blog post, in which the author sings the praises of a recent weekend away - complete with massages, glasses of champagne, and compliments from spa staff. While she admits to missing her children, she also reminds women everywhere of the importance of taking some time for themselves. As she puts it, "we are the glue that keeps it all together," so it's crucial to remember our own worth and treat ourselves accordingly. So go ahead and indulge in that spa day - you deserve it!
Embracing the Unspoken: A Guide to Navigating the Post-Baby Period
The postpartum period can be overwhelming, and it’s important to know what changes to expect in your body. This article explores the physical and emotional changes you may experience, including sex, Kegels, skin, wrinkles, hair loss, menopause, hormones and more. Taking the time to do some deep breathing and reading up on this next chapter can help you prepare for the journey ahead. So grab a cozy drink, take a seat and let’s get into it!
My Breastfeeding Journey: Coming to Terms with an Early Ending, and Looking Ahead With Excitement.
I'm reflecting on my breastfeeding journey with my son, and why it's ending sooner than I would have liked. Although I feel a bit sad, I am still optimistic about the changes happening within me and how I can ensure he is getting all the good antibodies from a formula. Despite being uncertain of what lies ahead, I am committed to doing the best I can to ensure my son's health and well-being. Thus, this is not the end of my young motherhood journey - it's just a new chapter with exciting possibilities!
Finding the Balance of Two Under Two: How to Stay Flexible and Make Time for You
needs. Despite this, I am still able to enjoy some moments of me-time and beauty treatments, as well as quality time with my partner. It's a fun reminder that I can still be productive and spontaneous in my 40s!
Making Time for Self-Care: How to Fit Self-Care in Your Busy Life as a Parent Over 40
As I enter my 40s, I understand that the days of being able to work out for long periods of time are few and far between. I have decided to take the time to take care of myself and do things that bring me peace, like a peaceful meal or painting my toenails. Although I never thought I'd have two more kids, life throws us curveballs and my 40s are full of them!