A while back I was thinking about how all the moms I know are different in many ways – be it their parenting style, or whether they go to work, stay at home, or work from home. Some have one little person, while others have three or four. Some of our babies began their journey inside us learning the sound of our heartbeat, whilst some began in another only to meet us later and hold our hearts forever. Whatever the differences in how we became moms, how we parent, or anything else really… being a mom, plus ALL that comes with it, is what we all have in common.
And that’s how I came up with the idea for this feature – an interview with regular moms like you and I, where we’ll get to “meet” different mommies, and find out a little about them.
Today we meet Thuraisha. The two of us have known each other since we were smaller than our girls are now. It was fun hearing about her life as a mom, on the other end of the world. 🙂
1. Please tell us a little – or a lot (we like details) – about yourself?
I am a South African born Londoner living in the UK for going on 11 years. I am a working mum and am currently nearing the end of an 12 month Maternity period. I have 2 kids and hubby (but I have to admit it sometimes feels like 3 kids). I work hard to maintain a work life balance and ensure my kids have as much time with me as possible. Currently my days are filled with nappy changes, feeds, school runs and homework… not forgetting housework.
2. What’s the one thing you find most challenging thing about being a working / stay at home mom?
The most challenging thing as a working mum is trying to keep on top of everything, school runs, kids homework , dinners, bath time… etc. Making sure there is a family and worktime balance is a must.
3. We all know there are challenging moments – moments which call for chocolate, or wine (or both) to soothe those mommy nerves… Forgetting all that though, what is your absolute favourite thing about being a mom?
My absolute favourite thing is being called Mama. The look on their faces when the kids see you… be it after a fall or just after school or when they see you when they wake up in the mornings.
4. From the experience you’ve gained since becoming a parent, what is a pretty cool piece of advice you would give to other moms?
Always go with your gut.. your mummy instinct is always right!!! There is never a wrong way to parent do what works for you and your children within reason of course.
5. Share with us one of the funniest moments you’ve had since becoming a mom.
My funniest moment will be: a group of us were travelling to Orlando Disney a few years back. we had an early morning flight so it meant leaving home quite early. we had 3 kids aged 4 and under within our group which meant rollcall needed to be done and at least one pair of eyes on the kids at all time.
So as we were making our way around the airport looking for breakfast I am suddenly frantically looking for my daughter and was just about to ask the group if they had seen her. All the while Tayhara is in my arms!!! Safe to say I was relieved after a moment of panic, but I had a good laugh about it then. 😀
Thank you Thuraisha, for giving us a glimpse into your life as a mom. ❤