Motherhood by Natalia Celemin

  1. Please introduce yourself: Name, what do you do & how many children you have.

My name is Natalia Celemin, I set up Little Lulubel three of years ago, after having my third child, when I decided that I wanted to be more in control of my own destiny. I have three girls Lucia (9 years old), Isabel (7 years old) and Marta (3years old)

  1. How do you manage to juggle work and life balance as a mother?

Working from home is a big help and I don’t waste a minute of my time, as I constantly multitask, such as emptying the dishwasher while being on a business call! I work some evenings too but that means I can pick the girls up from school when I want as I can run my own schedule. Very importantly I think you need to go and treat yourself sometimes too as if you don’t take care of yourself, you cannot take care of others.

  1. What top tips would you give to any working mum?

Don’t feel guilty because you are not around the whole time, at every drop off and every pick up. You are setting a great example to your children, showing them that women can have a career and still have quality time  with your family. Make the most of the time when you’re with them during the day. So put your phone away when you are with the kids, show them that you are present and engaging with them ,not just being there in body but not mind!

  1. What do you love most about London? Do you have a favourite spot with your children?

London is an vibrant multicultural city with so much going on all the time, you can never get bored of it. I come from a relatively small town in Northern Spain and this city is just a world of opportunities.

We love getting on our bikes as a family and heading up to Richmond park, with a picnic, stopping off at Isabella plantation (in the heart of the park).It is so serene and peaceful there. If we head into town, the science museum has to be one of the favourite spots for the kids to discover.

 

  1. How do you define quality ‘me-time’?

A chat to my friends without being interrupted is so enjoyable. We have active social lives too, from dinner with friends to concerts or trying new events, like the secret cinema experience we went to last week, totally recommend it.

I love a spa, facial or massage. I loved doing bikram yoga, I feel so refreshed and energised after every class.

  1. What is your favourite & least favourite thing about parenthood?

My favourite thing about parenthood is watch them grow and watch them develop their own personalities. Our three girls, couldn’t be more different from the other, it’s fascinating!

My least favourite has to be helping them with their homework. They get frustrated if they don’t know the answer, I get frustrated, it ends up getting messy. If I can I leave it to my husband I will!

  1. Tell us something people don’t know about you.

I’m a very impulsive person. I follow my heart and then, in occasions, I have to pay the consequences of not having thought it through too much.

  1. Given we are all about embracing Motherhood, what advice would you give a first time Mum?

Enjoy the moment, might sound like a cliché and I’m sure everyone says the same thing but it is true, they grow up too fast!. Get as much help as you can, it’s so nice to not have to think about shopping, cooking and focusing on enjoying those first few weeks, take your time to recover from birth and adjust to your new life, it’s a huge change.

9.  I’m a mum and…… a human.

10. Finally, please let us know what you love most about Kensington Mums?

I love the humour you put into some of your posts, we have to make sure we don’t take ourselves too seriously. Also, the events in the area is great as we are only mins away from Kensington.