- Please introduce yourself: Name, what do you do & how many children you have.
My name is Tara Waiyasil, I am a homemaker, mother to a 2 year old little boy & a baby on the way.
- How do you manage to juggle work and life balance as a mother?
Even though I don’t have a paid job I do believe being a home maker is a job in itself. Not being a mother that’s a gift. But keeping up with a tidy clean house, laundry, keeping food in the home I think is partly a job otherwise we wouldn’t have cleaners etc.
- What top tips would you give to any working mum?
Top tips I have for a mother who is like me is to keep on top of everything everyday. Other wise it will all pile up and you will be cleaning & doing laundry for days! Another tip is once you have children your home can’t be perfect, a tidy up in the evening means a mess in the morning! Watch out for the lego, stepping on those is worse than stepping on the wrong side of a plug!
- What do you love most about London? Do you have a favourite spot with your children?
I love london more than ever as we have been living in Thailand for the last 5 months. I love how easy london is to pop out with your little one. There are parks close by to everything, free story time sessions in the local library, many great child friendly cafes. One of my favourite spots or things to do with my son has always been going for walks through the park. It’s relaxing but also a place to let of lots of extra energy!
- How do you define quality ‘me-time’?
My quality me time is when I get to take my shower, even if it’s a quick 5 minute one it’s my time to feel refreshed & gather myself ready for the day. Especially now naps have ended!
- What is your favourite & least favourite thing about motherhood?
My favourite thing about parenthood is (as cheesy as it sounds) everything! My least favourite is by far the constant worry. Worry from the time you find out your pregnant to everyday scares! Something odd stuck in the nose or a reaction to new foods.
- Tell us something people don’t know about you.
Something people don’t know about me is I can eat chocolate all day everyday! When my son used to take naps I would love the time to be able to eat a whole bag of milk buttons (the sharing bag) while watching trashy tv!
- Given we are all about embracing Motherhood, what advice would you give a first time Mum?
My advice for a first time mum would be not to feel any pressure from anyone, having a baby is hard & everything you are doing is perfect for you & your newborn. Also you are the mother and you will always make the right decisions for you & your baby, you will get plenty of advice mostly unwanted so just smile say thank you & take what you need or what you think will work. Everyone thinks they are / know better than everyone else!
9. I’m a mum and……
It’s my life, I know Motherhood can be the hardest at times but it’s also what I’ve wanted ever since being a little girl. I never dreamed of jobs or houses just holding my baby & giving him everything & more!
- Finally, please let us know what you love most about Kensington Mums?
I found out about Kensington mums when my son was 10months old, I went to their Christmas fair 2 years ago, I enjoyed meeting new people which I hadn’t done for a long time even before getting pregnant. After the Christmas fair I started to go to their amazing events & felt a lot of support and gained a lot of confidence in myself as an individual & as a mother. Kensington Mums is a great support for new mothers for making new friends & also learning beneficial skills in Motherhood & well being for looking after ourselves. From classes about natural oils to prevent nits to relaxing yoga sessions. Thank you Kensington Mums for being so open & friendly especially when I didn’t know anyone.