Hi there, I’m Seline

I’m a mom to two beautiful girls, Arianna, who is 4, and Olivia, who is almost 1. 

As a first time mom with Arianna, I’ve had to learn how to juggle work and family. But let’s be honest, it will always be a struggle to find that balance. As mothers, we always feel like we have to do it all. 

We have to be the ones to cook a nutritionally balanced yet yummy meal. 

We have to keep the house spotlessly clean because those grimy hands will get everywhere. We have to spend all our free time thinking of activities to keep our children happy. 

And at the same time…

  • We have to perform at work. 
  • We have to meet the expectations of our boss. 
  • We have to become that woman on the front cover of the magazine who is earning a 5 figure salary, has a perfect, fit bod after having 3 kids, and still has time for her husband. (Or is that just me?) 
  • And when we’re rushing a deadline through the night, and the lack of sleep makes us extra irritable, or we’re working over the weekend and we lose precious moments with our children…it all leads to extreme mom guilt. 

But through the years, I’ve come to learn that you don’t have to be the next superwoman! Especially when Olivia (my second baby) came along, that couldn’t prove to be more true. I simply don’t have the time to be that high achieving woman anymore. And that’s okay. 

Because I’m better than I was yesterday. 

I’ve learnt how to deal with Arianna’s tantrums (over the silliest things, you feel me, moms?). Although it still presses my buttons sometimes…and then, chocolate to the rescue! I still struggle to get her to try new food, but I’m getting there, because I’m so sick of noodles.

 And with the transition to online schooling, I’ve had to learn to step back and use choice words in order to build her self-esteem and encourage more independence. Sometimes, that literally means I have to sit on my hands and tell her that she can do it, even though she’s cutting the paper all wrong. 

Another thing that I’ve learnt is never to neglect myself in the process of caring for my family. 

Self-care is so important, because at the bottom of it all, behind that strong mother and wife, lies a woman who needs all the love she can get. And who better to love you than yourself? Once I learnt how to love and accept myself a little bit better, I stopped resenting my husband for everything. Because we all know how hard it is those first few months, heck, even the first few years, when everything seems to revolve around the children and not much else.

But I believe that a strong marriage is the foundation of a happy family. And isn’t that what we all want?

I’m not saying that I’ve got it all. Far from it! But I’m here to share everything that I’ve learnt and will continue to learn on this journey with you, in the hopes that it will help you along your own journey with your beautiful children. 

So if you’d like to come along my journey and learn from my mistakes, do stay and read on. Feel free to share your experiences with me as well. Together, we can raise a new generation who will be more resilient, independent and resourceful. 

I’m glad you’re here. Always remember that you are the best mother for your children.