Women Now
What does it mean to be a mum who prioritises her wellbeing, happiness and career above family and kids? Nora isn't about to let her happiness take a back seat just because she's a mother
 
Nora Shereen Lim is the regional manager of a global cosmetics brand and a mother of one.

Photo: Raymond Lee / Capsule Productions

Although motherhood has pretty much been a dream come true for Nora, she's not letting her excitement get to her head. And she's all for taking time off to relax. Here's what she thinks of the #mefirstmum movement.

 

Why is being #mefirst important to you?

I really want to raise my daughter in an inspiring and positive environment. I want to be happy first so that she can be happy as well.

 

What do you need to be a #mefirstmum?

I definitely need support. My mother-in-law takes care of Hope every day when I’m at work, and my mum is always ready to help whenever I need her to. Because I have so many things going on, my husband is always dedicated to making sure that I’m well taken care of. Be it simple words of affirmation and care or encouraging me to go on adventures, he gives me his full support. And I constantly remind myself to live in the moment and enjoy every precious moment I have. It’s not about quantity, but about quality time

 

How do you feel when you're judged for your actions?

I actually look up to a lot of women around me who are stay-at-home mums, and I have never once felt their judgment about the quantity of time I spend with Hope. I think it’s really important to surround yourself with positive people so that you don’t feel that they’re judging you unnecessarily.

VIDEOGRAPHY: Alicia Chong
STYLING: Bryan Goh 
HAIR & MAKEUP: Benji 

ALSO READ: #MEFIRSTMUMS: COLLEEN FRANCISCA JUGGLES HER KIDS, SKINCARE BUSINESS AND HER HAPPINESS

International Women's Day

Loading...