We are half-way through the year, and we are very pleased that there are still more and more mums who, amidst their uber busy schedules, manage to share their stories with us hoping to inspire everyone. This month, we would like to introduce another woman whose story really epitomizes what motherhood is all about. Meet Mummy Melody Lim, our newest addition to MummySG's Supermom league:
"My name is Melody Lim and my friends/associates know me as Mel. I'm a proud mother to 2 beautiful girls, aged 8 and 4.5 years old. Prior to getting pregnant, I was working in one of the 4 biggest accountancy firms. Like all graduates, the aim was to climb up the corporate ladder as high as one could but with the birth of my first daughter, my perspective changed. Corporate achievements were no longer my priority. As the saying goes, "motherhood changes a woman," and it's true. Breastfeeding and taking care of my daughter's well-being had taken precedent over my work. So when my first daughter was 9 months old, I decided to resign and never looked back since then. Being a stay-at-home mom enabled me to breastfeed both of my daughters till they were 14 months old.
In 2011, I decided to set up an online store called MDdiaperbags which is retailing in fashionable and affordable diaper bags and accessories for the modern parents who love bringing their babies everywhere with them. Just like me! My girls moved almost everywhere with me and I had a difficult time looking for stylish diaper bags that are functional and yet affordable so I decide to go into this business to share my find of diaper bags with other parents out there. On top of that, I am also a freelance corporate tax consultant.
So my daily routine as a work-at-home mom involves getting the kids ready for school, while the kids are at school, I will be in my home office sending emails/working on tax advice/managing my e-store, thereafter will be cooking lunch, fetching the kids from school, coaching them on school work, playing/chilling/baking/reading, dinner, tucking them to bed and continuing to work in my home office again."