We had a pretty fun weekend. I had my makeup done by a professional makeup artist.
Finally, the kids got to join in the fun as well! (Susan’s little one Sophie looks so cute hiding behind her peace signs.)
After the group shot, we proceeded outdoors to take some photos of the kids at play. I think it was a great idea to do our family shoot outdoors as the kids (especially Javier) are much happier and more relaxed outdoors. Also, with all the colouring pencils and paper provided as props, Vera felt pretty much at home once she got into the colouring groove and barely noticed all the cameras pointing at her. Even Javier wanted a piece of the action.
And here are the people behind the scenes. (Thanks for making this experience so meaningful and fun for us, guys!)
You must be wondering by now…what were we up to? Why did three blogger mums gather with their kids for a photoshoot?
The three of us have been selected to represent Lifebuoy as online brand ambassadors. Through our blogs, Lifebuoy hopes to bring their message of cleanliness and hygiene to more young mums in Singapore.
Why mums? Well, it’s no surprise that mothers have always been a central figure in protecting the health and well-being of our children. We are usually the ones who stay up at night when the kids are unwell, and so we know the importance of providing a safe and clean environment in the home.
How do I feel?
Excited – to have this opportunity to work with a brand that is closely aligned with my personal values. This project is also a personal challenge for me to write better, more meaningful blog articles related to health and hygiene. I also hope that I can live out that role as a positive influence in other mums’ lives.
Thankful – for many things. Friendship is one of them. I’m glad to have gotten to know Ruth and Susan better through this project. I’m also thankful for the support from the hubby. (Although he knew that this project would mean a certain amount of time commitment from me, he gave me his blessings.)
Looking back, this whole thing seems quite surreal. When I started blogging, I never thought there would be a day like this. I mean I write for the joy of writing and connecting with like-minded mums, and at first I hesitated because I was worried that being paid for blogging would eat into my passion. Would it get into my head? Would it change the way I write? Would readers stop trusting me?
Then I realise that in my work, I too get paid for doing something that I love. Things started to click from there, and so here I am. At the end of the day, I remind myself that I’m just a mum, and I’m here for other mums who worry, struggle, and laugh over the same things. None of us needs to pretend that our lives are perfect, or that we can do no wrong, because motherhood is one big beautiful mess. I believe Susan and Ruth would also agree…and thus the title of this post, “Mothers for mothers.”
Unless otherwise stated, photo credit goes to the talented Rachel from Catch Forty Winks.