Estelea's Blog

French Mum, humanitarian, restless explorer and doer on sabbatical in Cebu (Philippines): one Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “toddlers safe” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me.

Oups I did it again! This time with 2 toddlers!

interview

I have been out of the Public Relations circus for 14 months now. No interview, nothing, not even a little off.

So when I was invited by Yulia from Tiny Expats to answer a few questions about my career path from a busy working schedule to a full time stay at home Mum… I could not resist the call! Dear audience, this is me again behind the mic, this time with my 2 Attilas 🙂

I loved the chance to share my experience as a (still new) stay at home Mum. Yes, I do cherish the privilege to spend real time with my toddlers. No, it’s not easy all the time to surrender to the “simple joys of motherhood” when you’ve had a passionating career for years. It takes time to relinquish the temperament of obsessive productivity and the habits to see the day as a big checklist. To stop managing our children and finally relax in their company.

But it is so worth it! We have a life time to work, but our children are only young once. I’ll get a couple of jobs when they’ll turn teenagers.. Carpe diem 😛

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30 comments on “Oups I did it again! This time with 2 toddlers!

  1. tinyexpats
    June 27, 2015

    Thank you for sharing your experience! 🙂

    • estelea
      June 27, 2015

      My pleasure! Thanks for the interview 🙂 It felt good to put things in perspective..

  2. Yvette Bouaziz
    June 27, 2015

    Je ne vois pas le petit journal de canal+?

  3. LifestyleswithLia
    June 27, 2015

    Your outlook on life and career and parenting is so amazing and I love everything about this post, especially the last lines… My dear, you are a gem!

    • estelea
      June 28, 2015

      Oh, you are really too kind 🙂 You re the best ego booster on the planet, I mean it! the gem is you X

      • LifestyleswithLia
        June 29, 2015

        Much love to you for the start of the new week! And thank you my dear!!

  4. LDG luciledegodoy
    June 27, 2015

    Let’s arrange for you to be featured all over the world!
    Way to go! Brava!

    • estelea
      June 28, 2015

      hehehe 🙂 Bah, I don’t need to be famous. Rich would do 😉 Just enough to be able to buy a few plane tickets whenever I feel like it . So I can ensure the hand delivery of the chocolate cake at your next tea party! Have a lovely Sunday my dearest XXX

      • LDG luciledegodoy
        June 28, 2015

        Lol that would be better indeed!!
        How about a private plane? I would get my cake much faster! Lol
        Your blessings for a good Sunday worked!!
        I send the most positive vibes back at you for a fantastic week!!
        Thanks my dearest!
        Xxx

      • estelea
        June 29, 2015

        ❤ !

  5. trablogger
    June 28, 2015

    haha.. I always loved your photo manipulations 😛
    Anyway nice life philosophy. Carpe diem 😀

    • estelea
      June 28, 2015

      Which manipulation? It was lived on CNN this morning 😉

      • trablogger
        June 28, 2015

        oops.. my bad 😉

      • estelea
        June 29, 2015

        I guess they ll replay it, the interview was one of their best ever ;))

      • trablogger
        June 29, 2015

        didn’t you check youtube!!! Its viral there!

      • estelea
        June 29, 2015

        😀 😀 finally !

      • trablogger
        June 29, 2015

        yea..finally! Please mention my blog name or something in your next interview.. please please 😀

      • estelea
        June 29, 2015

        Ok ! Will make sure we have our flags “follow trablogger!!!”

      • trablogger
        June 29, 2015

        please do! I am waiting for a surge in my views any moment from now!!

      • estelea
        June 30, 2015

        😀 sometimes it’s subtle, but no worries, it will come!

      • trablogger
        June 30, 2015

        Yea, I am waiting for it 😀

  6. Fabio
    June 29, 2015

    Dear Estelea, Excellent explanation and decision, as always! Investing on our children gives the highest yield. No question about that. Thanks much for your kind words for little Auden! You all take care. 🙂

    • estelea
      June 29, 2015

      The best decision I ve taken so far 😉 THanks for the kind words dear Fabio, I wish you all a beautiful week !
      BTW, I linked your blog to my last post but it seems that the ping back is not functioning? .. do you mind checking if you go it?

      • Fabio
        June 29, 2015

        Hi Estelea, Please don’t worry, but when I click on my name, I am directed to Lucile De Godoy’s blog. It is the Brazilian thing LOL as we are both from that country. All the best and I will send my suggestion of camera. Take care, my dear friend, and hugs to you and to your beautiful family! 🙂

      • estelea
        June 29, 2015

        Must be the Brazilian connection 😉 Thanks for telling me, I corrected right away and your name should link to YOUR blog now 🙂 XXX

  7. Ann GrubbsnCritters
    June 29, 2015

    Love the read! Ahhh! My friend’s famous! 😀 Are you sure you want to go back to work??? :p x.

    • estelea
      June 29, 2015

      No! I can do cameras and flashes nxt time I make a movie with Colin Firth 😉 xxx

      • Ann GrubbsnCritters
        June 29, 2015

        You go, girl!!!! ;D I’ll apply to be your personal cook when you are famous. haaahahaa!

      • estelea
        June 30, 2015

        Be careful what you wish for ! I am already famous in the neighborhood (the mother of the loudest white kids in town…)

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