ngie ting always wanted to be a mum. In fact she still recalls the joy of finding out she was pregnant with her first child. fast-forward to 2017 and angie and husband Ivan ting are proud parents of a 12-yearold daughter and a son aged 10.
It’s a busy life. angie runs two businesses based in san francisco, apple park and organic farm Buddies, which make toys and other products for babies and toddlers from organic materials. But she says being a mother is her top priority. “my time goes to my family first. I believe the best gift I can give to my children is love and time,” she says. “nothing is more important than my children.”
Being responsible for the well-being and happiness of two young children has also made angie more aware of her own lifestyle choices. “my own health and safety are more important to me now because I want to be with my children for as long as I can. I take more responsibility for my own well-being because my children need me,” she says.
It’s a challenge to fit everything in. Between work and looking after the kids, getting them to school and taking them to various other activities, angie has little time for things like facials or skincare treatments.
Instead, she’s a fan of Clé de peau Beauté’s premium synactif range, which she uses at home. synactif focuses on purifying the skin by removing harmful substances from the lymphatic channels, resulting in a more defined tone, texture and contour. the products also optimise the skin’s ability to regenerate skin cells for a pure and radiant complexion.
for angie, motherhood is a wonderful, lifelong experience, but she believes children must be given room to grow and make their own way in the world. “You are connected to them forever and the love is unconditional,” she says. “But you also need to understand and accept your children for who they are. they are not an imitation of you and your husband.”
asked what advice she has for mothers-to-be, angie doesn’t skip a beat: “the joy is way more than you can ever imagine.”