A Beautiful Time
Audry Ai-morrow explains how raising her three children has changed her, in the second instalment of Clé de Peau Beauté’s series on motherhood
photography regime is also important for busy mums and audry loves to use Clé de peau Beauté’s premium synactif range, which purifies the skin from the inside out by removing harmful substances from the lymphatic channels. this optimises the skin’s natural ability to renew cells and the result is a more even and radiant skin tone with refined texture and contours.
like many parents, audry is acutely aware that bringing up children takes time and dedication, and means making choices. “I realise everyone has their own way of raising their children,” she says. “I am constantly questioning whether the choices I make are the correct ones for their future and our family…more tutoring or more free time? More focus on academics or more sport? More summer academic camps or more surfing?”
But if there’s one important tip that this busy mother would like to give other mums, it’s this: “I’ve learned that if you miss a school concert or game because of a meeting or appointment, you—and your kids—will remember that you missed it five years later, but you will not remember why you missed it.”
t’s said that motherhood changes you. and it’s true. the changes are physical, emotional and psychological; you become more than you were before you became pregnant. no one realises this more than audry ai-morrow, the former investment banker who co-founded luxury bridal boutique Central Weddings.
the mother of three says that the instant she knew she was pregnant, her priorities shifted away from herself to totally encompass her children, and the changes have been transforming. “from the moment they were little cells growing inside me, my maternal instinct kicked in and I was compelled to protect, nurture, love and give to these children. Because of them, I am more patient and more empathetic. I am definitely stronger mentally. I am happier and more confident.”
audry radiates assurance, contentment and poise, even as she juggles the demands of running a business with the demands of motherhood. “I try to make a beautiful, healthy, organised and happy home for my family,” she says. “My career is also important as it is something of my own. I like to show them that after all the studies and hard work, I also have a business that I helped build and grow.” It’s not surprising then that her children say, “Mummy is superhero number 1.” she laughs, “I am also the coolest person on earth in their eyes at the moment. ok, I have no teenagers—yet.”
so when and how does she find time for herself? audry admits that this can be a difficult. “I read somewhere that when you have young kids, ‘selfish is a goal.’ I love that because I agree that it is necessary to keep your own ‘self’—hobbies, friends, interests, etcetera,” she says.
part of making sure she has time for herself is waking up early and keeping fit. a regular skincare