Nobody ever mentioned elevating children was simple – however with the added strain of a profession while being a mum, it takes cautious planning – whether or not your little ones are infants being tucked into their excessive chairs for dinner, or 16 yr outdated near-adult teenagers like Angela’s son. Learn on to see how she thrives, bonding along with her household, having a flourishing profession and staying match and wholesome all on the similar time!
Title: Angela Velonas
Inform us a bit about your self and your baby/kids….
I’m fortunately married (coming as much as our twenty first Wedding ceremony Anniversary!) and we’ve got one baby – his identify is Nicky and he’s 16 years outdated. Our small household unit is essential to us and we attempt to spend as a lot time collectively as attainable regardless that we lead pretty busy lives.
What’s the identify of your online business/weblog and what does your work entail?
I’m the Director of the Sydney Beauty Clinic positioned in Sydney’s CBD. We additionally run three Breast Augmentation Clinics (Breast Excellence Australia) positioned in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The clinic was began by Dr George Mayson again in 1985 and I joined the clinic about 20 years in the past when Beauty Surgical procedure was in its infancy. The trade could be very totally different now however we nonetheless stay a ‘Physician Solely’ Clinic providing high quality remedies that give sufferers outcomes at a value-for-money value.
What made you determine to be each a mum and a profession girl?
It isn’t one thing I really made a acutely aware choice to do it’s simply the way it labored out. I don’t assume I may very well be an incredible Mum with out having a profession and being me. Having a profession, having a accomplice and having a baby is my life it’s not a matter of selecting one over the opposite.
What challenges do you face balancing each roles and the way do you overcome them?
It’s not with out its challenges (‘time’ is the most important one for me!) since you’re consistently juggling, nonetheless, it has turn into simpler as my son has gotten older. I occur to be a really organized particular person and I can multi-task which actually helps. I write a lot of ‘To Do’ lists and I’m fanatical about conserving a diary. Outsourcing mundane duties corresponding to cleansing, ironing…additionally helps. One factor I received’t compromise on is having a wholesome meal on the finish of the day. I don’t wish to depend on take-away meals and I don’t!
What’s one tip you might have for unwinding after a demanding day?
Even when I’m actually drained going to the health club all the time makes me really feel extra energetic. I’m very fortunate that I solely reside down the highway from the health club so I actually don’t have any excuses! Additionally, a glass of pink with pretty cheese all the time hits the spot.
What’s one enjoyable weekend exercise that your loved ones enjoys collectively?
We reside in Sydney but additionally spend a good bit of time on the Gold Coast. Once we are there we begin our day with espresso at Pomeroys at Isle of Capri. They roast their very own espresso and to them espresso is like artmaking. Then we head all the way down to Kirra Seashore the place my husband and my son have a lot of enjoyable with their boogie boards whereas I simply benefit from the waves. From there we head to Pizza Hut proper there on the seashore for a ‘all you possibly can eat lunch’ of pizza, pasta, salad bar they usually have a mushy serve machine! A terrific day that jogs my memory of my childhood.
What’s one time-saving parenting tip you possibly can advocate?
I hold a diary of all my son’s due dates for assignments so I may help him plan his time but additionally make sure that assignments get performed earlier than their due date. I’m like his private planner! It additionally saves me stressing with him attempting to get issues performed on the final minute.
What advantages do you assume there are to being a profession mum?
For me being a profession Mum is simply one other a part of my life. I’m additionally a spouse, a daughter, a buddy…All of those relationships want time. With being a Mum my time has all the time been treasured with my baby so he and I’ve performed a lot of actions collectively corresponding to singing, dancing, sport, artwork, museums… These are actions that we’ve got performed collectively it wasn’t a drop off and decide up state of affairs. Possibly if I had been a keep at dwelling Mum I wouldn’t have performed a lot. I suppose I’ll by no means know.
Lastly, what do you do to make sure you keep a powerful bond along with your baby/kids, regardless of having quite a few obligations?
Speak. We speak and I ask a lot of questions on my son’s day, his associates… I genuinely present an curiosity in his life. We now have a ritual that each time my husband is away for work we go to our favorite sushi restaurant and we simply speak and speak. I discover my son opens up and talks to me truthfully and overtly. It very a lot jogs my memory of my relationship with my Mum – my finest buddy. Mum and I used to go for a month-to-month facial after which dinner collectively. She spoilt me and I cherished our time collectively! If I can have half the connection with my son that I had with my Mum that bond might be sturdy eternally!!!
So there you might have it – with cautious preparation and prioritising you possibly can have a busy however fulfilling way of life! Get on the market and do actions along with your children, whether or not its issues like singing and dancing like Angela acquired concerned in along with her son Nicky, or one thing so simple as going for a bike journey along with your little ones on the park! It doesn’t matter what you do so long as you’re spending time collectively.