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In Her Shoes : Alia Hashim

May 5, 2015

Whimsigirl x Nelissa Hilman In Her Shoes Mothers Day Campaign_1Describe a perfect Mother’s Day.
I could use a spa treatment!

What are the names of your children and how old are they?

Twin boys! Alif Zafran and Aqif Zahran – they turn 2 in August

Describe your day-to-day routine as a working mom.
I wake up at 5:45am, leave the house at 6:45am (the kids will be up by then so i’ll get my goodbye kisses), and in the evening I reach home by 7:30pm and i’ll play with the kids until their bedtime at 8:30pm. That ONE hour is precious!

How would you describe your motherhood journey?
The first year was tough, but I had a great support system in the form of my husband and my mom. That experience has made my second year like a walk in the park 🙂
Whimsigirl x Nelissa Hilman In Her Shoes Mothers Day Campaign_2What was the one thing that you wished you knew before becoming a mom?
– That breastfeeding is simple, because it’s not.
– That you can read all the baby/parenting books in the world, but sometimes they just won’t apply to your children, so just go with the flow.

How has your style changed since becoming a mom?
I started wearing hijab after my confinement. I’m also more inclined to safe, neutral clothes these days. And flat shoes, always! (for chasing the kids around)

What are the three mom essentials that you can’t live without?
– My phone (to take photos!)
– MY HUSBAND! –> with twins/multiples you definitely need a partner to handle the kids
– Baby wipes

Is there anything that you swear you’d never do as a mom that has gone out the window?
Before the kids came along, I was all “NO IPADs / TABLETS FOR THEM!”, but now oh my god it buys me 10 minutes of peace and quiet, so I’m sold!

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Alia’s wearing the Duma (brown)

Any tricks of the trade that you’ve picked up along the way?

What do you love most about being a mom?
The hugs, sloppy kisses and having two tiny identical cuties call me “Mummy” 🙂 <3 <3

What’s your favourite thing to do with your child?
Bedtime cuddles and dancing & singing to Hi-5 songs. I also like to sniff them while they’re asleep. Masham, best!

What surprised you the most about being a mom?
I can function normally at work on 3-4 hours of sleep the night before, and coffee actually tastes good after giving birth (I hated coffee before)
Whimsigirl x Nelissa Hilman In Her Shoes Mothers Day Campaign_4What is the one thing about your mom that you love most?
She keeps her family well-fed with good food; her nasi arab kambing is the bomb diggity!

If you could do anything for your child, what would it be?
I read this question and Bruno Mars’ Grenade comes to mind, LOL! But seriously I’d do anything for them, but not to extent of spoiling them

What has motherhood taught you?
Love, patience and perseverance. And that my life is complete 🙂

What do you want your kids to remember about you?
That I love them unconditionally, and that I have their backs for every step of the way