Young Parents Team
Singer, songwriter, businesswoman, marketing director, copywriter, mama to two kids under two and wife to local rapper Kevin Lester.
We feel all out of breath just trying to keep up with multitasking mum Aarika Lee, 32.
Oh, did we also mention that just two months after delivering her son Ari Jon, she co-produced a series of SG50 Youtube videos on local personalities with Kevin, 31, who goes by the moniker Thelioncityboy?
While juggling multiple work responsibilities with two young kids is a challenge, they are the reason why Aarika continues to pursue her aspirations. Zola Mae and Ari, are now aged two years and 10 months, respectively.
“Kevin and I believe in living a full life so that we have more life lessons and experiences to share with the children as they grow up,” says Aarika, who is also a household name in the local indie music scene. She performs at the The Mad Men Attic Bar on Tuesday nights.
“An analogy I often like to give is that of a glass under running water. The only way for the glass to overflow is if the tap is kept running. Life’s like that glass for us; if we want to give more to our children, we have to fill ourselves up constantly.”
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Neither has motherhood stopped her from looking impossibly chic, as seen on her #ootd posts on her Instagram account.
“Trust me when I say it doesn’t always feel that way,” she says. “I think style comes with an attitude and it’s easier to look right when you feel right.”
So what’s her secret to being a successful multitasking parent?
Write everything down, she advises.
“On days that we have to do everything on our own, we plan every portion of the day to a T and pray that it goes as planned. If it doesn’t, we just try again.”
She shares more in this video interview.
(Photos and video: Young Parents and Instagram)
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