Earlier this year, I was honoured to be featured on ultra chic site Ilado Paris in their #JoyfulMother Q&A strand. Here’s a brief excerpt from the interview:
“What has surprised you the most (about motherhood)?
U – How much the heart is capable of loving. How much like me and yet nothing like me my boys are. Their beauty and their wit, even at such an early age. The intensity of motherhood. The fact that I’m a space cadet at heart, really quite dizzy in many ways, but somehow I’m proving myself capable of raising actual human people!
What is your best memory of when you were pregnant?
U – I think discovering you’re pregnant in the first place is such an astonishing, magical and terrifying moment. Then there’s the first time you feel the baby move inside you and it’s like, woah, you’re real! One of my favourite experiences was going in for a regular scan of Jed (my youngest) and unexpectedly the doctor printed out a 4D image (not what you normally get on the NHS). I could see his face and he looked just like Ezra. Felt very emotional and even more connected to him after that!'”
Read more from the Joyful Mother Interview with Uju.
Ilado Paris first got in touch to let me know about their wonderful products for mums-to-be and babies. They offered a Bola chiming bracelet as a giveaway prize, one of the central pieces in their unique collection of fine jewellery handmade by artisans from all over the globe.
Ilado Paris is the brainchild of mum chums Sandra Zeller and Celia Bonahon, who banded together to sell stunning jewellery and accessories that make gifts worth cherishing.
Their Bola pendants are also known as ‘Angel Callers’, part of an indigenous tradition (in Mexico and other parts of the world) when chiming jewellery is said to call your Guardian Angel to protect mother and/or child.
When I first visited the Ilado Paris web site, I was instantly attracted to the U-shaped angel caller pendant that comes gold plated in yellow, pink or white. The U could stand for Uju (hey, why not?) or perhaps the Universal bond between mum and baby, between this world and the spirit, between past and present.
Ilado Paris jewellery are not just protective amulets, they make stunning items of statement jewellery that any stylish lady — preggers or not — would be happy to receive and wear.
I’m so thrilled to have Ilado Paris taking part in our 12 Days of Christmas 2015 with our star prize, see details of their offer below. Visit www.ilado-paris.com to shop their range.
Win Ilado Paris Angel Caller Pendant €195
Ilado Paris is offering one super lucky Babes about Town reader a U-shaped Angel Caller pendant worth €195! This is our star prize for the 12 Days of Xmas 2015 and we’re very excited to share it with our fans.
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12 Days of Xmas 2015
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