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Candice Lake - Dreaming of Summer days, dancing in the garden until the sun goes down with a champagne in one hand and the sound of laughter, with our friends and children all around us. I’d obviousl...
Dreaming of Summer days, dancing in the garden until the sun goes down with a champagne in one hand and the sound of laughter, with our friends and children all around us.  I’d obviously be wearing something like this dreamy dress; one of the first looks from the Aje Resort 22 runway show, ’Scent of Summer’, shown today in my beloved Sydney, Australia. 

#ajeworld #ajepartner
Dreaming of Summer days, dancing in the garden until the sun goes down with a champagne in one hand and the sound of laughter, with our friends and children all around us. I’d obviously be wearing something like this dreamy dress; one of the first looks from the Aje Resort 22 runway show, ’Scent of Summer’, shown today in my beloved Sydney, Australia. #ajeworld #ajepartner

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Candice Lake - ‘What special projects are you working on at the moment?’ I was sent this question in an interview when my baby Orson was 9 weeks old. As I sat feeding him, whilst scrolling through 25...
‘What special projects are you working on at the moment?’

I was sent this question in an interview when my baby Orson was 9 weeks old.
As I sat feeding him, whilst scrolling through 2546 of unanswered emails, I felt a pang of guilt and inadequacy. 

It immediately made me ask myself, ‘Why am I not doing more right now?’

Many weeks later and I am still seething. At first I was irritated that a person I didn’t even know felt it was appropriate to ask this of a new mother; but mostly I was disappointed with myself for not pushing harder to bounce back from childbirth and juggle more; therefore providing an immediate and admirable response to the question.  I felt immense guilt that all I wanted to do was switch off and stay at home with my newborn. 

Over the past six years, I have lovingly grown and delivered three children.  I have nourished and fed each of these children from my body, with all my strength and might, which is no easy feat. I have pumped milk on the back of buses, RV vans and aeroplanes all over the world; working and travelling, whilst still being committed to breastfeeding - wanting to be a mother whilst retaining my sense of self.

I have struggled with the guilt and grief of leaving my children for work, knowing I will be a better mother for it.  I have survived on no sleep for countless years, not wanting to miss a moment of their flourishing lives.  In the past few months I have discovered that I alone, can get three children fully dressed, fed and out the door for the school-run, by 7am.  If that doesn’t deserve an award, I don’t know what does. 

I have lost and found myself time and time again in this selfless and wholly selfish process called motherhood.  To put it simply, I am a warrior. 

To all the mothers out there struggling with these very real and conflicting feelings, I see you and I salute you.  We are all fighters.  We are all warriors.

#motherhood
‘What special projects are you working on at the moment?’ I was sent this question in an interview when my baby Orson was 9 weeks old. As I sat feeding him, whilst scrolling through 2546 of unanswered emails, I felt a pang of guilt and inadequacy. It immediately made me ask myself, ‘Why am I not doing more right now?’ Many weeks later and I am still seething. At first I was irritated that a person I didn’t even know felt it was appropriate to ask this of a new mother; but mostly I was disappointed with myself for not pushing harder to bounce back from childbirth and juggle more; therefore providing an immediate and admirable response to the question. I felt immense guilt that all I wanted to do was switch off and stay at home with my newborn. Over the past six years, I have lovingly grown and delivered three children. I have nourished and fed each of these children from my body, with all my strength and might, which is no easy feat. I have pumped milk on the back of buses, RV vans and aeroplanes all over the world; working and travelling, whilst still being committed to breastfeeding - wanting to be a mother whilst retaining my sense of self. I have struggled with the guilt and grief of leaving my children for work, knowing I will be a better mother for it. I have survived on no sleep for countless years, not wanting to miss a moment of their flourishing lives. In the past few months I have discovered that I alone, can get three children fully dressed, fed and out the door for the school-run, by 7am. If that doesn’t deserve an award, I don’t know what does. I have lost and found myself time and time again in this selfless and wholly selfish process called motherhood. To put it simply, I am a warrior. To all the mothers out there struggling with these very real and conflicting feelings, I see you and I salute you. We are all fighters. We are all warriors. #motherhood

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