Goodbye crazy wedge shoes! I’m a mom now

Did you know Jaleesa is running a holiday clothing drive? We’ve partnered with the Lebanese social impact business FabricAID — they will clean and rehab your clothes, then make them available for extremely low prices (maximum 2,000 LL) so that underprivileged families benefit from your donation in a sustainable and dignified way. (If you donate, you also get a 20% off voucher for an one-time Jaleesa booking of up to five hours, to gift or use yourself.)

I love giving back around Christmastime almost as much as I love paring down my wardrobe. Being a mom to an infant (hi Teddy!) means that I have fewer excuses to wear certain items. Like these crazy wedge shoes:

Teddy’s worth it 🙂

If you’d like to donate your gently used clothes and shoes for a good cause, check our social media pages or WhatsApp 76 817 019.

What a crap day!

Ever have one of those days where everything feels like it’s going wrong?

I had one last week.

Baby Teddy and I were in London last week, where we spend about one week in six. We do this because Will, my husband, and I both love our jobs in London and Beirut respectively and neither of us can bear to move permanently.

In London without my Jaleesa nanny I feel lost and disorganised. I’m not just saying that. I really honestly do.

My mum made the 2.5 hour journey to come babysit so I could focus on work. I was planning a big sprint to prepare for a board meeting yesterday.**

But Teddy had a fever so he was either on my boob all day, or crying. I could barely snatch half an hour to focus – and then I felt guilty and started making mum cups of tea in exchange for suffering a sick baby. I got very little work done, and felt guilty about that too.

Will tells me I’m the biggest “glass half full” person he knows. BUT… let’s be honest. It was a crap day.

**The board meeting went well though 🙂