Meet Priscilla Tan, a talented singer-songwriter, actor, content-creator, and proud mum to a 5-year-old. Recently, she gave birth to her second child, after visiting The Mère Home at 33 weeks pregnant.
During her visit, we had the pleasure of chatting with her about her latest song "Wanderlust", her pregnancy, self-care routine, and more.
Despite having her hands full with multiple responsibilities, Priscilla's inspiring outlook on motherhood and juggling different roles left us in awe. In our interview, she shares her unique perspective on pregnancy, parenting, and finding balance in life.
Get ready to be inspired by this incredible woman and her journey through motherhood. Here's a sneak peek into our conversation with Priscilla Tan.
1. Thank you so much for dropping by our mère home, Priscilla! So tell me, how did you discover you are pregnant?
Thank you for having me in your cosy mère home!
My husband and I were trying for our second kid for 3 years. So when my period was late, I just thought it was the aftereffects of COVID or stress. I happened to walk past a pharmacy and I thought... let's just buy a pregnancy test for fun. True enough, I was pregnant and I called my sister. We both cried like babies. I told my son about it and then at night, my son & I surprised my husband with the news :)
2. Do you have any special cravings for this pregnancy?
Cue Maroon 5 song - "Sugar".
Priscilla is wearing Savannah Maxi Dress.
3. How did you tell your son he was getting a sibling?
I dug out his old milk bottle and told him we need to use this soon. He was confused and asked why? I told him we are having a baby and he was soooooooo excited because he's been wanting to have a baby sibling to look after just like his friends & cousins.
4. What’s your inspiration behind your latest music “Wanderlust” and how do you find your creativity in song-writing?
"Wanderlust" was a song I wrote during COVID where all travel came to a halt.
I am an avid traveller and exploring new places reminds me that the world is so big, and all our problems are so tiny in comparison.
When the whole world was stuck in isolation, I was inspired and suddenly changed my perspective - I can't travel but my music can digitally!
When I started releasing my own songs last year, I was so amazed by the different countries that my music was being heard in! So I wanted to write a happy and fun travel song, even though we were in the peak of the COVID no travel situation.
You can listen to my music here: linktr.ee/priscillatan
Priscilla is wearing Lovemère Airy Swimsuit.
5. How do you juggle singing-songwriting, acting, content-creation, being pregnant and taking care of your eldest?
I'm very protective of the work space I want to be in - Being in the corporate world with negative vibes really took a toll on me when I was younger.
Now branching out to be a freelancer means I have the privilege and freedom to choose jobs that I want to take on, who I want to work with and the timeline I give myself to work on jobs.
I'm very fortunate to be able to do what I love and continue building my portfolio/experience to get paid for it. Loving what I do is the key to what drives me to do everything that I do now.
Also, my eldest goes to school so I get everything done during school hours and try my best to be present once I pick him up from school.
Priscilla is wearing Dorset Active Nursing Bra and Lovemère Leggings Wonderland.
6. Are you currently working out? What is your favorite way to stay fit?
Yes! I finally got the green light from my gynae to start light exercises after 5 months of not exercising!
Swimming is one of my favourites because it clears my mind and helps me to reset, and also, the water is the only place I don't feel the weight of my heavy belly and body.
I also do simple toning exercises with light weights just to sweat it out a little and it feels good after!
7. Any self-care rituals that have gotten you through this pregnancy?
The first 5 months of my pregnancy was so challenging. I had all day sickness and was nauseous at every smell. I was super lethargic and unwell, mostly lying in bed.
Before pregnancy, I was super active - going for spin classes, HIIT workout, swim, runs. I couldn't do all that & I did not have energy to engage my son with after school activities.
Now that my all day sickness is over, simple self-care rituals like starting my mornings with a good breakfast, journaling to set intentions for the day/week/month, keeping to my monthly skincare facials and prenatal massages, outdoor relaxing workouts with fresh air really rejuvenates me and help me to start my day right.
Priscilla is wearing Lovemère Swim Tankini.
8. What’s coming up for you?
A BABY! Haha.
Besides my upcoming baby, I also have another song baby that I've been working on and am hoping to release my next song by June 2023.
This one is extra special because it is an odeto our journey of trying to conceive and being in the season of waiting.
I hope it encourages many couples who are trying and going through the roller coaster emotional journey of disappointment and struggling.
9. Any advice to fellow mummies?
Don't be too hard on yourself. We are all doing the best we can, whatever your motherhood journey might look like :)
I found it most helpful to have a community of mummies from different walks of life, and also friends who are not parents so we gain a different perspective to our parenthood journey sometimes.
I feel like I also need advice with number 2 coming...But let's go, we can do this!