Michelle Worth-Kinghornshares glimpses of her life as new mum to baby Scarlett. “I named my baby after one of my favourite literary characters, Scarlett O’Hara from Gone with the Wind. She was stubborn, ambitious, independent, and a little bit annoying. Hmy little Scarlett would embody everythingthat she was,”says Michelle Worth-Kinghorn, gushing about her 6-month-old baby girl, Scarlett.
Motherhood alters women in ways they could never imagine. “Years ago, I felt that I wasn’t the mum type. I was independent and pretty selfish. Now, I embrace the gift that she is and constantly find myself thinking about her before myself. I don’t even have a nanny,” says the image consultant, fashion designer, and businesswoman. Michelle conjured up her days as a skateboarder, a punk, a goth and a fashion gypsy, and considers motherhood as another phase in her life.
Baby Scarlett’s cherubic face matches her calm demeanour. “She sleeps during the night, and I didn’t even know she was teething until she started biting off things and drooling,” says Michelle. The family’s love of travelling has granted baby Scarlett the opportunity to travel to Bali and Singapore twice, with another Singapore trip awaiting this June. The family is set to jet off toJohn’s hometown in the UK and thenCroatia in the summer.
It is commonly said that the meaning of a child’s name often contains their parents’ wishes. No exception to this tradition, Chelsea Olivia Alinskie and Glenn Alinskie graced their daughter with the name “Nastusha”, hoping she’ll become the prettiest, smartest, and most kind-hearted person her name makes her out to be. And while they agree that Nastusha is growing splendidly, the couple still argues over what her first word was. “Glenn claims her first word was ‘Daddy’, but I think it was ‘Mummy’,” laughs Chelsea, before admitting that Nastusha’s first word was gajah (elephant). As Chelsea watches her daughter grow, she often finds herself rendered speechless every time Nastusha shows brilliance like no other one-and-a-half-year-old could. “I keep falling for her over and over again. It’s a mutual love that’s very magical between us,” gushes Chelsea. With perceptive eyes and a darling smile, Nastusha Olivia Alinskie has the nation falling head over heels for her.
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