A NEW mum with two jobs says he wants to help support other mothers. 

Heera Muslam, 28, works as an optometrist three days a week, a makeup artist at weekends, as well as raising 11-month-old son Adam. 

She has now launched a page on social media platform Instagram aimed at showing other working mums that they are not alone. 

She said: “After much deliberation, I finally decided to start my mummy blog.

“I found I’m one of many working mums, trying to juggle having a career, children, housework, a social life, and travelling.

“Apart from the sleep deprivation, there’s the lack of me time, feeling out of shape, forever trying to figure out why your baby is crying and constantly questioning whether you’re a good mum or not.

“I wanted to voice all of this for all mums out there and let them know we are not alone.”

The MUA is also a fan of jetting off around the world, both with and without baby Adam.

She said: “Luckily, being self-employed means, I can travel whenever I want.

“As you get older and busy, schedules struggle to match for even a quick coffee date let alone a holiday away.

“The girls group holiday was perfect, especially for those going without children, or those who don’t feel safe going alone.”

But Heera says she has also experienced post-natal depression due to over-exerting herself in work and social life.

She said: “You can have a huge family and lots of friends, but still feel like you have no one.

“I tried to mask it by being extra sociable, joining numerous sensory classes to interact with other mums and throwing myself back into work, but I overdid it.

“The main support was right in front of me, my health visitor.

“Don’t be afraid to speak to them, because after telling her how I was really feeling, she signposted me to many baby groups to visit.”

Heera says she also wants to challenge the stigmas around women returning to work after having children. 

She said: “As girls spend a large portion of their lives studying to pursue careers and just because they marry, shouldn’t mean that they have to give it all up.

“Why should it be frowned upon if a mother finds the time to have a career and still be an amazing mum?

“Too often people who are still stuck in their ways, will point fingers and judge us because it’s not how they think a mother should behave.

“The older generation especially need to understand that it’s not always easy, but we’re trying to do the best we can.”

Working as an optometrist and MUA is something Heera finds gives her the freedom to do more than one thing and gain new experiences.

“I’m lucky enough that I enjoy waking up for work, whether that being an optometrist or MUA.

“I love the different type of people I meet from all ages and backgrounds.

“But rest assured being an MUA isn’t all glitz and glamour, there’s unsociable hours, early morning starts, carrying around heavy luggage, and being stood up for hours on end.”

Nevertheless, the mum blogger says she loves both her jobs.

Talking about what she would like to do in the future, she said: “To be an advocate for other mums to do the same.

“I work towards being the boss mum I always envisioned myself being and adding a few mote stamps to my passport along the way.”

Follow the mum’s Instagram blog to stay up to date @heeramuslam