Singer LeAnne Dlamini on motherhood during lockdown: ‘Women in households are the ones suffering the most mentally’

LeAnne Dlamini  (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
LeAnne Dlamini (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

LeAnne Dlamini seems to be a supermom.

After taking a two-year break from music to focus on her kids and other business ventures, LeAnne Dlamini has come out of hibernation and is giving her fans what they want – more music. And that’s on top of juggling work and being a wife and mother.

“I’m literally just taking it one day at a time,” LeAnne tells YOU. “I think women in households are the ones suffering the most mentally, to be honest.

“We’re wives, partners, mothers juggling work on the side, as well as keeping your home clean and making sure there’s food for everyone to eat.”

While in lockdown, the 33-year-old is making the most of the time spent with her kids. This has given her time to reflect on her parenting style too.

“I’m trying to teach my girls to be more responsible, especially when it comes to household chores. So, I’ve given them more responsibility around the house, but I also think that I’ve become more empathetic towards them rather than a stricter parent.

“This is such a trying time for everyone, and it must be hard for them to comprehend their new way of life. Children haven’t seen the outside world since mid-March when we went into lockdown, so I’m trying to be gentler when they have any outbursts,” she says.

Although she loves spending time with her kids, LeAnne makes sure to find some “me-time” to decompress and recharge.

“It’s overwhelming, so I’m making sure I start my day with a jog or some type of exercise that becomes my me-time,” she says.

“I’m trying really hard to turn Sundays into my self-care Sundays where I treat myself with a long bath, face mask, at-home manicure or something that I enjoy doing.”

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