As everyone knows, motherhood isn’t easy. If it were, fathers would do it. It seems that nobody is ever fully prepared for just how tough being a mother is going to be. As it turns out, tiny humans need to eat every single day (starting at around 10 times per day), get cleaned every single day, and watched all day, everyday. And as it turns out, the house also needs managing, cleaning, and organising everyday. Oh, and as it turns out, there’s then work to be done too. How does the modern mother do it all? Enter the Lily Festival.

The Lily is the May birth flower, a flower that signifies motherhood and fertility, youth and new life. Using this symbol as an anchor, the festival is a day of workshops, empowering talks, arts & crafts, and wellness activities for women. With the rising popularity of wellness and sustainable lifestyle events in Bangkok, Lily Festival is a one-day gathering that pays homage to this with an added focus for modern day mothers, soon-to-be mothers, and working women. 

We’re living in an age of very rapid changes. Technology and cultural shifts are constantly altering the way we all live, think, and feel. It’s no longer an easy question as to what being a mother really involves. What does motherhood mean in these modern times? These are just the kind of issues that’ll be discussed at this Sunday’s gathering — just in time to prepare for Mother’s Day.

[All images courtesy of Siri House]

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As a modern woman, you’re invited to join in the Lily Festival at Siri House this Sunday to spend a day in an empowering environment and a safe space to connect with other women. It’s a fantastic opportunity to create dialogues with one another, ask each other questions, and embrace the challenges of parenthood together. 

 

The Line-Up

Wellness

Take part in a Core Connection™ Yoga & Pilates Class instructed by Minyoung Kim, and international pre/post-natal yoga & pilates master trainer.

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Or join Bangkok Kids in a fun and dynamic Aqua Natal Class right in Siri House’s luscious private pool.

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Talks

Cindy Sirinya Bishop: “Gender Equality & Respectful Society Starts in the Home”.

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Natalie Glebova: “Raising Kids with a Winning Mindset: A Mindful Approach.”

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“Loukkaew” Kornkamol Chitapong: “Coping and Moving Forward”.

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Min Young Kim: “The Truth About Getting Rid of Mummy Tummy: What’s safe, What’s not, and the Top 5 Fitness Mistakes New Mothers Make”.

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Kobkullya Chuengprasertsri, M.D., M.S.C.: “How to Defy Ageing Naturally”.

Workshops

Make a gorgeous Mother’s Day Malai, or Garland, with Heart of Siri by Heartmade.

There’ll also be a workshop to make your own tote bag print with a carved woodblock with Duangdee Frame.

 

Art

Let loose and get creative in a live painting session with a special focus on the theme of modern motherhood.

 

The Market

Far from your average collection of food stalls and knick knacks, the Lily Festival Market at Siri House will be a real empowerment of global causes. You’ll be introduced to a range of niche, original, and quality brands that place a big emphasis on sustainability, wellbeing and innovation. From mum-friendly food and refreshments to products that’ll make motherhood just a little easier, you’ll be opened to a whole new world here at the Lily Festival.

  • Click here to join in the Lily Festival at Siri House this Sunday, 11 August 2019 (9am – 5pm). Admission is free. Proceeds from the event will be donated to UNICEF Next Generation Foundation.
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Karn Chatikavanij
Style Writer
A globetrotter with a love for sushi and Miu Miu, Karn is a fan of all things upbeat, delicious, and well-dressed. Her frequent activities include packing for beach trips, listening to 80s music, and trying to make daytime pyjamas happen.