Mother of four, full time working from home – for Elliejean it’s just another day in lockdown

With four school-age children at home during Melbourne's Stage 4 coronavirus lockdowns, Elliejean Singh still manages full-time work...and a smile

Mother of four, full time working from home – for Elliejean it’s just another day in lockdown

Posted by: Charles Pakana
Posted: 21 September 2020
      CMR - 035 - Elliejean Singh

 

Click on the play button above to listen to the full interview with Elliejean

 

For Aboriginal, Torres Strait and South Sea Islander mother of four Elliejean Singh, Melbourne’s coronavirus Stage 4 lockdowns represents an opportunity to be with her children and helping them be strong in their identity.

With all four children being of school age, with the exception of the youngest being only three years old, and her partner working on-site as a machine operator, every day is a balancing act between supervising children, working as a VACSAL team leader and caring for her own well-being.

“…for me, managing being [at home with my children] all the time was about looking after my wellbeing in the sense of being easier on myself and being flexible with my time.”

 

School’s in for two of Elliejean Singh’s children

 

Among the activities Elliejean has undertaken during lockdown is researching and updating her family history. “[It’s something] I’ve been putting off,” she told CMR. “[I can help] ensure that I have all the information there to instil in my kids and keep them strong in their identity.”

During this interview, Elliejean discusses:

  • How she maintains her own wellbeing during lockdowns
  • How her children actually help give her uninterrupted work time
  • Her number one desire for when Melbourne’s restrictions are lifted

 

Click here to read the full interview transcript

Click on the play button below to listen to the full interview with Elliejean

 

      CMR - 035 - Elliejean Singh

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