Social media creator Mi Di @midiforreal chats to us about her relatable hilarious content that depicts the highs and lows of parenthood in her desire to connect with other mums
Mi Di is a mum of one and a hugely popular content creator with 558k followers on TikTok @midiforreal and 146k followers on Instagram @midiforreal. Her relatable hilarious content has gone viral, but who is Mi Di for real? We chat with Mi Di about how she curates viral content that draws from her experiences as a parent, how she navigates privacy especially when posting about her one-year-old son, and how she deals with any negative comments online.
Can you tell us about yourself, your family and your career?
My name is Mi Di, and I’m a content creator based in Singapore, primarily on TikTok and Instagram. Originally from Shenzhen, China, I moved to Singapore for my studies and have been living here for about 13 years. My family means the world to me—I have a husband and an adorable son who is almost a year old. Some of my favourite memories come from the time spent with my parents in Shenzhen, experiencing the four seasons. While my in-laws in Singapore play a significant role in our lives, we try our best to travel to China every now and then to ensure our son creates lasting memories with our family.
Your social media showing your relationship with your husband is adorable! How did you meet?
Thank you! My husband and I crossed paths at Singapore Management University. We were both students there, and our shared experiences and interests brought us closer to where we are today
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Tell our readers about your ‘husband maths’ video “When he sleeps 10 hours but still complains he’s tired and you only sleep 5 hours’…
“Husband maths” was my playful take on the dynamics of parenting. Based on the viral “girl maths” trend where young women try to rationalise their buying habits in ways that make little to no mathematical sense. Occasionally, I like to hop onto the online trend-wagon but then I’d try to infuse my own touch to it. My husband has always been a key source of inspiration for me, so it didn’t take long for me to think of the “husband maths’ idea.
How has it been as a first-time mum?
It’s been an incredible journey filled with joy, learning, and of course, many sleepless nights. Every day brings new discoveries and I find myself immersed in understanding my son, just as he explores the intricacies of the world. This experience is surreal, ever-evolving, and I feel immensely blessed to have my family by my side throughout this beautiful journey.
Has there been times when things are too overwhelming? How did you cope?
Absolutely, motherhood comes with its overwhelming moments. I cope by reaching out to my support system – family and friends, taking breaks when needed, going for an occasional trip abroad, and reminding myself that it’s okay not to have everything figured out. Self-compassion is key.
As your son grows will you be ok sharing videos of him on social or will you want to protect his privacy?
Privacy is definitely a priority for us and as our son grows, we’ll remain mindful of the content we share. While we want to capture precious moments, we’ll aim to strike a balance in respecting his privacy and ensuring a positive online environment.
What inspired you to share your mama experiences on social media?
It stemmed from a strong desire to connect with other young mummies, sharing the realistic highs and lows of parenthood. I believe in fostering a supportive community where we can learn, grow, and laugh together through shared experiences. I love sharing moments that resonate with fellow moms, videos capturing the daily joys and challenges, along with our family’s travel adventures. These also serve as diary logs to record cherished memories with our son.
How do you come up with unique, relatable, and hilarious mum-related content?
By simply observing the everyday moments. This role has taught me to pay attention to life’s littlest (and often, the most important) details. From finding humour in the chaos to drawing inspiration from my own experiences as a mum, these moments drive me to create content that is authentic and relatable, in order to resonate and bring me closer to my community.
Have you faced any challenges in content curation? How do you juggle between what to share and what not to share on social media?
Balancing authenticity and privacy can be challenging. I’m selective about what I share, ensuring it aligns with my values and respects my family’s boundaries. It’s a constant navigation, but I believe in maintaining a genuine and positive online presence.
Do you receive negative comments on social media? If so, how do you handle such comments?
Of course. Negative comments are an unfortunate but inevitable part of the online world. For me, I choose to focus on the positive interactions and constructive feedback. I typically address negative comments as a self-reminder to be more considerate when curating content, and that we’re all navigating the complexities of parenthood together.
What are some things you do during your me-time?
Amidst the demands of motherhood and content curation, I try to dedicate some time to recharge and nurture my body, mind and soul. A good run outdoors helps me to clear my mind and I occasionally find myself reading about the universe or higher dimensional worlds from academic journals.
Do you have any advice for new mums?
Embrace the journey, trust your instincts, and don’t be afraid to seek help. Every mom’s experience is unique, so find what works for you, and surround yourself with a supportive community.
How has it been, raising your son without your parents physically with you and how have you tried to maintain a relationship between them?
Raising our son without my parents being physically present has its challenges, but we are very fortunate to have a supportive network of friends and my in-laws here in Singapore. We believe that ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ and we’re grateful for all the help and guidance we’ve received from our friends and families. In fact, we have many friends who are in similar life stages and we really enjoy sharing our parenthood journeys. It helps us to learn more about our roles as new parents.
Despite the physical distance, we make a conscious effort to maintain a strong connection between my parents and our son. Regular video calls and visits to China help create a meaningful bond, ensuring that our little one knows his roots and feels close to his loving grandparents.
What are your future goals as a mum and a content creator?
As a mom, my goal is to create a nurturing environment for my son to thrive and to foster a strong family bond. As a content creator, I aim to continue sharing authentic and relatable content the build and support a positive online community that uplifts one another in this beautiful journey of motherhood.