MIXING BUSINESS WITH BABIES
Parenthood is a challenge in itself, but for these five mums, it opened their eyes to new ideas and, ultimately, their own exciting ventures
We talk to five mumtrepreneurs about their ventures
The first year of motherhood is one of pure joy, sleep deprivation, unconditional love, tears and triumphs. Coincidentally, it’s also a period of soul-searching and envisioning the future, not just for your precious little one, but for yourself. This is perhaps the reason why those allimportant few months of maternity leave can often transform a new mum into a savvy entrepreneur. Some seek a new career which enables them to quit the nine-to-five rat race in favour of more time at home. Others have discovered a niche for a product or service that will benefit their fellow mums and bubs. The rest have simply stumbled across something in parenthood that has sparked their true passion. But, as any mumtrepreneur knows, running a business while continuing to nail those motherhood goals is a constant juggle that requires military-style management, commitment, diligence and an inherent knack for prioritising. We talk to five ambitious Kiwi mums about how they made a living from motherhood.