With 2 young children of her own, Kerri Gibson understands how challenging and overwhelming motherhood can be. With her business, Mama Life, she hopes to make those early stages of parenting that little bit easier, providing beautiful gift boxes for new mums and mums-to-be.
The passion: What inspired you to set up your business?
After having my son, the thought of returning to my job in the corporate world filled me with guilt and dread. I knew that commuting two hours a day was lost time I could be spending with my family. I was loving being a mum and wanted to do something that would benefit other mums and make their lives a wee bit easier – because we all know it’s really hard work!
The launch: How did you start out in the beginning?
The opportunity to purchase Mama Fuel came about and I leapt at the chance. I absolutely loved what had been created and saw a fantastic chance to build upon that. After a process of deciding in what direction to go in, Mama Life was born.
The innovation: What was the biggest breakthrough for you with your business?
Having only started part way into this year, while pregnant with my second child, the biggest breakthrough was finding the courage and confidence to actually do it.