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Yin and Yang: How do you balance work and family?

Great question! Sometimes wonderfully, sometimes not so much. It is a continual work in progress. I have found that being a small business owner, I can fall into the trap of feeling like I always need to be “on” to be successful. However, allocating myself set hours for work and home and trying to stick to them has been crucial. When I am home with my kids and my mum hat is on, I try my best to focus on that and enjoy it.

I’ve also realised that I can’t continue to give from an empty cup. I think self-sacrifice as a mother is such a common challenge that we all face, and for me to be the best version of me, I need to factor in a little ‘me time’ to recharge and reset. I love an early morning walk and my midweek yoga class is a must. I walk in full of stress and leave feeling zen. I love it. 

The drive: What challenges have you overcome?

Oh technology – it’s both a blessing and a challenge. The eye rolls from my teenagers when I’ve asked them for assistance keeps me entertained.  They have certainly taught me a lot. 

For better or worse: What are the pros and cons of running your own business?

I love the flexibility it offers, however with that comes an element of uncertainty which I am learning to embrace. There is no set wage to work the family budget to, but I am hoping to create a legacy for them in the long term. Imposter syndrome is a big one too – thoughts of “am I enough?” and “can I make this work?” are common, however when I look back and reflect on how far I have come, it gives a me little confidence to keep persevering. 

Hopes and dreams: What next?

I’d love to expand my organic linen range! I just adore everything about it. And travel – I want to fit in a few more fun adventures with my kidlets before they spread their wings and head out for their own life journeys. 


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