Today's mum in business is Claire Iles from Magic Mummies. Have a read what she has to say about School Holiday Challenges! Have a read about what she has to say!
"Hi, I am Claire and I set up Magic Mummies last year to provide undercover services for busy mums, from homemade food, to costumes to party planning we are every mums best kept secret. I first came up with the idea of Magic Mummies when I was making a World Book Day costume for my eldest. It was her first year in primary school and I was astounded at the number of dress up days and cake days that took place. I had already been making costumes and cakes for friends to pass off as their own, so I thought why not start a business based on that concept? All items are supplied discreetly to a location of your choice so you can take the credit. I love what I do and I love that it can give help to busy mums and joy to children. I love home baking and generally anything handmade or homemade and there’s always an excuse for a party in our house! However I, like any other working mum, find it challenging to balance home and work, especially during school holidays when the kids look forward to spending time doing fun things with me.
March is due to be a busy month for Magic Mummies with World Book Day, and Comic Relief, but especially that incredibly special day, Mothers Day where among other things, Magic Mummies are selling cupcake bouquets. I was faced with being extremely busy at work and highly in demand at home. As half term approached I tried to plan how I was going to fit everything in….first thoughts?.....what did mumpreneurs do before iphones were around to check emails, Facebook etc. Much of the first part of half term was spent juggling childcare, work and kids and staying up way past my bed time to get things done. Mid-week I had the ingenious idea kids to a local soft play where I would get a whole two hours work done while they played. And so armed with my laptop, I was sure I would have lots of my to-do list ticked off soon. What I was faced with was complete mayhem as I quickly realised the likelihood of my getting some work done was slim. And I was right, between screams because the kids had clashed heads and constant complaints they were hungry, I got one measly thing ticked off my list. Never mind…the kids were happy and that’s the main thing. And so the juggling childcare, work, kids continued until Friday when we finished our fabulous week of with a full day of ice skating and learning and centre for life, we returned exhausted and happy.
With the half term madness almost over I would definitely say this half term has been challenging yet brilliant, a lesson in juggling home and work life and I’ve loved every minute of it! That’s why Magic Mummies is so valuable to working mums; it gives time back so you can spend time with the people who matter most. And so back to normal next week, but not before we finish off half term with a day of serious sledging fun!
Thanks for your words Claire! If you need a secret mummy service then why not get in touch with Claire!
See you soon my friends