Beth Perman, candlemaker and owner of Anna Constance

Name:  Beth Perman

Age:  48

Number of children:  3 (triplet boys aged 17).

Job title:  Mum, professional cleaner, singer and candlemaker.

Duties: Usual stuff that comes with being a mum, doing professional builders cleans, singing, writing music with my band Navaro and making candles (which is a science in itself!).

Hours: 15 hour days.

Childcare arrangements: Not really needed anymore but it was  always me, my husband or Grandad.

What I love about work: Sense of achievement, keeping busy and thriving under pressure!

What I find difficult is: Fitting everything in!!

My working life would be easier if… someone else would do the dinner.

Work/mum life balance: Mum stuff always comes first but I find the balance as I work mainly when the kids are out.

How having children has changed the work I do: I used to work 9 – 5 in an office as a P.A.  Having children made me want to work part time so that I could still be there for them and not miss a thing.

Fantasy job / If I wasn’t doing this, I’d be… I would love to have my own animal rescue sanctuary.

Mojomums helps mums get their mojo back – what advice would you give to mums who feel they have lost theirs?  Remember that to your children you are the most important person in the world and you have such an important job to do.  Them needing every ounce of you won’t last forever and when it stops you’ll miss it, so make the most of it.  You are making memories that will last a lifetime so make them happy ones and don’t forget how important you are!  You are doing an amazing job and you will continue to be amazing in whatever you put your heart and soul into.  Surround yourself with people that make you happy and ditch the ones that don’t (very important!)

Anything else? My life has been very colourful but not always in the best of ways.  I lost both my parents at a very young age and my heart was completely broken.  One thing I learnt from it was how important it is to enjoy our lives to the full and to make the most of what we have.  Even if we are lucky enough to live to a ripe old age, it’s still a very short time!  Do what you enjoy doing.


Visit Anna Constance, the home of natural wax scented candles. Beth’s candles are all hand poured in her home.  They are made with 100% natural soy & coconut blended wax and the fragrances used are paraben free and of the finest quality and none of the ingredients are tested on animals.



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