Name: Carly Taylor
Number of children: 3 Boys (Milo 7, Dexter 5 and Louis 2)
Job title: Co-Founder Real Handful
Duties: In a start up – a bit of everything! From packing samples, to accounts to customer presentations, brand strategy and new product development. No two days are the same.
Childcare arrangements: Childminder, After School Club, Nursery and Holiday Clubs.
What I love about work: The variety and pace and the feeling that we have a higher purpose, helping families to snack better.
What I find difficult is: As a family business we often chat about work at home, a curfew has been introduced no unruly chat past 7pm!
My working life would be easier if… I wasn’t surrounded by snacks! I have started running to compensate for the additional calories being consumed.
Work/mum life balance: I have always felt I have had a good work/life balance; a four day working week helps, it feels like I have a chance at doing a good job at work but still get to do the Friday school run!
How having children has changed the work I do: Children hasn’t ever changed the work I do, I have always been quite strict about not taking work home, that is my mum time. Joe (Husband/Co-Founder) and I very much share the responsibilities which means I have been able to maintain my position. I have definitely had to get more efficient there is no time for office chat!
Fantasy job / If I wasn’t doing this, I’d be… Party Planner! I have quite the reputation for kids parties and games, the dream would be to have my own party venue.
Mojomums helps mums get their mojo back – what advice would you give to mums who feel they have lost theirs? Don’t be too hard on yourself we are all trying to balance/juggle a multitude of activities, make sure you make time for you Pilates has been my saviour!
For more information visit www.realhandful.com