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Mummy and Entrepreneur

Oh no…. what have I done? I HATE that term “Entrepreneur”, as it seems so overused these days (I blame “The Apprentice”) and here I am using it in the title for this blog entry and more importantly for myself! Dictionary definition of an entrepreneur:

“person who organises and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk”

I suppose this does sum up pretty well what I am doing. But I’m doing it alongside being a full time Mum so, as you can imagine, I have been rather busy!

I have also managed to feel extremely guilty these past few months. Guilty that I am not focusing entirely on my daughter. Guilty that I’m not enough for her. Guilty that she is not getting to play with lots of other children that she would have if she had gone to nursery. Guilty that I’ve not gone back into stable 9 to 5 employment with a guaranteed income.

This is pretty ridiculous, I know, as I’m sure I would have felt ten times more guilty if I had gone to work for someone else and put her into childcare. I keep reminding myself how lucky I was to have the choice. And it’s not as if she doesn’t see other children. We meet other mums and their little ones almost every day. But I just think I have to accept that it’s in a mother’s natural make-up to feel guilty from time to time!

I was starting to need something else to talk about other than nap times and teething

On the flip side, when I’m not feeling guilty (and those times are getting less now), I am very excited about what I am doing. I really did need something else to focus on and I really think that I thrive on “busyness”! And let’s face it – I was starting to need something else to talk about other than nap times and teething – with my friends and with my husband!!

About Me:

My name is Emma and I have three (!) wonderful babies. The oldest is my daughter Elsa, born in 2011 the second is “Milk & Mummy” my online boutique selling beautiful breastfeeding clothes and launched in 2012, and the youngest is my son Oliver, born in August 2014. All three exhaust me, excite me and make me proud on a daily basis and naturally all vie for my attention! But of course I wouldn't have it any other way.

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Milk & Mummy sells stylish nursing clothes including nursing tops and nursing dresses. We have everything from casual breastfeeding tops for a day at home to glamorous breastfeeding dresses for weddings. Many of our nursing dresses are also maternity dresses and we also sell beautiful breastfeeding covers and cute baby dribble bibs.

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