By Kate Freebairn
I often use the hashtag #mumpreneur … but I’ve never really given much thought to what’s actually behind the label. It’s a label that not all mums who are entrepreneurs like. And each to their own.
I personally don’t mind being labelled as a mumpreneur. I’ve been called worse. Most days, you’ll find my with a phone in one hand, coffee in the other, baby on my back in a carrier screaming at me for more toast. Oh an another child hollering at me to put Peppa Pig back on. Throw into this running an online business, more chickens than we really need and a FIFO husband and you really know you’re alive. So many times, I’ve said to my husband, gosh I wish I had have thought of my business idea before I had kids. Imagine how far ahead we’d be. But without my journey through motherhood, I wouldn’t have a business. I wouldn’t have realised that my website was missing from the internet searches of local mums in my region. I wouldn’t have realised that mums need a single online hub to help them through their own journey of motherhood. I wouldn’t understand what creating a village of mums actually means.