Jenny Raymond: Founder of Mamazou – a non-judgmental social space for parents offering access to forums, blogs, discount codes, shop and much more.
. What are some of the challenges you face as a working mom?
I’d say that the biggest challenge I’ve faced so far is mum guilt. It shows up day and night and has been an experience that I haven’t been able to shake off since day one. Time is also another huge challenge – whilst being a full time mother, I also need to balance being a wife, growing Mamazou and working my other day job.
. How do you manage to maintain work and your daily life as a mom?
Balance is key. It’s something that I’m still a long way from perfecting, but it’s so important to plan my time accordingly. I’m fortunate enough to work from home and be a full time mother when my daughter is around, but it can also be quite difficult to switch off. I make sure I go for a walk every day as well as spin at least twice a week so that I can clear my head.
. What message would you send to other moms to encourage them in pursuing their dreams?
If you dream it, you can do it. Yes, it’s hard work and exhausting but it will be worth it in the end. I’m a huge believer that doubt and fear block us from achieving what we want to… my advice would be to take that leap. Don’t be scared. If I can do it, so can you.