MWH Spotlight with Jessie parker of borne too
Welcome to the blog Jessie from Borne Too! We’re thrilled to have you here sharing your journey on the MWH Spotlight!
Describe yourself in 3 words
Friendly, creative, considerate.
How do you juggle being a Mum and having a biz?
I don’t? Seriously, if someone has the answer to this please tell me…
However; some things that I find helpful in the juggle are plentiful coffee, using your village aka family and friends, recognising when you need time-out from your biz-life and using a planner/diary like your life depends on it (because it does).
The juggle is real!
Tell us about your biz and WHY you do what you do
Borne Too is a breastfeeding wear label that was created after the birth of my daughter. I would describe my style as tomboy-chic, and I couldn’t find breastfeeding wear that made me feel like, well, me. I wanted to design versatile breastfeeding basics that could blend seamlessly into women’s wardrobes, where mums could wear what they love but still have the practicality to be able to comfortably breastfeed their baby.
If you could go back in time and offer advice to your former entrepreneur-self what would you say?
Go SLOW and allow yourself time to make decisions and plan.
What does success mean to you?
Success to me means happiness resulting from working towards something. If you achieve everything you want without happiness, then are you truly successful?
What has been your hardest lesson learned?
That not everyone will see your project or ideas as preciously as you do.
Finish this sentence – If I wasn’t my own boss right now I’d be…
I’d be slowly going insane as a SAHM. So instead, I am going slowly insane as a SAHM, as well as building a business.
What are you most proud of to date?
I feel inclined to say my children, but I’m assuming most people know that’s a given!
Truthfully, I am most proud of actually launching my online store. I had help from friends and family but essentially I did everything myself, from building my website to organizing my pre-launch night. I had a two-year-old, a newborn and my husband was working away more than he was home, so I was juggling everything. When I reflect on just how much was going on, I feel pretty damn proud that it all came together!
Fun facts about you:
Facebook or Instagram? Instagram fo sho.
Favourite TV show? Offspring (but currently loving ‘This is Us’)
Coffee or tea? COFFEE
Channing Tatum or Ryan Gosling? Channing Tatum
A random fact about yourself….
One of my vices is watching makeup tutorials on YouTube… Loz Curtis anyone?
Jessie is a mum-of-two, registered nurse and sometimes artist happily married to a commercial diver. They have been living the FIFO life for around 7 years, and it’s tricky but they continue to somehow make it work. Jessie enjoys torturing herself at boot camp classes, drinking a maximum of two cups of coffee each day (bf life) and debriefing with other mums about the trials of the ‘hood.
As the founder and CEO of Mums With Hustle, I have the best day job in the world: teaching entrepreneurs how to grow their beautiful businesses online. When I started the business, that was everything I wanted, but since then, it has grown into something much bigger. Now, I get my joy from helping women find their zones of genius within a community that truly celebrates their success. I truly believe that when women choose to band together, we can do anything - and if you feel the same, there’s a place in the MWH community for you.
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