Striking a balance between motherhood and entrepreneurship

The Moms Co. was born to address this & to provide natural, non-toxic, products to mothers

Motherhood is a beautiful journey, one that brings with it many reasons to rejoice and celebrate the most beautiful bond in the world. However, being a mother comes with its own set of challenges like striving to provide the best to your child at every step.

In one such attempt of choosing what is best, I was introduced to the idea of toxin-free natural products during my first pregnancy which happened in the UK. When we returned to India and were looking for similar products, we had to depend on friends and family members living abroad to get us them, which was inconvenient and impractical. On speaking with other mothers, I realised there is a need for natural, safe products, but there weren’t many options.

The Moms Co. was born out of a need to address this problem and to provide natural, non-toxic, effective products that mothers would love to use - right from the beginning of their beautiful journey to every step of the way.

As a mom of two daughters and an entrepreneur, I am always short of time. It’s always like there is so much to do and so little time. What really helps is an incredible support system both at work and at home. Having a set routine for my daughters ensures that I am able to manage my time efficiently. On a typical day, I get my daughters Myraah and Syna ready in the morning and drop them to their stop. We have a board with details of classes they need to go for and a list of  ‘what to do if I am bored activities’, which keeps them productively occupied for the times when I am not around. It’s very easy to not find time for home when you are running a startup and there is always so much to do and having routines helps for those times. We always try and be back before they sleep. Reading bedtime stories is a daily routine they have grown up with and really enjoy, we ensure we are around at that time. We also have days allotted to our favourite activities such as dancing, playing board games, Movie time, etc to ensure we find time to spend with the girls. Since my daughters are early sleepers, it gives me time to finish pending tasks and make some calls before going to bed. I also find time to exercise daily, I think it helps me stay energised throughout the day.

I have also learned to prioritise better. Having experienced colleagues and experts on board can help in delegating and taking things off your plate. I try and stick to doing things that need my attention the most and letting the team handle the rest. I also follow the same for home. Since I am mostly in control of my schedule, I ensure no meetings are lined up close to when I need to be at school or need to attend my daughters’ performances. On the other hand, I have also had an investor meeting 3 hours before my daughter’s birthday party! It helps that my daughters are proud of my work and this motivates me to work towards achieving my goals.

At the end of the day, you need to be able to make sure that you’re able to focus on important tasks and developments, be it at work or home. In order to do that, make sure you’re able to use your time efficiently so that your work doesn’t eat into your family time and vice versa. It is important to give your best every day but even more important to feel good every day.

(The author is founder & CEO, The Moms Co. The views expressed are her own and may not subscribe to them)

Latest Reads
PAYBACK signs cricketer Yuvraj Singh with campaign ‘PAYBACK Chalao’

MUMBAI: PAYBACK India, the largest multi-brand loyalty programme launches an exciting consumer campaign - ‘#PAYBACK Chalao’. The campaign is aimed at building excitement around the ease of earning and redeeming PAYBACK points at over 100+ brands via the new PAYBACK mobile app. Currently, the...

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
PGI India launches campaign for men’s platinum jewellery

MUMBAI:  The need for a new definition of masculinity has never been felt more before. In the wake of various narratives through time ranging from archetypes of the alpha male, the provider, the strong & silent one, the ideal husband, the ideal son  to the more recent narratives of the smooth...

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
Mediacom bags GOQii's India Health Quiz digital mandate

MUMBAI: Following a competitive multi-agency pitch, GroupM’s media agency MediaCom has been awarded the media mandate for GOQii’s India Health Quiz (IHQ), a first-of-its-kind, nationwide initiative to educate the masses with the right information on health. GOQii is India’s leading tech-enabled...

MAM Media and Advertising Account
Sony Pictures Entertainment & Google create an India-first ‘Trailer to Ticketing’ full funnel campaign for 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'

MUMBAI: For a long time, the film industry has produced and marketed films based on gut and the same instinct and some basic media reports have been used to reach out to the movie going audiences. But Sony Pictures Entertainment Films India partnered with Google, their agency Sokrati and movie...

MAM Marketing MAM
Star Maa launches BiggBossIsWatchingYou campaign

Star Maa and L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Ltd with an attempt to create an effective civic sense-based communication launched a campaign through the World’s biggest television property of Telugu entertainment Bigg Boss.

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
Virat Kohli forays into kids category with PUMA one8

India’s leading athlete Virat Kohli launches his first collection for kids with global sportswear brand PUMA. Catering to a new generation of fitness enthusiasts, PUMA one8 Kids introduces athleisure wear for boys between the age of 4 – 14 years.

MAM Marketing Brands
Corporates welcome reduction in tax rate; positive about impacts

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, on Friday, announced the slashing of corporate tax from 30 per cent to 22 per cent, sending tremors of joy and positivity across the industry. The revised tax rates will be applicable to companies that do not avail of any tax incentive.

MAM Marketing MAM
A boom in content-led ads in the nominations for Big Bang Awards 2019

The Advertising Club Bangalore president Laeeq Ali is positive about the growth of the advertising industry in the country given the boom in technology, and creativity. He also said that government policies are going to pave the way for a good future for the industry.

MAM Marketing Brands
Two arrows and limitless brand messages: the new trend taking Instagram by storm

While Twitter has been a playground for brands to connect with their consumers in a fun and personal manner, new age platforms (if we may still call them so) are catching up fast. One such platform is Instagram, which was once used as an extension of Twitter, as brands shared the screenshots of...

MAM Marketing Brands

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories