Our "March of Inspiring Mums" interview series celebrates women who are doing some amazing things, whether through business, a campaign or just being fabulous!
Our latest interview is with Jacqui Tiltman, a children's nurse, owner of Eco-Tots and a mum to two young children (aged 7 months and 2 years old).
Today Jacqui explains why having her first child led her to setting up her own business plus why she thinks it's important to find the best balance that works for you and your family and why the simplest of things can often be the best...
Jacqui is wearing a Halia Rose Petals Necklace in Vanilla Cream
Tell me a little about yourself and how you got into the job you’re now doing?
After my first little boy Henry was born, we quickly learnt about eco-friendly toys and I fell in love with some of the amazing brands out there. We wanted to bring Henry up in the most eco-friendly way that we could, and so we decided to start the website Eco-Tots.
Tell me one interesting fact about you?
I love to travel and on a trip to Uganda I once opened my tent to find a hippo outside!
Please can you share 3 tips for managing the juggle of motherhood, life and business?
Find the best balance you can, plan for family time and plan for work...and the cleaning can wait!
What’s the best piece of advice you could give a new mum?
Food, love and cuddles are all they need – try and remember that when you’re finding it hard. If you’re struggling then ask for help.
Colour can make a real difference to our mood - what’s your favourite colour?And how does it make you feel when you wear it?
Maroon. It makes me feel cosy when I wear it.
What’s your favourite activity to do with your children?
Going for a woodland walk and seeing animals – they have so much fun doing the simplest of things.
What do you like to do for some me-time?
Thanks so much Jacqui for sharing your story and tips with us. It's great to hear the reasons you set up your business..I'm sure may other Mumpreneurs can relate! As a big fan of eco-friendly products myself, I am so pleased to be collaborating with you and have my Halia Rose range stocked on your beautiful website.
I also love your advice about finding the best balance for you...we are all so different, have different family set-ups and situations and it's important not to compare...doing what works for you as a family is so important.
You can find a selection of Halia Rose accessories over at Eco-tots too.
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