The idea for this book came long before our daughter was born. When myself and my husband decided to start trying for a baby, I was running my own multi-million dollar business – and the thought of how I’d combine that business baby with a real baby terrified me.
I had no idea how I’d go about it, and even though I searched for books and stories from women who’d been there and done that, I couldn’t find the book I needed that would give me some insight into what the experience was like, what mistakes I could avoid and what life tweaks would make it easier.
Our daughter Lexi was born in June 2017 and her birth was probably the most transformational experiences of my life. Everything changed – I felt I’d be reborn myself as a person, and that many things in my life that I took for granted needed to be revisited and reworked.
This book is the book I wished I’d had four years ago, and I wanted to package up all the insights, ideas and life hacks I learned on my journey.
This is not a one-size-fits-all step-by-step guide – after all, every business, every child, every parent and every family is different. Instead, this book is a unfiltered, totally honest and judgement-free account of my personal (and not always perfect!) journey in running a business and having a baby.
Including experiences and insights from a variety of other parents, and coupled with plenty of useful checklists, reading lists and suggested downloads, I hope that my story will show you it is possible to blend a business baby with a real baby, and will inspire you to maintain your remarkable career while growing a remarkable family.