My name is Danielle, I’m a wife, a Mother and a small business owner (in the order they happened). My daughter Rose is three and my little boy Isaac is nearly 9 months old. My husband David runs his Design and Build business from our home in West Surrey, and last but by no means least, the final member of our clan is our dog Flo!
Prior to my second pregnancy I worked at Nike for seven years, as an account manager in Sales. I loved every minute; opportunities were great & working in Soho was the best! But that aside, the downside to this great brand was something I only discovered once I’d had my daughter and my priorities changed, as they do when you become a parent. Part-time roles or flexible working was just not on their agenda. Once I’d started back at work the Mum Guilt set in, and then to counterbalance that, when I left the office at 5pm every night with work still to do, the work guilt set in! I knew that this was not going to work for me and I couldn’t maintain this lifestyle. I know many parents that work full-time and I know lots of full-time Mums (not many full-time Dad’s sadly) and whatever choice you make it’s not easy for anyone, but it’s a part of life that everyone has to make fit somehow.
I feel like I’ve accomplished quite a lot, but really the toughest part is yet to come. I’ve got to develop, grow, evolve, learn and fail (at some things no doubt) before I can really say its been a success. The most important part of all this for me is that I did what I set out to do. I’m right at the start of my journey but I’ve actually seen this idea through to launch and I’m here for my children when they need me! You can find details about my bespoke boxes on the following plaforms!