Balancing babies and business is no easy feat, yet more and more mums nowadays, are ditching going back to work in the 9-5 slog and are launching business’ from their kitchen tables.

With rising childcare prices and the desire to watch your children grow up, it’s understandable why mums and dads are now looking at other avenues of making an income, so that they can spend quality time with their family at the same time as earning a living. 

The term Mumpreneur is becoming more and more popular nowadays, but one thing we’d love to know is…Mumpreneuer, how do you do it?

Mumpreneur How Do You Do It
You might be looking at your never ending laundry load, or soothing your clingy toddler 24-7 and wondering how other mums find the time to launch a business AND be a mum.

But, let me tell you, it is possible. For any and all of us.

So you don’t want to go back to your old job and you want to work from home and raise your children? 

There are two things that you really need to get started: passion and motivation. Oh and you also have to ignore that nagging, irritating little thing called mum guilt.

In the coming weeks Life Unexpected will be interviewing mums who have launched a whole range of business’ from home, whilst balancing raising children.

If this is something you’re thinking about doing yourself, then keep your eyes peeled, as all of them are equally inspirational. 

Mumpreneur How Do You Do ItDo you want to start a business from home?

Even if you have no idea what you want to do yet, ideas can be found all around you.

Think about your life. Is there something that frustrates you? Maybe a product will make your life easier? Has it been designed? Why not design it? 

Maybe you love writing? Is there a way for you to turn this into a job? Do you love drawing? Do you love creating? Do you have a skill that can be transferred into an income?

The most terrifying part of having your own business is making the leap to actually starting it, and turning your ideas into something real. But just remember, starting out is better than staying still and every successful business mum also started somewhere. 

For now I’ll leave you with a wonderful ‘must watch’ interview with Mumpreneur Annabel Karmel. It’ll really motivate and inspire you.

I hope that this upcoming series will help you to believe in yourself, will help you make the leap to start something that you love and will show you that it is possible to balance it all.

I hope these incredible women give you as much inspiration as they’ve given me and hopefully one day, all of our offices will look a bit like this…

Mumpreneur How Do You Do It

Click these links to see our interviews so far with Mumpreneurs from Lala and Pom, Jumbo and Friends, and All By Mama.

If you have any budding questions that you’d like me to ask some of the mums who will be taking part in this series, either leave comments below or e-mail me at

If you’re a mum and you’ve started your own business and would like to share your journey too, then please do get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

Are you a Mumpreneur? Do you want to be a Mumpreneur? Let us know in the comments below.



  1. June 2, 2016 / 3:56 pm

    It is very hard to make your business take off but I can see why mums want to work from home because eventually that is what I want to do too. Think of how much travel costs will cut down!

  2. June 2, 2016 / 4:13 pm

    I would love to start a business from home too, but sad to say I have no idea what kind. But like you, I do admire mumpreneurs and how the manage to balance family and their business life. x

  3. June 2, 2016 / 5:48 pm

    I love working from home but I did struggle to focus properly at first as it didn’t feel like ‘real work’ if you know what I mean.

  4. June 2, 2016 / 6:46 pm

    Hi, I’m one of those crazy mumpreneur’s I launched my business with one toddler and have seen it through raising my eldest son and having another child. It has been the most craziest ride of my life and I could never have imagined what I could achieve whilst raising a family. Sadly the business has grown so much that now Ive had to make a choice, either put my youngest into childcare and expand or sell and whilst I rock my baby to sleep I think I’ve made my decision.

  5. June 2, 2016 / 8:50 pm

    Working from home around my girls would be a dream come true. I look forward to reading your new series from some mums who have done it x

  6. June 2, 2016 / 9:14 pm

    I work from home and care for my twins so I am a mumprenuer. I won’t have it any other way.

  7. Emma T
    June 2, 2016 / 10:39 pm

    Sounds like a great idea for a series. I think it’s so hard to work and have kids, let alone setting up your own business.

  8. June 3, 2016 / 9:00 am

    Its such hard work to do it all,, but i think why not.. I also work from home, and have big ideas for the future.. i admire any woman who chases their dreams

  9. June 3, 2016 / 4:44 pm

    Sounds like a great series 🙂 I can totally relate to the desire but it’s coming up with an idea… Being on mat leave at the moment it’s the perfect time to give it consideration …. I’m just not sure what!! X

  10. June 4, 2016 / 12:22 pm

    I wish I had the ideas to be able to launch my own business! It’s just not me unfortunately. Hats off to anyone who does though.

  11. June 4, 2016 / 1:44 pm

    This is fantastic! I can’t wait to read. I currently work from home as an online tutor but the money isn’t great tbh. It has helped me raise my children and get through two degrees (almost). I would love to take this even further and maybe make money from my writing. I’ve started publishing an online magazine this year, but it’s free. Hoping to make money from advertisements in it eventually but building up a readership is currently my most important objective.

    I’m really looking forward to reading the series!

  12. June 5, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    First thing I thought when I started reading your post Chloe was oh shit I forgot the washing lol, so not sure I’ll ever be an inspirational woman! Look forward to following the series x

  13. Kerry Norris
    June 6, 2016 / 7:05 am

    I really needed to read this as I am planning on not returning to my contract and working casually on the weekends. This was so helpful x

  14. Lyndsey Gribble
    June 20, 2016 / 2:59 pm

    Really looking to reading this series as it’s a direction that I’m now heading in (gulp!) would really be interested in being featured as myself and my friend are now going to be full time mumpreneurs (eek!). Would love to chat to you about being featured if possible?

    • June 20, 2016 / 4:39 pm

      Hi Lyndsey, the series has started already, there are a couple of interviews up on Life Unexpected if you want to go and have a peek! We’d love to talk to you about being featured. Feel free to e-mail us about it on xx

  15. Lyndsey
    June 23, 2016 / 9:55 am

    Thank you, have just emailed you xx

  16. July 25, 2016 / 3:45 pm

    Oh I love that you are going to start this series. I work part time at the moment but my long term plan is to start my own business working from home. So I can’t wait to here what your guests have to say 🙂

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