What is the difference between an entrepreneur and a mumpreneur?
Well, kids mainly, it has to be said!
Mumpreneurs work their business around their family, or sometimes their family around their business, dealing with the regular housework stuff of shopping, cleaning, cooking and laundry, the school runs, the “I’ve not got any socks” and “there’s a hole in my trousers” last minute panics, as well as the bed time stories, homework and “Can I have Giles for tea?”
Needless to say this mumpreneur has been busy on all the above, as well as turning a national on-line retail business into an event management company and an international wholesaler! Which means it’s left very little time for blogging, and I’m sorry, but blogging comes AFTER ‘preneuring and AFTER family!!
However… I thought it would be fun to pop up on my blog something entirely non-work related for a change. As this week, for the first week of our school holidays I took three days off and organised a teddy wedding!
I say now… this wasn’t my idea. My youngest was given another soft toy dog for his birthday and declared his regular night time dog (of the missing fame, for those who’ve been following me a while) needed to get married before he could sleep in the same bed as “Fluffy” the latest addition. Living in sin wasn’t an option. Believe me, I did ask…
Anyway, after a whirlwind romance and an incredibly short engagement, this week saw the conclusion of several weeks of planning (and some last minute panics as I suddenly found 3 bridesmaids had been added into the wedding party, not to mention 2 ushers and 2 pageboys, and of course a 3 tiered cake complete with gravy bones as pillars).
And so… July 22nd 2014 – I oversaw the marriage of 2 soft toys, complete with vicar-elephant and buffet reception, wedding photos and the throwing of the brides bouquet (and I apologize now to the poor mother affected by that!)
However I can confirm, success was achieved, as after a day of wedding activities, Fluffy finally made it into bed with Dog that night! My son spent all morning designing them a honey moon retreat in our loft, only to find at bed time he couldn’t be parted with Dog! So he joined the honeymooning couple!
The next challenge is to find a few soft toy dogs small enough to be a litter of puppies, as apparently that’s next!