Here are 10 online Aussie mums who are killing it in the career department!
The balancing act of raising children and maintaining a stellar career at the same time is certainly a challenging one. Between taking your kids to school, answering emails and calls, attending meetings, and still being home in time to put your little ones in their high chairs for dinner and tuck them into their cots at night, life can get extremely busy! Here are 10 mums to inspire you by sharing the ways they stay awesome mums despite a hectic work schedule.
Sarah Morrissey (@littlerockersradio)
Sarah Morrissey is a mum of two children, aged 8 and 10, and leads a hectic but happy life as a business owner of Little Rockers Radio. Her business is an online radio station aimed at children from birth to six years old, which plays songs, nursery rhymes and lullabies throughout the day and night. She has always been career driven and was excited about running her own business. She also absolutely loves being a mother, which is her top priority! Follow Sarah’s business on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
Jai Mansfield (@expressbusinessgroup)
Jai Mansfield is not only a wife and mother to one, but also oversees the Express Business Group office in New South Wales, which has seen over 200 franchises. She has been passionate about working since a very young age, and enjoys helping people with their businesses. At the same time, she feels as though she is instilling a great work ethic in her daughter. She has found that being prepared, and getting things ready the night before is the perfect way to stay on top of her busy schedule. You can check our her business on Facebook and Instagram!
Kylie Travers (@kylietravers_au)
Kylie Travers went from homeless single mother because of domestic violence to multiple international award winning CEO. Kylie has a passion for travel, finance and her family. She turned her obstacles into opportunities, became an advocate for various charities and now focuses on writing, public speaking and mentoring about goals, motivation, travel, finance and business. Through what she has achieved, Kylie has won numerous awards and been a finalist for Young Australian of the Year in 2015. She is currently based in Melbourne, Australia and you can find her at her website, and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Carrie Rigoni (@wildandfreeboxes)
Carrie Rigoni is a children’s chiropractor who owns a business called Bebe Chiropractic. She is also a mother of a toddler named Quinn, and her family lives a natural and organic lifestyle. She launched Wild and Free Boxes, an online subscription box company for organic and natural baby products, while on maternity leave. Her passion has always been in children-related areas as well as in organic living. She loves being busy and juggling multiple projects at once, so being a mother and having her own personal purpose is the perfect combination! Follow Carrie’s business on Instagram to find out what organic brands and natural baby products they have to offer !
Kate Willbourn-Trevett (@foodiescollective)
Kate Willbourn-Trevett is a passionate foodie, entrepreneur as well as mother to a 15 month old daughter! She runs the business Foodies Collective, which aims to help foodies discover and taste the best Australian made artisan foods and support local food producers. She loves the fact that her job allows her to chase her dreams, but spend more time with her baby than she would have otherwise been able to do. She is motivated to be the best role model for her little one, and for society as well! Follow her business on Instagram and Twitter to find out more!
Ani Tuna (@mumlifeaustralia)
Ani Tuna lives in Melbourne with her husband and two young and strong-willed daughters, Delilah and Frankie. She launched MumLife Australia in October of 2015, which follows her concerns as she emerged as a mother for the first time. She is passionate about getting advice from Australia’s leading experts in children’s health so that parents can make informed decisions. She also loves the fact that she can be both a mother and a career woman, and doesn’t have to give up either one! She emphasizes that kids need a happy mum and happy family to be joyful themselves. Follow Ani on Facebook and Instagram!
Monique Treder (@happetite_food)
Monique Treder is a mum of two boys, aged 4 and 5 years old, and has another baby on the way, due in July this year! Besides running an active, fun-filled household she also has a business called Happetite Food, which delivers homemade food gifts for all occasions as an alternative to sending flowers.These packages are filled with tasty comfort foods, and each one comes with a personal story about where the recipe came from and why they selected it for this particular package. She is grateful for her amazing team at work and her network of friends around her that make the challenging job of being a mum and career woman a little bit easier. Follow Monique’s business on Instagram and Facebook to find out more!
Reeva Cutting (@cuttingedgedigitalau)
Reeva Cutting is the founder and director of Cutting Edge Digital, a digital marketing agency in Perth which offers a number of services to small and medium businesses across the country, and she is also a wife and mother to her 6-year-old son. She also runs a blog, Proudly South African In Perth, which aims to help smoothen the transition for people migrating to Australia from foreign countries, after noting the difficulties in her own move, from South Africa to England and then Australia in 2013. She is a strong believer in figuring out a routine that works for you and sticking to it, which makes getting things done significantly easier. Follow Reeva on Facebook and Instagram to find out more!
Raylene Barton (@raylenebarton)
Raylene Barton has her own business manufacturing scented candles and flavoured lip balms, is a single mother to a sweet three-year old girl, Ariel, who has Down Syndrome, and also finds time to sell her own retail range through her blog. Her blog, Ariel’s World, covers a wide range of topics from sweet treats to parenting tips. She has been able to shape her career, to fit around her role as a mother to a young child. She emphasizes that it can be important to focus on one role at a time, as well as leaving time for yourself and socializing. Being a career mum makes her feel strong and independent, and she hopes to leave a legacy of sorts for her young daughter. You can check out Raylene on Facebook too!
Sara Keli (@kidmagazineau)
Sara Keli lives in sydney with her husband and two daughters, and runs Kid Magazine, a blog and digital magazine for mums, full-time! She made the career shift from being a HR manager in the finance industry after her first child was born. Her magazine is all about style, great products and parenting advice to make the process of being a mum easier in a judgement-free way. She loves both her roles: being a mother and running her own business, as her job energizes her and allows her to be a better mother due to being able to have a creative outlet to immerse herself in. She relishes in the flexible, adaptable nature of her job so that she can work from anywhere and be there for her daughters 100%! Check out Kid Magazine on Facebook and Instagram!
Stay tuned to find out more from these fantastic career mums, by reading their responses to how they deal with the pressure of juggling family life with a fast-paced career!