My name's Siouxsie – mother of two and co-founder of Elephantine Me.
For me, having a kid meant getting used to a lot of new things. Not just taking care of a baby, but new toys, gizmos and gadgets that you’ve never used before. Becoming a parent is like being abducted by aliens… everything is pretty weird and unfamiliar. You also have to learn how to do everything with one hand... easier said than done!
I had always thought that I would try and work from home more after having kids, and maternity leave after the little guy was born gave me a lot of time to come up with ideas. On the rare occasion that I would be able to leave the house, I always found myself battling with nappy bags...
Who wants to hang a bag over their arm when they’ve got a baby to carry? Who wants to dig around at the bottom of a bag to find a dummy? And who likes trying to scrub stains out of the fancy lining because no one thought to make it waterproof?
After a lot of encouragement from friends and family and a few glasses of Pinot, I decided to take the plunge into becoming a mumpreneur and Elephantine Me was born.