Meet lovely Elise who is mama to 10 month old daughter, Stella and also makes the most decadent donuts in Jo’burg, so this mama knows all about juggling it all.
What inspired you to start Dope Donuts?
I was constantly made aware of these amazing looking donuts available in other countries besides our own. So, I decided to take matters into my own hands and create my own, homemade donuts which were available online.
What’s your work schedule?
Do you have any family rituals?
My husband and I bath Stella together and get her ready for bed. We also walk our dogs on the weekend.
What do you enjoy most about your current set up?
I am so incredibly lucky to have my own business as this allows me to spend most of my day with Stella. Even when i’m working I can pop past Stella for a huge ‘smooch kiss’.
Because I work from home and know that my daughter is only a step away, I find it hard to switch off from being a mom… It’s like having to be available for everybody, all the time.
Yes I do. I like to go for a manicure and pedicure once in a while to treat myself. Although, I occasionally bring Stella with and sit her on my lap. It only take a couple of minutes until she is whisked off though by one of the ladies that works there.
I would advice working moms to not put too much pressure on themselves. I want to be a great mom, first and foremost. That is what matters the most to me most. Yes, I run my own business and I love to see it succeed. but with the right help, I can get the balance right. The key is to not try and do everything yourself. Pride can be a terribly hard thing to pursue.