Happy Mom bringing up Happy Child

Happy Mom bringing up Happy Child 快樂媽媽帶出快樂孩子

If you think a 30 week pregnant mom who also needs to take care of a toddler is tough, wait til you meet Ekta who’s all that plus raising funds for her venture, MUMZ – Tinder for Mom apps. This super mom found MUMZ, a “Social Enterprise” that endeavours to be that virtual village that takes to raise a child. Helping mothers to able to find, meet and connect with other mothers in a mobile app based on location, common interests, children’s age and favourite times to meet.

如果你覺得30週懷孕還要照顧一個幼兒的媽媽是很困難,待你認識了Ekta。她不單止將誔下家中第二名寶寶,同一時間也在籌款去推出她第三個寶貝:MUMZ – Tinder for Mom這一個apps。MUMZ是一個“社會企業”,致力於成為養育孩子的虛擬村莊。在應用程式中可透過孩子年齡去尋找共同興趣,並幫助媽媽在這平台上互相交流與聯繫。

1. What inspired you to start your business?

是什麼驅使你創業?

“Dream Big”!

Growing up, I perpetually heard these two words from my father, so much so, that the emotion is still strongly etched in my mind.

From working full time to living an expat life in Hong Kong; having my first child, away from family support, brought back warm fuzzy memories of my own childhood. Evenings filled with family gatherings and fun games played alongside my cousins are nostalgic conversations we have every year we meet. Realising my son was missing all this, I knew something had to be done. The seeds sown soon started growing towards developing my venture MUMZ.

就是遠大夢想!在我成長過程中常常聽到父親的這句話,永遠深深銘記在我腦海中。

從全職工作來到在香港過著外國人的生活;直至我的第一個孩子,沒有家人的支持下,帶回想起我童年時溫暖又模糊記憶。每年我和親友們相聚總是很懷念。但當我想到兒子會失去了這些歡樂時光,我知道必須要做一點事情。就是要播種我的事業,發展我的生意MUMZ。

2. Was there any breakthrough in between your motherhood and your business life?

當母親和當老闆之間有沒有什麼突破?

When I started meeting mothers through events and activities via our Facebook Community Meet Mumz (which is 400+ members strong & growing), I realised we are more or less travelling in the same boat irrespective of our backgrounds, beliefs, thought process.. Ultimately each of us is concerned about the well-being of our kids and somewhere down the line, we do tend to forget about ourselves!! The zeal to build a community of mothers, a support network, led me to create MUMZ!

起初開始是透過Facebook平台Meet Mumz(400多名成員強大且不斷增長)舉辦活動與媽媽們聚會。無論我們有不同的背景,信仰和思維,我們都是坐在同一條船擁有共同理想。最終每個媽媽都是關心自己孩子的幸福和將來。我們確信自己,熱衷於建立母親社區,支持網絡平台,促使我創做了MUMZ!

3. How to balance between family and business?

怎樣同時兼顧家庭和工作?

Its like balancing a laptop with one hand and a tugging toddler with another, all the while standing on one leg!! One side does bend sometimes.. but to avoid falling, you need to maintain your balance.. Its never easy, but it can be done!

My 3P’s Mantra: Planning, Prioritising & Personal development.

With these three becoming the core of my being.. I believe I end up ticking things off my list more efficiently and still have time to enjoy life!

我們的工作和家庭需要找個平衡。當你單腳站立集中在一條腿上,有時候一邊會彎曲倒下。為了避免摔倒,你需要保持平衡。雖然並不容易,但它仍可以做到!

我的3P格言:規劃,優先排序和個人發展。

隨著這3P成為我的核心…我相信最終會更有效地工作,仍然有時間享受生活!

4. How would you like your child(ren) see your business?

你希望你的孩子怎樣看待你的生意?

More than my business, I hope my children can learn the subtle learnings from it:

Let go of Inertia.It’s always challenging to do something new. If you believe in it and see value in it, TRY IT.

There shall always be ups and down in business. So in Life. Let the “UP” make you reach higher.. Let the “DOWN” make you bounce back with a better plan !

Personal Growth, Business, Family, Money – it is all very Important. So is Balance.

Do Good. Good will come back to you!

不僅僅是我的事業,我希望我的孩子們可以從中學到一些微妙的知識:

a.放開慣性。接受新事物總是很有挑戰性。如果你相信它並看到它的價值,那就試試吧。

b.業務總會有起伏不定。在生活中。從「高潮」讓你達到更高峰……從「低谷」讓你周詳計劃靜待更好反彈時機!

c.個人成長,商業,家庭,金錢 – 這一切都非常重要。平衡也是如此。

d. 做好一切,好事會自然來

5. How does it help your business when you are a mother?

作為一位母親,在創業過程中有沒有幫助?

MUMZ is a social enterprise with the focus on building a community of mothers.

Being a mother, I understand the nuances of every day life. The ideas behind MUMZ are driven by real life challenges faced by mothers. We have bigger plans for the year and currently our focus is to help moms solve these issues, through a platform that offers events, talks, seminars or casual networking opportunities.

MUMZ是一家社會企業,專注於建立母親的社區。

作為一個媽媽,我明白每天的生活細節差別。

MUMZ背後真正意義是驅使作為母親要面對現實生活中所遇到挑戰。我們將會有更龐大的計劃,而目前我們主要是透過提供活動,講座,研討會交流機會,籍平台幫助媽媽解決這些問題

6. Life as a mom is hectic enough, adding a business in the picture makes it even better, so how do you relax?

當媽媽已經很辛苦,再加上把你自己的生意當然是苦上加苦。你是怎樣舒減壓力?

Two ways: In Silo : A view with a cuppa tea,

in the park, playing with my family

兩種方式:一是寫意地歎杯茶,

其次是和家人到公園耍樂。

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