We all know that every clever business starts with a clever idea and this particular business is one of those!
As kids, we all loved playing with tents and today our kids are following in our footsteps using bed sheets, blankets and chairs to create their own living room tents. So when Mompreneur Sarah Jagger from Domestic Objects decided to create beautiful teepee play tents for children, she knew that kids from all walks of life were going to love them.
We pinned her down during her busy schedule for a quick fireside Q&A.
How long have you been a Mompreneur?
Just about 2 years now.
Tell us a little about how you got started?
The inspiration for the first play tent came from wanting one for my own children. They love to hide in and under things and a play tent seemed like so much fun. I strive to provide them with tools for imaginative and creative play. I searched for one in a fabric that suited my style and for a size and configuration that would work for my growing children while still fitting into my space.
I didn’t find what I was looking for, and having a little bit of sewing experience, I decided to make one. When friends and family saw it, they encouraged me to make more. I posted some pictures of ours, with some fabric choices. They were all spoken for within a few days and my business Domestic Objects was born.
How do you juggle the role of Mommy & CEO?
Its a delicate balance of coffee and wine.
What is the best thing about being Mompreneur?
The absolute best part is being in charge of my own time.
What was some of the toughest hurdles you faced being a Mompreneur?
(and how did you overcome them?)
One of the toughest hurdles, being a home based business is managing my time between all the roles of being a mom, wife, and business women all at the same time. To manage I end up working late and dealing with customers in different time zones and sleep definitely suffers.
What advice do you have for other Moms out there who are thinking of starting their own business?
The hardest part is is actually starting out. Once you have an idea, if its something you are passionate enough about, chances are other people are other will be too.
Shameless Plug: Why should we buy your product/service?
Domestic Objects play tents are exceptionally well made in designer fabrics. They promote imaginative play and have many years of play value. Read a book, or have a tea party inside, the possibilities for fun are endless.