Tell us your name and a bit about your family? When did you become a Mum and to whom?
Jeraldine Curran, married mother of three boys. I became a mum for the first time on 7th September 1995, when my beautiful 1st son Shaun was born, after a 3 hour labour.
What’s your business called?
The Food Nutritionist
Can you describe it in one sentence?
Improving health and wellbeing through food and lifestyle choices
When did you become a Mumpreneur and what inspired you?
I first became a mumpreneur in 2003 when I became a fitness instructor and ran a company called crèche and burn. Everything changed in 2005 when my youngest son Michael went into anaphylactic shock at four years old. Read my story here: https://thefoodnutritionist.co.uk/my-story/
How did you fund your start up?
My husband has supported me in everything that I’ve done. Including financially
How do you manage working around your children?
I have always worked around my children and along with being a fitness instructor I also worked for a company called Press Index, again working around my children so I could be at home with them.
Can you describe a typical day, what tasks do you have to get done, how do you manage your time?
A typical day is getting my children breakfast before school and making lunches, then off to the clinic to see clients, or running cookery demonstrations, talks on nutrition or filming – no day is the same.
Even at the weekends I can sometimes be working, but I always find the time to feed my family well
What challenges have you faced in your business and how have you overcome them?
The main challenges are to help my children with their homework, while studying for my own my MSc qualification at the same time as building my business. I’m often up at 5am to get ahead with my workload before I get my boys up for school. I’m currently learning how to update my website.
What’s the best thing about being Mumpreneur?
The best thing about being a mumpreneur is that I was able to stay at home and bring my children up while still having an income.
What are your plans for the future?
I have big plans for the future. I’m keen to do more filming, run retreats, see clients – I’m really excited about the future. This is my latest retreat: https://thefoodnutritionist.co.uk/retreat-local-luxury/
What advice would you give for someone just starting out in business?
My advice would be to do what you love, when you wake up first thing in the morning you should leap out of bed and look forward to the day. If you don’t feel this way, then make plans to change – you’ve got to do what you love.
Is there anything else you’d like to tell us?
When you find something that you love doing don’t give up, keep going, you will get there in the end. Have a goal and a plan then focus until you achieve it.