Hello, I’m Julie and I’m a Senior Customer Service Executive at Mum & You.
Luckily for me I spend my time at work talking to our lovely customers and (hopefully) answer any questions that come in about our products and services or general mummy life.
I am also a mum to twin girls who are almost 4 years old – eek! how did that happen? Big school in September!
I began working at Mum & You over a year ago as ultimately, I wanted to re-join the workforce after a long career in IT and following 2½ years with the little ones. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely loved the time I had at home with the girls but the side of my brain that didn’t think about nappy changes, mealtimes, soft play and Mr Tumble wanted more! So, I set my internal search criteria to include flexible working, understanding bosses and a place where background noise was encouraged (happy children) and not frowned upon. Surely this was unlikely to exist unless I signed up to live in a commune but luckily, I joined Mum & You and I absolutely love the culture that has organically grown with like-minded mums and dads.
The products we offer are fabulous too! My girls use enough Face the Day stick to literally attach themselves to the wall unless I intercept their eagerness of application but it’s all good fun. I just wish that I had come across the nappies and biodegradable wipes earlier when we were in the thick of it as I certainly tried everything available hoping to get a perfect fit, leak-free experience x 2!
Anyway, that’s enough about me! I just wanted to say that being a mum and being able to help other mums is very important to me and so working for a company who makes this central to everything they do aligns very nicely to the new me. And, I confirm that the other side of my brain still works!
Well done you, it can be scary going back to the workplace! I have been a stay at home mum for just over a year and I love it but definitely have days where I feel like I lost almost as much of me as I gained and it nice to hear from someone else who had similar feelings about the “other side” of their brain. Hopefully I will find myself something similar but in the meantime I am crawling around the floor chasing monkeys and enjoying being in the thick of it (also, happy to report that thanks to M&Y nappies I have far more clothes for a memory bear and handing on to friends than I did with any of my 3 other children – they are the only nappies I never experienced any full on explosions with, and to this day are the only ones my baby boy has never got nappy rash in!).