First up in our mamaME meets series is Amy, owner of I Can Cards®. We discovered I Can Cards® and Amy via Instagram - we loved the concept.. and Amy's Insta stories, so we couldn't wait to find out a bit more about the mama and the brand!
Hi Amy! Tell us a bit about yourself:
I'm a 33 year old Welsh woman, that is single mum of 2 boys, that are a bit like two little dogs, always on the go and need to be taken out for a walk, but luckily I'm the same. I am Director of a Social Enterprise called Single Parents Wellbeing, and owner of I Can Cards ®
How do you find juggling mama hood and running your own business?
I find it tough at times to manage all of my work requirements, and find I say 'just a minute' a lot to my children. I also find switching off tough, as your business merges a lot into your life. But I have a set routine and it means that I get most of the days to have the craic with my children, which I am eternally grateful for. Still finding my way and learning alot about this whole Mama Business Movement.
What inspired you to set up I Can Cards®?
My inspiration behind I Can Cards® was feeling alone and having experienced many of these subjects myself. I'm a natural pessimist so I need the daily positive reminder, and the first box created was the single parent's box to support parents who attend the workshops we do, and it developed from there.
What do you enjoy most about running your own business?
The thing I enjoy the most is when a customer completely 'gets' the cards and even hearing some of the explanations behind their 'favourite' card. I feel really connected to my customers and I have been through what hey have.
Where can people find the ‘I Can’ cards and how can they find out more about you/them?
The website www.icancards.co.uk, on Facebook and Instagram @icancards
I do daily insta stories where I read an affirmation card and explain about the meaning behind it for me. Usually with very bad morning hair!