Is this your full time job? Cookies for Babies is my full time job.
How long have you had your own business? Almost two years.
What made you want to start your own company? Seeing the excitement every time I baked this healthy, simple teething biscuit for my own daughter (that kids and grown-ups love too!), encouraged me to launch Cookies for Babies to be able to share it with everyone.
What's the scariest thing you've had to overcome to achieve your dreams? Leaving the security of my job at Google.
Advice to other parents who want to do something they love for a living? Don't stop following your interests, believes and passions, as they will take you far.
Any stores in Decatur where we can find your cookies? Where else in Atlanta? Our cookies are available at several Whole Foods Markets in Metro Atlanta including Ponce de Leon and Briarcliff. They can also be found at Harry's in Cobb and Alpharetta, and soon at other stores in the Southern region.
We are also available at Hippo Hopp, an organic and adorable place for kids and parents to relax!
We also sell online through various farmers's markets and online retailers like Foodzie.com, Abe's Market.com, Amazon.com, Ecobold.com. And in New York through Choice Greene.
How do you manage parenting and being your own boss? My day starts very early. I try to be as organized as possible and plan most of my day ahead of time. I guess, having only one child makes it more manageable. Cookies for Babies also gives me the flexibility I need (as a Mom and wife), to balance well my work-life commitments.
What do you tell your kids about your work? My daughter loves what I (we) do. She knows that she has been the inspiration for Cookies for Babies. She has also been keen to make important decisions. When we redesigned our Grab N' Go package, her input was critical when we picked the final design. She is proud to know about it. She also gives a hand on the business and she loves it!
Anything else you want to share? After I became a mom, I understood the sacrifices moms have to make to raise little ones. I also quickly realized that as moms wouldn't stop sacrificing everything for our little ones.
Where can we find out more? http://www.cookiesforbabies.com/