Combining Motherhood With a Career – Can You Really Have Both? Read About One Young Mum’s Experience

(PRWEB) March 31, 2005


Young redundant while on maternity leave has just launched a new business on the web, selling a unique line of jewelry, cufflinks and gifts.

Lisa Anguish, 33 of Newton Longville in Buckinghamshire decided direct action was needed and set up the site with the help of her husband Canton.

Lisa says

? I intended to return to work part time for economic reasons and when this became an option with the company where I worked, I began to think of other ways to earn an income that would allow me to stay home with my daughter as much as possible. Childcare is so expensive these days and it seemed like the perfect way to combine motherhood with a career .??


company name? Calica? from a combination of Canton? s name, his own name and that of their 14-month-old daughter Caitlin, Lisa launched the company at the end of last year.


? s current stock includes a collection of jewelry pendants from surfing and hand-painted wooden bracelets with silver and chic earrings precious stones, and a range of unusual hand-engraved silver jewelry.

Gifts for men include

novelty cufflinks, which are rapidly increasing in popularity. Calica? S ever wider disks includes miniature Aston Martin Tax car enthusiast, cufflinks Whizzkids portable computer, or Guinness cufflinks for fans of Budweiser, links and even a musical thematic range of cufflinks based on popular television programs like only Fools & Horses and Mr Men!

The site also sells picture frames, candlesticks and other gifts and accessories. Lisa and intends to keep the site alive with a constantly updated stock. Lisa adds,? I am constantly reviewing my suppliers and I am always on the lookout for new ideas so I can offer people something different. In addition, if a customer has a specific requirement that they can? T find, I will do my best to source for them. We aim to offer a first class service and we pride ourselves on our attention to detail, excellent friendly service, elegant presentation and fast delivery .??

Lisa confesses that he has not been an easy ride at times. ? There were many times when I seriously thought about quitting all this and return to work. There is no doubt in my mind that there are much easier ways of earning a living -???? My days are completely dedicated to caring for Caitlin so work doesn t usually start after she went to bed and continued in the early hours. It was a steep learning curve – I try to do everything myself to keep costs down, so I had to learn all aspects of running a business quickly. But I can honestly say I loved every minute and wouldn? T change it for the world. In fact I am already planning my next business !??

current range in Connection where you can see Calica? s secure online store or join their mailing list to be kept informed of their latest offers.

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