1. Please introduce yourself: Name, what do you do & how many children you have.

Maya Gura, I am a co-founder and CEO of Missbeez, a platform that empowers a women to women community, and offers beauty services delivered to your doorstep 24/7. I have two children (Daniel 5 and Ella 9).

  1. How do you manage to juggle work and life balance as a mother?

It’s a work in progress, but I never considered my being a mother to stop me from doing the things I want to do. We have some help at home and my partner and I share responsibilities. I believe Missbeez was created for working women like myself with hectic schedules that allow us to have enough time for ourselves and still have time for things that really matter. Using Missbeez, releases 1-2 hours of my schedule, to have ice cream together with my family, to have one on one time with the kids, maybe coloring a paint book together, or cooking dinner together.

  1. What top tips would you give to any working mum?

  1. Have expectations setting conversation with your relatives in your environment, especially during the stressful times.

  2. Never be the first one to give up the things that are important to you. It should be mutual and if you always give up, you’ll become resentful and frustrated.

  3. Manage your time well – if you don’t have to, don’t waste your time on errands that you can give up on or someone else can do them.

 

 

  1. What do you love most about London?  Do you have a favourite spot with your children?

I love the art and endless amount of exhibitions for families, the architecture of the city and the green parks. The London Children’s Museum is amazing!

  1. How do you define quality ‘me-time’?

After a hectic day, i like some quite, so typically I’d choose to listen to music, watch a movie, read a book or just have a massage at home with Missbeez. There’s something very relaxing when you have a massage at home in the evening, and you crawl to bed right after, and go to sleep.

  1. What is your favourite & least favourite thing about parenthood?

My favorite thing is when my boy hugs me and cuddles in the morning. These are the moments that make me so happy.

The least favorite is when they are ill. I always feel guilty if I need to suddenly cancel my commitments or the opposite – if I can’t stay long enough with my kids when they are sick.

  1. Tell us something people don’t know about you.

I really feel uncomfortable with little babies and much better with grown-up kids (5+).

  1. Given we are all about embracing Motherhood, what advice would you give a first time Mum?

I think raising a baby doesn’t always come naturally to all of us. If you feel stressed, create a structure around the sleeping and feeding routines and try to enjoy it. You can read books on how to create a good routine for your baby and that will enable you to gain back control over your life. Keep in mind – you are her mother, so you DO know better and will have to teach her how to sleep, eat, and manage emotional stress. She looks up to you. Show her a good example, as your smile, serenity, and happiness is the best example you can give.

  1. I’m a mum and……

    And I am guilt free!

10. Finally, what do you love most about Kensington Mums?

I love the community and the feeling that we are in this together. The sharing of experiences and ideas helps me to feel better and become a more creative mum