According to research conducted by the Working Mothers Expo, almost half of working moms struggle to cope with the demands on their time. We know how difficult it is to do it all and have it all — and we’re here to tell you that you don’t have to! There are some amazing companies out there ready to help make your life easier.
Here are 6 of our favourite businesses that working moms NEED to know about
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1. Old School Cool
If you’re a working mom then you know how difficult it is to coordinate getting everyone to school and work on time — never mind ferrying kids between school, after-school activities and home. It’s a huge source of stress for a lot of families.
Old School Cool is here to help! The Gauteng-based company offers families child transportation (through Cool Kids’ Cabs) and au pair services (through Cool Carers). Cool Kids’ Cabs is completely dedicated to your child’s safety and they use all the latest technology (think on-board cameras and real-time trackers) to make sure a trip in a one of their cars is probably even safer than driving with you! And if you need a screened and evaluated tutor, nanny or au pair, they’ve also got you covered.
Go to oldschoolcool.co.za for a full list of services.
2. Recruit My Mom
More moms are leaving their full-time jobs and choosing the flexibility that goes with part-time jobs or freelance work. If you’d like to have the opportunity to work from home and choose the jobs that suit your lifestyle, you have to check out Recruit My Mom. It’s basically an online recruiting agency that matches companies and positions with skilled candidates (that’s you moms!) looking for flexible, part-time and virtual work.
Visit recruitmymom.co.za to find out more.
3. Women Hands On
We’ve all been there: you have a baby shower/your mom’s 65th birthday/a kid’s party to organise and you just do not have the time to do it justice.
Enter Women Hands On — a Joburg-based business that is dedicated to helping busy moms with the tasks they can’t always do themselves. Whether you need them to take control of an entire event (from cooking, serving food to cleaning up afterwards) or you just need a babysitter for a few hours, Women Hands On is a working mom’s best friend.
Visit womenhandson.co.za to find out just how much the friendly staff can help you.
4. The Munching Mongoose
Want to feed your kids fresh, organic food but don’t even have the time to get to the shops? If you live in Joburg, The Munching Mongoose will deliver you a selection of healthy, locally grown fruit and vegetables, farm fresh milk, free range eggs, gourmet South African cheese and crispy crusted artisan bread right to your door every week!
Go to munchingmongoose.co.za and get ready to have one less thing to worry about.
As working moms, we know that time is precious. If someone comes along offering to take over some of the admin that you have to sort out every month, always say yes!
eDomestix is here to make sure that employing people to help you run your household is as easy as possible. The company takes care of all sorts of things, including contracts, UIF registration, legal support, leave records and payslips, leaving very little for you to do except to pick up the phone!
Find out more about their services at edomestix.co.za.
6. Fit Chef
If you find yourself consisting on a diet of coffee instead of breakfast, a canteen muffin (eaten at your desk) for lunch and takeaway pizza for dinner, well, join the working moms’ club.
Luckily Fit Chef has made it their job to put your healthy eating habits first. Sign up and they’ll send you ready-made meals, smoothies and snacks that are made with natural ingredients and developed with your health in mind. We love that the menu options are infinitely customisable — you can order anything from a single meal or smoothies for a 2 weeks to a month of meals.
You definitely need to visit the fitchef.co.za and see which options will work for you.
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