Chit ChatMomPrenuersMompreneur Interview: Lisa Cratty from Teagan and Mack

Mompreneur Interview: Lisa Cratty from Teagan and Mack

Mompreneur Name: Lisa Cratty
Company: Teagan and Mack
Website: www.teaganandmack.com

Please tell us about Teagan and Mack.

Teagan and Mack is an eco-friendly baby clothing and accessories line.  All of our products are 100% certified organic cotton.  We also have a strong give-back component to the company where we support moms both locally and internationally in our Recycling Program and Sisterhood Program. It’s a personal passion of mine to support women in need.  When I was creating my company it was a critical piece that I wanted to incorporate.

What did you do before
Teagan and Mack was created?
I was in technology for 15 years!  I was really tired of the corporate lifestyle and was looking to do something that was more meaningful and fulfilling to me. My husband and I planned for two years and were finally able to quit our jobs and move to a great community where we started a whole new life with our kids.  It was exhilarating.

What has been some of your greatest successes?
Carving out a new life for myself and my family, being able to do what I love while spending more time with my kids.

What has been some of your greatest challenges?
Giving up a corporate paycheck!  🙂  In all seriousness, being a solo entrepreneur is tough, you are constantly trying to balance work and life because you’re handling all aspects of the business.  Finding a partner was the best decision I made to propel myself forward and find more balance.
How do you manage your daily schedule of being a MomPrenuer and a mom?
This is always a challenge.  In order to do this well I need to be organized.  This often means that everything needs to get scheduled – if it’s not on the calendar it doesn’t get done!  My calendar is full of appts for work, but also family time.  If you don’t make an effort to set that special time aside it can get overlooked and then life gets out of whack.

For moms, “Me time” is hard to come by.. what do you do during your “Me time”?

What’s “Me time”?   Just kidding…sort of….  I try to set aside time here and there that’s just for me.  Sometime’s I’ll leave the house (the only way to get true “Me time”) and go somewhere for a coffee and read a book.  My favorite thing to do at home is sit out on my balcony with a glass of wine and just “chill”.
“Me time” is critical and yet it’s always the thing that gets put on the shelf for another day – you just reminded me to dust it off and do something for myself again!!
What’s next for Teagan and Mack? Any big plans for 2011 or 2012? Any chance we could get some “sneak peek” info or images?
There are big plans for Teagan and Mack – most likely around the fall of this year.  We’re going to add some really cute printed T’s and launch some fun contests – details that I can’t share yet 🙂 but stay tuned…

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