Day in the life of … Lola Gonzalez

I wish I could say I am a morning person, but I am not… I prefer staying up working late at night than getting up early in the morning, so I snuggle up in bed feeding my six-month-old baby Sophia waiting for my three-year-old Bella to come upstairs and “wake us up”. This is never after 7:45 (sigh!).

If today is a nursery morning for Bella, i.e. Tuesday or Thursday, I need to get both girls and myself ready and leave the house before 9.  After leaving her settled and happy, I go back home and get on with some work. Ideally, I would spend all morning working on Nectarina, my online store where I sell gorgeous children’s wear, shoes and accessories from Spain. However, there is also housework to do, lunch to cook and looking after baby Sophia, so some days I only get to answer a few emails, pack a few orders or going to the Post Office to post parcels. Combining housework with looking after the girls and running my own business is not an easy task, and some days I feel very frustrated when I can’t work on the website as much as I would like to. But I feel blessed that I could give up work after having Bella and stay at home looking after her and then Sophia.  Dressing Bella with the beautiful dresses and shoes that I got from Spain when she was a baby gave me the inspiration to create Nectarina.  All my friends always commented on how pretty she looked and how difficult it was to find traditional girls clothes in the UK, so I identified a gap in the market.

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