I always knew I wanted to go back to work after having children but still wanted to be a part of my girls life. Part time work does not exist in Dubai and I didn't want to go back to management/ corporate working hours and never see my girls so starting my own business was the only option.
Hi, my name is Hannah, and here is the personal stuff: British born, 36, married in 2016 with identical twins girls: Isabelle and Lilyanne, born in 2017. I have lived in Dubai for 9 years and when we got pregnant moved to the suburbs and started villa life! We have no family here to help but I have an amazing nanny and supportive husband which is really the only way this business could have happened.
My professional background is in Marketing, in the fashion and retail sector. I graduated from my marketing degree in Newcastle in 2008 (too many years ago!) worked in the UK, South Africa and Dubai.
When it came to returning to work after the birth of my girls my role at work had changed and I took the decision to leave and focus all my extra time on my blog: Mode Devoted, which I have had since 2010 (I have now rebranded as my own clothes label) While I got enjoyment from this after a year, my girls are now one, I decided I needed more so after more than 6 months of planning Mumz & Munchkinz was born in October 2018.
In a nutshell, the launch of Mumz and Munchkinz was 100% organic and derived by my own needs - it solved a lot of issues and gaps in the market I faced and identified as a mum. The result is now a website full of chic beautiful products and services for busy modern-day mumz!