Fern & Rose meets:

For Mums’ Co-Founder Abbie McKoy

‘I need coffee’: the anthem of the sleep-deprived parent. Abbie McKoy, co-founder of Wellington-based company For Mums, knows the feeling – and her Coolest Little Coupon Book makes it a bit easier to get that caffeine hit. She talks about launching the business, getting back to her day-job and connecting with her family in the USA.

Fern & Rose meets:

Spies Publishing’s Renata Spies

After a fast-paced, jet setting career in the hotel industry, Renata Spies came to New Zealand with her husband and kids for a very different lifestyle. She has no trouble filling the day, though. The founder of Spies Publishing talks about publishing her 12-year-old son Ben’s books, explains why she stepped out of the traditional workforce to be a full-time mum and passes on her Nana’s sage parenting advice.