My parents would work together to talk through complex business issues and always found a way to include my siblings and I in the dialogue. Whether or not I actually added any value at that time, I fell in love with the process of strategic thinking.
Since my mom was an entrepreneur, the seed was planted early to be a creator and a problem solver. I crafted my career knowing I eventually wanted to build something and to make an impact on the world. Our dinnertime conversations were probably a bit different than those in most homes. My parents would work together to talk through complex business issues and always found a way to include my siblings and I in the dialogue. Whether or not I actually added any value at that time, I fell in love with the process of strategic thinking.
The hardest part has been finding balance. Being an entrepreneur takes all of you and then some – so balancing that with a family and their needs has been quite a challenge.
Dive in head first! It’s better to start and then iterate than to suffer from analysis paralysis and never get started.
Dive in head first! There’s never a good time, there’s never a perfect product. Get started and figure it out as you go. It’s better to start and then iterate than to suffer from analysis paralysis and never get started.
When I started the business, I didn’t know if I wanted to raise money at all. I was nervous about investors understanding my overall vision for Daily Harvest, who might ask us to compromise on our quality for lower costs and higher-margins. If someone joined the investment team who didn’t understand the importance and appeal of organic, whole, unrefined foods, that would be a huge challenge. But there came a point when I knew I wouldn’t be able to realize my full vision without raising capital. I found investors who are 100% aligned with what we we’re building and will also add significant value as veterans in the space.
We just expanded into the ice cream (really ice cream!) space with the launch of Sundaes! Additionally, our customers should always keep an eye out for new products – we’re always cooking up something new.
It’s really all about planning ahead for me. I treat my family scheduling similarly to my work scheduling. Everything goes onto one calendar, and I use Sunday nights to plan out the week ahead. I front load child care, meal planning, ordering supplies like diapers so that during the week I can spend my family time on snuggles.
Let’s see…The kids get up around 6am, so we spend at least 30 minutes in bed nursing my little guy and reading a few morning books. Once our toddler gets antsy we move it into the kitchen and I plate and heat the breakfast I prepared the night before for the boys, and make myself a Daily Harvest smoothie with some added collagen peptides protein. As soon as our nanny arrives I get dressed (usually while on a call of some sort). I try to get out the door quickly once I transition from mom to work mode to minimize separation anxiety for the kiddos. Goop Face Oil and my Foreo exfoliator are key parts of my routine, followed by my favorite Alima Pure and Kjer Weis cosmetics. I pop on some clothing and run out the door!
My kids absolutely love our smoothies and overnight oats! They love the colors and flavors and have no idea they are eating veggies and things that are good for them.
I do most of my planning on Sunday nights but also plan ahead each night I pack my bags, pick out my clothes and soak my oats for breakfast.
I’m a huge egg person, so when I have time, I make poached eggs on avocado toast with some make-ahead pickled shallots….and I drink kombucha.
Omega 3s, Vitamin D, pre and probiotics, and Thorne prenatals to support nursing.
Not eating it, or just eating sugar without the other nutrients to keep you sustained until lunch.
A mix of fiber, protein, fat and carbohydrates.
I tried the F Factor diet between kids. It definitely helped me trim the extra pounds. I’m not a big dieter in general. I believe in whole real foods, which is why I liked F Factor, because it was more additive than restrictive.
Use your village!
If you want your kids to love fruits and veggies, start them early and get creative with it so they learn to appreciate them.
You can play all you want, but expect the unexpected.