Sandy Bastien is a wife, mom of five, and entrepreneur. She became a stay-at-home mom after having her second child. Since then she has been committed to self-development and supporting aspiring stay-at-home moms on becoming their best, personally and professionally. Sandy also created the BabaLID, a baby bottle with an attachable lid!
Gugu Guru: How and why did you start your company?
Sandy Bastien: As a busy mom of five children, wife, and business owner, I hated traveling with my baby’s bottle that was missing its lid. I needed a bottle that supported my life as a woman balancing home life and work life without having to spend more time and money. I needed a bottle that gave me more time to enjoy and be present in the moment. I couldn’t find it so I created it.
GG: How do you balance work and family?
SB: I focus more on priority than balance. Some days things in my family are urgent and as a result, my business activities will get less of my attention. Then there are days when my business concerns are pressing and as such my family gets less of my attention. Being aware of that is where the balance really happens. Real balance is knowing that you can’t always give your 100% attention to your business and family at the same time. Give yourself grace, knowing that you are always doing your best wherever your attention is pulled, is what’s most important for maintaining balance.
GG: What’s the best part of being a “mompreneur” and running your own business?
SB: The ability to spend as much time with my family is the absolute best. It’s not always the easiest but I love being available for my children.
GG: What is your top baby product must-have?
SB: FridaBaby Nosefrida and Filters