YYC #MOMBOSS FEATURE: MY MILA
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY.
My name is Tennille and I am the mom of 2 boys, Damian 9yrs old and Xavier 4 yrs old. I’ve been married to my crazy supportive husband for almost 6 yrs now and couldn’t be running this gig without him. I love to stay in with my boys, eat popcorn and watch way too much Netflix.
WHAT IS YOUR BUSINESS AND WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR BUSINESS?
My Mila is a Canadian children’s fashion brand. All pieces are designed by me and made in Calgary, AB. I created My Mila as a way to express my creative side, and bring in a little extra cash while on maternity leave. What started out as a hobby quickly grew into a full time business. I am inspired by our simple life, and being able to dress my boys without much thought.
WHAT IS YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT WITH YOUR BUSINESS?
So far being featured in British Vogue has been a huge achievement. I’ve had a celebrity purchase from me without solicitation, which was a great ego boost.
HOW DO YOU STAY MOTIVATED AND INSPIRED?
I certainly have my ups and downs. My husband is always encouraging me to keep going when I have thoughts of doubt. My customers are a huge motivator and I always want to keep going for them.
HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN A WORK-LIFE BALANCE?
I do my best to schedule work time when my boys are either sleeping or at school. I have an assistant to come work during daytime hours to help in the studio. She’s been a lifesaver!
WHAT IS YOUR PROUDEST MOM MOMENT?
I can’t choose just one moment. I wake up everyday and am so proud to be a mom to my boys. There is always room to grow and be better at this parenting thing, but I’m proud of the boys I’ve raised so far and can’t wait to see what kind of men they become.
WHAT IS YOUR BEST PARENTING ADVICE?
Do what’s best for your family. Parenting is so hard, and nobody is perfect. At the end of the day, if our children are happy and healthy that’s what matters most.
WHERE CAN YOU BE REACHED?
Phone Number: 403-542-7665
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