I am delighted to welcome Kari Sherman, Co-founder and Managing Director of Tom Pom Organic to the Single Mums Business Network. Kari’s range looks simply mouth watering and I am very excited to be able to support her by helping to raise awareness of her biz.
Here’s what Kari says;
Hello! I am Kari, a single mum of two boys aged 14 and 18. I am an American that has happily been here over 22 years; the UK is where I feel at home – I love it. My ex who I co-parent with is Spanish, so my boys are lucky to have 3 passports! My youngest, Tommy, had severe food allergies when he was born, and all the baby food available from the shops looked nasty and often contained something he could not have. The nights cooking in tears as I navigated his food allergies, lack of sleep along with my energetic 4 year old at the time with really no other support or family was hard. Really hard. Things have changed, and though I have a new partner, he lives near Chichester, and we want to raise our kids near their other parent and friends instead of merging families. He has encouraged me to follow my dream and start Tom Pom Organic baby food which was founded in 2018 as a weaning solution for parents who value nutritional transparency and want something closer to home-made meals. We manufacture our products as quality and minimal processing is essential to maintaining those gorgeous natural flavours and colours from quality ingredients. I also love to blog about being an eco-family (always with an economical eye), an allergy family and of course weaning tips and family recipes. Outside of work, I love Pilates, walking in the woodlands, basketball (I am 6ft tall), and anything food, property and travel related. I am looking forward to meeting other hard working single mums, hearing their stories, supporting each other and hopefully having some fun too!
You can visit Kari’s website here: https://www.tompomorganic.com/products/
her Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/tompomorganic
and her Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/tompomorganic/
I have no doubt about the calibre of single mums in the UK, and the SMBN is proud to showcase so many capable, smart and intelligent women who are working hard to create and sustain businesses to enable them to sustain primary caring responsibilities at the same time. The SMBN is not anti Single Dads – please see the website’s front page for male only networks for dads!
Welcome Kari to the Single Mums Business Network! and thank you for helping us educate public perception and dispel misconceptions and stereotyping about UK single mums. We appreciate you.
It is always lovely to welcome a new member or new friend to the SMBN, but it’s something extra special when a member has a break then re-joins, or renews their membership. It’s a real pleasure to extend a warm second welcome to Carol McIntyre, after her confirmation of renewal of being part of what we are so proud to be. A force for good.
So, for those of you who don’t know about Carol or Exec Pro VA – here’s a little snippet:
It’s out! Single Mums Business Magazine – Summer Edition 2022
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With gratitude to 2022 SMBN Awards Prize Sponsor – Something Wicked! Luxury High End Leather and Vegan Leather Lingerie… £250 voucher..
I am very grateful to our friends at Something Wicked, @wearewickeduk for being so generous as to offer a £250 voucher to one of our award winners this year! It is such a special night to treat the ladies who rarely come first, and we appreciate all the help we can get to make that happen!
Aaaaand, we’re off!
The SMBN Single Mums Business Network 2022 Awards are officially OPEN for entries! Read more…
I say step-up, and not help, because they should have stepped up a long time ago. I have always said that the cost of living outweighs inflation and that we have, for our entire lives, trusted that our tax is used for the right reasons, but it has been like observing a solicitor who has been given a trust fund live a very comfortable life on it and giving the beneficiary peanuts instead of the intended income….
So, today, the Chancellor, as a result of outcry and pressure, sadly not through genuine understanding, has announced the following:
I am delighted to welcome Michelle Forster, Founder of Tricord Solutions HR, to the Single Mums Business Network. Here is what Michelle says:
Categories this year are:
Campaigner of the Year
Acing Adversity Award
Excellence in Customer Care
Employer of the Year
SMBN Champion of the Year
Best Corporate Responsibility
Best Innovation Award
Best Business Marketing
I am delighted to officially welcome Charlotte to the SMBN as a ‘Friend’, being a friend of the SMBN means that you benefit from the exposure on-line and in print whilst supporting our quest to make work work as single parents. We appreciate every friend of the SMBN as, with their actions, they demonstrate they support our work and mission, whilst enabling us to support theirs. Here is a little about Charlotte:
Single Mums Business Magazine – Spring Edition 2022 Out Now!
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