In this week’s episode, I am joined by the amazing Steph Douglas. Steph owns the highly successful thoughtful gift company dontbuyherflowers.com, and has recently returned to work after having her third child.
How and why she started her business. Learn how Steph started with a blog, and how the main inspiration for this was the anger she felt after giving birth.
How she keeps her marriage healthy and communication levels strong. Hear how she benefitted from pre-baby couple’s therapy and the importance of sharing small events in your daily life with your partner.
Steph’s well-being and self-care routine. Steph shares the transformative effect writing has had on her well-being. We also gain an insight into how Steph went from an unhealthy relationship with food to a healthy and happy one.
Living with a partner who has Cancer. Discover the impact Steph’s husband’s Cancer diagnosis had on her, her husband and their relationship.
Steph can be found at:
An article relating to ‘Emotional Labour’ (as mentioned by Steph) written by Gemma Hartley can be found here: https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/features/a12063822/emotional-labor-gender-equality/
04:08 Steph’s journey to starting her business
09:07 Equality and how we still copy our parents in some ways
15:05 Arguments in couples and why bickering isn’t always a bad thing
17:20 Steph’s experience of pre-baby couples’ therapy
19:06 The benefits of sharing everyday events with your partner
21:30 What Steph would say to someone who’s newly married?
26:44 How Steph looks after her well-being
27:45 Steph’s relationship with food
28:40 Body image and accepting your body
37:10 What Steph is working on personally
40:45 The challenges that Steph’s husbands’ Cancer diagnosis brought
50:30 What’s next for Steph’s business?
55:13 If you could give one gift to all the mums in the world, what would it be and why?