Our daughter Amelie loves to play store. She lines up her toys, thinks up prices and then sells them to us with the help of her younger brother. She’s gotten pretty good at the display, though she can be a little pushy in making the sale.
She knows this game well, because since she was a baby she watched her mama do the same. Saskia found out she was pregnant at the start of our first holiday market at Columbus Circle nine years ago. We took our baby girl with us to a market on her first Mother’s Day and have nearly every Mother’s Day since. Both our kids watched as we ran the company from the hallway of our apartment, knowing not to open the drawers full of beautiful beads. They got excited when the business moved out and the beading hallway transformed into a play loft just for them. Now they still love to come down to the studio where mama makes her jewelry.
Being a mom takes all you have. Being a boss takes nearly as much. Like so many hard working moms, Saskia takes on both roles with a care and thoughtfulness that have allowed both family and work to thrive. When I ask her how she does it, she always tells me the keys are patience and organization. Good takeaways for anyone living a hectic life.
This weekend we celebrate moms in all walks of life, whether running a business, running a home or anywhere in between. They are the glue that keeps it all together and the ones we quite literally couldn’t live without. In their honor, we've created a special collection to help you celebrate the ones in your life. Don't forget to call your mom this Sunday to say thank you for all you do.