Alret van der Walt - Mookie (Baby Goodies)

Alret is the kindest, sweetest person I know. And her gorgeous little boys are simply adorable. Her creativeness blows my mind and I love seeing the fruits of her labour. 

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  • Tell me a bit about yourself

I am a creative by nature. As a young girl I spent the holidays revamping my room and creating new ideas. I studied Graphic Design and Video Production and worked in the film industry. When we started a family I couldn’t work the long crazy hours of the film industry so I started working from home doing Graphic Design and editing. Today I am a mom of 2 boys. 

  • Where did your business idea come from

When my second son was born at the beginning of 2017 I was constantly looking for décor ideas and new trends. I started making things for my baby room and my newborn. A few people asked me where did I buy it from and realize that there is a need for more creative but yet affordable baby accessories.                                                                                                                                                             Because I am a designer I couldn’t sell anything without                                                                                      a quirky logo, so Mookie was born.

  • How do you juggle mom life and your business

By the grace of God. I found that the more things you have to do the greater your capacity becomes. What also helps me is to have a routine. Then, a lot happens at night when the kids are asleep.

  • What do you do to relax? 

I create

  • If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? 

Italy; I would love to see the countryside and sit at a cobblestone street café drinking Champagne

  • What advice would you give to other moms wanting to venture out on a business idea / opportunity 

Don’t let fear of failure stop you. You will never know if your idea will be a success if you don’t take a risk and try it.

  • What is your best “mom moment”

When my eldest boy is doing something funny and my youngest is laughing out loud.

  • Where can people follow you/social media accounts?

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/mookiebabygoodies/ 

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mookie_babygoodies/