Karen is a mom to two busy children and the owner of Paper Fancy, an online gift and paper boutique.
How many children do you have? I have two children, ages 9 and 12. (I almost have a teen! yikes!)
How did you come up with the idea for your company? After having my son in 2002, I couldn’t find a simple but fun birth announcement so I came up with my own line, karen cole paper. I sold to stationery stores nationwide until last year when I decided to ‘go retail’ and open an online boutique.
How do you get your family to eat healthy food and/or exercise? I don’t buy junk/processed food; we eat only organic foods if available. If I do purchase cookies, I get those without high fructose corn syrup. I’m hoping that by growing up without a lot of junk food, my children will continue those habits into adulthood.
How do you recharge your batteries? I try to work out at our gym at least three days a week to stay in shape. I also have girl time when I meet a friend or two for coffee or lunch. My husband and I have dates whenever we can when we go to dinner without our children.