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Karen Bullard

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.

What’s your favorite parenting tip?  My mom has always said to enjoy my children now because once they’re grown up you’ll miss even the hard times.

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.  

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