Sarah (27), her husband Julius (31), Mathilda (3), Magnus (almost 2), and books, books everywhere: We are in the Librileo office, a start-up for children’s books. It’s already the second business Sarah and Julius have launched, and along the way the couple has learned a lot about the art of balancing family and career. It’s still difficult to be parents and at the same time nurture a business, but one of the secrets seems to be “positive smiling energy”.
Sneakers from Converse (Mirapodo), sunglasses from Oliver Peoples, extra large designer coat from Qui, and a black and white envy provoker (bag from lala Berlin) on her arm – Stefanie was sporting the Berlin-Mitte look in its most casual form when we met her during her lunch break.
Kids don’t have any problem with moms who have a career, say Silke and Monika. On the contrary: Their own sons have turned into strong men who are not afraid of women, they claim. The two power moms have been working together for 15 years, staging the annual fairy tale festival Berliner Märchentage. Here they talk about juggling family and career and reveal the wisdoms in fairy tales.