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Spotlight on the Brand - Leanne and Candice @ My Busy Bots

Fun, engaging activity packs to keep busy hands and curious minds entertained.

 

Who's behind the brand?

Hello! We are Candice and Leanne, friends and the founders of My Busy Bots. We are both busy mums and wives, juggling everyday life, while running after two little rascals each!

My Busy Bots began when Leanne (who has been a Maths teacher for over twelve years) decided to design some activities to help her three year old son, who was struggling with his fine motor skills. He became utterly captivated by the games, which used everyday items - things that were not typical toys. Candice (who has been a designer in the advertising industry for over fifteen years), saw them, loved them and convinced Leanne to team up with her to launch the business… And here we are! (Candice is ridiculously persuasive!
We have both always wanted to have our own businesses, as we want our work to be flexible and fit in with our lives and allow us to be with our kids! We are both passionate about what we create and bursting with new ideas (which we know we will get to when we have a little more time!).
 
What do we love about My Busy Bots?
 
We first came across My Busy Bots on instagram. A post by Mum of Boys and Mabel that was so positive and persuasive it crashed the My Busy Bots website – so we knew we had to add them to our collection!
 
I have two young boys and I am always on the lookout for new activities to entertain them, especially ones that I can throw in my bag and take with us on our adventures.
 
My Busy Bots are not only fun, helping little ones to discover new topics but they also help develop essential abilities like fine motor skills and visual perception.
 
They are a brilliant resource for parents – engaging activities for curious little minds and busy hands. Activities that are no mess, no fuss and perfect for on the go.
 
Parenting
 
‘A Little Bit Dotty’ is all about gifts for babies and family so we thought it would be interesting if we asked Leanne and Candice a few parent related questions.
 
What parenting tip would you have given your pre-child self?
Candice: You have more free time than you think you have, use it!!
Leanne: Appreciate sleeping in on Saturdays, they will become rare occurrences.
 
What do you miss most about life before children?
Candice: I think the spontaneity! I mean you can be spontaneous as a family, but it has its restrictions!
Leanne: Relaxing holidays!!!
 
What do you love most about being a parent?
Candice: The fun and magic of it! I love seeing things as they might see it – all new and exciting! I also love being a part of their childhood and want to make sure it’s full of all the good stuff!
Leanne: Being loved unconditionally by my little people, especially the spontaneous cuddles and “I love you mummy!”
 
What would you say is the hardest part about being a parent?
Candice: Some days it can feel relentless and there is very little time for yourself.
Leanne: Continuously second guessing decisions you make with raising your children and feeling guilty when some decisions don’t work out for the best.
 
What's the most embarrassing thing your child has said or done in public?
Candice: Asking me (very loudly) “Mama, when is that lady’s baby coming out?” She was not pregnant!
Leanne: When my son picked up discarded KFC chicken off the floor in a shopping centre and ate it!!!!
 
Shop My Busy Bots in our For Little Ones collection.