March 8th is International Women’s Day, a global day of recognition of women’s achievements and to promote gender equality. It wasn’t that long ago in the United States that there was a firm line between “women’s work” and men’s. Thankfully, those lines have blurred and we’re able to acknowledge all the amazing things that women and mothers do and that all of them are worthy of admiration!
At times, being a woman can be hard work, and being a mom, doubly so! Whether you’re home full time with kids, a working mom, a single mom, any kind of mom; we recognize the hard work you do every day to raise healthy, happy kiddos. We’re celebrating Women’s Day and this day is for you!
Designer/founder Ai Su Bonnier created Miniware with her husband Adam the year their son Astor began eating solid foods. They created their eco-friendly, all-natural children's tableware brand to help young children as they master self-feeding skills. Running a multinational business while being a dedicated mom is quite the juggling act but one that Ai seems to have mastered!
Blessed with a partner who truly believes the equality of sharing both professional and home workloads are the key to a successful relationship, Adam is no stranger to the non-traditional husband role. He gets up early to prepare Astor's school snacks and drive him to school while Ai recovers from late-night international meetings. Miniware indeed cares about every parent's well-being and celebrates the independence of women and kids.
Although the days are long and busy, Ai is committed to having dinner with her family every day, a routine they all enjoy. At dinnertime, Astor loves to put on his apron and help Ai with the preparation of simple, healthy meals. They both cherish this time as it not only creates wonderful memories and bonds through cooking but teaches Astor important skills for a healthy life while still feeling like fun!
Despite the busy and sometimes hectic work schedule, Ai has few complaints. It’s a valuable experience for them to build a successful brand and still have the flexibility to do their favorite things, including lots of hands-on parenting time with their joyful son like volunteering and other outside school activities.
Like most first-time parents, Ai and Adam are learning the best methods of parenting for their son Astor and their family dynamic. The high-pressure lifestyle of running a company just made them more committed to being deeply involved in their son’s fleeting childhood.
Whatever your lifestyle and however you parent, we know you’re just as dedicated to your precious kids and that’s what makes you a great mom!
Happy International Women’s Day from Ai, Adam, and the Miniware Team!