Meet Steph Douglas

Steph Douglas left a career in brand and marketing to start thoughtful gift company Don’t Buy Her Flowers in 2014. The idea came after she had her first baby and was inundated with flowers that were beautiful but required looking after at a time when she was feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. Steph also writes an honest blog about motherhood and relationships, believing that we’re all in it together as none of us really knows what we’re doing. Steph is married to Doug and they have three children – Buster (7), Mabel (5) and baby Frank. She likes gin, dancing, and naps

Find out more about Steph over on Instagram at: @steph_dontbuyherflowers. You can also visit her website – – find her on Facebook – and find her over on Twitter: @DBHFgifts 

Fav quotes from this episode:

“Adulting is about taking the rough with the smooth”

“You have to work out how to function and not get too depressed about it. That’s Life!”

“The ridiculous rows you have are funny”

“It’s so easy to forget what your milestones were… You have to stop and go…actually I did this!”

“You can’t really look at what other people are doing, you have to stay focused on yourself because you have no control over them.”

“Don’t chase the finish line, it’s exhausting, just enjoy the moment.”

In this episode we talk about:

  • What it’s like juggling motherhood and a successful business
  • Celebrating the wins, but also acknowledge the struggles
  • How important it is to find a community to SHARE with so that you don’t feel like you’re doing it all alone.
  • The “magic” two year point of most new business when everything changes
  • Learning to delegate elements of your business
  • Creating, and strategising for sanity and success.
  • Setting boundaries and rules to preserve your energy and sanity


Plus, we discuss what happens when you think you can do everything.

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