The journey started when my son was born prematurely in Manchester in the winter of 2012. I had to discontinue my MSc Biotechnology course abruptly (although I did manage to complete successfully after a gap year). I researched a lot into weaning recipes. As soon as my son was ready for pureed diet, I tried to introduce ragi (finger millet) porridge as a main source of nutrition. I asked my family to send ragi mixes from India. It took a while to get them anyway. The only drawback were the delivery charges that were sky-high and the ragi mixes didn’t remain fresh for long.
So I tried to make ragi porridge at home (in Manchester), but it didn’t have the same taste as the ones we get in India. During my visits to India, I learnt to prepare Nutty Porridge mix and the All Sprouts Multigrain mixes with my grandmother and aunt in India. Packed with nutrition and nuts, both these mixes are great source of iron, minerals and calcium that children need to boost their immunity and overall well-being.
“I’ve always believed that providing the best nourishment for children right from an early age gives them a head start in building and maintaining good health as they grow.”
So that's when the idea was born - to prepare ragi porridge mixes right here in the UK.
I started to prepare on a small scale just for my family. And then made it for a few friends. Gradually, I saw there was a potential in the market for my homemade ragi porridge mixes. That's when I sat down with my husband and set up this business. Thus 'Mumsome' was born - to help mothers in their quest to include ragi in their kid's diet. And yes, it can be consumed by adults too!
I fully understand the importance of hygiene. I prepare all my products with a lot of love and care, and my husband helps with the logistics of it all. It’s a team effort!
Sometimes we are inundated with orders and it feels like being on a treadmill. But the effort is worth it when it puts a smile on a mother/child’s face at the other end 🙂
Lots of smiles