Jo Mills of Brooms Head is a supermum to Jake, Logan and Kody. Photo Georja Ryan / Daily Examiner
Jo Mills of Brooms Head is a supermum to Jake, Logan and Kody. Photo Georja Ryan / Daily Examiner Georja Ryan

Supermum Jo puts in the hard yakka

DUBBED a supermum by her husband, Gary, Jo Mills of Brooms Head is all that and more.

Mrs Mills is no stranger to a 12-hour working day, and is not afraid to put in the hard yakka when it comes to looking after the kids.

Five years ago, the Mills family shifted their lives across the ditch and planted themselves at Brooms Head.

They bought the general store and the Snack Shack and ran both businesses as well as reared three young boys.

While it was no cruisy move for mum and dad, for Jake, 11, Logan, 9 and Kody, 6, life is sweet.

"We thought how nice it would be for the kids to grow up here. They make all these new friends every year when families come to visit," Mrs Mills said.

Mornings are a rush around to get the shops set up and the kids ready and on to the school bus, but as with any routine, the more you do it, the better you get.

"It was hard at first and really full on, but now we're like a well-oiled machine," Mrs Mills said.

"The school bus picks them up from the shop and drops them back here in the afternoons, so I get to see them before and after school every day.

"And during school holidays, we're always here for them."

She said it was hard to always see her children when they were toddlers and she was working full-time, but she always managed to make it work.

"We couldn't have done it without the help of my mum who helped with cooking dinners and things like that," she said.

Living on the premises means whenever a child is home from school sick, Mrs Mills can still keep the shop running and look after her kids at the same time.

"It gives me that peace of mind," she said.

Mrs Mills is our final mumtrepreneur in the series.

We know there are a whole lot more of you out there.

So to all the mums juggling work and life like a champion, keep up the good work - you're an inspiration to all!



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