If Macgyver and Martha Stewart had a love child… That’d be me!
I’m Jo Ebisujima or jojoebi because it’s easier to say!
Or you can just call me Jo if you like!
I’m a creator, an educator, a maker of fun and a geek!
I’m on a mission to help you organize your kids, your home and yourself so that you have ample time left over to do the things you love. Whether that be hanging out with friends and family or working on your biz. Life with kids shouldn’t be all about picking up dirty socks, treading on Lego blocks and scraping dinner off the wall… again!
I understand how difficult it is to squeeze everything in, and I have an uncanny knack for showing you how to break things down into do-able bite-sized kaizen steps. With my no-BS attitude, I will guide you on how to set up systems in your home so that everything runs more smoothly for you and your family.
I’m also a BIG believer that learning should be fun and that if kids fall in love with learning they will carry that with them and as you know, the most successful people in this world are big learners themselves.
Even if you have a child who hates school, there is no reason why they can’t enjoy learning outside of school hours and if you have a self-motivated book worm at home, then that is great but how can we help them further?
Every child deserves an education
and education starts at home.
So, how did I get here?
That, my friend, is a very long story, which to do it justice requires a comfy chair and a nice bottle of wine. But here is the shorter version… involving a passion for travel, a job in the wilderness of Northern Japan, a cute bloke, a wedding in Cambodia with 5 priests, 9 nuns and 3 elephants, a baby boy, the discovery of Montessori, a new passion for blogging and —BOOM!— a bloody big earthquake.
That would be the Great Tohoku Earthquake in
It was time for me to make a change.
From my blog, I had lots of requests for help with Montessori and setting up the home with kids in mind. As I started working on a program for the mamas needing help, I understood that the problems mamas face are actually a whole lot more wide-ranging than just setting up a reading nook or writing station.
What busy mamas lack is time, and you lack it because you need help setting up your home to run efficiently, smoothly and easily. Having systems in place suddenly frees up that time so you can spend it with your kids: making things, creating, learning, playing, loving.
And, at long last, you’ll have time for yourself!
Finally, you’ll be able to do the things you’ve desperately been wanting to do. From putting your feet up with a nice glass of wine, having a night out with your girlfriends or just proper quality time with the family.
When you work with me, you’re in great company. My clients are well-educated women from all four corners of the world. Some are taking a break whilst the kiddies are little, and others are doing the whole working-mama juggling act.
All of them are passionate women who want the best for themselves and their families. They want to be more than “just a mom”, for some women being a mom is enough but for others, our brain and soul needs more than Peppa Pig and The Gruffalo.
My work covers the four areas moms need under control to be a success, all using the unique combo of Montessori – for the kid wrangling and kaizen – for the easy bite-sized steps. Moms (that’s you!), the Home, the Kids and Work. Click on each one to learn more about how I can help you.
10 random facts to help you get to know me better…
1. Although I have lived abroad all but 2 years since graduating from university, my language skills suck. I can ask for beer, the toilet and the train station in several languages and this has always served me well.
2. I studied Electronic Imaging And Media Communications at university, it took almost 20 years for me to actually start using what I had learned and that’s because I set up my own business.
3. I hate fish and I love cheese, I also live in Japan which is a problem. They do fish well but cheese… they have much to learn!
4. I learned to ride a horse around the same time I learned to walk so I don’t remember learning to ride, it’s just something I’ve always been able to do.
5. I love books, both reading and writing them. I dream of one day owning a house with a big circular library.
6. One of my favourite things is to read stories to my son at bedtime, it doesn’t matter what kind of day we have had, bedtime story time is always the perfect way to finish the day.
7. Although I am insanely creative and my brain rarely stops creating stuff, I’m also organized and so working in a cluttered environment drives me nuts.
8. I once got locked in a bathroom in the hostel I was staying at in Ecuador, the hostel owner and two young guys who worked for him had to break down the door. I felt a right idiot standing there in bright red fluffy PJs!
9. I was born a punk (ask my mom, I had a
10. I read productivity books for fun – does that make me weird?
Like any self-respectful online mom geek… you can find me all over the interwebs.
My very favourite haunt is the Moms That Rock free group, it is full of the loveliest of mamas! Then there is my Facebook page, Instagram and Pinterest of course.