We had the good fortune of connecting with Madeline Mutina and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Madeline, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
I’m a stay at home mom first! I love being a mother and I want to give my boys my full attention. When my load gets a little too heavy, I take a step back. I take less orders sometimes so I can be present! It’s taken me a long time to figure out that balance, but I feel great with where I’m at now.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I believe my flavors set me apart! I’ve worked for hours coming up with the best ways to make your favorite flavors better. I want to use as many natural ingredients as possible, so my flavors stand out as a pure flavor instead of an extract or syrup.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Gosh. My favorite place to eat in Houston has to be Dak & Bop. I’ve made all of my friends eat there at on point or another. Is there anything better than fried chicken and fries??? I don’t think so! Then anytime I’m in town, I have to hit the karbach Brewery. I’m mad at them because they took their Brussel sprouts off the menu, but I’ll always come back because everything off their menu is my favorite thing ever. And not to mention, they have the BEST beer. I’ve also spent a small fortune in the gift shop.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Allison Ruth Photography. I feel like at this point we’re a team. Every step of the way she’s been there for me. All the pictures and business advice. She is the busiest person I know, but she always makes time for everyone in her life! I completely admire her.
Allison Ruth Photography took a few of them!