We are all destined to do great things.
Since high school it has been my dream to own my own business one day; it is what I went to college for and why I have a bachelor's in business. Since high school the business that I've wanted to open has changed a few times, but for the past year I have known what it was that I wanted to do.
Let's go back to my days before being a SAHM shall we. I worked in jobs that I had no interest and passion for and some with bad work environments. I complained a lot about work and for awhile felt lost. I felt lost because I didn't like my job and was afraid I'd never find something that I liked. My family joked that I "just didn't want to work," when in fact that was the complete opposite. I just wanted to have a job that I had a passion for.
My blog was created when I was pregnant and I quickly saw wonderful results that pushed me to work hard at it. The Mushy Mommy became a place for support, humor, tips and more. The comments and emails I was receiving and still receive pushed me to work hard at it.
Fast forward to the day where I came became a mother and I no longer felt lost. Motherhood was the job that I always wanted and being a SAHM has been the greatest blessing ever. I found me and I found those things to be passionate about that I had been waiting for. I've always been a natural nut, but having a baby made me even nuttier. I immersed myself into research and books about living naturally, cloth diapering, breastfeeding and so on. I became passionate about so many things and through my blog all I have ever wanted to do is inspire others. I then found my niche in the blogging world as a green living, mommy blogger.
It's not that I think anything that I do is any better than any other mama's ways. Some things I do are just not for everyone and that is totally okay. And believe me, I'm not perfect. But I've worked hard at creating a place that hopefully every mama can find something that they like and enjoy; and a place that for those that are interested can inspire you and share new things with you.
I've worked so hard on this blog that many days it does feel like a job. Not many people can really understand the work that goes into it, and I'm sure some think it is silly to be a "blogger." In fact, I've never really felt comfortable talking about my blog and sometimes I still feel that way. Sometimes I even feel awkward when I go places and have people tell me how much they love my blog; but if they only knew though just how much I appreciated their comment and their support of this little site.
With that said, I've said for awhile that I have a million ideas for The Mushy Mommy. Many that I still won't share with anyone; but all I have ever wanted to do was to DO GOOD. I guess on some crazy level I always dream of changing the world (ha, don't many of us). I dream of leaving behind something good and I dream of helping others through this place that I have created. Whether it is breastfeeding support, cloth diaper tips or baby food recipes, I just want to share it all with the world and with you.
So, now my dream of owning my own business is coming true. My dream of helping others and sharing the products and brands with the world that I am passionate about is coming true. The Mushy Mommy has officially become not only a blog, but an online natural baby boutique too! Please excuse me while I go do cartwheels down the street.
It all feels surreal to me that we'll soon open up this shop for all of you! I have cried many times in the past couple of weeks because I just couldn't believe it was happening. The Mushy Mommy will have a separate store site and the blog won't change. We'll carry cloth diapers, breastfeeding products, natural mother and baby skin care products, cleaning products, eco friendly items, organic toys and more.
My goal is to create a place where you can order the products you love from a mama who loves them too. My goal is to create a place where you can find support on those products and a loving touch from a family owned business. Packages will be wrapped pretty and have personal touches and emails will be replied to as promptly as possible. It's a place for all mamas, from a mama just like you.
The blog won't be affected as the blog is still the heart of it all. I still intend on posting 4-5 times a week, but as I've been building our new site myself, I have slacked a little here lately (sorry!). YOU are still the heart of it all. I can never thank you enough for reading and sharing my posts, for your kind words and more. I am always humbled by it. XO.
I have to lastly just say thank you to God for blessing me with a beautiful, healthy little girl who has changed my life and inspired me in so many ways. She is my heart! Being her mommy is first and foremost, my most important job. It's my dream job. The fact that I can do all of this and still stay at home is a dream! And a major thanks to my supportive husband for helping me achieve my dreams. I love that man!
Our shop should open next week sometime and I'll share the link then. Until then, I'll share some fun things on Facebook with you!
Thank you for helping to really make me, The Mushy Mommy.
And we are all destined to do great things.
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