I am so excited to be launching a new monthly program, the BizzyMom!
Hello and Welcome! To those of you who haven't met me yet, my name is Jessica, and I'm a BizzyMom. I have 5 kids, 3 of whom I homeschool, I run my own design business and I work as the Promotions Manager remotely for The Fiber Seed Yarn Company. In any given day, I juggle a lot of (yarn) balls, keep the kids fed (with the added challenge of having multiple food allergies, and kid's that have to have entirely separate dishes because of them), chase after our two cats, and in general, keep the house functioning and at some level of clean....it isn't perfect, it's sometimes messy, but there is definitely a beauty in the chaos!
One of the things that makes me the saddest is when I hear mom's talk about having to put their dreams on hold, or "I would love to do xyz, but KIDS." Yes, there is truth to enjoying your children while they are little and yes there is wisdom in savoring these days with them because they don't last. However, there is also wisdom in taking 15 minutes for yourself, there is value in realizing your dreams, your passions, and finding a way to fit them into your life on a daily basis.
Last year, because I didn't have enough on my plate (and I was then homeschooling all 5 instead of just 3!), I decided that it would be the year that I would achieve my lifelong dream of writing a book. So, I did just that! I spent 15 minutes a day after lunch working on it, every day, without fail, I spent my car trips knitting the projects for the book, and about 10 months later, I had a book. Watching that dream alive made me passionate about encouraging other mom's that they could achieve their dreams and live their passions, WHILE being mom.
Sometimes, you just have to shift, or change your dream to match the season of life that you find yourself living in, for just a time. For example, I put my dreams of being a midwife on hold, but I help out covering shifts in the midwifery clinic when they need an extra set of hands, I am always happy to share birth stories or birth encouragement with anyone at anytime. Just shifting for the season of life that I am in at this time! And in time, the dream changes and becomes something different. For now, I'm happy to knit newborn hats, and collect them from others who knit newborn hats and provide those to local midwives to bless families with when they welcome their new bundles. Or, taking a new mom to brunch so she can eat while I get baby snuggles. (I mean, honestly, this should be a thing, right? I'd sign up for that job in a heartbeat!)
So, WELCOME to the BizzyMom! I'm so glad that you decided to stop by and check it out! I want to bring YOU the content and advice that is relevant to you and that will help you out whatever your business might be, so please leave a comment below introducing yourself, what type of business you run, what YOUR dream is, and what type of content would be helpful for you! I'll be putting together a monthly newsletter, which you can sign up for right here, and I would love to feature other BizzyMom's from time to time, so if that is something you would be interested in, would you please let me know?
Thanks so much for checking this out! I am super excited about having this space and the opportunity to encourage other's to achieve their dreams!