Mumpreneur Inspiration with Lisa Van Groningen

This week's mumpreneur inspiration comes from mommy blogger, Lisa Van Groningen.

She's just like you and me and she's ready and willing to share with us her motivation, her challenges and how she takes time to nurture herself.

If you’re looking for inspiration, then our featured business mums show you what’s possible.

Hi Lisa, Welcome to Mum's Got A Business ...

Tell me about your children:

I am a mom of 3.  There are 16 years between my oldest and youngest.

Illianna 17

Caleb 4

Isabella 18 months

Where do you live?

Chicago/United States

PC or Mac?

I love Mac's but currently, own and work on a PC

Tell us about your business

My blog is dedicated to moms.  I help find solutions, share advice and identify products that can make a difference in a mom’s life by allowing her to simplify her life, live healthier and have a more productive motherhood.  I also talk about travel and share ideas for going on daily adventures with your kids.  

What motivated you to become a mumpreneur?

I started my blog as a way to do something outside of being a mommy. I love being creative and I wanted to help contribute to the family finances.  I also wanted to share my knowledge of living on both sides of the spectrum.  I was a single mom for many years, then a working mom, then became a stay at home mom. 

What’s been your biggest challenge in business?

My biggest challenge has been wanting to do all things!!  I have so many creative ideas, so much information to share.  I wish there was a blog post fairy.  With so many ideas I can't get them out of my head fast enough. Often I find my self starting new projects before I finish the last.  Blogging excites me.

How have you overcome it?

Since hitting year one on my blog recently I am now trying to be more organized.  I am listing my ideas as they come so the flow and creativeness continues.  From that list I can organize/prioritize which task/post make the most sense. 

Secondly, I am really good at managing my home/family balance.  But when I added the blog I am now working on fitting that into my once well balance daily life.

What’s been your proudest business moment?

People actually getting value from the content I put out.  People saying it has helped them or given them a different perspective on their own lives. 

What’s your catchphrase or favourite quote?

Whew!  I have many of those.  If I had to choose one.  It would be:

" It always seems impossible until it's done." 

 Nelson Mandela

What do you do to relax or nurture yourself?

I love listening to music and dancing. I wanted to be a dancer when I was a little girl.  Hubby and I also love watching movies. 

What was the last treat you bought for yourself?

My updated cell-phone.  I had been on the same phone for 6 years.  Kinda was getting old.  lol  Oh, and the kids broke my screen. 

Favourite colour


Favourite flowers

Hawaiian Hibiscus

What one piece of advice would you like to give to a new mumpreneur?

Time Block!!  In order to be productive and maintain balance.

Where can we find out more?

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Now it's your turn:

Tell us in the comments how Lisa's story has inspired you on your own mumpreneur journey.

Think your mumpreneur story will inspire our community?

It doesn't matter if you're a newbie or a seasoned pro, your journey can help and support others. Pop a comment below or come on over to the contact page and let's talk.