Mumpreneur Inspiration with Paula from Thanks Mommy Blog
This week's Mumpreneur Inspiration comes from Paula from Thanks Mommy Blog.
She's just like you and me and she's ready and willing to share with us her motivation, her challenges and her proudest moments in business and also tell us how she takes time to nurture herself.
If you’re looking for inspiration, then our featured business mums show you what’s possible.
Hi Paula, welcome to Mum's Got a Business …
Tell me about your children:
I have a boy and a girl, just 15 months apart. My son is turning 4 and my daughter is 2. They’re best friends and always fighting, I call them ‘tot-nagers.’
Where do you live?
PC or Mac?
Mac for sure!
Tell us about your business
My first job is being a SAHM mom of my two littles, which includes all my household duties.
My second job is supporting my family’s construction business, of which I’ve recently become the social media and marketing guru thanks to my experience with my third job.
My third job is my self-made baby, my blog. I started ThanksMommyBlog.com over a year ago
in the hopes of being a center of support, hope, and maybe a little humor for other moms through my own motherhood struggles.
What motivated you to become a mumpreneur?
As an over-thinker, I became overwhelmed with the information overload of motherhood and decided I wanted to help others.
Writing became a great way for me to organize all the information, ideas, and thoughts I had about parenting and the journey of becoming a new mom.
I wanted it to be something I could share right away so I dove right into blogging without having any clue what I was doing.
What’s been your biggest challenge in business?
My biggest challenges has been time management and prioritizing my tasks between what I want to do next versus what I should do next with the little time I have on a daily basis to work on my site.
I’ve started creating several freebies and hope to write an ebook soon.
How have you overcome it?
I collect lists upon lists upon lists that I can access between my phone and computers. I keep them categorized and organized by priority with some sections in bold.
It’s a constant struggle but I’ve learned to prioritize my tasks based on what I feel like doing in the moment, because it inspires me to do it more quickly, and how much time I have to focus on it.
What’s been your proudest business moment?
My proudest business moment was finally taking action and the initiative to start my blog. Since then my proudest moments have been getting positive feedback, creating something completely new to me, and getting the opportunity to write guest posts on other people’s sites.
What’s your catchphrase or favourite quote?
“Hang in there, you got this mama!” It’s cliche and overused but it’s something all moms need to hear, we need to support each other more.
What do you do to relax or nurture yourself?
Sing! It’s been my natural talent and stress reliever to “sing my heart out” since I was a young child. Writing and making blog graphics has been my more recent methods of relaxation and self-fulfillment. And Zumba!
What was the last treat you bought for yourself?
Chocolate or cookies, my go-to indulgences!
Not sure I have one, I like bright colors. Oddly enough, turquoise tends to be my go-to when picking out shirts.
Orchids 😍 I collect them on my tree.
What one piece of advice would you like to give to a new mumpreneur?
Follow a slow progression so that you don’t overwhelm yourself with all the details with ordered lists of tasks. Balancing out things in the right order will make you feel more fulfilled and less overwhelmed about reaching the overall goal.
Where can we find out more?
Now it's your turn:
Tell us in the comments how Paula's story has inspired you on your own mumpreneur journey.
Think your mumpreneur story will inspire our community?
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