Emily not only has a thriving business but a thriving family as well! Emily is a mom of three including a set of twins after struggling for years with infertility.
Not only has she had a journey growing her amazing family, she has also taken baby steps to grow her incredible business into what it is now. She had to throw "planning" out the window at a certain point in her story, against her nature to constantly plan- and the fact that her job was literally to make planners.
Emily is truly a sweet person and you'll adore every moment of this episode. So easy to talk to, so inspiring and she really brings home all the feelings that come with being a devoted mother who is also devoted to her business.
Emily is also the author of Grace Not Perfection, which really sums up the struggle we all feel when it comes to being "perfect parents" or "perfect business owner" or really- perfect ANYTHING!
I always have guests appear in my life right when I need them- which I consider a huge bonus of what I do- but I am always happy to share these messages and moments with the rest of you!
Thank you Emily for reminding me to give grace to myself, my family and my calling!
Nellie's amazing message is perfect for moms in all walks of life- but especially the mompreneurs out there listening! It's always inspiring to hear stories from women who have really conquered the world so to speak- and have tremendous knowledge to share with the rest of us! Nellie is and has been an entrepreneur, along with her husband, for their entire marriage.
They created a successful company in the 90's, and proceeded to sell it for 20 million dollars. Too young and energetic to retire, they decided to start again and create another successful business, this time in the social media age!
Nellie talks a lot about how she gets it all done, what her kids expect from she and her husband (it might surprise you) and how she deals with mom guilt!
This is a great one for the aspiring entrepreneur, or someone seasoned and needing a little pick me up!
Thanks Nellie for your words of wisdom!
Cara warms my heart and without a doubt will warm all of your hearts before this episode is over! Motherhood is such an interesting thing and sometimes comes with all kinds of unexpected emotions.
So many women have come on my podcast knowing they were destined for motherhood, whereas some had no idea if mothering would be innate or awesome for them. Cara is one of the latter, but quickly discovered she is meant for motherhood. She has given birth to two gorgeous kids, but didn't stop there! Feeling an empty space in her heart, she realized someone in her family was missing. She knew someday she would foster and adopt children, but soon realized it was going to happen sooner than later. Listen in to hear all about the past year of Cara's life as she stepped onto a path that has made her life magnificently different!
Ladies, you are in for a treat today. My guest, the fabulous Cara Brook of Maskcara is amazing and she's sharing all about how she started her wildly successful makeup line. How many people do you know that have started their own makeup line from the ground up? Cara has known for most of her life that this was her dream, and she's worked her tail off to make it a reality.
In part one of her interview she is sharing in depth her entire entrepreneurial journey up to this point. The moments that seemed completely insurmountable coupled with more success than she ever banked on!
Get your notepad ready because Cara drops some serious knowledge and tools to succeed and you will absolutely love this episode! Thanks Cara for hanging out with me and reminiscing about our awkward middle school and high school days. I, for one, am very glad you didn't peak in high school!
Claire- I LOVED chatting with you. You are such a rock solid mom who has totally come out of the trenches with a smile on your face! I am so happy to share this episode with you all- Claire is truly a beautiful soul with so many stories to share! Claire has six children- which she didn't think was going to be her reality due to the fact that her husband had testicular cancer years before. Two of her children are twins, which is a handful in and of itself! She also has learned to work around the struggles that come from having three of her six children on the autism spectrum. Sometimes peeking inside someone's life is completely jaw dropping, and that's how I felt listening to Claire. These crazy moments and experiences haven't broken her- instead they have made her the totally marvelous mom she is today! This is a MUST LISTEN moms! Enjoy!
I first heard Jen's story on one of my favorite podcasts- Boss Mom. Hearing bits of her journey into motherhood made me emotional and I knew I had to share it here with you, my wonderful Marvelous Moms Club!
It's crazy how struggles can literally bring us to our knees, or onto the bathroom floor in Jen's case, but bring us to the most incredible miracles of our lives. I will never fully comprehend the need for such pain, but I glimpse it when I realize how richly we are blessed, and wonder if we'd know how special certain things are, without first struggling. Infertility is one of the most painful things I've witnessed my own friends experience, and Jen's story is the perfect depiction of all the emotions that come along with it.
Finally finding herself the recipient of a total "old fashioned miracle" as she wrote to me, she cherishes every day of motherhood. You won't be able to help but smile as you hear her talk about her sweet Eleanor and how cute she is with her cheeks so big she topples over!
Jen is also a pretty awesome podcaster over at She Percolates, and the concept of this podcast is so cool to me. As entrepreneurs or even just people we tend to lack the feeling of success, even when we have achieved success! Her podcast celebrates women in every stage of success and reminds us to own our accomplishments. I love the message there, so go check out that podcast when you're done listening to this one!
Thanks so much for sharing so much of your heart Jen! It was such an awesome chat!
Oh Alycia- I could talk to you for days on end and it wouldn't be enough! Less than a year ago I had no idea this blogger world existed, but when I discovered it, I quickly found the ones who really touched a nerve, who made me happy and who I just LOVED. Alycia is one of those.
I caught her on Periscope one day talking about how difficult it is to make friends as an adult- and I knew I had to talk to her. And while that's not what we really focus on here on this episode- I want everyone listening to know how quickly people connect with you and love you when you're vulnerable. It opens doors, makes friendships and leads to awesome episodes like this one!
Alycia has been blogging since the beginning and keeps her space of the internet very happy and party-like, hence the title of her blog Crowley Party. I always appreciate someone making cyberspace a little bit nicer and prettier...so naturally I love Alycia. Have I mentioned that already?
From the ups and downs of having a life on social media, to the unappreciated skills we both had as kids- you'll learn a lot on this episode! And Alycia is giving away a copy of her awesome e-book to everyone! Blogging At the Next Level is awesome and I'm so happy Alycia is giving this to ALL of you!
Keep up with Alycia over on her blog: crowleyparty.blogspot.com!
Thanks Alycia- love you so much!
Briana immediately hit my radar when I found her podcast- because I'm ALWAYS on the hunt for other podcasters doing what I do! I was so happy to see that she is also sharing stories that empower people, uplift them and just bring overall good vibrations into the world!
Briana has quite a touching personal story. As the mother of five children, she already has a full plate, but on top of that she works full time to support her family since her husband suffers from Multiple Sclerosis. She stumbled into the world of podcasting after a round table podcasting class at a blogger conference. She realized it would be the most ideal way for her to share not only her story, but other inspiring stories.
I fell in love with Briana and felt like it was Destiny when she told me one of her daughter's names. You'll have to listen to find out why.
Thanks Briana for stepping up to the other side of the interview! It was so fun to chat with you!
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Rachel came and shared stories of motherhood from a very different perspective on today's episode. We always listen to personal accounts of motherhood from the mothers themselves, but today we are getting a glimpse into a mother's life from her daughter. Rachel spent most of her growing up years with a mother who battled cancer. Her mother fought a long fight and was determined to see her three daughters raised. Rachel is sharing some very tender and touching moments today that will remind you to cherish each day, be grateful for the life you have and to appreciate your own mother.
I love so many things about this episode including the ideas to write letters to your children, to journal and record yourself in many formats for your children to enjoy. I am so honored to have had Rachel share these sweet moments and memories with us here on the podcast and know you'll love listening!
Ashleigh is the host of the podcast Mompreneur on Fire, which is how I found her! I love my fellow podcasters and admire anyone taking the time to share inspiring and informative messages through this wonderful medium.
Ashleigh started out the year 2016 with determination to not just set resolutions, but actual goals that she was committed to achieving. And hearing her voice, you know she's made up her mind. She has owned this year, had some exponential growth and has truly made it HER YEAR!
I am happy to share this episode with you, and hope you'll go listen to even more of Ashleigh on her podcast!
Thanks Ashlee for being a guest and sitting on the other end of the interview to share your experiences with my listeners!