Why crafty mompreneur

becoming a mom changed everything

When I became a mom in 2005, I left a corporate HR job to stay home and raise our girls and haven’t looked back. Two things have stuck with me since that time…my love of all things crafty and finding ways to earn money from home! I wanted a place on the internet where I could not only inspire you to create but also share tips and strategies I’ve learned over the 18+ years as a stay at home “mompreneur.”

Mompreneur:

A woman Who is both a mother and an entrepreneur

“I never wanted to jeopardize my career because I had children to care for. Finding ways to make money from home just made more sense to me.”

My story

my crafty roots run deep

From helping my mom sew our clothes when I was a kid, making costumes for my friends in my twenties, to becoming a mom in my 30’s who would affectionally become known as “the crafty one”. I went all out for birthday parties, made Halloween costumes, sewed mermaid tails and the list goes on. There was no craft project I wouldn’t try. Needless to say, being crafty has always been a part of my life. But lets rewind a bit.

Getting a Life changing phone call

After graduating high school, I went to college, got a degree in Advertising/Marketing and landed my first job as a Marketing Assistant for the Lisa Frank Company. Ya, one of the most creative companies of the 90’s!  I loved the job even though I was making barely over minimum wage at the time.  I had high hopes of climbing the ranks of the company until one day a phone call changed the course of my entire life!  I got laid off from my first job out of college.

Moving on to bigger and better things

Thankfully I had a boss, who had nothing to do the lay off, looking out for me. He told me if I wanted to move to Dallas, TX he could get me a job because he knew a lot of people there. So I did and a few months after living there, he did come through.  While it wasn’t the “ad agency” job I had always dreamed of, it was a great little startup company that I ended up loving! 

Fast forward a couple years to meeting my future husband (maybe I’ll share that story here on the blog someday) and moving to Las Vegas, I secured a position in Human Resources at a resort near the Strip!  That would the last 9-5 job I had before becoming a mom.

Corporate America and motherhood

Working in Human Resources changed the game for me.  While I loved what I did,  I never wanted to be in a position where my job was in jeopardy because I needed to take care of my kids.  I saw it happen countless times during my time in HR.

I’ll forever be grateful my hubby and I were in a financial position to allow me to leave my corporate job when my first daughter was born.  But things change, as they always do, and in 2008 my hubby’s 6 figure position was eliminated. I would find myself wanting to help our family out financially but not put them in daycare and return to a corporate job. Enter my Mompreneur Era! What is a Mompreneur you ask…its a woman who is a mom and also an entrepreneur!

Grab your favorite beverage (coffee, chai tea, or water for me), bookmark my blog and come along as I share this journey with you! I’ll be sharing all things crafty as well as what I’ve learned in my 18+ years as a stay at home mompreneur.