Running a blog (whether it's part-time or full-time), while also being a full-time mom is an effort that can feel impossible at times.
There were many instances that I considered quitting my creative pursuits and simply focusing all my attention on “mommying”. But I knew in my heart that I needed a creative outlet. That's what running a blog is for me–a creative way for me to share my talents, passions, and interests with the world…and get paid to do it!
One of the things that inspired me to keep going was reading about other mompreneurs. Listening to their stories to hear why they started, where they struggled, and how they found success was just the dose of encouragement I needed to keep going.
In the spirit of inspiring more moms, I'm highlighting a different mompreneur and her story every Monday for the next few months.
These women are hardworking, amazing mommas who are balancing family life and creative business life. They are at varying levels with their blogging business. Some are just getting started. Some have been blogging for years.
Each mom offers a different perspective on what works (and doesn't work) for her when it comes to being a mompreneur.
Take a few minutes to read the mompreneur stories each week and find the inspiration you need to move forward with your own mompreneur journey! Be sure to check out the resources they recommend, take a closer look at their blogs, and signup for their mailing lists to keep in touch!
Interview with Heather, owner of MoritzFineDesigns.com
What's the name of your blog? What do you blog about?
At MoritzFineDesigns.com, I share creative printables to simplify life, which often include home, organization and cleaning printables, kid organizers and even cute home decor. I’ve found that so many women struggle with balancing daily life, which is why my passion is providing resources to make life easier and more fun. What our readers love most are that the resources give simple direction to feel in control of life.
How long have you been blogging and what made you decide to start a blog?
I’ve had a blog for 7 years. In the beginning it simply showcased my blog designs for others. It wasn’t until 2014 that I started blogging to include printables and actually have a blogging focus in addition to designing websites for others.
How many children do you have? Ages? What do they think about you being a blogger?
3 boys: 16, 15, 13 Unlike many others, they think blogging is a “normal” job! LOL Advice to others—take advantage of these teen years—you can train them to help you pin, add Leadboxes to posts, update SEO, etc!
What's your favorite thing about blogging?
I LOVE that I can work from home. In my previous life, I was a teacher, and although I loved it, I hated dropping my kids off at daycare—it broke my heart. The flexible schedule is amazing, but also make you focus to get things done and not encroach on family time.
What your least favorite thing about blogging?
Making the editorial calendar. Once it’s done, I’m thrilled and have no problem getting posts created.
What's your favorite blogging tool that you simply cannot go without and why?
YOAST SEO PREMIUM—it brings a number of needed elements together all in one location and is SO easy to use!
What's the best advice you would give to a mom looking to start her own mompreneur business?
Don’t wait. You’ll never have enough time, enough money, enough ideas, etc. Start with what you have, keep it simple. You don’t need to invest in lots of courses, souped up hosting, etc. If there’s a will, there’s a way— one of the biggest determining factors in if you will be succesful is dependent on how strong your drive to succeed is.
Just for fun: If you were a beverage, which beverage would you be?
Chick-fil-A Lemonade 🙂
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