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 Kandice, owner of Justthewoods.com
What do you blog about?
My blog is called Just the Woods and I blog about painted furniture makeovers, DIY, home decor.
How long have you been blogging and what made you decide to start a blog?
I started the blog in 2015 at the suggestion of someone else.
How many children do you have? Ages? What do they think about you being a blogger?
My kids are 5 and 6 and they don't really understand blogging yet. But they do know that they aren't allowed to touch anything in my work shop unless they have permission lol.
What's your favorite thing about blogging?
I actually enjoy the behind the scenes- SEO, making pretty Pinterest pins and stuff that goes on when the project is finished. It's kind of like the icing on the cake to the project.
What your least favorite thing about blogging?
I can spend an entire day writing a post and all of a sudden the day is over in a blink.
What's your favorite blogging tool that you simply cannot go without and why?
Tailwind. It makes my life easier when it comes to social sharing.
What's the best advice you would give to a mom looking to start her own mompreneur business?
Just know that it is work. But if you enjoy it then it really isn't work at all.
Just for fun: If you were a beverage, which beverage would you be?
Coffee and wine run neck and neck 😊
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