So I started this little ‘side business’. It all began when my daughter’s first birthday came around. I wanted one of those cool chalkboards for her party and also first birthday pictures (unfortunately I forgot it to the photo shoot, sigh). I ended up buying on off of Etsy but said to myself…I can probably make these and that’s where it all started. I taught myself and now I love it!
I’ve always been creative. My mom said ever since I was little I was advanced in drawing and loved to color. My sister and I used to play with chalk every summer. We were obsessed! I love this business because “it’s the look of chalk without all the mess.” I kind of made that my tag line.
So now I’m just working on getting my business going on top of being a wife, mother (which encompasses chef, maid, supervisor and disciplinarian to name a few) as well as my part-time and now this. So yep, add business owner to me resume.😊
It’s nice to find a passion that you love. I’ve always loved writing, I really have, but I just feel like it’s not the time for me. This feels right and I’m going to continue it for a while. And who knows, maybe it will become something big as I plan to expand into other avenues of design and possibly my own printing!
So as any good business owner would do, please check out my website and Etsy shop (Etsy is the most up to date with my products):
I love my daughter. I truly, truly adore her. I love her laugh, I love her cuddles, I love everything about her. The love I have for her can’t be explained but only experienced. It’s a mother’s love…and it’s fiercely powerful.
Having more than one child takes a lot of work. Heck, I’m struggling with just one! I think about another child and my mind is filled with thoughts like, ‘Will Emma feel neglected? Will I feel guilty? Will I always love her the most? Can I handle two? How will I handle two? Can I really survive those first three months again on top of another child to take care of?’ The questions don’t stop and none of them include excitement.
The thought of another baby doesn’t excite me. And maybe that’s terrible to say but right now it’s the truth. I know I want Emma to have a sister or brother but I don’t have that urge to provide her with one any time soon!
My daughter is awesome. I know a lot of people feel their kids are awesome. It’s part of our parent pride. We should feel that way and we should express those feelings to our children often. But honestly, Emma is amazing. She’s so smart and such a good baby. Every day with her is a blessing (even when some days are more difficult than others). She truly makes my life purposeful.
So maybe one is enough? Maybe one is all I need. Maybe it’s just her and I’m okay with that. I really am. But I’m also okay with another baby despite all my fears. I think giving Emma a sibling would be wonderful. And this is where I stand…a crossroad of emotions.
So as I continue to fumble my way through motherhood, I will put my faith and trust in God to determine what’s next because ultimately, He is in control. But for now, one is enough. And that enough is GREAT!