baby

3 things I learned in my first year as a mompreneur

Our sweet boy turned one year old. We had a low-key, (Mickey-themed) birthday party with our family. He had a great time seeing all of his favorite people in one room, and playing with all of his cousins! It was a wonderful day, but his birthday also marks something big for my business: I've been balancing motherhood and solopreneurship for 1 year now.

I've accomplished a lot in my life and biz, but by far I'm most proud of being a work-at-home mom.

2016 in review: what worked and where I'm headed in 2017

2016 was a really big year for my business. I took a maternity leave, became a Certified ConvertKit Expert and increased my revenue over 2015. I thought I’d tell you what worked last year, and share where I’m headed for 2017. 

But first, let me tell you how I got started - in case you’ve never heard my story: I started freelancing in late 2013 with a few, small projects.

Why I’m Not Afraid to Talk About My Kid on Discovery Calls

Prepare yourself. I’m getting totally honest with you right now. Here it is:

A 3 year struggle with infertility was what prompted me to go full-time in my own biz. 

I was working from home for someone else, and able to spend a ton of time with my nieces and nephews. And I was like, Man - this would be cool to do with my own kid one day.

So I did it. 

What Should You Do If You Haven't Emailed Your List in a While?

It happens to the best of us.

Business picks up and all of a sudden you realize you haven't emailed your list in a month or two. (Or three.)

And then all the thoughts starting pouring in: What do I do? How do I reengage with them? Do I acknowledge that I've been gone a while? Will all they all unsubscribe? 

First, let's clarify one thing: It's important not to let your list go (too) stale.

How to Prep Your Biz for Maternity Leave

It took a lot of energy to prepare for maternity leave.

I am taking a full month off (as is my husband). So it was really important to us to prepare as much as possible ahead of time (for life & business!), so that we could just enjoy this time together. 

"Baby Proofing" Lesson 1: Retainers

In my last post, I promised that I would share how I am prepping my biz for my baby.

I'm here with my first update on how I decide to tackle this big change that's coming.

I decided to switch my business model.