Molly Fienning was on the flight line waiting for her husband Ted, a Marine Corps fighter pilot, to fly home from a deployment in early 2010 when she had the "Aha!" moment for what was to become the start of her entrepreneurial life. Molly describes the day: "All the families were anxiously waiting for their fathers and mothers to return from this long trip. It was an … [Read more...] about Mompreneur Spotlight: Like Father, Like Son with Babiators!
Corey Colwell-Lipson took action on a feeling that many moms have, year-in and year-out, at Halloween. You know that feeling when your kid comes home with a pillowcase full of junk and expects to eat it all?! Corey was moved to make Halloween healthier not only for kids but for the planet. Along with her mom, Lynn Colwell, she launched www.greenhalloween.org in 2007. They … [Read more...] about Family Celebrations With Eco-Friendly Twist
They say that in order to receive a smile you must give one away. Ruth Kaiser has given away thousands and in return has launched the Spontaneous Smiley Movement. She's all about optimism and choosing our lives by choosing our behavior. The Spontaneous Smiley Project is much bigger than simply thousands of people posting the smiley faces they find in every day objects. I first … [Read more...] about Mompreneur Spotlight: Spontaneous Smiley Movement
My sister in law introduced me to her friend, Amy Creel who founded Smart Mom Jewelry and Teething Bling. This is one of those ideas that almost every mom will say, “Why didn’t I think of that?!” Simple idea and Amy took action. She’s gotten terrific press and continues to grow the line. Here’s her Aha Momentum story: What was your Aha Moment for … [Read more...] about Mompreneur Spotlight: Amy Creel & Teething Bling
Many people who start a business later in life - after raising kids - say that motherhood helped prepare them for entrepreneurship. This got me thinking because for me, it was actually the reverse: Entrepreneurship helped prepare me for motherhood. In 1993, when I started my business I had absolutely no idea what I was doing but I did have a vision of seeing my product on the … [Read more...] about How Being an Entrepreneur Prepared Me for Being a Mom