Posted on Saturday, June 09, 2012 in The Conscious Living Blog by Heather Hamilton
Article by founder, Heather Hamilton, about her personal experiences as a "mompreneur."
Thank you so much to Heather Hamilton for her guest post today! Heather began creating skincare remedies for her family shortly after the birth of her first child. In 2010, she founded Zoe Organics, a company dedicated to creating the most clean and toxic free skin care. The organic skin care line uses only premium grade, high performance and organic plant ingredients. Her company has quickly gained respect and loyalty from parents, medical professionals, and a growing list of retailers for her award winning eco-luxe pregnancy and baby skincare products.
I’m convinced that there is not a more exhilarating or challenging lifestyle than one of a momprenuer. Mom (mother): a) a female parent, b) tenderness or affection Entrepreneur: one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise. Although, certainly not a criteria, many entrepreneurial endeavors by moms are inspired by their children; whether creating a new product or service that solves a problem parents face, or starting a business out of the desire to work a flexible schedule around their family.
When I gave birth to my first child, my world changed. I was a young, motivated 27 year old, who was working full-time in marketing in the tech industry while earning my MBA part-time. I had planned to continue business as usual when my son was born, but the moment he entered the world that mama bear instinct rose up in me and I fell in love with my 7lb, 5 oz son, Boyd.