Thanks so much for visiting my blog! My name is Julie and I am a work-at-home mom to three crazy kids. My daughter is 7 and my twin sons are 4. In 2007 I opened my own retail website where I sold natural and eco-friendly items for moms and babies. I dealt primarily with online orders and since the start of my business I have had to learn how to take care of my own website, graphic design and promotional/marketing needs. Out of this I realized I have a passion for marketing and design and love helping other family owned businesses succeed.
Aside from my business providing website maintenance and marketing assistance for small business owners, I would like to keep this blog going in order to feed my cloth diaper addiction, although sadly I no longer have any babies in cloth. I am so fond of the natural parenting and cloth diapering community and it is such a huge part of my life that I just couldn’t bare to leave it. With this blog I intend to keep up to date on the latest and greatest cloth diapering products and accessories as well as provide information posts and occasional giveaways.
A note about why I believe that supporting WAHM and Family run businesses is so important?
Not long after starting my business and creating my first website in 2007 selling cloth diapers, I realized the importance of supporting other WAHM’S (work-at-home-moms) and other Small Businesses. The first few weeks, ok the first month, was really slow. The internet is a big place, they don’t call it the World Wide Web for nothing, and it takes a while for your site to start showing up in searches,etc. Many times a day I’d check my email, “refresh” -no emails, “refresh” -no emails, “refresh” -no emails. It was depressing, all those dreams and ideas, all the inspiration, it was hard to keep my chin up and keep on keeping on. And then it happened, “refresh” -“A New Order Has Been Placed.” My first order, it was as if the clouds had parted, the angels sang out. The amount of the order didn’t matter, it was the fact that someone visited my site, my store, my baby…and made a real purchase!
You know what? Many years later, I still check my email way too often, and I still get that giddy feeling when I see that someone’s placed an order or would like to hire me for a job. The difference is that now I know how it feels to struggle, to have a dream, to own a small business, and I want to support others who are in the same boat as I am. I want my order to give some other wahm that excited feeling, I want to imagine them packaging my order with care while holding their babe on their hip. I want my $10-20-30+ dollars going into their bank account and contributing to their success. I want their dreams to come true just as I imagine and hope for my own dreams to become a reality. So, I hope that you’ll remember my little story and imagine the small business owners appreciation of your business next time you’re shopping for a gift or looking to make a purchase. You could be making someone’s day and not even know it!