The Beginning of Mom Life Mugs
It's New Year's Eve everybody and will the passing of a decade and a brand new year before us, I thought I would share my journey and how Mom Life Mugs became to be, as well as my personal favorite Mom Life Mugs of 2019!
The Beginning of Mom Life Mugs
Hi there, my name is Tresa and I am the owner and designer behind Mom Life Mugs!
For those of you who don't know me, I have been an entrepreneur of many sorts for over 7 years now. I'm also a Certified Social Media Marketer and I also began my own business called Strategic Social Media Management in May of 2019! This year has been so wonderful and so many things have changed. I began my journey of creating Mom Life Mugs in February of 2019. I was on the verge of returning to the entrepreneur world full-time after being in the corporate world simultaneously for about a year.
In January of 2019, I was a mom of a then 2.5-year-old and he needed me. At the beginning of 2019, my son wasn’t responding to his name, was only speaking in one-word phrases and was struggling. I needed to spend more time with him and give him the attention he needed. At that point, he was spending 10 hours a day in daycare and I wanted and desperately needed to spend more time at home with him.
At the time, I had been working full-time in the corporate world for 6+ months and I was miserable. It was the beginning of February and I had easily already burned through nearly half of my paid time off between daycare closings and snow days, fevers and stomach bugs, not to mention doctor's appointments and evaluations for my son, and a whole host of things that I had absolutely no control over. Whenever my son couldn't go to daycare because he was sick or we were trying to get him services that he desperately needed, I had to be home with him. He needed me and I didn't want to have to choose between my career and my son when he needed me.
I felt so stuck.
As I started brainstorming ideas on how I could spend more time at home with him and migrate back to being an entrepreneur full-time and ultimately not having to put my only son in daycare 10+ hours a day, I longed for a mug that said, “Mompreneur for Life.” Being a mom wasn't just my life, it was my entire life, but for me, so was being an entrepreneur!
Alas, after searching multiple stores, I took to Etsy, Amazon and more trying to find this mug that I so desperately wanted; it was personal, now. It was a symbol of not just me or my life, but of the change that was coming! All I could find was all the clique’d sayings about being a mom and some (very few) about being an entrepreneur, but never one that merged the two lives. Let’s be honest; being a mom and an entrepreneur, you’re never just one.
After weeks of searching and checking, I never found one. Sure, there were some custom mug shops I could've approached but a vision had formed in my eye's mind. I was already using a graphic design program and creating all my own custom graphics for my mom's business, my blog, my social media pages. And it was never just this one mug; I always found mugs that I absolutely LOVED... but there was always one or two things about them that weren't perfect for me.
There was always something I wanted to change or one tiny thing that held me back from buying them because they just didn't fit me perfectly. I was tired of all the cliche'd sayings that were so abundantly over-used. There was never anything original on the shelves. Even on Etsy, everyone was just using all the same old sayings and any mugs that were truly original? The fonts were so boring and it looked like there was hardly any thought into the creation of the mug or the designs!
I wanted to have something that was beautiful, vibrant and unique! I wanted mugs that were just like me, that resonated within me and showed off my personality, mugs that showed who I was! Besides, who wants to drink out of a boring white coffee mug? Anyone can do that.
And thus, Mom Life Mugs was born! I wanted to create my own, unique mugs that were totally one-of-a-kind; nothing like the mugs you could find on a shelf at Walmart. I had my own ideas and phrases and I wanted to see them on mugs and see them in the hands of others who were looking to stand out from the crowd!
Mom Life Mugs is my passion project and I appreciate every single one of you that has helped fuel my dreams along the way! Mom Life Mugs are one-of-a-kind and you won’t find anything like them on another shelf!!! I pride myself on originality and I promise to uphold that professional integrity along my journey.
I am very excited for the year 2020! This decade is going to be amazing and this will be the best year of my life! My businesses are thriving, I have a beautiful family and I am so ready to take control of my life and make it what it was alway's meant to be! I hope you all have a very happy new year and that you're spending it with those you love.
Happy New Year,
Love Tresa from Mom Life Mugs xo