Some of you may have noticed that I started a new little business this summer. In the summer I feel like I can do all the things because I don't have homeschooling on my plate and half of the kid activities going on so why not.....translated, I'm an idiot.
Clay has been urging me for the last year or so to create a little boutique inside our current jewelry store with all the things I love. I love to buy unique gifts for my friends and with the birth of our 5th baby Rose, I realized little humans only let you dress them for so long, so I may as well enjoy it while it lasted. Their is also a little more to the story...
All I wanted growing up was to be a mom, what was crazy was that as a new mom I struggled to figure out how all the other parts of my life fit into the mom part of my life. Should I never spend money on myself because it meant I was being selfish and could have used that money on my kids? Are the clothes I like to wear appropriate for a "mom" to wear? Was "mom hair" a requirement? Was I being a bad mom if I let my kids watch screens while I got ready for the day? I felt like I was getting lost in trying to fit the mold of the perfect mom. It took me a few years of thinking and praying and pondering to realize that, for me, being a mom was a giant part of who I am, but their is also so much more and I didn't have to feel guilty for feeling that way.
That's kind of where it all started. I developed a heart for moms. For reminding them of their immense worth as a mom and as a women. Realizing, for myself, that taking the time every day (ok, not every day....hello, a girls gotta feel free to stay in those yoga pants all day if need be) to get dressed and if I'm super lucky do my hair. Helping moms to recognize the freedom in not feeling guilty for spending some time and money on yourself in order to make you a better mom. For some moms it may not be getting dressed and doing your makeup every day, but it may be having 20 minutes to read or an hour to workout....my heart is that moms stop feeling guilty for all the things, but enjoy this season and find the things that help us moms to enjoy it a bit more! That's where Rose & Pearl came into play....a shop full of all the things I love. Cute baby products that make my heart go pitter patter, candles that make my house smell beautiful even if its a pig stye (which weirdly makes it seem cleaner), cute stationary and planners that make my crazy life seem a little less crazy, mugs that make my morning coffee so much more enjoyable, and so much more!
My hope and heart is that with every person that walks into Rose & Pearl that they would feel joy. That in each tiny product they would recognize their value and worth.
Also, a little side note. This was absolutely terrifying for me. I was a pediatric nurse, being a business owner is completely out of my wheelhouse. With my husband's constant encouragement and the help of some super amazing and talented friends my vision became a reality, so I guess you could say a new hope of mine for moms (and everyone) is to not let what you think you can do to actually define what you can do.