Today, I am pleased to tell you about our sponsor Hip Mountain Mama! In the words of Mama Suzy:
"Hip Mountain Mama is a family business that specializes in hip products
for natural mamas, their families, and homes. We carry many green, eco-friendly,
natural, and unique products."
Suzy: I have been passionate about living a natural lifestyle for many years. I discovered that there are many shops that sell natural kid products but I wanted to open a shop that sold natural toys and fun and unique products for moms.
SouleMama: What were you doing before this work?
Suzy: My degree is in Sociology. I worked with adjudicated youth in both a juvenile detention center and in an outdoor nature program. As you can imagine this was difficult work. I chose to take some time away to give birth and raise my two daughters. I was a full time stay at home mom for 4 years before my desire to start Hip Mountain Mama took over.
SouleMama: How do you avoid burnout and keep yourself motivated?
Suzy: The beauty of the online business is that the work is pretty flexible. I rarely get burned out because I can schedule my work around our lives. We take many breaks to go for afternoon hikes, spend time by the river, take the kids to a park, or to just sit in the sunshine. My family's love of nature seems to inspire and rejuvinate all of us. It is easy to stay motivated because I love my work and truly believe in the mission of our business.
SouleMama: How does the balance of work and family happen for you?
Suzy: Obviously it isn't easy, but it helps a lot that my husband quit his corporate job last November to join the business. With both Mom and Dad working from home we can get the work done and still have a lot of fun. The key is good communication. We all have to know what everyone else needs or wants.
Thank you to Hip Mountain Mama!
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Posted by: Carrie @ Oh Baby O