MOM BOSS MONDAY
I’m no longer your active PREGO, I’m now a Mama Bird, trying to figure it all out. I’m learning that Coffee is the new Sleep, that you can’t have enough nursing bras, and that even as exhausted as I am, I love being a Mom to my baby bird. I’m meeting so many experienced Moms and they are showering me with support as I enter the next part of my adventure. They are Mom Bosses and they inspire me daily. This week’s Mom Boss is Tori Tinnon. She’s a super Mompreneur, has a beautiful tribe of her own, and one of my favorites that I have crossed paths with so far. I’m so pleased to be part of her Mama Tribe! She’s got some simple yet effective tips for other Moms out there and her energy is hard to ignore. Give her story a read and be sure to stop by her shop, there’s something for every mom out there.
This week’s Mom Boss is Tori Tinnon and her business is Mama Bird & Co.
Mama Bird & co. just launched May 1st, 2016. I’m a mama of 3 (ages 13, 9, and 15 months) and a serial entrepreneur. You can take a look at my bio here to see the various companies I’ve started over the last 20 years. I run a PR/social media firm by day (Social Communications) and Mama Bird & Co.is my fun and creative outlet that gets the whole family involved. I’m the “mama bird” and the “Co” = company would be my littles and my hubby. We design tees together and my husband Tom and I screen print at night (by hand) in our studio in Austin, Texas. We like to get the kiddos to bed then we spend time together thinking up new ideas, screen printing and filling orders, etc. I’ve always loved having some type of online shop so Mama Bird & Co. fulfills that passion and I get to get creative all while spending time with my family. I also love all the mamas I have already met along the way via Etsy and Instagram.
A pregnancy struggle Tori experienced:
I honestly had very smooth pregnancies with all 3 children. I was very blessed with 3 healthy kiddos. My last little bundle (Olive Pearl) was a complete surprise for us. I was also 43 at the time and that was considered to be “high risk”. The pregnancy was wonderful though and after being an all BOY mama for years we finally got our little girl. She’s a real feisty little firecracker too. She already rules all the boys in this house! I loved being pregnant and tried to enjoy every milestone along the way…be nice to your body and it will be nice back to you during and after pregnancy.
Tori’s motherhood tip:
My tip would be let go of perfection and just ENJOY your crazy chaos because it really flies by. Be sure to take 30 minutes to 1 hour a day too (some how some way) for YOU. It might be a long warm bath, a yoga class, coffee on your patio, a hammock or anything that relaxes…but make time for you! You know the old saying “If Mama ain’t happy ain’t nobody happy”…well, it’s true. Be a happy mama so your children always remember that about you. Take the time to really soak it all in…
Check out Mama Bird & Co.’s Links below:
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MamaBirdAndCo