MOM BOSS MONDAY
Well, we made it to the 1-month mark. The three of us, my son, my husband, and I just trying to figure things out with no prior experience. Sleepless nights, never-ending diaper changes, and the list goes on. It has been such a ride so far and we are all learning so much about one another. There are times when I wonder if I will be any good at this mom thing, and then I remind myself that I am doing my best and it’s all a learning experience. A very challenging, yet rewarding learning experience. I have decided to take extra time off before going back to work so that I can be more present in the Mom life. I want extra time to bond with my son and focus on our new little family. This Live Well Mama blog is my current outlet that allows me to share my experiences with mommies-to-be and new moms like myself. I have been lucky enough during this journey to have met another awesome Mom Boss who inspires me and I would like to introduce to you! Her name is Katina Cairnes. She is a mother to a beautiful little girl, and she shares her story with us from beautiful Hawai’i. Don’t forget to show some love by commenting and visiting the links below!
This week’s Mom Boss is Katina Cairnes and her business is Shop Azalea.
After I became pregnant I decided I wanted to be a stay at home mom. I had my daughter Elena and 16 months later I was feeling like something was missing. I knew that I wanted something of my own that could contribute to our bills but I didn’t want to give up being home with Elena. I honestly had no idea what I could do from home or what I even wanted to do. I started doing some research on how to make your own online store, bought some books, and just went for it. I was lucky to have full support from my husband as we had no idea if this would work or not. We are still so new but have had so much support and love from everyone that I just know that I made the right decision. I have always had a love for clothes and fashion but haven’t always had the budget for what I wanted. My mission is to make women feel comfortable and beautiful not only in their clothes but in their skin as well and to do so at a reasonable price.
A pregnancy struggle that Katina experienced:
My husband and I had just been stationed in Hawai’i when I found out I was pregnant. Being thousands of miles away from our families and not knowing anyone was not what I had in mind for when we decided to have a baby. I was so excited but so scared at the same time. I am an only child and had never been around babies so I knew absolutely nothing. Those 9 months were really hard for me. Not knowing if I would be ready when she came or if I would be able to do it on my own when my husband would have to leave on a deployment. Even though my family was so far away there were always there to support me. Every struggle of being a new mom that I overcame made me feel so strong and confident in what I was doing.
Katina’s Motherhood tip:
Something I say to most mommies is just to enjoy the little things. It’s so hard these days to separate ourselves from our phones and computers (which I am totally guilty of) but I find that when I do those are the times that I am really able to enjoy life with my daughter.
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