Talking To… Tuesdays

This is a new feature of Ohana Mama.
Every Tuesday is now declared “Talking To… Tuesday”, where one mom entrepreneur will be interviewed to let you in on a little piece of her and hopefully inspire you to go for your dreams.

Today We’re Talking To…



I am so excited about our very first interview with the creator and owner of two wonderful online community sites, babytalkbio and frunchymama.


What’s your name? Stephanie

What is the name of your business? babytalkbio.com and frunchymama.com

When did you start it? Babytalkbio was started in February of 2005 and frunchymama began in October of 2006.

Why did you start your business? I wanted to create a community for moms to share and create real friendships. It is so much easier to have support than parent alone!

What inspires you? I am so inspired by our members! They are constantly coming up with new and interesting ideas to include in and enhance the sites. Their refusal to accept status quo and request *more* is something I am constantly striving to keep up with and inspires me to give more. And do more.. And create more!

Who is your biggest cheerleader? —> Photobucket This little smiley when posted by a member… and my family of course!

What would be your #1 piece of advice that you would give to any mom just starting out or wanting to start a business? There is no easy money and if something sounds too good to be true- it generally is! Really though, its a matter of deciding what you want to do and finding the resources to do it. Whether that be time, money, support, or other, be prepared to work hard and take it seriously. Committing to a business, instead of just finding some extra income, are two very different things. Decide your commitment level and be honest with what you are willing to give to build a business.

How do you keep your kids occupied when you are working? My son is in preschool and I am lucky enough to be able to work during those hours. When he was little, I would work during naps and any other time that I could fit in. It’s definitely a struggle.

What do you never leave the house without? Keys are about the only thing that I must have- other than that it really depends the where and whens- I like to bring what’s needed for that particular adventure. Oh and I generally have a pair of superhero underwear and extra shorts. Size 4T. Boys. No particular reason.

About babytalkbio and frunchymama

Both babytalkbio and frunchymama are member sites; while parts of these boards are open to the public, the good stuff is when you become a member. All you have to do is sign up.

In addition, babytalkbio has a paid subscription portion where for $5 a month, subscribers receive access to extra boards, classifieds, an arcade, fantastic co-ops, coupon trains, journals, and a place for work at home moms to advertise their business (with a 10% honor system).

Giveaway Alert!
Stephanie has generously offered a free 3-month subscription to one lucky winner. All you have to do is leave a comment below answering the following question…”What do YOU never leave home without?”

All entries must be in by July 29th at midnight Hawaii time. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on July 30th.
Mahalo Stephanie!

If you are a mom entrepreneur and want to be featured in 
Ohana Mama’s “Talking To…Tuesday”, email me

WINNER! Comment #4 is the winner!  

Here are your random numbers:

4
Timestamp: 2008-07-31 02:44:52 UTC

Congratulations, Andy!

Comments

  1. Gary Brandi Jackson and Makena says:

    never leave home without my kids… or my cell.

    love BTB!

  2. I never leave home without my kids. It’s a curse and a blessing. Mostly, it’s because I have to. ;)

  3. claireknightly says:

    I think it’s a tie between diaper bag, wallet, keys, and cell phone. I’m generally never without any of those.

  4. I LOVE BTB! It rocks! Lately, it seems I never get to leave home without my KIDS! KIDS, purse & keys!

  5. The Burnside's says:

    I never leave home without my purse. Can’t go anywhere without it! Also… if it’s during the day, I cannot, cannot, CANNOT go ANYWHERE without my sunglasses! I can’t stand the sun in my eyes!

  6. The Burnside's says:

    I never leave home without my purse. Can’t go anywhere without it! Also… if it’s during the day, I cannot, cannot, CANNOT go ANYWHERE without my sunglasses! I can’t stand the sun in my eyes!

  7. The Burnside's says:

    I never leave home without my purse. Can’t go anywhere without it! Also… if it’s during the day, I cannot, cannot, CANNOT go ANYWHERE without my sunglasses! I can’t stand the sun in my eyes!

  8. The Burnside's says:

    I never leave home without my purse. Can’t go anywhere without it! Also… if it’s during the day, I cannot, cannot, CANNOT go ANYWHERE without my sunglasses! I can’t stand the sun in my eyes!

  9. Lori Lynn says:

    I never leave home without my kids (or so it seems!). Hehe!

    And if you’ve never checked out BTB, it’s worth the look!

  10. Allyssa says:

    I cannot leave the house without my cell phone. Must be connected to the world at all times :)

    BTB rocks!

  11. I never leave home without Owen, well almost never but I forget my wallet and keys all the time !

  12. I never leave home with out my wallet. If kids are in tow I never leave home without my diaper bag. Never know when you may need that extra set of clothes or some wipes.

    Steph, you rock! Love me some BTB

  13. LBBMomma says:

    We love you Stephanie! Thanks so much for both amazing sites!
    I never leave home without chapstick, seriously…

  14. BlushingMommy says:

    I never leave home without my nursing bra! You just never know when you might need “the girls” to do their thang. ;)

  15. These days it feels like I never leave home with out a kiddo or 2.

  16. SnL41296 says:

    i never leave home without my cell, I have been a memeber of BTB since 2005 woohoo its an awesome site!

  17. I never leave home without my cell phone. You never know when something will happen.

  18. RBalderas says:

    I never leave home without my wallet. I never know when I might need to get something.

    BTB and FM rocks!

  19. I never leave home without my debit card – never know what you are gonna need :)

    Thanks Steph for all you do! BTB rocks!!!!

  20. I never leave home without my blackberry so I can get to BTB & FM anywhere ;)

    And I almost never leave home without my kiddos :D

  21. PSLenahan731 says:

    i never leave home without my diaperbag with all the nessaciaties (sp) for my kiddos!!
    BTB rocks!!!

  22. I never leave without my cell phone, though there are many other “rarely leave without”‘s. (keys, wallet, and diapers/wipes)

    BTB and FM rock! That’s Steph for all you do!

  23. poptart425 says:

    I never leave home without my Wallet/Debit Card and of course the cell phone. BTB Rocks!!!

  24. I never leave home without my cellphone!!!
    loving BTB and FM all the time, gotta go gt my fix now :)

  25. Bridget Hine says:

    LOVE BTB and FM!!!
    I never leave home without my wallet.

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