This week Ohana Mama is talking story with a mom who is the genius mind behind graphic burp cloths and t-shirts; giving babies everywhere something interesting to look at while being held, being burped or doing tummy time. And these goods are adorable too! I introduce to you the creator of Zeebabee Designs.
Business: Zeebabee Designs, www.zeebabee.com
Why did you start your business?
I started my business because of a realization I had over 4 years ago. While rocking my first son every night and holding him all day long, I realized…”hey he must get bored….sitting there staring at my shoulder all day long” So that was the beginning of how Zeebabee Designs started…. So have I peaked your interest???? Are you now wondering what Zeebabee is all about? Check out the website and you’ll see!!
What is your favorite part of owning your own business?
Everyday it is something new….every day! Did I say every day?? Seriously, you wake up in the morning and you don’t know what the day will hold. Although I have 2 young boys, so I never knew what the day would hold for me anyways, I guess. But to be honest with you, I love the feeling of accomplishment…and to see what I envisioned actually being done amazes me everyday.
What inspires you?
Of course, my children inspire me. With out them I never would have come up with any of this.
Who is your best cheerleader?
My husband and my mother…they believe in me and that makes me feel good. That makes me want to continue on…..even on the most frustrating of days.
What would be your #1 piece of advice you would give to any mom just starting out or wanting to start a business?
Time management! You can do it…you just need to be very organized ….and I am still working on that every day. And of course you will not be able to succeed if you don’t have the passion…you have to 100% believe in what you are doing…and know that it will succeed.
How do you keep your kids occupied when you are working?
Some days are easier than others. But I have a schedule that I try to stick to. I try to make special play time with me and the boys and then I have time where I work and they know that they have to play by themselves. Sounds like a great plan…if it always worked that way. (smile) I have days where I have a lot of guilt for working but I’m working through that.
What do you never leave the house without?
Wipes….I seem to have become somewhat of a germ-a-phob since I had my kids!!
Do you have a favorite quote?
I feel bad but I am not a quote person. Maybe someone will quote me someday….ha ha!!
Would you like to offer a giveaway or discount to Ohana Mama readers today?
Yes…of course! How about 15% off your purchase….oh what the heck let’s make it 20%. Just use coupon code OHANA20. Good until August 31, 2008.
Run on over to take advantage of this awesome discount!
If you are a mom entrepreneur and would like to be featured on Talking Story Tuesday on Ohana Mama, email me!