Meet the Maker

It's been a while since I introduced myself... Hi.  I'm Michelle.  Or Mom.  Or Mama.

I haven't been "Mommy" in a while, except when the teenager really, really needs something. But, the name stuck to the business, and the brand became another part of my identity.

Once upon a time, I was an English teacher.  And then, I became the parent of a neurodivergent child who needed more from her mom than a full-time English teacher could give her.  Along the way, I've added arrows to my quiver, skills that allow me to still teach, and work that brings me joy.

As part of that work, I learned that the carers of neurodivergent kids often have to step away, or step sideways in their career paths.  I learned that our stress-hormone levels are comparable to that of combat soldiers.  Most of all, I learned that we need to take care of ourselves so that we can take care of our kids, and help them become the most amazing versions of themselves.

For me, some of that self-care comes in creating products that I want to use in my home.  Some of it comes in keeping my prices as low as I dare, so that others can indulge in self care with products that have a smaller carbon footprint than the ones they'd get at a name-brand store. 

The rest of that self-care?  Oh, it's found in a good book, a little bit of indulgent and slightly trashy tv, and a full on dance party to a Taylor Swift song.  

(Usually in the car.  With the teenager next to me.  Car dancing to embarass the mess out of said teenager... look... neurodivergence does not create exemption from the teen/parent relationship!)

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