It’s hard to be a mom, especially with all of the media hype about how you’re supposed to be a mom and trying to live up to your perfect Pinterest super mom friends. Those feelings of failure can lead to devastating isolation. Some women go through their whole lives with these feelings of inadequacy never understanding why there is something so wrong with them. It doesn’t matter if you’re at the top of a multi-million dollar product line, or a stay-at-home mom just trying to figure out how things are supposed to work. Where do you turn? Who can you talk to that won’t turn and look at you like you’ve just grown another set of arms? What are you supposed to do when you feel the pull between who you’re supposed to be and who you really are?
I was recently sent a wonderful book by Mindee Hardin called “Boogie Wiped”. To most, Mindee is a wonderful inspiration. She invented a practical and popular product called Boogie Wipes, and it took her to the top…and then she crashed and burned in full momlife crisis fashion.
Through some amazing life changes and digging into the real problems she was facing, she started a successful consulting company for momtrepreneurs and got on with a life that was much less work and much more fulfilling.
I met Mindee towards the beginning of the end about a decade ago at a mom’s night out event, and she has been one of the guiding lights in my mom-crazed life ever since. Watching her go through the process of not reinventing herself, but revealing her true self has been such a blessing to see. Now she has taken a deep breath and put all of it into words, sailing her story out into the world like a life raft for other moms in turmoil.
This book is designed specifically for working moms trying to learn how to run businesses, take care of themselves, not run away from life, and be successful even in the hardest moments. It’s the most real and honest book on this topic that I have ever read. Anyone who picks it up and reads it will be inspired, blessed, and able to breathe deeply knowing all of their quirks, struggles, fears, and insecurities are felt by many.
As a momtrepreneur myself, I keep this book in my supply tote, ready to grab and crack open when I need a little inspiration and direction. It goes where I go, to all of my events, and eventually it will be one of my most worn out books.
Mindee is a mom of 6 kids in a blended family, the inventor of Boogie Wipes, and founder of Juicebox Moms. She’s not perfect, but she’s perfectly honest, even when honesty is unflattering. Because of that, she is happy and free.
Get the book. You won’t be disappointed. Find it at juiceboxconsulting.com.