The busy mom's guide to beginning a passion project.

Dear Momma,

I know there are not enough hours in the day. I know your coffee is cold. I know you rock the messy bun more than you would like to admit. I know that all you’ve eaten today was a half eaten meal that your kiddo didn’t want to finish. I know that you’ve tried a million concealers & none of them work. I know that other humans rely on you to live, & I know that is hard as hell. But don’t let that stop you from making your mark on the world. Don’t you dare let that stop you from starting the passion project that you can’t stop thinking about.

Sincerely,

the Momma who has also thought she was ‘too busy’ for her dreams.


 Ft. Nicola from Revival- Photo by Juli Arendash

Ft. Nicola from Revival- Photo by Juli Arendash

So, you think you are too busy. You fear that starting this project will make you seem selfish to your family who needs you. I see you, I feel you, I get you, & I don’t care about any of your excuses. Throw them out right now- because, this is not the place for excuses.

You can do this. You will do this.

You will be just as good of a momma to your kids as you are now, in fact- YOU WILL BE BETTER than ever before. You are their role model always, & they will want to know all about this passion project and when they are old enough they will brag to all their friends about it- trust me, they will. Sure, you may miss reading them their bed time story here and there but I can promise you it will be worth it. You can do what you love & love those around you at the same time. It won’t be easy, but- you have kids for goodness sake. If anyone can do this, it’s you!

Okay, so you’re ready to do the damn thing. Now what? Where do you even start? How do you do it all?

Figure out how to balance the chaos from one who knows it the best, Nicole Parker. Join us on November 8th & learn about how to balance motherhood, your career, & your passion. Because, you CAN have it all.

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Nicole Parker:

Nicole Parker is a mother, boss, non-profit owner, full time Field Faculty Advisor / Clinical Instructor at Case Western Reserve University, & much more. Join us November 8th where she will share her own story of starting a nonprofit while having a pretty stacked set of priorities. You may or may not want to start a nonprofit, but what we do know is that finding time to do something BIG when you’ve already got a lot on your plate seems super challenging. Nicole inspires to do great things even when you don’t believe you have the time. Get your tickets here >>

About your author:

Krista Jordan is Director of Marketing & Sales for Cleveland Flea brands. She’s a new mom to Liv, born on September 16th of this year!

She’s getting used to this whole working mom life while living in Montana with her fianceé, Mitch and their dog.

She’s a true Cleveland girl who loves her city like no one else, and part of that involves enjoying monthly care packages from her #TeamFlea coworkers filled with favorites from Sweet Dish & Darling, Fat T’s Cookies, Salt & Light Coffee and Little Red Bird Custom Cookies.

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