Welcome to Mommy Thrives. My name is Crystal and I am a work at home mom to an awesome 3 year old. I created Mommy Thrives to help other busy moms navigate this mommy life and thrive.
Between raising children, running a business, working, house keeping, managing the money, and any other number of daily tasks mom life can feel overwhelming. My goal is to not just give you systems to manage it all, but to help you figure out what will work best for you.
Every persons systems will be different but that’s why I am here. I explore different ideas and lay out different plans that can help you find what works for you.
I have been a full time working mom, a stay at home mom, a work at home mom, and a part time working mom. It doesn’t matter what role I get when the role changes the way I manage my time to get it all done changes too.
Where I Come From
I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. My mother is my superhero. She worked part time to full time most of my life but still managed to keep an immaculate home and take care of me; her willful, independent, and awesome daughter.
I was an only child growing up and I saw how much my mom did to take care of me, my dad, and still work to help provide for us. I was not seduced into motherhood easily because I saw the actual work that went into being a mom first hand in my own mother. She showed me, through her actions, how to thrive in life with the right mindset, some self care, and dedication to her family.
I moved to Akron, Ohio back in 2014 to live with the love of my life and future husband. It didn’t take us long to decide we wanted to start a family and we welcomed our little bundle of joy into the world in February 2015.
Today we live in central Pennsylvania near family and have big dreams of moving to Pittsburgh.
Being A Stay At Home Mom
Shortly after our son, Lucas, was born I made the decision that by the time he would start remembering things I would be a work at home mom. I started a few different businesses before starting this blog.
We made some cuts to our spending, learned to live in a budget, and drastically downsized so we could live off of one income alone. Thankfully by the time my son turned 3 I was able to become a full time work at home mom.
It took a lot of dedication and hard work to get to this point and I share my very best tips in helping you start your own successful online business.
If you want to know how I created and built my online business to bring in a full time income you can find all of my business tips, tricks, and help in the At Business Section of my blog.
Being a mom is tough, but it’s also fun and inspiring. No matter what title you hold, what type of mom you are, or how busy your schedule is; you can thrive at home, at business, and at motherhood.
So stick around, check out some fun parenting ideas, faster cleaning solutions, business tips, and more. Sign up for my email list here. Find out more about blogging over at Blogging Tech Tips. Also be sure to check out some of my more popular and favorite posts below.
- The Best Pregnancy Tips For An Easier Pregnancy
- How To Be A More Balanced Mom
- How Busy Moms Can Feel More Human
- How To Declutter Your Home Fast
- How To Start and Use a Bullet Journal – Plus Examples
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