Here at The Mommy Spot Tampa, we love to support local mom entrepreneurs so every week we will be featuring a new one. Juggling motherhood and your own business is always a challenge so we want to hear how all of the other mommies handle it. We are very excited to announce Bridget Brown as this week’s Featured Mompreneur, take the stage Bridget…
What is the name of your business and what is your title?
Babble & Balance, owner
How many children do you have and what are their ages?
I have a little girl named Miller. She turned 11 months old yesterday!
Are you a native to Tampa? If not, tell us why and when you relocated here.
No. I am from Texas. My husband is born and raised here. We got married in 2012 and decided to buy a house in South Tampa where all of his family still resides.
Tell us about your business and how you became a mompreneur.
When my daughter was 4 weeks old I stumbled upon the Moms On Call book. I was amazed by what it taught me and the methods of parenting it provided. Moms On Call was created by two pediatric nurses. MOC is an Atlanta based phenomenon and started serving local families with in-home parenting consultations from birth to 4 years of age. And now, by combining technology, common sense and a passion for families, they have the ability to partner with parents all over the globe. After falling in love with everything MOC had to offer I reached out to Laura Hunter, co-founder, and expressed my desire to help families much like theirs but in the Tampa area. I flew to Atlanta, where I was certified and now here we are.
What is the best part about being a mompreneur?
Making my own schedule, traveling, and knowing that I am helping other families while still enjoying mine!
What is the hardest part about being a mompreneur?
Just juggling it all. The mom life, the wife life, the student life (currently getting my masters in nursing), and of course the entrepreneur life. It is chaos somethings… but a beautiful chaos.
How do you balance motherhood and running your own business?
You just do it. Ultimately my daughter and family come first and I always want to be able to provide for her. I think is what keeps me focused on my goals with the business. Plus, I love what I do. So it doesn’t always seem like a job. I think that part makes it a little easier.
Any tips or advice you would like to offer other mompreneurs (or aspiring mompreneurs)?
Take a leap a faith. Find something you love and go for it.
Where can we find your business?