Turning 25 & General Life Struggles

Hi Friends!

I thought I’d finally write another normal blog rather than flooding you with Rescue Mumma stuff constantly. I’m sorry, I know it’s probably a tad annoying, but I am just so proud of my new little business and the concept behind it, I just really want it to do well. I’m going to be incredibly honest and vulnerable here, but it’s starting off a lot slower than I had hoped. Sales aren’t great and I have had a few little nervous breakdowns over whether jumping into a business was a good idea or not, but I am positive that this is worth sticking with and working hard on. Helping Mums is something I am so passionate about and as someone who has often struggled with Motherhood, I just really wanted a way for Mums to feel special and do something for themselves for a change. I’m sure it will pick up, but if I’m totally honest, this past week has been rough…

On Saturday, I turned 25! Twenty-five! That seems crazy to me. I am now in my mid-twenties and honestly, I never had any long term goals when I was younger but I kind of thought I’d be doing better in life by now. Don’t get me wrong, I am super blessed to have an amazing husband and son, we are finally back on track money-wise and I am generally happy with how things are going, but this year has been tough. I feel like I’ve had a quarter life crisis all year. I don’t really know what I’m doing or where I’m going with life. I like my job, however due to daycare fees changing, I am now literally working just to pay for daycare and I don’t really know if its worth it. My job now carries a lot more stress than it originally did when I started back in January and I’m not sure whether all of that stress and hard work is worth it if I’m not actually making any money. But on the other hand, Hunter needs to go to daycare. Being a very shy, only child, it is incredibly important that he socializes and attends daycare so that the transition into school and Kindy is easier. I really want this business to do well as I finally feel like I’ve found what I’m meant to do with my life, but at the same time because it hasn’t taken off like I originally had hoped, I’m constantly second guessing myself.

I think a lot of it comes back to the fact that I always thought I would have more children. That was in my original “plan” and I never really thought any further than that. Which is of course my own fault, I probably should have set more goals for myself, but I’m such an indecisive person that I always change my mind with what I want in life. Now that we aren’t having any more children, I’m left to decide a career path that is both rewarding/enjoyable and brings in an income.

Honestly though, other than my little career – quarter – life – crisis, everything is going really well. Jamie and I are happier in our marriage than we’ve ever been (our 4 year wedding anniversary was last Thursday! 4 whole years!) and Hunter is such a wonderful little man, I truly do feel so blessed. I guess I just feel lost. I’m not depressed or sad, I’m just…. very lost.

I think it’s important to remind ourselves when we feel like this that you could have a successful career, a beautiful family and all of the money you could ever want and need and you could still be unhappy. What I’m saying is, try your best to remind yourself of everything you are grateful for. I am guilty of always thinking of the negatives in my life instead of focusing on the positives and honestly it is a horrible way to live. Try your best to seek the positive in every day (kids are great at this so ask them what made them happy today, they often remind you to enjoy the little things) and seek out/accept help if you need it. Talk to people and allow yourself to have your sad moments, but try not to dwell on them.

As always, if you ever need anyone to talk to, I’m here. Feel free to message me any time.

Lots of love,

Kimberly xo

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Launch Day Is Here!

Hello Friends!

I can’t believe this day has finally come! I’m beyond excited to announce that our Rescue Mumma website is LIVE!

www.rescuemumma.com.au

I want to keep this post short and sweet seeing as I already posted about it recently. In case you missed it, here is the blog where I announced Rescue Mumma and explained all about how it originated etc.

If you’d like a discount code to use on your first purchase with Rescue Mumma, keep scrolling…

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For 5% off your first purchase with www.rescuemumma.com.au use the code LAUNCH5.

Thank you so much for your support! I can’t wait to hear what you all think!

Love,

Kimberly XO

HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!

Hello friends!

Sorry I have been so absent the past few weeks, life has been super hectic and you’re all about to find out why!

I have been working on this for the past month every spare chance I get. Other than work and the usual housework, this is all I have been doing.

I came up with this idea over four years ago when I was pregnant with Hunter, but I’ve always been too scared to go ahead with it. But lately I’ve decided that I’m never going to get anywhere if I don’t take risks and do things that I’m passionate about.

So here is what I’ve been working on….

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What is Rescue Mumma? Rescue Mumma is a monthly subscription box designed specifically for Mums and women. It is a completely original idea and it’s also the very first of its kind in Australia! What sets Rescue Mumma boxes apart from other parenting boxes on the market is the fact that these boxes are created specifically to pamper Mums. None of the products contained in the box are for children, they are all just for Mum. You don’t need to be a Mum to enjoy these boxes either, the boxes are suited for all women aged 16 to 100 years old. Each box contains 5 – 7 luxury pamper products ranging from body scrubs to delicious fudge. We will also be stocking 2 one off gift boxes, one for New Mummas and one for Breastfeeding Mummas – both of these gift boxes are also the first of their kind in Australia! I’ve worked super hard to ensure all of the boxes we sell are affordable, whilst still containing luxury products. The other difference with the Rescue Mumma boxes is that we only work with small Australian businesses! 90% of the companies featured in the Rescue Mumma boxes are owned and run by Aussie Mums and most of the products are hand made and natural.

We are launching on the 20th September 2017 and the first box will go out on the 15th October. Boxes ship on the 15th of every month and will arrive within 5 – 7 business days. We also have flat-rate shipping Australia wide!

The website is currently live, however you will be directed to a coming soon page where you can enter your email address to be notified as soon as the boxes go on sale.

The idea behind this box really came to fruition when one of my friends had a baby. She was having a bit of a tough time so I brought her over a small gift just for her and she was so thankful and grateful that someone had thought of her and not just of bub. Most of the time when you have a new baby, everyone buys gifts for the baby – which is obviously very thoughtful and generous – but a lot of the time people forget about Mum. As Mums we also often forget or feel guilty buying things for ourselves. This is where Rescue Mumma comes in. Every month’s box is a surprise, so it’s like Christmas every month! The subscription boxes are $34.95/month + Shipping which, if you spread it out over the month, works out to be the price of a large cup of coffee a week. Each box also has a value of over $52 – which means every single month you are basically receiving over $17 worth of product for free! Our boxes also include exclusive discounts to some of the participating stores of that month’s box, just for our Rescue Mumma subscribers!

If you’d like to be notified when our boxes go live, head to www.rescuemumma.com.au and enter your email address – we’ll only be stocking a limited amount of boxes for our first month so make sure you sign up if you don’t want to miss out! While you’re there, be sure to click our social media links and follow us! We’ll be showing some exclusive sneak peeks on our Instagram and Facebook over the coming weeks.

Something else I wanted to include with the boxes, is a charity donation. I’d love to donate $1 from every box sold to a charity that benefits women and mothers, however I’m just not sure which one. So I would absolutely love some suggestions! If you have any in mind, please leave a comment below or on my social media.

So this is my big announcement! What do you think? What would you love to see in our subscription boxes?

Thank you for your support! I’ll write up another blog post on launch day which will include a special discount for my followers, so keep your eye out on the 20th September!

Love,

Kimberly Xo