Four years ago today I launched my little business from the corner of my dining room with a little kid on each hip and zero experience in what I was about to do. I knew there had to be other parents who felt the same way I did about gender stereotypes, sexualization, and marketing having such a negative impact on our kids. I had to teach myself about e-commerce, marketing, social media, blogging, advocacy work, and how to write a book. None of it was easy but every step of the way I have been determined to succeed for our kids. I’ve had great mentors and people to work with along the way. All of it was worth it, especially on those nights I’m up at 2am answering emails and I get that note from a parent saying “Now I see it.”
I remember being so excited when the facebook page reached 100 followers and getting five orders in one day. We’ve grown A LOT since then! It turns out there are thousands and thousands of parents who felt the same way I did about these issues. I truly mean it when I say this has become a “community”, and I could not be prouder of the work we have done and continue to do.
Thank you, THANK YOU, to all of you who have supported Pigtail Pals & Ballcap Buddies – whether it be through orders from the online boutique, sharing blog posts, being an active member on facebook or twitter, or sharing excitement about my upcoming book.
Thank you so much for being a part of PPBB and being committed to raising Full of Awesome kids!