kickSprout

http://www.kicksprout.com

A social and supportive community connecting Moms, Moms-to-be and families through local events. A place for women experiencing pregnancy and motherhood to come together face-to-face to meet, mingle, learn and have fun as they make new friends.

Leasa is a winner of Top 25 Mompreneurs - 2012

What advice would you give a mom who wants to be a mompreneur?

A passion for what you are doing is one of the biggest pieces of advice to mompreneurs. You have to want to solve a problem or right a wrong that you experienced. Whether its coming up with a new baby product, a better way to engage with kids or a new way to connect with moms, its all about improving the lives of moms.

There is something innate in all of us (moms) that makes all of us potentially great mompreneurs; we're never in it for the money. We don't get paid to be a mom. We do it for our families and that's the same way we should look at becoming a mompreneur. We become mompreneurs to solve a problem to help make our lives and the lives of our families better.

What tips do you have for connecting with other mom bloggers?

Collaboration. The world is too small and our time is too short to not collaborate with other mom bloggers. The need for community and information for moms today are too great to be the only solution. Let's face it, the kids grow up way too fast anyway! Collaboration can come in range of ways from promoting each others products, services to guest blogging on each other's platform.

How do you balance being a mom and and an entrepreneur?

It is one of the hardest things I have ever tried to do, and I can't say I have mastered it yet. It is definitely something that I continue to work on day to day and week to week. Learning and growing, seeking advice from those that have been down the path and seeing what works with my family.

One piece of advice I can offer up, when you're with your family, be with your family. When you are working, work. Trying to be fully present on both tasks at the same time will only leave you half empty at both. So when I am with my family I try to put away the phone, the iPad and the computer and just be with my family. I know I have said it before, but our children are little for such a short time and I want to make sure I never look back with regrets for time that was lost.