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Meet Mom Boss Leah: Run Wild My Child

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Get ready to meet mom boss Leah in the latest post of my new series, Everyday Dreamers! In this series I am featuring moms in business/blogging in the wellness niche. Today I am excited to feature Leah from Run Wild My Child! Enjoy! 

meet mom boss Leah from Run Wild My Child in my Everyday Dreamers series

Hey ladies!

I am back up-and-running with my Everyday Dreamers series. This series is all about the mom boss who is chasing dreams in the realm of wellness. (Click here to learn more about the series and how to be featured.) All of the moms that I feature in this series are either bloggers or business owners in the categories of fitness, wellness, self-care, etc.

As I’ve said before, I believe that part of being holistically healthy is nourishing your mental and emotional self as well as your physical self. That means that moms should take care of themselves in many different ways!

One such way would be to continue to pursue your passions, hobbies, and career interests even after you become a mom.

We have a tendency, as moms, to put our dreams on the back burner once we have children. However, I find that while our priorities must shift a little, throwing away our hopes and mom boss dreams can seriously backfire! A mom on a mission is healthier in every sense of the word.

You can be a mom boss, too, mama!

It took me a long time to figure that out. But I am continually inspired by other moms who have been working at their dreams while also raising babies! When I think about strong women, this mom boss thing is the first thing that comes to mind.

meet mom boss leah

So today I am super duper excited to share the story of an Everyday Dreamer and mama just like me!  My hope would be that you find some inspiration or encouragement by reading the story of another dreamer and mom boss. Welcome to Leah’s story! 

Q: First tell us a little bit about you! (Where are you from? How old are your kids?)

A: I’m a new Mom to a 3 week old baby girl, Reagan. I started a running and fitness blog a few months back for moms who are new runners and/or seasoned runners. I live in San Diego, CA and love being outdoors. My blog goal is to create an online community of fitness Moms like myself. (Note: Leah’s baby and blog are a bit older now since Leah submitted her info to me a couple of months ago.)

Q: Do you have a blog or business in wellness?

A: Yes!

Q: What is the URL?

A: https://runwildmychild.blog/

Q: What kind of business or blog do you operate?

A: A running blog for moms of all ages and all running abilities. My blog covers running, recovery, training, cross training, nutrition and so on, all catered towards the busy fitness moms out there.

Q: How long have you been in business/blogging?
A: 3 months.

Q: Tell us how you got started! What made you decide to start your blog or business?

A: I wanted to create an online community of like minded moms who love running. Being a mom runner and fitness enthusiast is so much more demanding and different than being a solo runner with all the time in the world to train and meet your goals. I also created this blog with the ultimate goal to eventually monetize it and hopefully one day be able to focus on my passion full time.

Q: What would you consider your business/blog’s mission?

A: My blogs mission is to help moms achieve their personal best in relation to not only their running and fitness goals, but in overall health. So often, us moms end up putting ourselves last, and we need to change that and make health, fitness and self care a priority.

Q: What was your biggest hurdle in STARTING your blog/biz?

A: Publishing! I was so scared to take my blog live, I was afraid it was mediocre and I found it very hard to be proud of it as I have a bad habit of comparing it to blogs and bloggers who have been doing this for a while. I was afraid of failure and spent so much time over analyzing page views and follows, I had to accept that my blog journey is going to be different from everyone else’s and that’s OK. As long as I am my genuine authentic self and I create the blog I love, then the rest will fall into place in time.
Q: What do you consider your biggest ongoing struggle in operating a blog or business?
A: Consistency. As a new, first time mom, I am overwhelmed with this whole baby business I have going on. I haven’t had the time I had before to focus on my blog, the content and the building of it so I had a log of anxiety about not being able to focus on it as much.
However, being with my little one and learning the ropes is what is most important in my life right now, and if I can only get several blogs published a month, then that’s OK for me right now.

Q: What do you believe to be key to your growth as a blogger or business owner? (Did you have any major breakthroughs or turning points?)

Psst! I recently created an online nutrition course jam-packed with information on food mindset, exercise science, and nutrition education so that I could pass that knowledge on to you. Check it out!

A: I believe the key to growth is to get out there on the outlets that work best for you. Everyone stresses social media to the max and I started out wanted to try all outlets, IG, FB, Pinterest, Twitter. It all became so overwhelming and I realized that my focus on everything would be mediocre at best. So I picked the 2 outlets that I felt most comfortable with, FB and Pinterest. I have been able to really hone in on my target market and find other great bloggers to follow and learn from by taking social media down a notch…or two!
A: Jump in, don’t dip a toe in and test the waters, you’ll never know if you can swim if you don’t just jump in and give it a shot. starting a blog or a business is a bumpy road with a lot of highs and lows, do what you love and it’ll be worth the journey.

Q: Where is the best place to find you online?

There you have it, friends!

I hope you enjoyed my feature on mom boss Leah of Run Wild My Child. Thank you for checking out my Everyday Dreamers series! Be sure to stay on the lookout for our next feature!

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