As a mom, you may not have qualified for the Olympics, but you certainly deserve a spot on the podium in our eyes. There are no “perfect scores” in motherhood, but if you had a discipline breakthrough, managed a meltdown, or found time in your day to pursue a dream, then we want to take a moment and celebrate alongside you. Even the little “victories” add up to be big wins in the long run; so let’s champion each other. After all, we’re on the same team.
I’m so glad that I get to introduce all of you to an amazing mama, Jenn Fuson.
Hi everyone! I’m so glad to chat with you today.
Do you wear any other hats in addition to your [big, gigantic, hugely significant] Mom Hat?
My husband and I own a store called Little Sprouts Boutique that caters to children, women. It is a consignment store of high-end but affordable clothes. We also have a great selection of Matilda Jane clothes. It is an eclectic mix that we love.
We are a ministry within the store and our mission statement is to Love, Serve, Bless. If someone refers a family in need and we give $100 for needs within the store . I love to give back to the community. I started the store because I was a newly single mom, and I wanted to do something full time but still be a mom and go to class parties and such. I loved the consignment idea but I wanted it to feel more like a store in the mall – organized and clean. We feel that’s really important. Clean, inviting and bright so it feels more like a boutique.
I love your mission and how you approach the store. And I definitely can attest to the fact that it feels “boutique”ish. It’s so clean and organized and cute! So tell us about your kids!
We are a blended family; we’re all smooshed together.?
Anna is 16, Christian is 16, Carolyn is 14, Grayson is 11 We feel blessed that with the kids being a blended family that they get along so well. ?
That’s awesome. What is a recent mom win you experienced that took time and perseverance to accomplish?
I think finding the balance between a full time mom and full time owner has been my win. You’re never truly off with either of those. And especially when you start a business you have to have such utter commitment. We have stuff going back and forth from store and we bring kids to the store. It’s been very rewarding.
YES. The balance between using your gifts and being a present mom is something I am always praying about. What is a mom win that you would text your best friend?
Our oldest son decided to volunteer with Wiz Kids, which is a tutoring program to improve academic scores and confidence. He was in Whiz Kids when he was younger and now he’s volunteering with them. It was his idea and he goes with his grandpa. He had a brain injury as a baby and it’s so amazing to see this come full circle and to see his heart of giving back.
How encouraging for your mama heart to see your son give back. ?Do you have any words of encouragement for other moms in the trenches like you?
Well, I started the store as a single mom and I took a chance and embraced the hard stuff to go for my dream. So single moms I just want to encourage you that you can reach your goal, and provide for your kids at the same time. It may be hard but not impossible.
I love that God gives us the grace, wisdom and strength to follow where He leads us. Single mamas, married mamas, mamas with young and older kids…He always will give us what we need as we turn toward Him. I love that truth!
Anything else you want to share?
Well, as I shared, tomorrow is our 10th Anniversary so anyone that comes in tomorrow can get 10% off their order (except handmade items).
And I also wanted to share that we would love to host a women’s event at our store. We could provide the place and shopping and you could provide some simple snacks for your friends. We have designer clothes for women and children so we’d love to host you and your friends for an evening out to shop and hang with your friends.
Such a great idea! I would love to do something like that at your beautiful store. Thanks so much for sharing all of these great opportunities.
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