I started this blog – originally known as The Happiest Mom – five years ago last spring.
Over the years, my life – and this blog - have changed a lot. I got a book deal based on the “happiest mom” concept, which led to growth and opportunities I never saw coming. I shifted from mostly writing for magazines and websites to blogging for a living. As my kids got older, this blog’s focus slowly shifted from the experience of motherhood to the experience of family life and running a household. Sarah joined us, and together we brought on a handful of awesome guest writers.
My vision when Sarah became part of The Happiest Home was that the site would become less “all about me” and more of a community of people interested in creating happier homes and family lives. It soon became clear, though, that to make this site grow into what I really wanted it to be, I was going to have to take a little step back from the front-and-center role I’ve had since day 1.
The only trick was, I didn’t really have my own space to just go off and “be Meagan:” a place to write about the business side of blogging and writing for a living and occasional musings of a more personal nature. I set up a blog a while ago where I hosted information about my classes and coaching services, but I was never in love with the way it looked or functioned and just didn’t want to spend a lot of time there.
Enter my birthday present to myself – I turn 37 today! – a brand-spanking-new site at MeaganFrancis.com that’s just for me. The team at Sumy Designs has created an awesome space that will serve as a mix of my professional brand and personal stomping grounds and I am very excited to give you all the grand tour!
First, let me answer a few questions… [click to continue…]