We were lucky to catch up with Michelle Hooper & Kristi McDonald recently and have shared our conversation below.
Alright Michelle and Kristi, thanks for taking the time to share your stories and insights with us today. What’s the backstory behind how you came up with the idea for your business?
This fun & lively mom-ish duo met through a women’s networking group and started making the mom magic happen.
In their own words, “We’ve learned that what works for moms in their 20s and what works for us are completely different. What we found is that so much of the information out there is geared toward women who are having babies in their 20s and early 30s. And the experience is so different for the rest of us. Our minds, bodies, and spirits are so different. Just think about how much YOU have changed in the last 15-20 years!”
The advice that’s focused on younger moms just doesn’t quite fit what’s happening with moms in their late 30’s & 40’s. This generation of new moms have time, experience and life lessons on their side! That combo makes “old” momming much different. They have different challenges, different experiences and different milestones to celebrate.
Great, appreciate you sharing that with us. Before we ask you to share more of your insights, can you take a moment to introduce yourself and how you got to where you are today to our readers?
Successful business owners, world travelers, wine tasters and now new moms – Michelle Hooper and Kristi McDonald, refer to themselves as two “new moms in old bodies” and they’re here to entertain, educate and inform.
Although co-hosts Michelle & Kristi have similar ages, nothing about their experiences was the same! Married, single, birth plans or not – they cover it all – especially the stuff no one told them about.
Can you tell us the story behind how you met your business partner?
Michelle & Kristi met through a women’s business networking group, where they were once both city leads for Dallas. Shortly after meeting, they each learned they were pregnant and a business partnership, quickly turned into a friendship as they began navigating life as new moms.
What’s a lesson you had to unlearn and what’s the backstory?
The illusion that we control anything is a big one! Both Michelle and Kristi talk about how nothing in pregnancy and nothing in mom life ever goes as planned! Episode one talks about their unique birth stories – where one of them even went into labor at a food truck! Reinforcing their overarching belief that nothing is under control! Episode 2 is actually even called “Birth Plans, When Nothing Goes As Planned!”
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Photos by: Mia Su Valdez Agency Photo location : Lumen Room, Dallas