As I was doing the dishes tonight I was brainstorming how I was going to write this post. And let me tell you, it’s not exactly the best place to brainstorm because you can’t write anything down. But anyways, it seems to be the place where my blog posts start. I have been wanting to share “my why” and my heart behind Buccio Baby Box and how it creates a motherhood tribe.
At the beginning of this year hubby challenged me to come up with something original. I’m in the baby market – NOTHING is original anymore. But still I was constantly trying to figure out how I could come up with something original.
Are subscription boxes original – not really. But the type of box I want to provide is. I wanted to come up with a way that I could take what I do, what I make and use it to encourage, support and create community among mamas. How exactly do you do that with baby products being what I love to make. Sure, my products are beautiful and my style is loved among the people and mamas that come across my work. But really – what sets me apart? How does it build a motherhood tribe?
My heart for mama. And not just pampering mama, anyone can do that. But supporting mama, encouraging mama and creating a community where we can unite together through motherhood.
I am right there in the middle of the trenches with you, knee deep in boogers, bottles, never ending laundry pile and no sleep. I couldn’t do it with out the many other mamas who are in my ever expanding circle. And the best part about that circle – there is no restrictions. The only things we have in common are that we have kids and love them and do our best to give them our best.
We have come together from different backgrounds, different religions, different stories. We are different races, different “labels”. Some of us spank and some of us don’t. Some of us “work” and some “work” from home and some don’t “work” at all. Some of us are organic, some of us not at all and some do a bit of both. Some have lots of money and some are pinching pennies. We can go on all day on what we do and don’t do.
But let us forget about all these lovely labels we so quickly slap on each other. We all do things differently, I have yet to find one other person who does life exactly like I do. What works for your family, may not work for mine and vice versa – all within reason and not to say we can’t learn from each other. BUT motherhood is lonely enough, why do we let these silly labels separate us?
Let us join together and unite in motherhood. Let us support each other, encourage each other, help each other and love on each other. Let us not judge what one may struggle with because we don’t ourselves have that same struggle – you know you have your own. Let us build a motherhood tribe that is strong and fierce.
My goal with this box and my business is to create community. There isn’t quite a box out there like this one. There isn’t a box so eager to touch each mama’s heart like this one. There will be a group of mamas pouring their hearts and souls into each box. And the mamas receiving the boxes will not only feel the love and be supported and encouraged themselves, but they will be supporting the mamas who’s products are in each box too.