That blonde up there is me, Kellie, the founder of Lenny & Eva, in a semi-recent (confession-it was three years ago) family photo, looking sort of like I have my life together. But 10 years ago, Stevie, my curly girl, was only 11, Brady, my middle little, was only 5, and Jude, that handsome little guy, had just been born. I had left my career as a high school English teacher to be a stay-at-home mom, and I was mostly questioning how in the heck I was ever going to find time to put on makeup again.
One busy morning before school, I was doing two things at once-
drying Brady's hair and nursing Jude.
*Honest question: do moms ever do less than two things at once??
Anyway, I started reflecting on how much my life had evolved...how all the ups and downs had formed me into the person I was at that moment. I reflected on the responsibility I had as a parent-the lessons I would teach them, and the things I would continue to learn about myself. And I got an idea...
How awesome would it be to wake up each morning, choose a mantra for the day, set your intention, then be able to WEAR it on your wrist? So my idea was this: a bracelet with an inspiring message, but because we are ever-changing, ever-growing, an interchangeable bracelet.