We had the good fortune of connecting with LaMia Wilson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi LaMia, how has your pespective on work-life balance evolved over time?
Work life balance for me was finding the middle ground between my professional life, family life, and personal life. Over time I had to learn how to include personal life to the mix. For many years, I balanced professional life and family life. Then it dawned on me that I needed time to be Mia as well, not someone’s wife and not someone’s mother. While I enjoyed those roles as well. It became refreshing to just be self. Which then allowed me to come back a better wife and mom – rejuvenated. I think the balance is essential for my sanity. I’m often constantly on go – from work, to home life – cooking, cleaning, homework, school events, extracurricular activities, etc. The mom/wife cation, as I referred to them, became critical. And I didn’t feel bad about it.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My business, Miraculous Moments, is geared mostly toward boys, the perks of being a boy mom. I create shirt designs that motivate and speak life over our black boys. I am most proud of the feedback I get from other boy moms or the boys themselves. They see the shirts and say finally someone thought about us. They can now wear “KING” or “Black Excellence” across their chest with pride. I’m also proud of how eager and invested my sons’ have become in the business and brand. They’ve contributed to some of the newer designs. Now, they even take business cards to school to hand them out to their friends. I’ve gotten where I am today with support from family and friends. Not necessarily monetary support, but critiquing a design, even after I’ve sent them several different variations, sharing a post, helping with captions (my not so strong point), holding me accountable to stay consistent, sending me articles, pitching ideas on how to expand my brand, etc. It really hasn’t been easy, but they definitely help to carry some of the load. I’ve learned it is okay to ask for help, starting a business was a new venture for me. So I didn’t have all of the answers and that is perfectly fine. I want the world to know the foundation of my brand is to uplift and change how our sons’ are viewed by changing the way they view themselves. I truly believe that boys with dreams become men with vision.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friend was visiting Dallas, of course the trip would be filled with plenty of shopping! We’d be sure to hit all of the malls and outlets across the Metroplex. And honestly, we might not even buy much but there is nothing wrong with looking. We’d definitely have to do a day of relaxation at Spa Castle, my favorite wind down place. Let’s hope Monica is in town at House of Blues or Toyota Music Factory, then we would be wherever she’s at. And if not Monica, then Trap Karaoke – yep, let’s just say that’s the whole reason she’s coming, lol everything else is just extra. I have to take her to all of the local food spots, Jonathon’s Oak Cliff, South Dallas Cafe, Rudy’s Chicken, Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que, and most definitely Fuel City – you haven’t been to Dallas if you haven’t had a taco from Fuel City. We would check out a Cowboys or Rangers game, or at least enjoy the atmosphere in Texas Live. We are thrill seekers so Six Flags is always a must. It’s so much to do here, I’m not sure that a week would capture it all.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Of course I have to dedicate my shout-out to my mom, Debra Scott. She’s the real MVP and epitome of greatness in my eyes. She has shown me first hand what it means to be selfless and to live life with a giving heart. Her encouragement, support, and presence in every role of my life has been very instrumental in shaping me to be who I am today and push me to be the best version of me I can be. I love you mom!
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