We had the good fortune of connecting with Tierra Haynes and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tierra, maybe we can start at the very start – the idea – how did you come up with the idea for your business?
I started Mommy on the Move as a way to document my whirlwind of a journey as a stay-at-home mom, but it’s evolved into a beautiful tribe of mommas who are just trying to figure things out, drink a little wine, and live their best lives. I also host a podcast where I have both serious and light-hearted conversations about life, motherhood, and everything in between. So far, I’ve recorded over 30 episodes and have had the pleasure of conversing with some really incredible women!
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Mommy on the Move is more than just a name, it’s my real life. In the last three years my husband Dre’s coaching career had me and our lively crew making some major moves. Due to the fact we move around so much, Dre and I decided I would stay at home with our boys while he continued to work. During that time, I experienced some depression and a feeling of just being lost in motherhood. As I navigated motherhood coupled with being a wife, During that time, I spent a good amount of time on social media, but never really felt like I saw a true depiction of what motherhood really looked like. Everything was curated to perfection with captions about how amazing motherhood is and how much they loved their children and spouses. While all of that is true most of the time, for me what was missing was the REAL version of motherhood and marriage. You know the version where your kids are driving you crazy, your husband chews so loud you may end up on an episode of “Snapped”, and some days happy hour starts at 12. I wanted to create a community for moms to never feel alone on this journey, and be ok with not having all of the answers, and so Mommy On the Move was born. It’s been far from easy. Most days I’m battling imposter syndrome of feeling like why would anyone listen to me and what I have to say. It’s very difficult juggling mom life, wife life, and entrepreneur life, and most days one of those categories gets the short end of the stick because for me, I can have it all, just not all at the same time. On the days when fear and insecurity tries to get the best of me, my support system brings me back to my why and reminds me why I can’t quit. My online Mom Tribe is so engaged and the timing of a heartfelt message are always exactly when I need it most. I’m so grateful for my small corner of the internet!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I don’t live in Dallas, but have visited there and my family and I went to the Aquarium and loved it!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I couldn’t be Mommy On the Move without my 3 amazing boys, my incredibly supportive husband, and my loving parents. I am also beyond grateful for my Mom Tribe – my group of friends who push me to step out and create this platform.
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