March 10, 2010

A Simpler Life In 2010 . . .

Have you ever found yourself in one of these scenarios:

You drop a child off for a playdate at someone's house and the mom asks for your phone number in case there's an emergency. Suddenly you're digging in your purse for a receipt or torn scrap of paper so you can quickly write the digits in illegible chicken scratch.

Or you're at the park and your child becomes instant besties with another child. You and the other mom exchange pleasantries and the hope for a future meeting of the wee ones. She tells you her email address, which you promptly forget.

Or you're volunteering at the school and the teacher asks for your contact information for future reference. You spout various numbers and addresses to her, wishing you already had it all in one place.

Insert me into each of these situations, looking or feeling like that mom who needs to get her act together. I decided that in order to take my job as Chief Operating Officer of my home and family more seriously, I should have a proper business card. Being a mom is my business. It's what I do every day, day in and day out.

So I made myself some mommy calling cards. On each card {over a lovely image of a dragonfly, of course} are the bare essentials for contacting me: my name, my children's names, my email address and home/cell phone numbers.

Now when we make a new friend, I can reach into my wallet and give the mom my card and say, "Give us a call sometime!" It's just a little something that makes me feel together. And it's made my life a little less crazy {aka: simpler}.

I hope you'll join me tomorrow. I've been working on a fun March giveaway that will put some Spring in your step.

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Kasey Hunt said...

Mommy cards are a great idea!!

Apis Melliflora said...

Such a fab idea! Now, the question is "how did you do that?" What program, what printing paper? I'm not sure if my graphic designer/computer skills are up to par.

Lori said...

Love this idea...I came across it a few years ago, when a friend of mine here in Windsor started a business designing cards like these for moms. It has been wildly successful. Guess it's really true what they say...Necessity IS the mother of invention! :-)

Jami said...

Love 'em Sam. I'm going to go make some right now!