By Melessa and Laura
Welcome to our new blog! We’re so excited to learn more about this amazing world with you! We have loads of exciting things in the works. Opportunities for you to meet, reach out, and uplift the women around you. Tips on how to create beauty and celebrate your own unique culture and style in your home, regardless of budget. Suggestions on how to encourage children to reach for the stars…while teaching them to be financially savvy in this ever-changing world. And we’ll share stories of individual women changing their corners of the world. We’ll post every weekday, so make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss a thing!
We love mommy blogs, and we’ll definitely have the kids, food and home décor articles, but what we really want to focus on is understanding and celebrating women, whether we’re at the top of our game or wrestling with some of life’s challenges. We want to learn about other cultures and all the beautiful things they have to offer. We know we’re just a couple of white chicks, but we love our friends and families and dream about the future, just like every other human being does.
We hope that by reading our Making HerStory series, where one woman shares her own challenges and how she overcame them, that we can all be more prepared for those challenges to shape us into new, stronger women, instead of letting them cripple our spirits. Our Reaching Out series will focus on organizations that help others, hopefully inspiring you to look around your own community and find ways you can serve!
But before we dive in to all that goodness, let’s get to know each other, shall we? We’ll take turns…
Hello! I’m Laura Roth (on the left), and I’m married to Brian–a great guy who is amazingly supportive and patient. My background and training is in arts management and theatre history, and I worked for an arts management company as a development director and tour coordinator before becoming a SAHM, which I love! We have four gorgeous girls, ages 6-12.
I’m Melessa Paynter, your one-stop creative shop. I’m the right brain, and Laura is the left brain. My passion lies in anything arts related. (Seriously. Anything.) My dream for My Daily SHE is summed up in its acronym: Sisters in Harmony Everywhere. My husband, Nate, and I have 2 sons, ages 8 and 11. Their animated personalities keep me on the go. By day, I’m a design director/product designer/inventor who loves the challenge of thinking outside the box…but I wouldn’t mind spending my days at the beach either!
That’s us! Tell us about YOU in the comments below! And if you have a great story to share (and really, everyone does), please let us know.