Meet Mom of Reinvention, Laura Wellington
Role Mommy: When did you decide to reinvent your life?
Laura: I decided to re-invent my life immediately following the death of my husband from cancer.
Role Mommy: How have your children influenced your career path? How many do you have?
Laura: I have four children from my first marriage. I also have a stepson and a baby on the way. The deep love for my children and my commitment to ensuring that they moved through the death of their father towards successful, happy futures was one of the most prevalent reasons I launched The Wumblers. My children became very involved in the creation of the series and brand on every level. It brought us together as a family on a highly personal level and then, together, we gave it to the world of children, hoping it could bring the same comfort and joy to them that it had brought to us.
Role Mommy: What's your favorite "Time Out" tip for moms (taking time for yourself)
Laura: Find a creative hobby and don't feel guilty taking time out to do it. Creativity brings energy, happiness, and peace to one's soul. So in taking care of yourself in this regard, you are caring for all those you love in the most positive ways and setting a good example for your kids when they, too, grow up to be parents. I love to cook, bake, and eat! I do all three regularly (especially chocolate)!
Role Mommy: What does your website offer moms or kids? www.wumblers.com offers kids a safe and fun place to play where moms don't have to worry about unhealthy influences. While children enjoy painting, watermelon recipes, and matching games, moms have the opportunity to spend time doing whatever they need to do without worrying what their kids are doing on our site. There is a welcome parents portion of the site where they can learn about the company, myself and my team along with the wonderful press and awards we have been so graciously been honored with.
After our website went live for one week we were given the Kidzui family friendly website recognition for top family friendly website. My company also maintains the philosophy of never selling merchandise on www.wumblers.com. This particular site is an information/play site only. If a mom wants to buy Wumbler merchandise, they will have to go to www.wumblerpatch.com. I do not believe in the exploitation of the innocence of children or moms wallet in this or any other regard so we keep these sites separate.
Role Mommy: What do you hope for your own kids?
Laura: My hope is that they all grow up to be happy and responsible adults who reach for their dreams while ensuring that their actions in doing so and thereafter always consider their fellow man and impact positively upon the world.
Role Mommy: Who is your Role Mommy?
Laura: That's an easy one, my late husband's mother, Norma Wellington. She is the strongest, most extraordinary woman and mom I have ever met. She has taught me more about life, mothering, love, and family than any other woman I know. I can't speak enough about her. She is a role model extrordinaire!