Co-Founder of Momasphere,
"Super Mom: Melissa Lopata" Interviewed by The Huffington Post
I am so excited to have been interviewed by one of my favorite online publications, The Huffington Post. My interview was one of a three part series on "Super Moms". Topics included being a mom-trepeuner, the mission of Momasphere and it's mantra "Whole Women Make Whole Moms", how I manage to balance Momasphere and family, being a multicultural family and advice on how to connect with other moms. Here are some excerpts from the interview (you can read the complete interview on The Huffington Post HERE):
What inspired you to start Momasphere?
I had left corporate America and a very high-pressured position as a VP of marketing. I had made a decision, before I went on maternity leave, to just leave corporate America for at least a little while and stay home with Baby Sphere. It was definitely an economic sacrifice for my family, to lose one very good household income. [Laughs] But we made the decision together.
I think in the back of my mind I always had the DNA of an entrepreneur simmering in me. So I also decided to use that time away to do a bit of soul-searching and figure out what my calling was. I think in the course of that time period when I was with Baby Sphere and doing all this soul-searching...you know, motherhood just becomes so all-encompassing in your life!