MariaLaurin.comis a weekly journal devoted to learning, teaching, and growing. You’ll find inspiration to grow your online business, eat healthier, and fun travel tips.
What I love most about sharing these posts, is that you’ll be able to try the things that have worked for me, while cutting out the trial and error (and tears). Whether it’s starting your online business, traveling with dietary restrictions, pursuing a new hobby, or hosting a memorable event, I know we will have fun creating and learning together.
Another huge passion of mine is helping others, especially when it comes to starting their own online business. I first started selling jewelry and rosaries locally. I knew I needed to grow my business by getting my pieces online, but I wasn’t exactly sure how to do that. After a lot of trial and error, I started selling my items on Etsy, Amazon Handmade, boutiques, and also nationally through Von Maur. It has been a long and exciting road that began in 2007. I continue to learn every day. I’ll share as much as possible here on this site, but you can also find more information on my podcast Handmade CEO. I should have my ducks in a row and be ready to launch by 2020! In the meantime, here are a few free printables that might help in organizing life and business – Handmade CEO printables. Let’s find your passion, and that let me help you along the way to getting your items selling online!
I’ve been on a healthy eating journey since 2001 when my son Ethan was born. By eliminating a lot of bad foods from my diet, I knew I could provide a good example (and milk) for my son. My next steps were to eat gluten-free, then to eliminate grains, and finally to remove lectins from my diet. These dietary changes have completely changed the way I feel physically and mentally. My daughter Nadia has joined me in this healthy eating quest and started selling treats that are gluten and dairy-free. Believe me, if a teenager can make dietary changes, so can you! I will continue to share about this journey in my recipes…and I hope that you, too, will start to feel better soon.
I love to travel. One of the biggest questions I get is how do I find foods that are safe to eat while I travel. I assure you it’s possible and I have been to enough places to testify it can be done. I also love to plan out fun mini excursions…even if it’s just for a weekend. There are so many places to see in this beautiful world, and I look forward to sharing these little gems with you. I have printables for you on this site under the link Postcard 50. These serve as great markers or “first picture” in your travel album, because who doesn’t love a well-organized travel album?
Learn | Teach | Grow
So if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by your desire to grow (or start) your own business, eat healthier, travel more, or by life’s inevitable change, I’m here for you! Whether you’re a stay at home mom or working full time, I completely understand the need to juggle work and home life…and I believe it’s okay and possible to do both. Thank you for visiting my site. I’m so glad you’re here! Join me weekly – there is always something to learn through the many lessons that life, books, and chaos has to offer
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