Before and After // KidsNest Children's Daycare


"...hope this email finds you well...I came across your IG account through my Vous crew leader and I enjoy your design posts and parenting stories...every year Microsoft hosts a women’s empowerment event targeting entrepreneurs and women in technology, this year we are adding a twist- MOTHERHOOD...we are in the process of confirming 6 moms from all walks of life to join in on a casual conversation with our moderator/keynote speaker..this event will target 100-150 moms in Miami we have a handful of sponsors including BizNest, a child friendly co-working space in Coral Gables where the event will be held...I'd love to discuss this opportunity in person if you have availability meet over coffee."

When this email came into my inbox, I was honored and grateful Brittany had reached out. It was so encouraging to me how she found me and of course, I decided to meet with her.

Brittany Valdes is actually one of the most engaging, kind, special women on this earth. I sort of felt like we were meeting for our first date and it was friend-love at first sight. Super awkward but super frickin' amazing and true.

As we began talking, I was so fired up about her vision for #BossMomMiami - her energy and creativity is contagious. In, done, sign me up.

And then. THEN, she says this.

"There's a little daycare in the space (BizNest, the co-working space the event will be held) - moms and dads can bring their kiddos to work with them...it's incredible. Anyways, they are doing a great job with it, but, I'd love to give back to them and get it redesigned and launch the space at the event. Will you design it?"

Um.

WILL I DESIGN IT?! YES. Children's spaces are my jam and supporting an organization that supports working moms?! Ummmmmm. Bring. It. On.

It's February 23. The event is March 21. Less than 4 weeks to prepare for the panel, design the space, find a sponsor who will gift all the items in the space, source products, get them delivered and do the install? Yes, of course I am in. Being the pisces I am, being the challenge-seeker that I am, being the right-and-left-brained person I am, yes was the only answer.

I truly am not a "how" person. I am a yes-and-then-we-figure-it-out person. In most cases, this has served me well in my life. Actually, maybe in all. If I say yes, I get it done. I may pray and beg God for miracles, but, the job gets done. And this project was no different.

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