We had the good fortune of connecting with Alyson Calloway and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alyson, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
The thought process behind starting my business was an easy one – I desired to fill a much needed void. However, the void, at the time was an internal one. Shortly after having my son, Thomas, I realized the vast need for a strong, like-minded community centered around motherhood. So, I created one. After doing so, I realized that there were so many mothers that were in desperate need of the same. So, what started off as being an opportunity for me to connect with fellow mothers, turned into a movement – a space for mothers to take the journey that we know and love alongside one another.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
The Mamas Movement is a community that is driven towards creating a space where moms can unapologetically live purpose-filled lives post-children. By serving as a bridge and community of support for mamas on their respective journeys, The Mamas Movement empowers and challenges this assemblage of women to equip themselves with the tools and encouragement needed to lead purposeful, impactful lives – lives they are more than deserving of! I’ve learned that when you are truly passionate about something, you never give up. Obstacles and roadblocks simply serve as stepping stones and further push you along on the journey. I’ve had my challenges, for sure. Yet, they never overshadow the bigger picture – and, that is to empower and encourage mamas everywhere! It is important to me that mothers realize their importance not only to their families, but the world! The Mamas Movement is in place to partner with mamas on their respective journey’s, but to also encourage them to be unapologetic about realizing their own dreams post-children. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I owe all of the credit to my little one, Thomas. For making me a “mama” and showing me how rewarding this journey could be, thank you. If there were no you, there would be no movement, so I am beyond grateful for your sweet, little life!