Long before I started Goat Milk Stuff, I began praying for a family business. At the time, we had recently moved out to Indiana and Jim had left teaching to work for a friend’s garbage company. I had six young children (ages 8 and under) and an entire new lifestyle.
Five of those children were boys, and while Brett needed more of Jim too, it was very important to me that the boys have more of Jim’s influence than they were getting with him gone 40+ hours a week. I did (and still do) not want to raise a bunch of Mama’s boys.
So I started praying for a family business. Something we could all do together.
It took several years (and 2 more children) before our small family business, Goat Milk Stuff, became a reality. And even longer before Jim was able to work at GMS full time.
Running Goat Milk Stuff has been wonderful, but not without a lot of challenges. I’ll talk about those challenges next week, but I first wanted to share with you some of my reasons to start a small family business.
Do you have a family business? Or dreams of starting one? Please let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear about it.