We had the good fortune of connecting with Taylor Poweziak and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Taylor, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
When I first started @BusyMomSchool on Instagram, it started as an outlet to share activities and crafts that I was putting together for my kids in an attempt to limit screen time. I found they were spending too much beloved time in front of a TV, but when given the opportunity to PLAY with something as unconventional as a “sensory bin” filled with rainbow rice, their creativity would come alive all while LEARNING through play. I started throwing together sensory bins and making homemade playdough, and just loved creating and curating these activities so much, that when people started reaching out asking if I sold our sensory bins, it sparked this little side business. I have so much fun dreaming together different themes and shopping for items I know kids will love, and it brings me so much joy to know that I’m filling other people’s homes with fun, educational activities. If just one other busy mom gets five minutes to enjoy her morning coffee HOT, I will be happy!
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?
My business is focused on sensory play- sensory bins, playdough kits, and different sensory tools that aid in that open-ended play our kids need in their development! Before I had kids, I had NO idea what a sensory bin was, or that they could possibly have benefits like strengthening fine motor skills, math skills, communication skills etc. Because I watched my own kids thrive in front of my own eyes with this kind of play, creating kits to send to other homes has been such a fulfilling adventure! I don’t think people realize how much goes into being a small business owner. On top of just making a product and figuring out how to sell it, you add in packaging, shipping around the country, business expenses around each corner, figuring out licensing, etc.. There are so many added expenses and hurdles behind the scenes that have given me so much appreciation for my fellow small business owners. I want people to know that while starting a business is not always easy, it is always rewarding! If you have a passion, play it out and see where it leads you. If your business makes just one person’s life better, it will have been worth it!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If our friends came to Phoenix, I would hope it was sometime when the weather wasn’t 100+ degrees so I could take them OUTSIDE! We would go hiking, stop at WowWow Lemonade for some yummy drinks and then end our day at a park watching the sunset with a Crumbl Cookie in hand. If they stayed for a week, of course we would have to work out at Truhit Fitness Norterra and visit Valley Life Tramonto for church on Sunday!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Busy Mom School would not be a “thing” if it weren’t for the people who made me a MOM! To my husband, and the two best “product testers” ever, your passion, creativity, and willingness to PLAY have made my job one that I never want to end.
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