Melissa is a mom who is entering the next chapter of her life “Empty Nesting”. She has three beautiful daughters ranging from 25-18, and a mom in law to one amazing son. She is married to the love of her life, Raul, a native of Mexico. Melissa has a podcast, Chats from the Blog Cabin, where she tackles the hard topics like race, the LGBTQ community, being authentic, and embracing who you are.
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Where to find Melissa:
Adventures of Frugal Mom – Blog
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Melissa is a mom who is entering the next chapter of her life “Empty Nesting”. She has three beautiful daughters ranging from 25-18, and a mom in law to one amazing son. She is married to the love of her life, Raul, a native of Mexico. They are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary this year. She is also mom to 4 furbabies (1 spoiled Shih Tzu and 3 cats) and a grand ”fur” mom to 2 cats and 1 dwarf hamster.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, crafting, binge-watching Hart of Dixie on Netflix, and encouraging others to be their best. She has just recently overcome anxiety from being in way too many car accidents. (their fault not hers) and now she is burning up the roads exploring her beloved state of North Carolina. As well as launching a Facebook Live talk show called Chats from the Blog Cabin. In this forum, she isn’t afraid to tackle the hard topics like race, the LGBTQ community, being authentic, and embracing who you are.
Get to Know Melissa
Do you have a nickname?
How old are you?
How old are you at heart?
What is your title and company?
Owner | Adventures of Frugal Mom
What year did you launch your business?
What has been a highlight during the time you’ve run your business?
Being able to interview one of the Real Housewives of Dallas for my women in business series. Also when the first person I stepped out of my comfort zone to interview for a series on the blog told me that they have been impressed with how far I have come. And to watch the blog grow is amazing.
What has been a lowlight and how did you bounce back?
Female entrepreneurs who ride my coattails and then steal my ideas. Learning that sometimes things need to be kept in the vault until it is time to bring them into the business
What do you tell yourself that keeps you motivated?
That there is a purpose behind everything I do that God sent the people and companies my way to fulfill His plan for me. Do I always know that plan? Nope. Do I balk at the plan? Yep, most days I do but still, that is what keeps me motivated.
What would you say is one thing you do that refreshes you?
Walking getting exercise and spending time with friends. Sometimes I combine all 3 things.
What do you want readers to gain from following you on social media?
I want them to know they aren’t alone in how they are feeling. Too many times, influencers don’t share their real-life on social media and that creates a false sense that many people don’t feel like they can live up to. With me what you see is what you get – somedays I am put together and somedays I am a mess but I am categorically me!! So if they want a taste of real-life experiencing menopause, watching children grow up, and being married to an immigrant from Mexico than that is what they get when they follow me.
What lessons have you learned through running your business and pursuing your dreams?
I have learned I have to get out of my own way. Because let’s face it, we are our own worst critics. I had to let go of all the anxiety I felt and the what-if questions to step into the plans God has for me. I had always dreamed of having an office outside of the home and a few years backs I was able to purchase a storage shed that we converted into a home office for me. MY BLOG CABIN.
What is your favorite lipstick color?
Red all day everyday
Do you prefer coffee or tea?
If you had asked me before I would have said sweet tea but now I prefer water.
Finish this sentence: “Be the woman….”
God meant for you to be.
Learn more about Melissa and her Adventure Frugal mom business by visiting her website