It's 2018. Bye, bye man crush. Hello, mom crush.
With fearless matriarch Destiney Green of popular parenting blog Mom Crush Monday ruling the roost, 2018 is all about unstoppable, stylish mamas taking over the world. Born as one new mom’s personal journey into the murky waters of raising a tiny human, Mom Crush Monday has officially graduated from the newborn stage, with a cool 185K Instagram followers, a membership-based platform, and a line of children’s clothing on the way.
With musings on graceful co-parenting, mental health, and mother/daughter adventures, Destiney and her daughter Honor are empowering, and inspiring, a community of mamas to dream, love, and grow.
More from Mom Crush Monday below.
Name: Destiney Green
Where do your drive and passion come from?
When I became a mother, I suddenly felt like I had a purpose and a reason to push myself harder than ever before. Every time I look at Honor, I know why I'm working this hard.
Who is your biggest mom crush right now?
Denise Vasi. She's the epitome of career and mom success!
Your bio says you're a "future entrepreneur." What does "future" mean to you? And what are your plans?
The future is quickly approaching. I've known for a long time that I had big plans for myself, and I didn't want to let myself off the hook. 2017 has been about preparation for me, and in 2018 you'll see it all come to fruition. I'm really excited to see these pieces coming together on a couple different businesses I've been working on building.
When you hit a rough patch or hit bumps, how do you find new roads?
This question is such an important one. I think too many people are afraid of failing. I'm not and I encourage others to not be as well. If I hit a rough patch mentally, I take a day and refocus. If I hit a rough patch in a business opportunity, I look at why it didn't work and vow to make the next time better. I don't slow down enough to dwell on the hard moments. The key is to keep moving forward.
How has motherhood helped you feel more empowered?
Oh my gosh, how has it not?! It's literally the most powerful thing you can do. To give life to another being. If I can do that, I'm unstoppable.
What is your biggest pet peeve?
Excuses. I hate excuses.
What matters most to you about your job?
The connection with other women, and creating a foundation of sisterhood based on support and not competition.
What are your biggest fears about being a mom?
I wouldn't want Honor to ever look back and say I didn't prepare her for something.
How do you get over them?
I try to stay ready so we don't have to get ready.
What's something you'd like people to know about your job that they probably don’t?
People assume that blogging is all fun and games. Don't get me wrong - I LOVE my job, but a lot of work goes into what I do. I work long hours and I work hard for what I want.
What about your career makes you feel the most complete?
I get to be completely flexible with my time and decide what I want to fill it. If a project doesn't feel right, I say no. I am in control of my future.
If you had to trade jobs with anyone else in the world, who would it be and why?
Beyonce, because she's mastered her business and has changed the tables for so many.
At what point in your career did you find the confidence to really take charge and become the woman you are today?
I think every day I grow more and more into the woman I am supposed to be. I've always been confident in who I am, but each day I find I'm on the path I'm meant to be on, that confidence grows.
What's the best advice you've ever been given? Or your favorite piece of #realtalk?
Real talk, don't think you can do it all alone. Play on your strengths and hire out your weaknesses. No one got to the top alone.
What song do you sing in the shower when you’ve had a bad day?
"Ambition" by Jay Z.
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