I could not be more excited today to push "publish" on this blog post. It has been a draft for many months. What started out as a little germ of an idea almost two years ago has grown into a real place for local Mommas to connect and be inspired!
When my daughter was born in February 2015, I was nervous about how to juggle it all - how to nourish and provide for her while keeping my own health (physical AND mental) from going into the trash. I spent hours chatting with other Mommas, researching what was available nearby and quickly realized that this was something I wanted to expand on. Why should good information be so challenging to find? How can our community make discussions about holistic health for our families more accessible and fun? I love Long Beach and selfishly want everyone that comes here to feel the same way! That is where The Light House comes in. This site is just the beginning of what I hope to be a shift in the way our immediately local Mothers and families commune. Building new relationships while juggling work, partnerships and marriages and children is not easy. The Light House was created to offer new ways of connecting with Mommas by offering them community resources and a multitude of ways to learn + be inspired.
Working hard on this site has been a joy, mostly because of the women I got to collaborate with! I am not a web designer but I worked with an awesome designer who helped me develop the imagery, a true tone for the site and of course a website that resonates. Becky also happens to be a pretty cool Mama as well that lives in Long Beach. Also important to note - I am not a photographer! But, luckily I continue to work with an immensely talented LBC Mama, Lyndsey Yeomans who has beautifully captured many of our Leading Light subjects as well as nearly every photo you'll see on The Light House website.
I stumbled upon this quote after I had determined all the "branding" aspects of The Light House. Now I believe that the concept of The Light House can live anywhere - not just a beachside city like Long Beach that has real a lighthouse ;). However, the quote conveys exactly how I feel about this new way of bringing women together in our community. It does start with real human connections and lifting each other up, sharing story at a time.
Lighthouses are not just stone, brick, metal, and glass. There's a human story at every lighthouse; that's the story I want to tell (Elinor Dewire)
Welcome everyone that decided to stop by and read this first post. It really is only the beginning!