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BCB Celebrates Mom: Ivy Chuang

By lindsay

BCB celebrates mom EVERY DAY, but in May we BLOW OUT the celebration for Mother’s Day each and every year.  If you haven’t already, check out our Mother’s Day Gift Guide!  It’s filled with some of the best products from mom and women owned businesses.  We’ll be introducing you to the  amazing women behind these brands throughout the month of May.  If you have a mom founder we should meet, send us an email at info@bumpclubandbeyond.com.

NAME: Ivy Chuang

COMPANY: Blendily or on Instagram @Blendily

KIDS (names/ages): Azure we call her Zuzu, 9 (May 17)

WHERE DO YOU LIVE: Portland, OR

How did you start your business?

The Blendily story began in 2012 with the birth of my daughter. She was the impetus for the journey and is a continual source of inspiration & motivation. With the birth of Azure (we call her ‘Zuzu), the course of my life changed. With her arrival, I retired my futile quest for unattainable beauty in the sake of vanity, and delved into studying botanicals. Blendily became a reality in the Spring of 2014 when I sold my first handmade products in a garden shed pop-up. In the six years since, I’ve come to know intimately the lifecycle of plants and their sacred healing properties. I now have a beautiful store, a victory garden, and a great team that helps me make and sell my creations.

What advice would you give to other moms looking to start a business?

Be keenly aware of your leadership style & temperament. Stay humble, apologize often, take the path of least resistance.

How do you balance mom life and work life?  Is there even such a thing?

Balancing my role as a mother & entrepreneur is a constant challenge. Luckily, my daughter happens to be the inspiration for the company. So whenever the scales are tipping into work overload, it’s easy to be cued back into spending more time with her and doing the things that strengthen our bond.

Favorite quote/Motto to live by?

Dream it. See it. Plan it. Make it Real! Said by me, and repeated to myself on the regular.

What is your theme song or karaoke song?

Lately I’ve been singing U2’s ‘Mysterious Ways’ in the garden.

What are you hoping to do to celebrate Mother’s Day this year?  Anything on your wish list?

I will be calling my mother, and writing a story to share about my daughter. On my wish list is a beautifully & functionally designed garden hand spade.

What are five things you cannot live without?

Air, Water, Sleep, Food, Love, in that order.

How do you indulge for YOURSELF?

I schedule and dedicate time for rituals of self-love, meditation, breathwork, and intention setting. The rituals can be elaborate or succinct depending on my needs.

What is the best part about motherhood?

Observing the evolution of a little person becoming.

Funniest thing your kid has ever said or done?

The Future is Farts! (then farts)

First thing you will do when the pandemic is over?

Travel to Taiwan to see my Family.

Check out the BCB Mother’s Day Gift Guide for tons of great ideas for Mother’s Day…and every day! PLUS, there are some amazing ways to WIN and discounts to be had.  If you’re not following @bumpclubandbeyond on Instagram, CLICK HERE and do that now…there are so many great prizes to win in celebration of Mother’s Day!

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