Why the name
I had an amazing childhood growing up on a small lake in Missouri, enjoyed a number of years off of Flathead Lake in Montana, and am now blessed with living on beautiful water of the Puget Sound in Washington. In addition, my husband John and I were sailors for many years and love watching the water ripple as the wind powered the boat through the waves. I have always enjoyed living and playing on the water, so Ripple was the perfect reflection of my life!
So many women are juggling responsibilities of raising children, running a household, or taking care of aging parents while trying to help provide financially in the family home. I wanted Ripple Boutique’s mission to support these women attempting to find balance in their lives while pursuing their dreams as business women and entrepreneurs.
I was a single Mom for many years and an executive within a large corporation. Finding balance between my career and my tween daughter was extremely difficult for me and I found myself regretting making work such a priority in my life.
I retired from the corporate life in 2019, giving me time to spend with my aging parents. Now, as the primary caretaker of my Father, I find myself, again, in the exact situation I wanted Ripple Boutique to support...finding balance with my career and my family responsibilities.
I love what I do and am grateful I have the freedom to work around my primary responsibilities. I hope Ripple Boutique can help other women, in some small way, reach their goals as a Woman, Mother, Daughter and a Business Owner.
Lastly, it feels good knowing something you created might be the one thing that makes someone’s day!