Honestly, I do not consider myself much of a blogger. I have a passion for what I do. I have a passion on what I believe in. I am who I am. My name is Kathy Burrell. I am from Atlanta, Ga. I currently reside in Baton Rouge, La with my husband Eric Burrell and my son Brian Burrell. We are expecting our baby girl Katelynn Marie Burrell to make her way into to the world in about another week. I’m sure you can imagine we are ready for her to get here. I consider myself a God fearing women. I don’t consider myself to be this perfect Christian women. I do try to live right. I am a stay at home mom. I consider myself to be an entrepreneur. I have always wanted to be in business for myself and having time for my family. Being pregnant, a wife, and a mom is the hardest job in the world. It’s rewarding but it’s hard and sometimes they can be a pain in my ass. Hey it’s life right. Anyhow, going through the journey of being an everyday mom, wife, and entrepreneur hopefully you will enjoy the ride as much I will. Thank you for taking the time to read about my life.
It’s almost 5am in Louisiana. These contractions are kicking my behind. But I’m not making excuses. Just recently, I sent out a lot of samples to random people for a product I am launching. I am still coming up with other business ideas on advertising locally and through social media. I’m not making excuses. Contraction and baby on the way soon I’m not making excuses.
When you have a passion for something, no matter what the odds are, go after for what you want. Believe in what you do and have passion about it. You see, I have learned consumers buy based on what they believe and the passion people have behind what they are selling. It’s not always about the product, it’s about how you make them feel and how what relationship you have with a person. All it take is one person. That one person can change your life. That is what I believe. Yes I am strong believer in my product and my passion to help everyone who likes natural products is strong. For those who have a passion on what they believe in weather it’s a Product, your opinion, or whatever it is, no excuses. Believe and run with it. Tell the whole world and no excuses. Thank you guys for allowing me to share my thought with you. Much love to you guys.
So today, my husband and I went to our weekly doctors visit to check on baby Katelynn. The doctor was going strip my membrane from my cervix again. I was like “oh no not again.” Last week, the doctor stripped my membranes to get me dilate. I was in so much pain that I could not take it again. She got me to dilate to 1cm last week. So this week, she checked my cervix and I’m still at 1cm. I was pissed off. I tried everything to progress my labor and still no progress. I was trying to have a VBAC and unfortunately that is not in plan.
The doctor is scheduling for a C-section on Monday 10/2/2017. Honestly, my feelings are hurt. I am currently 40 weeks and I have to have another C-section. But although I will not have my VBAC, I can’t say that I did not try. I cannot make my body do what I want it to do. On the bright side, she will be here Monday and we get to see our princess finally.
I know a lot of women probably go through what I am going through. I may have carried her full term but if my body will not dilate, we cannot make our bodies do what we want to do. It does not make us less of a mother or the ability to bear children. We as women and mothers are special in our way and our bodies are all made up differently. I think that once we accept who we are and our bodies for what they are, then society cannot dictate what is right and what is wrong when it comes to bearing children. We as women can be hard and critical of ourselves. I personally wanted through the experience of going through labor. Although my body is doing everything as normal; my body will not dilate. Once we accept that our bodies cannot and will not do certain things, just know there is always a reason for everything. Keep us in your prayers on Monday as we are about to go through a major surgery and a whole new life change. Thank you guys for your support.
Hey guys just giving everyone a heads up that I am no longer sending out samples. Free samples will be available however, I am requesting for my clients to cover there own shipping. You guys have been very supportive in wanting to try Katelynn’s Touch Body Butter and I truly appreciate everyone cooperation.
Remember, if you are requesting a free sample, I will send you a free sample. I just ask you cover your shipping cost. For sample request, please email email@example.com with your name and address. Also put in the subject line “SAMPLE”.
About Katelynn’s Touch Hair and Skin Care line is 100% natural ingredients in all products. We cater to children as well people from all types of backgrounds. My goal is provide a quality product to my clients who are looking for an all natural alternative to hair and skin. There will be other products that will get featured for skin care. The hair care line will launch later in 2018. All products are made out of my home with love and care in each product. I truly thank God for the gift and talents he has blessed me with therefore, I can be a blessing to others as well. I want to take care of us one person at a time the natural way. Thank you for taking the time to read my post. Love you guys.
My husband is a sweetheart. Considering he is very conservative with money, he never ceases to amaze me. I have been asking for a baby bag that is girl and classy. What I asked for, he said “No it’s too expensive. Of course I’m like okay, I will get it myself. Then I started to order the bag I wanted, he throws the box on the bed and said “this is not for you, it’s for Katelynn.” I looked in the box, and there was my baby bag/purse. I looked at him and I tried to give the nutcase a hug and he is like “I got to give you a hard time.” Ladies tell me, why do our men like to give us a hard. He lives to say no, I’m not doing it. Men, we love them and can’t stand them at the same time. Anyhow, I wanted to show you guys the baby bag my husband got for Katelynn. Tell me what you guys think.
I’m about to pop!!! She is due any day now.
For those who have been pregnant and your waiting for your baby’s arrival, I’m sure you can relate how much of a pain that can be. Your anxious and your looking for every little sign of labor to get over with and to hold your little bundle of joy. Last week I went to the doctor and she forced me into 1cm. Mind you, I’m was 38 weeks at the time, and I have never had so much pain in my life. It felt like she was taking my entire fist and ripping my inside of my ho ha out. For my moms out there, I’m sure you can relate to what I’m talking about. She wanted my husband and to have sex more but honestly, that was uncomfortable but we did what we had to do. Im due 9/30/2017 and I swear I’m so ready for the baby to get her. Hopefully, this will help settle my 7 year old down with behavior and school. As moms, we take on so much and sometimes, we can get physically and mentally stressed the hell out. But I would not trade it in for the world. Baby Katelynn we are waiting for your arrival. Any day now princess… Thank you for taking the time to read this. I would love to hear your thoughts.
I’m sure most moms can relate to this, but being a mom is the most rewarding, but the hardest and stressful part of life. Catering to little human beings that have so much personality can be a pain in the ass. Every morning before school, I get my son up for breakfast and while eating breakfast, I iron his clothes. Every morning “Mom, I want this for breakfast.” “ Mom I don’t like this.” “Mom I’m sleepy.” Mom….. after awhile you get tired of hearing mom. Sometimes, your you get to a point were you just want to run away from them. Even your husband at times. Sometimes they can be even more of the bigger child at times. Now tell me what mother and wife cannot relate to that.
Although it’s stressful and you want to pull your hair out at times, I would not trade them in for the world. You love them so much and you know they cannot be without you. You know you are the heart and soul of the family. Yes husband/Dad provides, but we as moms and women are the heart, brain, soul, and the foundation for our families. It’s stressful but it’s rewarding at the same time. Still doesn’t mean that I want to strangle them at times(just a figure of speech.) To my mothers and wives out there, you are doing an amazing job. There is no right or wrong way of being the perfect mother or wife. We get stressed out and it’s okay. But we are built to handle so many things and still nurture the little creatures we brought into this world. We take on the world with our bare hands and still take care of people we love. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. Love you guys and have a wonderful Monday!
When I think about my goals for the business, I don’t just think about about profit. Honestly, that is the least of what I think about. My husband thinks otherwise; but I think that’s just men in general. Anyhow, not only do I want to produce a good quality of hair and skin products but I want to produce something everyone will love and want to continue to use on your family and friends.
When it comes to skin care, I want to launch other products such as African Black Soap for your face as well as your body, shaving cream, diaper rash cream for our babies, deodorant, and body scrubs. I have such a passion for these products and what it does to our skin. Since I have been making these products homemade, it has made a difference in our skin; especially my son. My son has had eczema since he was an infant. I got tired of getting the expensive cream from the doctor. The over the counter products that cater to eczema did not work. My husband has skin problems from shaving as well as dry skin. Using regular lotion would cake up on skin and it actually made his skin even more dry. Making the body butter cream and using it on my family took away the eczema and dryness out of my families skin issue. Using the African Black Soap made a difference as well even with my son’s eczema. Only thing about African Black Soap is it will dry your skin out. So it’s important that you moisturize your skin after using it. The products I want launch, I am making it a personal goal to launch these products in 2018. I am seeing how the body butter cream will do after the sample launch. Plus, my husband thinks I should do one product at a time. Men, I tell you. If any of you that is reading this blog that husbands who are conservative and play everything the “safe” way will understand what I am talking about.
Okay, my personal goals when it comes to Hair Care is going to having a Hair Growth Oil, Shampoo(made of African Black Soap), Conditioner, Shea Butter Cream for Hair. I’m coming up with these products because I have been all natural before I got into High School. Although I have been natural, I was applying heat to my hair for many years. When I got to the point that I want to wear my hair curly and use all natural products, I saw the difference in my hair. My hair grew much healthier and longer just by incorporating these products that I been making from home. When my baby is born, I will incorporate these products into her hair. I plan on launching these products in late 2018 as well.
Having these goals has been a passion for me since my entire pregnancy and I want to share it with the world. With everyone support and Gods will, I believe anything is possible. Yes I would like to make a profit but my passion is more in the product than profit. I want to make Katelynn’s Touch Hair and Skin Care a successful business. Thank you for taking the time to read as well as support my goals. Let’s see where this journey is going to head to.
Just recently, I launching my first sample products of my Body Butter Cream. I have been really excited about the launch. I have been asking people to sample my product and I must say, I have received a great deal of response from my followers. I have four different sample products using different types of butters to see what is popular and what is not. The main ingredients I use in my products are Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Tamanu Butter, and Mango Butter. I recently have been trying Kokum Butter but the only concern I have is for those who have nut allergy, it’s not recommended that you use on your skin. Since my products mainly cater to babies and children I want incorporate Kokum butter into my skin care products. I will use it for my clients who do not mind but I want to make sure there are no issues. The body butter cream will cater to all skin types, especially who have skin problems such eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, etc. There are not many products out there for people of color or even black people that would cater to our skin naturally. If you are looking to sample my product please email me firstname.lastname@example.org you must live in the U.S. I will need your name and address. Put in the subject line “SAMPLE”. I thank you guys for taking the time to try my product.
With the Commercial Market being saturated with “natural ingredients”, it makes you wonder how natural are the products you are buying. Lately, I been noticing that the average consumer especial everyday moms with children have been converting to natural products for hair and skin. When you look at the ingredients on the products, have you been told that if you cannot pronounce the words, then it’s not good for you. Well, most of us are just wanting a better lifestyles internally with our bodies. This is why I developed a 100% all natural Hair and Skin Care line called Katelynn’s Touch Hair and Skin Care.