Who runs the world?
GIRLS Dominique Penn! Being a mommy of two little boys is already a handful, but this gorgeous momnpreneur also has a bun in the oven, a successful boutique and children’s book series, plus she fully supports her husbands who spends a lot of time on the road due to his job in the NFL … needless to say, Mrs. Penn is one busy lady. But, she took some time out of her hectic schedule to chat with Stilettos & Sippy Cups and give some advice on being organized and following your dreams, plus she gave some insight on being a “football wife” (hint: it’s not what you think!).
S&S: You are the mother of two boys with a little princess on the way! How do you think raising a girl will be different than raising your boys? Are your two little ones ready for a baby sister?!
DP: Raising a girl will be totally different from raising my boys. At least, I hope so lol. I am expecting to buy dolls and princess items, opposed to monsters and cars all the time. It will be refreshing to buy pink and purple head-bands and tutus instead of basketball shorts and tennis shoes from www.tennisracquets.com/collections/volkl-racquets.
DP: My two little ones Donald & Dominick are ready for a baby sister! Especially my oldest, he wants his sister to make chocolate chip cookies for him and watch movies with him. My youngest, Dominick, still doesn’t quite get it yet, but he pulls my stomach to his face all the time and kisses my navel! He knows something is in there lol. It truly is the sweetest thing ever.
You created a blog and baby boutique called “Everything Mrs. Penn Loves”! Tell us about your brand? Also, you’re an author too! Tell us about your children’s book series.
My brand is about “Everything” that I love, from items in target, to family, to different products and more. I built “Everything Mrs. Penn Loves” to share my life with the world and to engage/inform other moms with items that I may see that I like or items that I may carry in my store.
My children’s book series is what I am the most proud of! I created the series to express the love between my eldest son, Donald , and his life adventures while captivating the love between friends and family! I have a total of 10 books in the series with the first three that released this year!! The Many Adventures of Donald series has been truly one of my favorite projects of all!
What does Mrs. Penn absolutely LOVE about being a mompreneur?
I absolutely love that this is my “OUT”! A lot of times when you are a stay at home mom, with the kids, day in and day out, you can easily lose yourself. This gives me my “OUT” and it makes me feel good to do something that I love, for myself.
Your husband is a NFL player and has to travel a lot with his team, how do you manage raising the kids, taking care of home and running a business when he’s gone so often?
I manage everything with a book organizer, my iphone, and a great support system. While building my businesses, my family comes first. If they need me, I’m there and I don’t let any business get in the way of that and its been working thus far, #Family1st.
What is the most common misconception about “football wives”?
There’s a lot of misconceptions about “football wives” or “wives” in general. I think the biggest one is that were all complacent in where we are in life and our lives are so easy. I have met a lot of women that are dedicated to the their families , who want to become “mompreneurs”. Women that want to branch out and start their own thing but at the same time they understand what it takes to hold down the household . I’ve met successful women that have foundations and businesses that are making names for themselves that you will never hear about because we aren’t “famous”. So I think that’s one of the biggest misconception of all.
In addition, a lot of people think our lives are “easy” because we have “money” as if money is the solution to all of our problems. I know I can speak for many wives/ fiancées/ gfs out there that there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes. When our men are in pain, tired, or missing childbirths, Christmas holiday parties or school recitals, money cant replace those moments.
And since we’re StilettosAndSippyCups.com, we have to ask…what is your favorite pair of stilettos?!
My favorite pair of stilettos are my Versace “Signature Medusa High Heel Sandals” in black! They are so stylish and comfortable to wear!! They are truly my all time favorites!!
Make sure you follow Dominique on Twitter @DominiquePenn and Instagram @EverythingMrsPennLoves. Also, check out her store “Everything Mrs. Penn Loves” online and at 16736 Ventura Blvd, Encino Ca 91436.