Hello and thank you for reading this week’s Motherhood Chats Unfiltered blog post! We love to support mom-owned companies, so this week we are excited to introduce you to Chloe, founder of Simple Heart Company. We love the mission behind her brand and we think you will too! Here is what Chloe had to say.
I am Chloe Gomez, owner of motherhood-themed brand, Simple Heart Company. I am a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and mom of three (pregnant with fourth). My hope with this brand is to bring moms from everywhere together knowing that we are not alone in this journey. Whether your children are 25 and grown or 25 minutes old, being a mom runs through our veins. We deserve to feel cool, feel loved, and to feel a part of something - that is where Simple Heart Company comes in. We are not only a brand, but a community of moms.
What has been one of your greatest joys in motherhood?
My greatest joy in motherhood is watching my children grow. It sounds so cliche, but I don't find myself overcome with sadness when I think about my son starting kindergarten in the fall. I have such joy and pride in seeing the new, amazing things they can do and crazy things they say. These moments of seeing them grow is not only my greatest joy in motherhood, it's my greatest joy in LIFE. As a mom of three, and a fourth on the way, these moments of joy are daily.
What has been one of your greatest challenges? What did you do to overcome it?
Honestly, the loss of my grandmother has been one of my greatest challenges. She was a crucial part in my upbringing, and she was overall the matriarch of our family. She was kind to all and an amazing role model for motherhood. To overcome this loss took time, as these things do. One thing that has helped me overcome our loss of her is to teach my children about her and try to emulate the things that I loved about her for my children.
What inspired you to start your company?
After the loss of my grandmother, I had an overall change of heart about life. I was very career driven (I still am to a certain degree) as a nurse anesthetist. When I lost my grandmother, I decided to focus on starting a family as soon as possible and become the mom I always wanted to be. My dad has owned and operated a silkscreen business for over 20 years and once I became a mom I wanted cooler, trendier mom clothes than what was available at the time. He started making my prints for free, I started an Etsy shop, and it has evolved to what it is today! My joy and passion for motherhood embodied into Simple Heart Company.
What is the mission behind your company and how do you support moms?
My mission is to make moms look as cool as we know they should feel. My goal is to spread love and unity into the motherhood community. We are all exhausted and doing our best. Creating a community via instagram and cool merchandise has been a dream come true. We, as a brand, support moms by providing a "club" to feel a part of. In addition to creating a community, a portion of our profits is donated to various entities such as the Blue Dot Project - an organization to bring awareness to postpartum depression and anxiety.
What is a motherhood related topic that you wish we talked about more?
Definitely postpartum anxiety. I feel like depression is screened more regularly than anxiety, although we have come a LONG way in screening and awareness of PPD which is wonderful. I have many, many close friends that struggled with PPA, and even I wasn't able to identify it in them. I honestly have guilt that as a healthcare provider, I wasn't able to identify it in them. If I'm unable to identify it, how can husbands/partners? It is a topic I am deeply passionate about.
You can follow along with Simple Heart Co and join the community of mammas on Instagram. Her new fall line drops September 1st, so join her email list on simpleheartco.com so you don’t miss out! You can also check out her podcast, Cool Sister Podcast, wherever you listen to your podcasts.