Meet Tuned In Parent Hope McKinney Huff

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Meet Tuned In Parent Hope McKinney Huff! When delivering her firstborn, Hannah, there was a tragic complication with the epidural, and Hope lost the use of her legs. Through her faith, determination, and supportive family, she’s the proud mother of two children now, a loving wife, homeschool teacher, writer, web designer, creative developmental consultant, momprenuer of Hannah’s SpecialTea Cottage & Garden, and the co-founder of an upcoming inspirational children’s film series. How’s that for not giving up hope?

She always had a dream of running a tea cottage one day with her daughter and almost let it go, until she realized she could still have her dream if she tweaked it a bit to fit her new situation. Hope and her eight-year-old daughter, Hannah, now run a virtual tea cottage together at mumandmetea.com, offering gourmet loose leaf teas and treats, favorite flowers and gardens, health tips, craft ideas, and a support community for mothers and daughters.

imageThere’s something to be said about adapting your dreams to your circumstances, and just going for it; as opposed to waiting for every star to align; or worse: giving in when life’s just breaking you in. What invaluable lessons little Hannah is learning from her mother (not to mention the hands-on experience of running a business)!

“I wanted to create an opportunity for Hannah to share her gifts and talents with those around her, not just in a studious way, but in a practical way, as well, and having a business is teaching her that,” Hope says.

She monitors Hannah while online for her own protection, but Hannah is comfortable contributing to the company Facebook Page and the website, with some guidance from her mom from time to time. Between home-school work, music lessons, and just being a kid, Hannah works on web designs and business plans with Hope. Sometimes the little one gets frustrated because she’s eight and is still learning that new businesses don’t grow as fast as she does. But she loves that they started their very own company, and her mom loves it more.

imageHow great is this mompreneur and grade-school-daughter team? Hope and Hannah were sweet enough to set up an exclusive coupon code just for you! Visit their virtual tea cottage with code “TUNED IN” to receive $2 off your choice of gourmet tea! And please stop by Hannah’s SpecialTea Cottage & Garden Facebook Page to give them a “like” (little Hannah would appreciate the encouragement)!

Thank you for being tuned in parents. I welcome your comments, suggestions, and tips! There’s more for you, too, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and now we’re on Pinterest!

-Elle C.

About Elle C. Mayberry

Elle C. Mayberry is a mom and author, who just released a new children's book with her young daughter. With a passion for parenting and degrees in psychology and "make it workology," she created Tuned In Parents (TiP).

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