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I did it. I’ve designed a graphic tee while staying at home with my two and half years old boy. It took a while, it was not easy, but I could not be more excited.

This was my design process.

  1. Leave my work out. I learned this from painting. If you want to paint more, you needed to setup a space where you could leave your paints out at all time. …

Before my son was born, I was naive about motherhood. I believed I would be able to do it all. After all, I’ve thrive in the past with my plate full; I led teams on block busters movies, raced full-time bicycles at the highest regional level, and took markteing classes at the same time. Why couldn’t I be a great mom and persue my personal growth at the same time and at the same speed as I was use to?

Then my son was born.

Now after over two years and after gone through sleepless weeks, hormonal, physical and mental changes, I’m ok with my new life. Now I choose to spend my time with my son but that doesn’t mean I don’t want and need to grow as a person. …

When I shop for clothes in a store, I’ll browse the racks and pick up items that catch my eye. When I can’t carry any more items, I’ll make my way to the fitting room. There I’ll compare and contrast the items to decide what to buy.

My experience is completely different online. There is no single page I can go to compare and contrast items that I like. I have to look at one item at a time or open multiple pages or tabs.

Online I wonder: should I buy this dress?

Offline I wonder: which one of these four dresses should I buy?


Caroline Dahllof

Creator and Builder.

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