Michelle reflects on being a ManaMama while visiting South Africa.

I find it encouraging that a mother’s heart doesn’t fail.I am sitting in a cafe in Kalk Bay, South Africa. It is bustling with families looking to celebrate Mom.My teenagers are six hours behind, sleeping deeply. Teens, for sure, who don’t exactly need their mom to be with them on the day to make being […]

It’s Just the Beginning for Mana Boxes

Decorative text reads, "Thank you to all of our Kickstarter backers for making our campaign a success!"

These past few months have been a whirlwind for the Mana team. We’ve told you all about the women behind Mana, the small businesses impacted by our boxes, and more. Now we’re excited to announce the next chapter for Mana. Funded in Under 36 Hours If you weren’t aware, Mana had a Kickstarter campaign running […]

Keep Your Wardrobe Bright, Even in the Winter

A woman poses with a handmade shawl. Text beside her reads, "Keep your wardrobe bright, even in the winter."

With winter comes longer days of darkness and cooler temps. It’s also the time for seasonal depression and mental health struggles. There are a lot of small things that you can do to brighten the season and your mood just by surrounding yourself with color and positive energy.  Bring on the Dopamine Many of us […]

Constance’s Story

Decorative text reads, "Constance's story." Constance stands holding her blankets.

Each and every woman involved in the boxes has overcome huge obstacles to be where she is now.

Supporting Women Business Owners Around the World

A South African artisan balances a pillow on her head. Text next to her reads, "Supporting women business owners all over the world."

If one thing’s for sure, it’s being a business owner is no easy task. Any woman who has climbed through the ranks of corporate nonsense or ventured out on her own to create a business knows this very well. Being an entrepreneur is hard.