Mamaprenuer: Gianna Kordatzky
Business: Family Fun Twin Cities
My husband and I are college sweethearts. We have four very blonde children who fill our lives with fun, tears, and prayer.
About Gianna’s Business:
Family Fun Twin Cities is a local website that connects families in Minneapolis/St. Paul Area with the events, activities and experiences in town.
Why did you decide to become a mamaprenuer?
I didn’t want to become a mamaprenuer. I wanted something to write and I thought that this would be a great subject to write about. Then, I met my two business partners and we created a business and I embraced the idea of making a business work.
What is the greatest challenge you’ve experienced in your business?
Figuring out how to monetize our site.
How did you overcome that challenge?
Three years of brainstorming and talking and hashing it out.
What is your greatest win as a business owner?
Greatest win is overcoming disagreements as a team. Absolutely, the worst and most growing times happen when we disagree. Other than that one of our biggest wins was getting on our Local News.
Describe your ‘day in the life’.
A day in the life of a FFTC mom. Well, it depends on which one of the three. For me, Gianna, I get up at 6:10 for about an hour of quiet time to myself with my Bible and my coffee, stretching and planning. Then, I drag my children out of bed one by one until I can’t stand it anymore and YELL at them. The youngest three get on the bus at 8:00 and the oldest and I exercise together. Then, we start our school day. After we get most of school done, I get to work on business. Emails, post-writing, Instagraming a little. I do that for the rest of the day until everyone comes home from school. Then, we spend the rest of the day together as a family.
What’s your great big dream for your business?
Our vision for FFTC is to become the ultimate resource for families around the metro on what to do.
Share a tip with your fellow mamapreneurs.
I have learned to schedule in some nothing time. For at least part of the day, I don’t have anything to do. That way I am completely available to my kids. I may read or do the dishes, but it’s not on my agenda so they can interrupt me and get a present mama.
Share a funny, crazy, or disastrous Mamapreneur moment you’ve had.
I think one of my favorite things that we have done is to go on the news. And I was on one time trying to let people know about great books published by local authors. I wanted to say, “It’s great to sit with our kids and read good books.” But instead I said, “Sometimes we just need to sit…..sit on our…..children……ummmm.” And the host said, “No, no, no! We don’t want to sit on our kids!”