The Real Female Entrepreneur

TRFE 164: When Your Biz Outgrows Your Stay-At-Home Mom Dreams with Leitia McHugh

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”When I started, I was like - OK, I’m just a stay-at-home mom that needs something to do - and that’s how I viewed myself for a long time.”


with Leitia McHugh


TRFE 164: When Your Biz Outgrows Your Stay-At-Home Mom Dreams with Leitia McHugh | Podcast Episode | Entrepreneurship | Being A Female Entrepreneur | Personal and Business Growth | The Real Female Entrepreneur | Inspirational Women | Empowered Women Empower Women | Starting A Business | Entrepreneurship and Motherhood | #personalgrowth | #personaldevelopment | #entrepreneurship


Know a mom who started a biz so she could stay at home with her kiddos? Leitia McHugh did, too. She dreamed of being that stay-at-home mom doing all the fun crafts with her kiddos. Then, she started The Confetti Post in her daughter’s old nursery, and before she knew it, she found herself with a biz that was outgrowing that nursery and she wasn’t so sure she wanted to stay at home anymore. In today’s episode, Leitia shares about…

  • how the not-so-average parties she threw in high school inspired The Confetti Post

  • how she started at business so she could stay at home with her kids (and how that’s changed!)

  • mom expectations

  • struggling with depression after having her second child, but feeling too ashamed to talk about it out loud

  • how SEO has paid off for her biz

  • deciding to pay herself after a year of investing in the business

  • where she now sees the biz growing




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Leitia McHugh is the founder of The Confetti Post, an online "party in a box" gifting service. She started The Confetti Post as a way to share her love of parties with everyone and to help others bridge the gap when they want to celebrate someone they love, but long distances get in the way. Think care packages, but a lot more fun and without all the work hopping from store to store to find the perfect items, buying a boring box, then fighting the lines at the post office. These party themed gift packages are the best solution to brightening days and celebrating others even when miles separate.

Leitia has lived in Indiana her entire life and currently finds home in an urban neighborhood in Fort Wayne, Indiana where she loves to swing on her front porch and walk to parks and the library with her children. She is an self-described ice cream aficionado, party thrower, and color lover. Prior to becoming a mom and starting her business, her educational and professional time was spent in the nonprofit world. When she is not working, she loves new adventures with her husband, playing board games with her kids, and spending time with extended family.   

Leitia believes that businesses can and should be a powerful force for good in the world. She lives this out with The Confetti Post, first through the company's mission and product, and also by sourcing primarily from other small businesses who create products under ethical practices and giving 10% of The Confetti Post profit to nonprofit organizations whose missions are to ensure every child's birthday is celebrated.  


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