The idea of Majka was born about two years ago after I had my son. I quickly realized that motherhood was way more challenging than I expected. I went back to work two weeks after having my son and, with work and the pressures of new motherhood, I quickly saw my health and energy decline. I was making wrong food choices and lack of time and energy did not help.
That’s when I realized that though the supplement/health industry is saturated, there was no one really paying attention to the needs of new moms. I was tired of going through Whole Foods and examining each label to see if it was safe for me and my baby.
After a couple of months, I was determined to create Majka and partner with a friend to make it come to life! It took us two years from idea to actually being able to launch the product. It has been an incredible learning experience. Through Majka, I have discovered how amazing the mom community truly is and can’t wait to meet and help more women during this special time.
Yes! My family is everything to me! I have been married for six years. I got married at 26 and waited four years to have our first (and only, for now) baby. The road to motherhood was hard. I had a couple of miscarriages, but now I know everything happened for a reason because I was meant to have Diego. Diego is now 2! He is my biggest love and biggest source of inspiration! I am determined to make this world a better place for him.
My biggest challenge right now is work-life balance. I am passionate about what I do with Bloguettes and Majka, and I love spending time with my family—so the struggle is real!
There are so many, but here are some:
It affects it in many ways. My team has had to adapt to my work schedule. Sometimes I am not available during normal 9–5 hours, but I am working super early in the morning.
It has also influenced my perception of working moms, and I want to make sure that our business is accommodating when the time comes and our employees become moms. I can’t believe the lack of support there is for working moms in the U.S.
I always say the same thing, but I think it’s soooo important. ALWAYS listen to opinions, but NEVER let anyone change your mind about what YOU think is a good idea. If you have an idea that you truly believe in, go for it! You are the only one that would have to live with the consequences and that “what if” feeling of not doing what you really wanted.
Never think it’s selfish to take care of you. Your family depends on you, so look at it the other way around! Your family needs you at your best, so prioritize your health and well-being so you can better take care of the people you love. Never look back, always look forward—don’t think about going back to who you were, but think about who you want to become!
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Lorena Garcia is originally from Mexico City. She permanently moved to Phoenix in 2009, met the love of her life and ended up staying there. Quickly after completing her MBA, she realized that entrepreneurship and branding were her passion, so she co-founded the company Bloguettes.
After having her son, she went back to work quickly and realized that not taking care of herself had a severe impact on her health and well-being. She decided to create Majka, which she co-founded with a good friend with the mission to provide effective, clean, and nourishing products to help new moms feel amazing. Follow her on Facebook at Love Majka and Call Me Lore and on Instagram at LoveMajka and CallMeLore. Make sure to use the code ‘lovemajka’ for 20% off your first order at Majka.
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