A little about me:
I’m a proud Mom, who as a special needs mommy blogger, mom entrepreneur, author and advocate am a busy woman who is passionate about what I do.
QUALITIES: personable, fast learner, tech savvy, creative, passionate, love my family.
I am fortunate to be married to my “best friend” and biggest supporter ~ my husband Paul. We have been married for nine “never a dull moment” years. We are blessed with two wonderful children, my step-daughter Amanda and our beautiful son Jacob.
Some of the things I like to do:
- spend time with my family
- DIY projects
- event planning
- blogging and writing books
- get involved with charities
- I’m a Facebook, Pinterest and big time coffee junkie
Becoming A Stay At Home Mom-preneur!
I worked in the administrative field for several years prior to me becoming a mom. I loved what I did. But the day my son was born I realized very quickly that my priority was now to him. See my son was born with special needs.
As time went on I realized I still loved working, planning, creating and helping others. But it was unrealistic for me to go back to work, so becoming a mom entrepreneur was the answer for me! It allowed me the flexibility to care for my son and the ability to continue utilizing my skills and talents as an administrative professional to “provide creative solutions for other professionals business needs!” I became a virtual assistant and opened Marla Murasko Enterprises.
After opening my virtual assistant business back in 2003, I had the wonderful fortune to work with wonderful clients from:
- our local United Way
- marketing professionals
- a children’s gym
- a semi-private country club
- a health and wellness coach
- a parenting coach
- mom entrepreneurs
- and other local small businesses
However, after years of helping others with solutions to promoting their businesses I realized I still wasn’t satisfied. So over the summer (2012), I made a decision to take a hiatus from my VA business. I still am working with a few small local clients, but have really switched my focus to special needs.
During my time as a Virtual Assistant I also began a new venture – SpecialMoms Entrepreneur Club.
Finding My Niche!
With my focus primarily on my special needs son and mom entrepreneurs I realized that my attention was targeting a niche market of moms ~ special needs moms! I soon realized that I enjoyed empowering and supporting other like-minded mothers who’s primary focus was caring for their special needs child, however still had a passion or drive to become their own bosses to become an entrepreneur.
So I began an online community ~ the
SPECIALMOMS ENTREPRENEUR CLUB (recently changed to SpecialMoms | A Special Needs Parenting Club)! Here we empower each other personally and professionally!
Becoming A Special Needs Mommy Blogger!
In creating this forum to network with other mothers of special needs children, I realized that I loved advocating and blogging about my son. So I created my son’s blog “Special & Determined”.
I have now found my passion as a Special Needs Mommy blogger sharing my son’s accomplishments and struggles, sharing our life as a family and celebrating the beauty of Down Syndrome.
Marla Murasko - Special Needs Mommy Blogger, Advocate, Mompreneur, Author
I'm a proud Mom, Special Needs Mommy Blogger, passionate Health Activist, Parenting Mentor, Social media enthusiast, mompreneur & author. I am passionate about spreading awareness and acceptance for children with special needs, and to compel others to show compassion for their families who love them I advocate for other causes that are close to my heart. In this blog I give you a window into the beauty of Down Syndrome, celebrate my son's accomplishments and struggles, and share the joys of motherhood and our everyday lives as a typical family with a little something "extra". My son is truly my greatest gift. He has changed my life and has made me a better person. People like my son are making an impact on society one smile at a time!