Today we’d like to introduce you to Naza Holliman.
Naza, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
It all began when I left my “nine to five” as a Director of Marketing to start a marketing firm on my own. I was tired of never seeing my babies, and I wanted to work from my home.
This move afforded me the freedom to spend more time taking my babies out to explore the world. It also gave me the opportunity to work on a passion project, my blog, Sweet P and Sky (www.sweetpandsky.com). As the blog grew, I began to feel a disconnect between fellow bloggers. Women who were in the same space, yet rarely bonded and connected on a deeper level.
It was lonely. So, one day in May of 2018, I decided to take matters into my own hands by launching the LA Mommy Blogger Tribe (LAMBT). I wanted to create a community for Mommy Bloggers to bond, create, be seen and help each other grow without judgment, in a space where advertisers would easily find just the right blogger for their needs.
Well, because the LAMBT has brought the Los Angeles mommy blogger community so much success, I took the next natural step and created the San Diego Mommy Blogger Tribe, with the help of a long-time friend and Managing Member, Maya Gutierrez.
Since our establishment in 2019, we have held monthly events, brunches, we have helped each other grow our blogs, our businesses, and have built amazing friendships. Our members have teamed up for incredible campaigns, landed ambassadorships, as well as brand work through SDMBT referrals, and have attended some of the best family events in San Diego. It has been an absolute pleasure to watch this amazing community of empowered, strong women, grow.
Most recently, with the help of a friend, member of LAMBT and SDMBT, and Managing Member, Heather Nieves, we have launched the Columbia South Carolina Mommy Blogger Tribe aka CSC Mommy Blogger Tribe.
These budding and beautiful communities of Mommy Bloggers are my absolute pride and joy. Bringing strong, self-assured, empowered, open-minded women together has become my life’s work and passion.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Motherhood and business ownership keeps our blogger mamas busy 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The biggest hurdle thus far, has been scheduling because most days, busy schedules don’t always align.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into San Diego Mommy Blogger Tribe story. Tell us more about the blog.
I had enjoyed a long and fruitful career in marketing. Many times, I vacillated between a corporate 9–5 and going off on my own. When I had my boys, I was the director of marketing for a dental group with offices spanning from Northeast Los Angeles, all the way to the Santa Clarita Valley. Needless to say, the job was demanding. While I had the flexibility to work part-time, I still felt like I was not spending enough time with my precious little boys.
After reaching out to my network and taking on a few clients, I made the very difficult decision to give up a steady paycheck in order to open the doors to Holliman Marketing. At the same time, I dove headfirst into my then passion project, Sweet P and Sky. I wanted, so badly, for new moms to know that they are not alone. I wanted to reach out and show them that, while their lives have been turned upside down with the arrival of their sweet babies, they did not have to lose who they were. I wanted to tell them to never stop enjoying the things that they did before kids; to adjust, but to never stop. My blog, Sweet P and Sky, was my outlet to do so.
Sweet P and Sky began as a blog about my family, our style, travels and adventures. It has grown to become so much more. While remaining focused on our family, I now feature and review some truly amazing places, events and products.
I have partnered with incredible companies such as Joovy, Mazda, SeaWorld, Sun-Maid, Kroger, Chicco, Cavalia, Disney and so many more, to bring my audience honest and detailed reviews of their products and events. I have taken many trips and written reviews, given advice and featured hotels, towns, restaurants, museums and so much more.
I am so proud of all of the lasting relationships I have built with these companies and the people behind them.
With time, I created SPS Playdates, fun-filled and absolutely free play dates to connect new moms with their community. Eventually, I began connecting mommy bloggers through LA Mommy Blogger Tribe, SD Mommy Blogger Tribe and CSC Mommy Blogger Tribe, communities where mom bloggers connect, create, network, brainstorm, meet for brunch and/or photoshoots, and build friendships.
It is the ability to connect women in all stages of life that I am most proud of. It is the ability to build community and provide support to these phenomenal human beings that drives me.
Who do you look up to? How have they inspired you?
Women who wholeheartedly support and empower each other.
- San Diego Mommy Blogger Tribe Annual Membership $75
- Los Angeles Mommy Blogger Tribe Annual Membership $150
- Columbia SC Mommy Blogger Tribe Annual Membership $75
- Website: www.sdmommybloggertribe.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: instagram.com/sdmommybloggertribe
- Facebook: facebook.com/sdmommybloggertribe
- Other: instagram.com/sweet.p.and.sky
Vanessa S. Torres Photography (photo of me, as well as photo of my family).
All other photos by others.