Happy Friday guys! March is slowly but surely coming to an end and with less than two weeks left, I have two more women I have to introduce you to. Since this month began, every Friday I have been giving you my mini-series, “Women Workin’ Wonders”, bringing you into the lives of just a few women who are creating their own lanes. This week I was able to talk with Miranda Haskell. She is not only a Mommy to a three-year-old who’s actually going on thirty; she is the funniest, wittiest little girl I have ever met. But Miranda is also finishing up school and will be getting her degree in May, which she’s worked so hard to push through to get, a business owner of a daycare in Philly called The Munckin Clubhouse LLC, and has recently started her own blog called, “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: A Healing Blog for Women”.
I met Miranda in Philly back in 2013 where we worked together for almost a year. It was always us talking about life, shopping while working, and cracking jokes! We both got our hair cuts super short around the same time and people would come into our job and ask if we were twins. We don’t look that much a lot but sometimes we would jokingly go along with it. Eventually, we started calling each other that and even after parting ways with the job we stayed close friends! After growing closer to God, Miranda has been taking major strides to change her and her daughter’s lives. She’s doing every single thing she’s always said she wanted to. I’m beyond proud of her and all of her accomplishments.
I can remember a twenty-two-year-old Miranda, not long after having her daughter, saying she wanted to start a daycare. My mom had me at eighteen and I have other friends who have children, so I know how hard it is to raise a child, go to work/school, and still take care of yourself, etc. Picking out the right daycare for your child is an even harder process. There are some really crazy people out in this world, so you want to make sure your child is safe and in good hands. When Miranda’s daughter was four months old, she worked at the airport and had an extremely hard time finding a daycare that was open before she needed to get to work or stayed open later in the evenings. The idea of a 24-hour daycare popped into her head. This would be so helpful to parents who worked earlier than most or stayed later than others.
The Munchkin Clubhouse LLC finally came to fruition this year! The doors will be opening to this new Philly daycare near the end of 2019. Though in the beginning, the daycare will not be 24-hours, as the business grows you never know what beneficial changes will be made! The hours will be extended for the families that need it, creating less stress on parents wondering how/when they can pick up their child if they have to go into work early or late. Ages six-weeks to five-years-old will all be welcomed! In April, Miranda will be taking applications and doing interviews for different positions at The Munchkin Clubhouse LLC. Helping these little minds develop and grow is one of Miranda’s main goals. She also will be providing meals for the children, diapers/wipes, and taking them on trips that will keep them learning new things.
In 2018, Miranda felt like she had hit rock bottom and that her life was crashing down. Going through different trials and tribulations, she was losing herself and wasn’t happy at all. She had always believed in God but wanted to get closer to and build a better relationship with Him. She realized she had strayed so far away from her faith and clearly He was trying to get her attention. In December, Miranda attended a gospel concert at the Liacouras Center with one of her friends from high school; that night really changed her life. The energy within the concert took over her soul and broke her down. She became extremely vulnerable, which was necessary. That night she cried so many times, uncontrollably, releasing all of her built up emotions. At that moment, Miranda knew since a new year was getting ready to begin, it was time for her to really stick to her word and grow her relationship with God.
Since then, there has been a multitude of ways Miranda has incorporated God into her everyday life. She reads a scripture from the Bible with her daughter on a daily basis. She receives notifications from bible apps; I do too, my favorite is “Devotion”. Psalm 46: 5, “God is within her; she will not fall. God will help her at break of day” is her favorite verse, one that really stuck with her while on her journey of growing closer to God. 2019 has made Miranda become more careful and aware of her actions. She knows and understands that God has her back, so it’s no need to act negatively.
The Fearfully and Wonderfully Made’s Instagram is already up and running. Miranda posts different verses and quotes that she feels will help other women. Women endure so much but yet and still, we remain so fearless and do what we have to do. Her goal is to inspire other women to follow God, share her stories with them, and create a safe space for them to all talk about the amazing things God has done in their lives. He has provided reassurance and healing into Miranda’s life, He truly is the provider of all things. Fearfully and Wonderfully Made is a place where women can understand and grow into a better them. The website will officially launch at the beginning of April, less than two weeks away so stay tuned! I’m so proud of Miranda and happy that she’s following through with everything she’s always said she wanted. She’s making her dreams come true, while also bettering herself, and creating a beautiful future for her daughter!
Below, you’ll find the links to The Munchkin Clubhouse LLC and Fearfully and Wonderfully Made!