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Interview with a Mermaid

It’s not often one comes across a mermaid mom on the ‘gram; so when we discovered Lauren from HelloWhimzy, we HAD to reach out and talk about life as a whimsical mermaid mom. You can find her documenting her life on Instagram here: @HelloWhimzy For this interview, Lauren is wearing our Caffeine Queen and Mermaid Bra tees!

What inspired you to live the mermaid life?

Can I change this to "What inspired you to live the whimsical life?" Because mermaids are just a part of it. Growing up, my family always loved all things whimsical and would find little ways to incorporate it into everyday life whether it’s through games, stories, crafts, etc. and that carried over to my adult life. The definition of whimsy is playfully quaint, fanciful behavior or humor. I was already doing things like this all the time, so I started documenting it.

How did you get started?

Years ago I had started a children's party company and after a while, I decided I wanted to start offering original characters to our line up. I had two little girls at the time so we were reading a lot of children's books. One day, I had a stroke of inspiration and wrote two of my own children's books featuring a mermaid and a fairy who were "Fairy Best Friends." We got photos taken and read the book at our parties.

When I sold my company because we were moving across the country, I couldn't bear to give up these characters; so I brought them with me, fully intending to start my business again. Although the idea of doing another party business lost its appeal, I still wanted to incorporate it into my next adventure which was still forming at the time. One day, I just had a funny image of a mermaid trying to chase human kids around and the stay at home mermaid was born!

Do you have a favorite mermaid fairy tail (see what I did there? haha) besides The Little Mermaid?

Hmm. I'm actually not super aware of many mermaid fairy tales other than The Little Mermaid. I have always been a HUGE fan of fairy tales though. I love short stories that are a little silly, with fun rhymes or stories that have a little bit of everything, adventure, romance, mystery, danger. I was (and still am!) a sucker for a good story.

What's your favorite part about being a mermaid?

I love interacting with children. Absolutely love it. I see so much of my younger self in their eyes and want to make all their dreams come true. One thing I've learned is how influential you can be to these kids, in a tail or not. They just want to be loved and accepted and listened to.

What kind of mermaid are you?

A tired one. Haha! No, I would say a playful one who loves adventure and laughter.

Which ocean would you like to live in?

Whatever one is the warmest haha!

Do you custom make all of your tails or do you have an artisan make it for you?

Whew I wish I made them! No, I bought mine from different tail makers around the area. My current pink one is from Finfolk Productions and my orange one from my book is from the Mertailor.

My goal is to get a full silicone tail someday but I'd need to sell quite a few books to do that. Which is silly because offer my eBook for free! (Find it herehttp://www.hellowhimzy.com/free-ebook/)

How much do your tails weigh? Are you able to swim in them?

You know-- I've never actually weighed it! We don't even have a scale in my house.... well, not that kind of scale anyway.  Haha. I'd say it's close to 20 pounds. And yes! I can totally swim in it!

How do you balance the mommy and the mermaid life?

Some days it sure doesn't feel like I'm balancing anything. Haha. But I've learned that if I include my kids in whatever it is I'm doing, it makes it easier to get things done. It's fun family time and the kids feel special and included. Other days, I'm just running (or I should say, swimming) on Diet Coke and a prayer.

Any advice for new burgeoning mermaids?

You bet! To those wanting to be a mermaid, (and not yet aspiring to the honor of Stay at Home Mermaid) get comfortable in your skin, find your squad, your tribe. Do what you love and take chances.

To my mama mermaids I want to say, take it one day at a time. Don't be too hard on yourself and enjoy the little moments. You are after all, the most majestic creature on earth. 


4 Responses

Diane
Diane

August 18, 2020

Mermaid spell offers magic ring that can turn ones leg into real fish tail of mermaid. I got one for my self after i joined the family of mermaid, the ring is also blessed by the gods of the ocean with good lucks, money and power to protect. Once you say a world to the ring and then touch water it transform into a real mermaid tail and i can choose the color of my tail. Mermaid email is: joinmermaidfamily @ gmail . com i consider myself the most lucky person in the world to have one. Now i can transform myself to half siren 25% and 25% mermaid. You can contest in the American ongoing got talents show.

Marie Harold
Marie Harold

May 05, 2020

I’m happy i finally got the right spell caster that gave me the powerful magic ring that can turn me into mermaid any time i want to. I poses a real tail and do not have to wear a plastic tail to look like one. Over 3 months of joining the real mermaid family things have become very easy for me, anytime i need money i just read the mermaid book given to me by them and do the needful rictuals. I’m benefiting a lot as part of the mermaid family, i’m not suppose to share the contact but we all have to help save and protect the ocean. Note: please do not contact Mother if you are not up to 18 years and another thing is that she is always busy and don’t like disturb after she gives you instructions. Here is the real mermaid and merman spell contact: joinmermaidfamily@gmail.com
Mermaid
Mermaid

July 12, 2019

Want to Join the family of real beautiful mermaid, You can actually become a real mermaid instead of buying or wearing of artificial mermaid tale. You can get a spell or wear a ring that can turn you into a mermaid at anytime you want to. contact email: joinmermaidfamily @ gmail . com You can explain to us how you want it, our child Melissa is a real mermaid and we have a huge family of real mermaid. There are good benefit in becoming a mermaid, The Gods of the ocean will bless you good lucks,beautiful treasures and you will be wealthy.

Sanriobaby
Sanriobaby

August 04, 2017

What a delighful read! I think it’s great that even as an adult, she continues to be whimsical and find the fun in the everyday. It’s a great reminder for those of us who have a playful spirit to never let that go. And the Mermaid Tee is a great way to incorporate that into our everyday too!

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