March Member Spotlight – Leta Hamilton

Meet Leta Hamilton.  She is an author, radio show host and motivational speaker.  Read about what drove her to start her business, the challenges she faces and her advice to moms who are interested in starting her own business.

Tell us about your business and the service that you provide.

Through the platform of radio, I provide real maintenance tools for real moms.  I am a mom to three little boys who are currently 1,3 and 5 years old.  I went from being an Executive Assistant of a CEO in Private Equity to downsizing my life to a part time job after the birth of my first child.  I truly went from the business suit to comfy sweat pants and I completely had to reevaluate how I measured my self-esteem now that I was no longer bringing in any income.  I started reading every self-help/personal empowerment book I could check out from the library or listen to on tape (I would go through the used books on tape in the thrift stores to save money).  However, these books were by and large written by men and none of them with a 1 and 3 year old child to attend to.  I thought, “there has to be a better way”.  I made the conscious decision to start paying more attention to my kids from a spiritual perspective to see what lessons they could be teaching me for the keys to inner peace and greater fulfillment.  After all, I was spending so much time with them anyway. It seemed like a great way to enrich my spiritual quest and be mentally “present” with my kids while we carried out the daily tasks of living. I put the laptop up on the kitchen counter and, literally, with baby attached to breast, started writing down everything they were teaching me. After a move and a new baby, I began the process of looking for a publisher. Once the book was published, I began marketing myself as a public speaker. I also started doing many local radio show interviews. I was offered the position of host on one of the shows on which I was interviewed and accepted. Now I network, market and promote my book, speak at events and host my radio show. I help moms write their own Mission Statement for Motherhood and have a D-I-A-P-E-R for Life Strategy I teach. My radio show goes out to 1.3 million listeners and is called “The Way of the Toddler Hour.” I am privileged to be a part of the I’m Thankful Network, which sponsors my show. I blog about the spiritual lessons I am learning all the time from my kids. It really is the ultimate in work/life balance because my kids provide me with the material for my career as author, radio show host and motivational speaker.

How did you decide to get started?

I am most proud of the fact that what I do requires me to constantly search out how my children are enriching my life, even if I don’t always understand how in the middle of an unpleasant situation (like a tantrum). What I do as a “job” requires me to go within daily, pray and honestly ask how I can do better to teach authentic JOY and love ever more unconditionally.

How have you been able to manage your time between work and your family?



It is an ebb and flow. Some weeks are better than others. I always make time to write every day no matter what. When I am with my kids I stop thinking about everything that needs to be done and stay focused on being in the present with them. I pray ceaselessly, giving all my worries and concerns over to a higher power. I practice humility. I strive for patience. I remind myself constantly that life is a journey, not an end goal. I am grateful for each and every thing that happens, even the “bad” or frustrating stuff, because everything is an opportunity to learn and to face, ultimately conquering, my fears. Also, trust is key. Without it, I am lost before I even start.

What has been the most effective way for you to promote yourself?

Networking is a HUGE part of what I do. The more I network, the easier promoting myself becomes.

What does your “Milk Money” provide for you and your family?



My “Milk Money” provides self-esteem, a sense of accomplishment and a feeling that I am fulfilling my potential and purpose as a human being on this planet. For my children, they see me loving my life, loving what I do, living in joy and embracing and valueing authentic power. Likewise for my husband. As a newly established business entity what I earn is quickly reinvested into the growth and expansion of this message to which I am deeply committed for my sake, my children’s sake and the sake of mothers and their children all across the world.


About A Wishful Thought

I am a military wife, mother, business owner, professional writer, blogger and legislative advocate. I am an entrepreneur. At Villanova University I studied Operations Management specializing in Program and Project Management. I worked at various oil refineries honing my skills and ultimately opened my own consulting firm. I consulted on Environmental Restoration and defense projects including software development, satellite development and programming, phased array radars, helicopter and tank development, etc. I decided to take new direction in life when I became pregnant in 2000. I founded my own corporation, Wish Enterprises, Inc., to fulfill my own wish of being able to stay home with my son while contributing to the family income. With my husband’s full support, I developed and founded The Wish Place. I now also own Buy By Mom to continue to my mission of assisting parents who want to be successful in their businesses. I am the Director of Communications for Our Milk Money, the Colorado State Leader for the National Association for Moms in Business and the Colorado State Coordinator for Smart Girl Politics. I am a professional writer and blogger. I am the Colorado Springs Stay-at-Home Moms Examiner for I write articles for work at home parents on my blog associated with The Wish Place. I review products produced by moms and dads and feature businesses run by moms and dads on my Buy By Mom blog. I write for various online publications and am also a political writer. My specialty is connecting people with great home business opportunities and providing unmatched one-on-one mentorship to those starting a home business. My passion, purpose and goal is to help parents work from home so they can be home with their children. To that end, I am a Legislative Advocate at the National and State levels to influence policy so that it is favorable to those in business.
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One Response to March Member Spotlight – Leta Hamilton

  1. I love Leta’s book : The Way of the Toddler. Such a beautiful read, plus its one of those heart to heart books that tell of her personal experiences as a mother- all completely relate-able. When you read it, you feel like telling a part of yourself, “Good job being a mom. You are pretty great at this.”
    For anyone searching for the meaning of life, the meaning of motherhood, or just a way to enjoy the life you are currently in, I recommend getting to know Leta. Either through her book, her blogs, or on her radio show. I am proud to know her.

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