KangarooBoo founder, Jennic Law has been chasing her dreams for years. With goals both scholarly and professional, Jennic is the poster-mama for doing whatever it takes to make her dreams a reality.
City / State
Des Moines, Iowa
What was your big dream?
My big dream was to be the first generation in my family to graduate from college and to eventually be my own boss.
How did you accomplish it?
I worked hard and studied hard in school so I could have a chance of getting a scholarship. My parents couldn't afford to pay for tuition and books with their meager income, though they firmly believed that with a good education anything was possible.
The part about becoming my own boss was a bit more tricky – my husband and I sold our house and moved ourselves and kids across state lines in order to start our own business. We finally launched KangarooBoo.com after 3 sleepless months.
Where did you find inspiration to get started?
My parents and the values that they instilled in me, my husband, who's also my best friend and business partner, and our two children.
What motivated you to keep going?
My parents moved halfway across the globe so that my brother and I could have better opportunities. I am forever grateful and owe it to them to reach as high as I possibly can. Also, my husband who's constantly looking for things to learn, ways to improve and is generally a perfectionist and over-achiever.
What's your next Big Dream?
Because of my own struggle and battle with cancer (diagnosed at age 24, merely 10 weeks after our wedding), I'm forever grateful for the second chance I've been given, and for the two healthy and beautiful children we've been so blessed with. My next big dream is to raise $50,000 (and more) for children-related charities via KangarooBoo's charity and philanthropic efforts. We have been doing this from day one, by donating a portion of each and every sale to charities of customer's choice (from an ever-expanding pre-approved list), right there in the customized checkout process.
When you were 5 what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be an actress who could sing and dance.
What about when you were 15?
I wanted to be an architect but was gently discouraged by my (male) guidance counselor.
Now, what do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be a Mom who's also best friends with her children.
What book is on your night stand?
I don't have any books on my night stand. I hardly have time to sleep, so when I'm finally ready for bed, I just want to go straight to sleep.
What's your Guilty Pleasure? (Grey's Anatomy, Peppermint Mocha Lattes)
Heroes, hot showers, Net-surfing, blog-reading.
What song moves you?
I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing by Aerosmith