About Tailgate Mom
Thank you so much for visiting! My name is Christy Dunn and this is my first venture into blogging. I am a 47 year old mother who is extremely busy caring for four children: two boys and two girls.
After having two daughters from a previous marriage, I started over from scratch in the baby making department when I marryied a man eight years my junior. Even though my girls were in their teens, I dove in headfirst with the love of my life. Having young children is a scary concept when you are older than the average mother, but I think I have it down now! Being a mother is my greatest accomplishment in life and a great challenge as well.
Life has thrown me my fair share of curve balls, that is certain. Just after my older son’s first birthday, we received the devastating news that my 14 year old daughter was diagnosed with AML leukemia. In the midst of that incredibly stressful time, I found out that baby boy #2 was on his way! No words can describe the extreme and overwhelming emotions we went through at that time. We thank God that my daughter is a survivor of two bone marrow transplants and is a healthy 23 year old. She is my hero and always will be.
Even in such difficult times, my husband and I wanted to give all of our children the focus and attention they needed. We wanted the younger boys to play sports, do well in school, and be grateful and happy in everything. We wanted as much normalcy for all of them as possible, even though so much of our schedule had to revolve around time at the hospital.
I am often asked how we managed to get through that chaotic time. I owe our survival to God’s constant help, our loving and supportive family, and my strong husband. He is rock of our family and a source of positivity and energy.
Those were long, busy days filled with all the varied obligations of family life: work, hospital trips, sports practices, family dinners, homework, and more. In the midst of all of that, I felt the urge to develop my own business. It sounds overwhelming, but it was just what I needed! My two biggest day-to-day hurdles were the constraints on my time and my naturally disorganized personality. I wanted to develop a business that solved those problems in my life, and I realized that I was not the only mom who could use help in those areas. I followed my desire and developed a business that helps me be myself, just with slightly better organizational skills!
That is the foundation of Tailgate Mom. My inspiration was, and still is, mothers who pour their minds and energy into caring for their families. I seek to provide moms with the products they need to be ready with everything from a comfortable chair for soccer games to a portable table so the kids can do homework on the fly. Tailgate Mom has you covered!