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Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast


#75: Mom Story: I Became an Entrepreneur so I Could Stay Home with my Babies

with Kelsey Newcomb

How can a mom entrepreneur overcome challenges and achieve empowerment in both their professional and parenting lives?

Motherhood is a transformative journey, filled with love, laughter, and cherished moments with our children. But for some moms, the call to pursue their passions beyond parenting becomes irresistible.

In this episode, we sit down with Kelsey Newcomb, owner of The Caramel Apple Chick, who is a devoted mom and a successful business owner. Join us as we explore her journey of self-employment, the joys of motherhood, and the personal growth she experienced along the way. Whether you’re a mom considering entrepreneurship or just seeking inspiration, this conversation is sure to resonate with you. So listen in as we dive into her journey, uncovering the challenges and triumphs she encountered along the way.

Kelsey’s journey serves as a powerful reminder that motherhood doesn’t restrict our potential—it magnifies it. And while you’re at it, don’t miss the chance to try her delightful and scrumptious apples; they are not only cute but also incredibly delicious.

Topics discussed:

  • Kelsey introduces her children.
  • The journey of Kelsey’s business, Caramel Apple Chick
  • Finding fulfillment in self-employment vs. teaching.
  • The transformative advantages of personal growth.
  • Kelsey’s empowering words of encouragement for fellow moms who are contemplating on starting their own venture.

About our guest:

Kelsey Newcomb, previously a kindergarten teacher, ventured into entrepreneurship during the COVID-19 pandemic. She began experimenting with her grandmother’s caramel recipe, resulting in the creation of delightful decorative caramel apples that quickly gained popularity. Kelsey appreciates the flexibility of working from home while caring for her young children. As her kids grow a little older, she aspires to open her own caramel apple store and is considering partnering with her father on some other big ideas!

Kelsey’s story serves as a reminder that with determination and a sprinkle of sweetness, one can turn a simple recipe into a thriving business and create a life that blends the joys of family and entrepreneurship in perfect harmony.


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In the 2023 season of Parenting in the First 3 Years, we’ll be bringing on parents just like you to share the story of their personal journey. Would you like to apply to be considered as a guest? Let’s talk about it! Simply email Ann McKitrick at

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