Jenn Todryk has created a job out of her life.
“The Rambling Redhead,” a Dallas wife and mother of three young children, ages 8, 6 and 2, shares her ideas with a growing following on social media, and more recently on HGTV, where she stars in a new hit show filmed in Dallas, No Demo Reno.
Todryk said she became a mommy blogger when her son was born because she needed a creative outlet.
“I called it Life as a Rambling Redhead because I didn’t want to put myself in a box,” said Todryk, 32. “I wasn’t sure I was going to have enough to say. I thought my family and a few friends would read it.”
Right off the bat, her sarcasm about motherhood landed her a book contract, specifically a blog post about what wines pair with her children’s specific bad behaviors. (Malbec: after a toddler’s temper tantrum at Target.) The book is titled Whine: 50 Perfect Wines to Pair with Your Child’s Rotten Behavior.
Todryk said the book deal encouraged her and she kept up the blogging, added YouTube tutorials and Instagram photos about a couple of houses her family lived in, remodeled and then sold.
By the end of 2019 and after their third child was born, she and her husband, Mike, decided they had saved enough to take the plunge full time into entrepreneurship.
“Before 2019, I really didn’t treat it [social media] as a job,” she said. “If I’m going to do it, I have to give it more time.”
Her story is a reminder about how over the decades, entrepreneurship can take on…