co-founder sarah gives us a personal take of what it means to run a food company and have two little kids.
when i drop my kids off at school or take a trip i always explain that “mommy is going to sell keenwah.” but i was so excited recently to be able to share with them what this really means.
we piled in the car and went to one of the manufacturing sites where we make i heart keenwah. they saw the raw materials and learned how the quinoa seeds get transformed into yummy, crunchy squares of goodness. they saw the whole production process: the rolling, the cutting, and the chocolate drizzling (yum!).
a few days later i took my oldest son to the warehouse. he saw the keenwah boxes piled high, and learned how we prepare orders for customers. my favorite part was when he was excited to help: he counted the bags going into boxes, and helped me tape each one closed. of course the highlight for him was watching the forklift drive by and taking a ride on a pallet jack.
i was so proud to be able to share what i do with my children in such a direct, tangible way. i love that now they understand more about how food makes it to the grocery shelf and to our tables. one of my favorite parts of being a mother is providing my children with experiences. this helps them understand the world around them, but it also helps me to appreciate everyday things much more. i see things through their eyes for the first time all over again.