Veronica Lepere was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the age of 7 her family moved to Santa Cruz, Boliva where she was raised. She graduated with a Graphics Art Design and Marketing degree from UPSA (Private University of Santa Cruz de La Sierra, Bolivia). She arrived to Miami, Fl in August 2000. Veronica is the owner of Art with Fun and Kiddos Magazine. She is the proud, sporty momma of Marco Andre (8).
Q. What do you love the most about being a mom?
Motherhood comes naturally for me! What I love the most about being a Mom is that
Marco can make any moment special. With him every day is an adventure.
Watching him grow, smile, cry, learn and develop into a young man makes me feel proud that I am raising a human being that will make a difference in the future. Life has much more meaning where you are a happy Mom!
Q. When did you decide to create a magazine?
The inspiration behind Kiddos dates back to 2009, when I founded “Veronica Lepere Design & Events.”Through “Art with Fun”I have had the opportunity to get closer to children and discover their creativity, passions and interests. My experience working with children has given me a better understanding of the need and importance of education, art and cultural activities for our kiddos. I’ve found that it was necessary to introduce a fresh, fun and colorful magazine that was designed to enjoy reading and engage in family time. So over a year ago, by taking baby steps, I started working on this amazing project.
“My desire is to provide parents the tools and resources to raise kids with opportunities that will lead them to a successful future.”
Q. What are some of your biggest challenges as a business owner?
Some of my biggest challenges are finding great candidates for the company, and to hold on to them. Finding a well-organized assistant who can handle all of the details that are key and essential to supporting the processes of attending the business details, meet deadlines, etc.
Q. Describe the day before your magazine goes to print.
A day before the magazine goes to print is a very important day! I can tell you that I can breathe J; even still there are some minor changes to do in the graphics department. A great feeling of accomplishment is in the air!
Q. Congratulations on your first Anniversary of Kiddos Magazine. What do you love the most about your publication?
Wow! Thank you Sporty Mommas! A full year of hard and continuous work! It is truly humbling and I find myself quite emotional about where God has brought us after one year.
What I love the most is that I am communicating, educating and informing the Miami community, as well as meeting so many amazing people who work every day for our kids and families. This has been such a precious gift. I am doing what I love.
Q. Any advice for mothers that would like to start their own business?
My advice for every mom is to just follow your dreams and your heart. There is nothing that you can’t do. Put together all of the pieces and jump out on your own adventure. The possibilities are endless. Plant your seeds and be patient, the results will brighten your life and strengthen your spirit. Do what you love!
Q. How can our readers get in touch with you?
Also they can follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KiddosMagazine
And twitter https://twitter.com/KiddosMagazine