The Stridepost StoryAn introduction
Our wish is to help families inspire kids to build good habits by empowering parents to be consistent. Consistency makes our kids’ lives more predictable and less confusing at home. It teaches them to be accountable for their actions. We know it’s good for our families so why is it so hard for us parents to be consistent? It’s because we are human and we need help to consistently be consistent!
How many times have you asked your kids to get their responsibilities done this week? How many times have you told your kids that soccer practice is at 6pm? Or better yet, how many times have you said “no” to the many requests from your kids for what they want or in their words…need?
Stridepost grew out of those everyday frustrations of trying to help our own kids grow to be responsible and accountable. We wanted to help our kids take charge of their own day and teach them some basic time management and organizational skills. What we were looking for was something to act as “training wheels” for building good habits. We looked and looked and were not happy with any of the services and products available.
Light bulb! We decided to build our own awesome online family planner to meet our needs. But, no! It had to be more than just a planner or organizer. It had to have the ability to motivate our kids with custom rewards and have the option to track allowances.
That was the beginning of Stridepost. Our service is built on three key features to keep families organized and motivated–our to-do tracker, family calendar and custom rewards planner. They work together to help set expectations and be consistent with your family. We believe that good habits are key to our kids’ success and we’re here to support families who want the same for their kids. Our online family planner and rewards system is being created by families for families and will help empower kids to begin to take ownership of their responsibilities while helping parents work towards taking off those “training wheels.”
As we started to work on and spread the word about our company, we were told that we should be parenting experts. The “go-to” place for parenting knowledge. We rolled over laughing! Do you know why? Is anyone really a parenting expert? Maybe there are people who fit that lofty title, but none of us co-founders are expert parents raising perfect kids. We’re just real parents on the same journey as other real parents to raise good kids. During our journey we will have many parenting failures and misses. But, we’ll also have moments of joy and affirmation that we’re doing the right things.
We are also fortunate to be working with a team of amazing people who are helping us get the Stridepost vision off the ground. We have passionate writers who fill our blog with humor, inspirations and sometimes tears. We have interns who are closer to being kids than parents and who bring fresh ideas and perspectives to our business. We have re-entry parents who left the work force years ago to devote themselves to their families and are ready for some new challenges.
If you are interested in being a part of our team, please email us at: email@example.com.
Saber is a dad, husband and youth basketball coach. If he’s not at his day job as the co-founder/CEO of Wireless Vision, one of the largest T-Mobile Exclusive Retailers in the country, you may find him at his local Dairy Queen for his almost daily small twist fix. His entrepreneurial drive has led him to start several successful businesses, including Stridepost.
Matt is the Marketing Coordinator for Stridepost. He graduated from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he received a Bachelor’s of Science in Graphic Design. His passion for art has allowed him to work for non-profit organizations and educational institutions. When he’s not working at his day job or freelancing, Matt likes to doodle, study animation, play video games, and longboard on occasion.
Sandy is a mom, wife and the Chief Mom of the team. She is a double Wolverine and has work experience in advertising in Los Angeles, in the corporate world in Silicon Valley, for non-profits and as a stay-at-home mom. When she’s not working on Stridepost, you can find her at hockey rinks, the dance studio, music lessons or PTO or neighborhood board meetings.
Community ManagerTammy, our Community Manager is a graduate of Central Michigan University. She’s the powerhouse behind our online presence and actually knows the difference between SEO and SEM. Tammy is an active scouting volunteer and enjoys spending time outdoors, gardening, and in the pursuit of many creative endeavors. In short, she can always be found doing something fun and unique!
Patrick is a dad, husband, and outdoor enthusiast. Patrick, an International Logistics and Compliance professional, spent fifteen years in the Chicago area before moving to small town in Michigan. He gets to write for Stridepost because the Chief Mom still feels guilty about her mom ironing his Violent Femmes record when they were kids.
John is a dad, husband and serial entrepreneur. In between starting companies, he plays an occasional round of golf and is a partner at Landmark Commercial Real Estate. Besides Stridepost, John is the co-founder/CEO of MatchRX, an “e-Bay” for independent pharmacies.