Life Handed This Kid Lemons — So She Used Them

It’s not all the time that we get to hear absolutely inspiring stories. There was a time when this seemed to be the norm, but with the current political climate where jibes and counter-jibes are thrown by political heavyweights, it’s quite easy to get lost in translation. However, that isn’t the case for 9-year old Mikaila Ulmer who has outwitted food giants and conglomerates Coca-cola, Kraft, Pepsi, and Procter & Gamble, to get shelf space with Whole Foods.

Yeah, you read that right — she got shelf space and a contract worth a million dollars to supply her product, BeeSweet Lemonade.


I sure was when I got wind of this story and I was absolutely convinced that no adult has any excuse not to be creative and then work with his/her hands if a kid could pull this off.

Her story initially ran on KidsCount Inc., and she was an inspiration to those kids who saw what a peer was able to achieve with what she had – lemons.

When the precocious young lady was asked how she beat out all those big conglomerates mentioned earlier, her response was even more epic:

“I don’t know? Do they make theirs with love?”

Talk about the simplicity and truthfulness with which kids answer all of life’s questions.

To find out more about this “Kidpreneur” visit her site where her product, Beesweet Lemonade takes center stage

The Austin, Texas based business says of their product:

 “Our lemonade is fresh-squeezed with added Texas wildflower honey, flaxseed and mint”

Mikaila’s story is worth sharing everywhere not just because she’s a kid, but because she’s using what she has to make her own American dream. So, all you need to take a bite of the pie may be around you.

Have you looked around?

Watch the video below:


Featured Image Credit: Style Magazine via KidsCountInc

Olumide currently lives in Lagos, Nigeria from where he consults with clients on Content Management, Leadership, Security Systems Management, and Social Media. His quest for knowledge has taken him across many fields including; Information Systems Management, Security Systems Management, Massage Therapy, Business and Content Development, and Social Media Management. He is passionate about nature, the God-concept, music, relationships, motivation and people management,and finally, health and wellness. He is rebranding and starting a blog on fitness;