At MommiesFirst we believe in moms helping moms!
We also believe in debunking myths. So lets wipe out Super Mom and replace her with Happy Mom! And in support of Happy Mom, we’re launching the Help Mama series, which is dedicated to introducing our community of moms to companies whose sole purpose is to ……. yes, you’ve got it – help mama. This week, we are sharing a company called Naked Nursing Tank founded by Carrie and Jen…
Can you tell us a bit about your entrepreneurial story? It definitely was not an intentional entrepreneurial adventure. We were running around chasing our 2 year olds and our midsections were completely exposed and I couldn’t find anything that gave me the freedom of wearing my sports bra, so I cut out the top of my tank top and (after completely ruining it) took it to my mom who helped me to develop what is now known as the Naked Nursing Tank. When we searched for something like it on the market we couldn’t find anything, so we decided to develop it so all moms could have the same freedom that we had when wearing the tanks.
How do you feel you are helping moms most? It is truly amazing to have a mom come up to Carrie and I and say how much the tanks have helped them to feel more comfortable while nursing in public. We are truly humbled by all of the love that we have received.
What (or who) inspires you when it comes to creating a business committed to helping moms (and/or babies)? The face to face responses we get from happy moms is definitely what keeps us going. Also, the fact that we are Canadian made is a huge bonus because we are ethically employing Canadians.
What are some exciting new developments for your business? Oh, we have a GREAT product coming out and can’t wait to get it on the market. It is a little something that gives mom a little extra ‘helping hand’.
The 2 biggest pieces of wisdom you’d impart to about being an entrepreneur? First – Believe in your product wholeheartedly because your passion and enthusiasm will help you to climb mountains! Second – Be patient, build a strong foundation with integrity and honesty and things will unfold before you at the right time.
Some more information about Carrie and Jen:
Our favorite part about Naked Nursing Tank is…the simplicity of it. You can wear EVERY bra type, EVERY shirt over top of the tank and it fits EVERY body type. We love that it’s the most UNIVERSAL nursing tank on the market, accommodating all women.
When parents find out what I do, they often say: “Where were you when I was nursing my baby?” or “I wish I had been able to have one of those when I was nursing!!”
In my free time, I love to… run…and Carrie loves to eat. Anything. LOL!
The last book I read was… was “Inferno” by Dan Brown. The last book Carrie read was “The Winner’s Brain” by Mark Fenske.
I’m dreaming of… a White Christmas. Carrie is dreaming of what she can eat at Christmas. She loves good food 🙂
With love and care, Amanda
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