Feb 182014
 

We are HUGE fans of the clothing and accessories that Bean Sprout has for babies and children.  They offer top quality, unique and colourful clothing options.

 

This winter seems to be going on and on, don’t you agree?

 

Perhaps winning a a coat might lift your spirits!  We are offering two winners their choice of boy or girl Me Too coat from Bean Sprout in sizes 2, 3 or 4.  We recognize that not everyone has children quite this old yet, but rest assured, you will get a lot of great use of this top quality coat in the years to come.

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Giveaway Terms and Conditions: Open to US and Canadian Residents. (2 winners will be selected) Must be age of majority in place of residence at time of entry to participate. No purchase necessary! Giveaway beings February 20, 2014 9:00am Giveaway ends March 6, 2014 12:00AM ERV of prize is $70 CAD. Winner will have the choice of a boy or girl coat in size 2, 3 or 4, pending availability. By entering the following giveaway, you are accepting that if you win your contact information will be shared with a company or PR agency for the purpose of mailing your prize. Giveaways are subject to all Federal, Provincial, and Municipal laws and regulations. Giveaways are void where prohibited by law. Giveaways may end and/or be cancelled without notice. Winners will be selected using random.org and will be notified via email within 7 days of the giveaway end date. Winners will have 72 hours from the time the email was sent to respond with the answer to a skill testing question and their full name, mailing address and phone number (if required for shipping purposes only). If no response has been received (MommiesFirst will not be held responsible for faulty email or any technical difficulties related to the sending/receiving of an email) by this time the prize is forfeit and a new winner will be selected. MommiesFirst assumes no responsibility for any technical difficulties that may affect the entries in this giveaway or the communication/reception of emails between the winner and MommiesFirst. By entering giveaways on MommiesFirst, you are doing so at your own risk. MommiesFirst nor the giveaway sponsor assumes any responsibility for the shipping, safe arrival, quality, taxes or duty fees for prizes. All giveaways hosted by MommiesFirst are not associated, nor sponsored by Facebook or any other Social Media platform. We hereby release Facebook (and all other social media platforms) of any liability. One entry per household/IP allowed, and any abuse of this condition will void all entries from household/IP in question.

Dec 032013
 

juDanzy has announced the arrival of their Fall Collection today!
You should definitely take a moment to visit their site and see their adorable outfits for little ones!

JuDanzy would like to offer you a discount this week when you purchase $20 or more on their site! See below for the Coupon Code:
juDanzy Discount Coupon

Dec 032013
 

Feel free to see our very first Help Mama Series post where we introduce the series along with an inspirational woman, Melissa from MamaViews.

At MommiesFirst we believe in moms helping moms!

 

Today, we would like to introduce you to Julie from L’il Tights by Skights.

 

 

Julie from Skights

Can you tell us a bit about your entrepreneurial story?
It was December of 2011, I was at the mall with a friend who was looking to purchase “tights” for her 16 month old son. I was shocked that they made tights for little boys, I remembered when my eldest was a toddler I would put pyjama bottoms underneath his pants to give him extra protection against the elements. My girlfriend then explained she purchases “girl tights” in neutral colours and puts them on her son. That night I went home and told myself I was going to create tights for little boys.

 

How do you feel your helping moms (and dads!) most?
When I created Lil’ tights by Skights I wanted to create a product that was practical, functional and affordable. As parents, we want to ensure all of our children’s needs are being met. When children feel good, parents feel great.

Parents can take comfort in knowing Lil’ tights by Skights can help to keep their wee ones legs warm.

 

SKIGHTS

What (or who) inspires you when it comes to creating a business committed to helping moms (and/or babies)?
One of the women I really admire is the founder of Robeez, Sandra Wilson. In 1994, Sandra was laid off due to downsizing she had a 18 month old son who she had wanted to spend more time with. I love the fact that Sandra decided to look at her current circumstance with “half –full” glasses.

 

She started a home based business which turned into a multi-million dollar company. In 2006 Robeez was sold to Stride Rite for 30.5 million dollars PLUS Sandra is a Canadian!! If that isn’t inspiration that I don’t know what is!!

What are some exciting new developments for your business?
Plans are to expand across Canada and into the United States. We are also working hard to break into the International scene. From what I have been told, tights for boys are very common in certain European countries and it would love to have the opportunity to introduce them to Lil’ tights by Skights.

The 2 biggest pieces of wisdom you’d impart to about being an entrepreneur?
I think one of the most important pieces of wisdom I could give to future entrepreneurs is to “just start”. Too often we have dreams and desires and instead of starting we hold onto them too afraid to start.

This could be for a number of reasons; fear, finances, time, knowledge, the list is endless. If entrepreneurs understood there will ALWAYS be times when you are fearful, have a lack of finances, don’t have enough time and have no idea what you are doing then I think they would be more likely to start.

We often look at successful businesses and say to ourselves “there is no way that I can do that” and you’re right, there is no way you could do that right NOW, but one day you can and will. All successful businesses started somewhere and I have no doubt there were times when their owners had no idea what they were doing or how they were going to achieve a certain goal. Through personal experience I know as you go, so will you grow.

Rome was not built in a day, neither will your business. Dream big, hold the vision and you will get there just as marathons are run, one step at a time.

The quote below is from the book the Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo.

“And when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.”

I have experienced this so called “phenomenon” countless of times where people and or circumstances have come along and aided me in achieving my dreams. They key to this is you HAVE to do the work and be consistent at it. If you do things will happen.

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Some more information about Julie:

My favorite part about Lil’ tights by Skights is…the reaction I get from moms of little boys. My story and the “why” behind the creation makes so much sense to them, love it!!

When parents find out what I do, they often say: how do you manage to run business, work full time and raise two children on your own?

In my free time, I love to… read, journal and work out.

The last book I read was… The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

I’m dreaming of… the day I get to stand up in front of an audience of 2000 women and share with them my journey to entrepreneurship in hopes of inspiring them to live their fullest life.

With love and care,
Lorena