Nov 102014
 

At MommiesFirst we believe in moms helping moms!

We also believe in debunking myths. So let’s 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 Latch Pal ….

Latch Pal is a nursing clip that secures a mother’s shirt during breastfeeding.
LatchPal
Can you tell us a bit about your entrepreneurial story?

I’m a mompreneur balancing the role of mom, wife, friend, entrepreneur, and working mom. I’m fueled by love, caffeine, and the desire to help new mothers.
As a new mother myself, I quickly realized that no amount of baby books or classes can truly prepare a mother-to-be for motherhood; especially breastfeeding.
In the days and weeks following delivery, I sat on the sofa, cradled my hungry baby, clumsily adjusted my bra, and tried to hold up my shirt, so I could clearly see my nursing baby. However, on most days, my baby was squirming, my shirt was falling and I didn’t have enough arms to do it all! As I talked to more moms, I learned that a lot of women struggled to hold up their shirts while nursing and I wasn’t alone! That’s when I was inspired to create LatchPal, a breastfeeding clip that secures a mother’s shirt!

How do you feel you are helping moms (and Dads!) most?

Parenthood is indescribably awesome; but it tests the boundaries of sleep, sanity, and possibility on a daily basis. A cooing cutie can become a hangry (hungry + angry) little human within seconds and LatchPal alleviates the annoyance of a falling shirt, so a mother can stress less, focus on feeding, and most importantly bond with her baby. We are truly touched when moms express how LatchPal has increased their nursing convenience and breastfeeding confidence. We feel truly blessed to be helping mothers during such a formative and precious time.

What (or who) inspires you when it comes to creating a business committed to helping moms (and/or babies)?

At one point, during my pregnancy, our baby was the size of a fig. Because we hadn’t decided on a name or learned the gender, we affectionately called our baby “fig.” When we held our little boy, for the first time, our life was forever changed. Our little boy, nicknamed Happy Fig, inspired us to love more, live more, and give more. We know “new additions” can make parents feel exhilarated and anxious, so we want to do everything we can to give back and support new families!

What are some exciting new developments for your business?

LatchPal has been embraced by retailers, lactation consultants, health professionals and Moms around the globe!

We’ve had the opportunity to partner with amazing individuals, programs, and hospitals to connect new moms with local resources.

LatchPal made its debut in Hollywood at a particularly exciting time and we’re thrilled that so many celebrities are promoting and supporting the beauty of breastfeeding!

Look for LatchPal in:

  • The Baby Maternity Holiday Gift Guide (November)
  • Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine (January)
  • MommyCon Chicago (February)

The 2 biggest pieces of wisdom you’d impart to about being an entrepreneur?

Everything will take longer than you think; anticipate, plan, & prepare.

Surround yourself with like-minded people who are driven by genuine passion and inspired to make a difference.

LatchPal

My favorite part about LatchPal by Happy Fig is…  knowing that we’re making a difference, helping one mom at a time.

When people find out what we do, they often say: “I’m inspired & thank you for sharing your story.”

In my free time, I love to … enjoy cinnamon roll Sunday with my family!

The last book I read was… The Happiness Project –OR- Llama Llama Red Pajama

We are dreaming of… a full night’s sleep (its rare with a little one!)


More Help Mama Posts:
Curiosity Box
MADESQUARE – an app, but is MUCH more than just an app! It enables you to use photos from your phone and create them into a beautiful memory, keepsake or gift!
The New Mummy Company – a company devoted to helping new Moms!
L’il Tights by Skights – fun and warm knee high socks for little ones
Simply Fun Families – a website filled with great ideas and products for families to do together
LPH Illustrations – Susy the Soother Fairy (a book about giving away a soother)
Naked Nursing Tank – one of the best nursing tanks out there
coldfront – a personal cooling pack that stays cold for up to 12 hours
Zipadee-Zip – a slumber sack that helps babies transition from swaddling

Dec 142013
 

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

More Help Mama Posts:

L’il Tights by Skights

Simply Fun Families

LPH Illustrations – Susy the Soother Fairy

Dec 032013
 


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Weekend Giveaway: Saturday May 25 – Monday, May 27, 2013

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a MommiesFirst – Pariday giveaway

 

In honor of all moms, including MommiesFirst, we are declaring it Mother’s Month.  After all,  who says the celebration only has to last for 1 day?! It’s OUR party and WE are going to celebrate it MommiesFirst style! We are giving our gifts ALL month long!

Daily Prizes

 Every day (Monday-Friday), we will post on our Facebook page the present of the day for mom!

 All moms are eligible for gifts (because you’re all amazing) – you don’t have to be a member!

 Share this link with your friends and other deserving mommies! The more you share, the more chances you have to win!

Dec 032013
 

We want to qualify this post and giveaway by saying that we fully respect and recognize that breastfeeding is NOT for everyone for a multitude of reasons!

However, we also want to acknowledge that breastfeeding is a huge part of having a new baby for so many Moms that we cannot ignore it.

This week is World Breastfeeding Week.

In support of this, we wanted to share this thought with you….if you do nurse your baby, OR if you plan to, staying calm is so important to achieving success.

In helping our nursing Mommies or Mommies-to-Be, we would like to offer you the opportunity to win some prizes from some of our Brand Partners that will help make your breastfeeding experience more comfortable!


Novena Maternal Organic Skincare
Novena Maternal Skincare Gift Basket

FyreFly Organic Tea
FyreFly Organic Tea Prize Pack

Pariday TendHers Soothing Breast Pillows
Pariday TendHer Pillows + Refill

Be sure to enter our giveaway below and please be patient while the Rafflecopter Form loads…

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