Jan 062014
 

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 Personally Cool Inc. founded by Susie Hadas …

Can you tell us a bit about your entrepreneurial story? I was hot…all the time. The discomfort caused by excessive overheating was just awful and driving me to both physical and mental distraction. Desperate for relief, I searched for a solution. After months of buying and trying all sorts of products, I couldn’t find one I wanted to use. The products out there were risky, wet, smelly, sticky, impractical, or just didn’t work. I couldn’t understand why it was so hard to find something. I was completely frustrated and just wanted to be personally cool. Personally Cool and Coldfront – our now patented personal cooling system – were born of the intense desire to right that wrong, and create a safe, effective and convenient personal cooling system to serve as the cornerstone in a line of personal cooling products. No one should have to go through what I did for cooling comfort and peace of mind.

How do you feel you are helping moms (and Dads!) most? Coldfront is a versatile and really convenient solution for all sorts of common heat and pain related problems. Baby gets a bug bite or a fever. Dad burned himself on the grill. Mom’s pregnant and experiencing hot flashes. Under each of these circumstances, the soothing and chilly goodness of Coldfront makes a tremendous difference.

What (or who) inspires you when it comes to creating a business committed to helping moms (and/or babies)? Moms themselves! When moms write to tell us that we’ve made breast-feeding more comfortable, or that coldfront® was indispensable for a day at the zoo or the beach, we can’t help but be inspired. Making moms, babies, and dads feel great makes us feel pretty great, too.

What are some exciting new developments for your business? We’ve got several new products in various stages of development, and because our friends in Canada so love coldfront®, we’re talking to folks in Toronto about distribution there.

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

First – Don’t go it alone. Surround yourself with people – an advisory board – you can rely on to help you realize your vision and grow your company.

Second – Be prepared for some harrowing hairpin turns and stoplights in the most unexpected places on the road to success, but don’t let them stop you!

Some more information about Susie:

My favorite part about Personally Cool is…doing good by being good. It’s why we exist.

When parents find out what I do, they often say: “How cool! Oh, I’ll bet you hear that a lot.” But then they’ll say something like: “I absolutely love the idea of having a cold gel pack with me to use whenever I need it. Where have you been my whole life?!”

In my free time, I love to… learn new things and meet new people. So much fun.

The last book I read was…“Contagious”, by Jonah Berger. It’s a great read for entrepreneurs!

I’m dreaming of… sugar plum fairies and a few days of R&R.

 

 

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  • Elva Roberts

    For older women, this would be ideal for those going through menopause. Thank you for your insights and your skill at solving problems.

  • susan smoaks

    i would use this for my migraine headaches.

  • tina reynolds

    I would use this for my headaches

  • kathy downey

    for my hot flashes

  • Anne Clemmer

    I would use it for myself.

  • Crystal F

    My daughter plays softball year round. She could use these during those really hot days in the summer. She could use them while she’s waiting to bat. Thank you!

  • janice budgell pollard

    I would love to win this because my daughter suffers from frequent high temps that land her in the hospital.

  • Laura Emerson

    My job means that I have to bend and lift all day. This would be so perfect for the pain in my back and legs. It would also be great for my 2 little ones as well. What a great idea!

  • Myrna Kasick

    I am always hot, and it doesn’t help that I live in the desert. This would be a lifesaver.

  • Betty S

    It would be great for so many things. Hot flashes for me, bruises for the little ones.

  • jules m.

    my bf would love this. he lives in Vegas and it get super freakin hot there.

  • Sonya

    I’d love this for my family, for headaches and boo boos!

  • Erica C.

    I easily get overheated so this would be great.

  • leah m

    I’d love this to put on injuries or to cool down on a hot day!

  • Lori Bazan

    I work on the computer all day so this would be a blessing for my eyes that are overworked!

  • Christy Martin

    I would use this for myself. Every now and then my eyes get super puffy and/or really irritated. But, I never bother with ice or cold clothes etc. This looks soothing and might motivate me to take 10 to just chill!

  • Claudette Lariviere

    several health reasons this would be so wonderful to win, 8 years of menopause and 10 times I day I think I am going to spontaneously burst into flames…lol…and suffer from migraines now for about 20 years… ;-( I have chronic pain in many parts of my body….. I am sitting here imagining putting this on the back of neck when I get a hot flash…<3

  • Katy Emanuel

    This would be great to have for those hot summer days since we don’t have air conditioning.

  • MPaula

    I could use this right now – I had a molar extracted today. I am hot pretty much all the time so I would carry this with me all the time.

  • Lynda Cook

    I could use this for myself as I am sweating and burning up, everyone around me is freezing

  • Jody D

    We drive long haul and the southern states get soooo hot in the summer! Any relief is a blessing at those times!

  • Michelle

    My hubby is hot all the time

  • Carolle Hall

    Because its really nice and I would use it a lot

  • Wanda Tracey

    I would use this to comfort my lower back pain because ice helps it but this would be awesome.

  • Deanna T.

    For myself, in place of a cool cloth on my head when I get headaches. For my mom when she gets hot flashes. for My kids when they get boo boos. I love that this is designed for on the go. So cool!

  • Jonnie

    I would love to use this when I’m boiling and my husband is chilly at night

  • Stacey

    One of my guys gets VERY hot playing sports and this would be perfect to cool him down mid way through a game

  • Jen

    my mom could use these for her hot flashes lol

  • di

    seems handy and healing

  • Leigh-Ann Murphy

    Would love it for my mom, she always is hot year round!

  • sarahmarie jerome

    I would love this for my family.. with 4 kids sure it would come in handy.. between the baby teething n running fevers n my 4 yr old daughter getting sick in the night n the two boys n there boo boos… thanks for the chance

  • Anna W

    I get really bad migraines and always use cold packs against my temples so these would be awesome to have.

  • Jo Ann Moffatt

    I would most certainly keep this for myself for my hot flashes!

  • Jo Ann Moffatt

    Oh, this would be so great for hot flashes!!!!

  • Sarah Stickney

    i would use it for my husband who drives a big truck with no a/c in the summer

  • Mary I

    These would be perfect for when I start to get a tension headache. tuck one on each side of my neck

  • md kennedy

    This would be great for me when I have a migraine.

  • missbobloblaw

    These would come in handy for when I have an anxiety attack- I often use cold items as way to focus and calm down!

  • Jo-Anne Pfoh

    54 and I am just beginning to experience hot flashes and oooOmg I am not impressed.

  • Crystal Wonitoy

    These look great, I get a lot of headaches!

  • md kennedy

    My Mom doesn’t have air conditioning. This would be a great option for her in hot weather!

  • md kennedy

    I would love to have this for when my nieces and nephews are over and get the inevitable bump and scrape – no messy ice cubes!

  • md kennedy

    OMGee – I am headed for Menopause so I would LOVE this to deal with the hot flashes!

  • Cori Westphal

    There are so many times I stay up tossing and turning at night because I’m a hot sleeper. I’d love this to cool me off so I can snooze!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  • Kate Burton

    This is absolutely amazing. Ever since I had breast cancer I have been 5 degrees than everyone else all the time. I’d keep it for myself!

  • Laurie B

    I would LOVE a coldfront pack for my mom. She suffers from hot flashes due to menopause. She works outside through all the harsh hot and cold days and has a hard time regulating her temperature to avoid over heating. This would work wonders for her. Thank you for the chance! Great product!

  • Josh S

    My wife is pregnant. this would be great.

  • Mims Wilton

    these would be great for my husband. he has extreme eczema on his legs and often ends up scratching it raw it gets so itchy. if he had something cold to put on it, it might actually get a chance to heal!!

  • Brittney House

    I would give it to my mother to help with the hot flashes.

  • cheryl s

    these would be great for hot flashes

  • Jeanine Turner

    I would love this for when my family and I go on bike rides.

  • Celina

    would be great for injuries, a cold pack and stays cold and doesn’t make a mess! Dream come true!

  • Karen Gonyea

    I would love to have these for our hikes….sometimes the kids just need to cool down a little 🙂

  • Carol M (Lushka S)

    I would love to use this for those hot golfing days.

  • Lori O

    I would love the cold pack for after exercising swollen feet.

  • charityk

    i would love this cool pack for summer nights when i have trouble sleeping because im too warm

  • Angela Mitchell

    I like that it is so versatile. You can whip it out to help soothe a fat lip or to just keep yourself cool in the summer.

  • marian boll

    This would be so very perfect for my daughter, who is always hot and this would be her life saver!!!!!

  • kelly mcgrew

    i think this would be perfect for my hyperhidrosis.

  • julie murphy

    For hot flashes. Enough said.

  • michelle

    I would love this for my family, so many uses. Hubby over heats when he sleeps, this would be amazing. I get killer migraines, this would help so much and my son bangs more knees and elbows then any child I know and would live with this attached to him all summer.

  • Karine

    It would be perfect when you need a quit moment to relax, changing the temperature is the best way

  • Jenness M

    I play ultimate frisbee so I get a lot of aches and pains that need the cold.

  • Amy C

    I would LOVE a coldfront pack for my kids when they are playing soccer and also for long car rides.

  • Stacey L

    Provide immediate cold relief

  • Brenda Penton

    I’d love to have these because I often get overheated when I go out in uncomfortable places from being panicky and these would be a big help.

  • Gillian Morgan

    I WOULD LOVE TO USE THEM ON MY SHOULDERS.

  • corrine

    i would love the pack for myself as i constantly overheat especially in winter when i go into the mall with a winter jacket on

  • Sherry Kinnear

    that was great idea to perk up your husband while driving – this would work with my husband, too.

  • kristen visser

    i would love the cold pack because i recently found out I am pregnant with our second and I remember what it was like to be pregnant in the summer. so this would definitely come in handy

  • Lauren W

    I would love the coldfront pack for myself because I suffer from chronic migraines and I think its really very neat of a product, love that its portable, cold on the go right when you need it, I also think that how it recools packs within 20 minutes is one of the number 1 things I love about it. As a migraine sufferer, I couldn’t ask for more

  • Patrick Siu

    i have migraine pretty often.

  • SweetPanda

    I want the cold pack for my family because my hubby and my son play sports and a lot of time, my son will get minor injuries and this will be great for him

  • diane king

    I could use this myself – for my poor body

  • diane king

    this would be so helpful

  • Beth G

    This would make a great gift for my mom!

  • Matthew Tully

    My family have all been migraine sufferers and the norm is to get in a dark room with something cold over your eyes or forehead. We have found ourselves traveling with nothing in hand so this would definitely be something I’d love to try!

  • Dayna Wilson

    What a brilliant plan.. I too am constantly running too hot, and it drives me to distraction. Plus, I can think of so many times this would have come in handy.. to name one, cooling off my son when he started to overheat at last year’s Canada Day celebrations. Poor little dude was just miserable.

  • Suzanne G

    I would love a coldfront pack to help with my hot flashes I have been getting.

  • Jeanette Jackson

    I would love this for my migraines and my hot flashes.

  • Heidi C.

    This sounds like it would be great to keep on hand.

  • l p

    hot, hot spring and summers. thanks

  • Alexa Nernberg

    Hi, I would like the cold pack for myself. I would use it when I have a migraine or sinus headache. Thanks for sponsoring this comfort giveaway and for the opportunity to participate.

  • Stephanie LaPlante

    This would be amazing for me. I burn up quite often (fever) and doctors can’t figure out why. I use wash cloths but they get warm way to fast.

  • Cherie

    It would be perfect for all these hot hawaiian days we have! I get hot so fast out here!

  • Juliee Fitze

    I would like to win this for my sister , she is having really bad hot flashes.

  • Dee Schwark

    I would absolutely love one of these…..It’s really frustrating when a away from home shopping etc and there’s no escape for “hot flashes” ugh….this looks like a perfect solution 🙂

  • Celia T

    I would give this to my partner as he is always complaining about being too hot while I am too cold. This way maybe we could finally find a happy medium 🙂

  • Angie

    We often go to sporting events in the summer and it can be very hot. These would be great to keep cool while sititng out watching the games.

  • Ashley M

    I would keep this for myself in hopes it would help with my migraines.Thanks for the chance good luck everyone!!

  • Brandee

    My son and I are both accident prone. This would be nice to soothe little bumps.

  • Nancy Brandreth

    Great idea! im in menopause this would be fabulous someone was really thinking.

  • Mark

    This is a great idea. I’d use it myself, as I work outdoors.

  • natasha severson

    i’d like it for my girls in the summer.. They both roast all summer

  • Darlene Schuller

    I would love to win this for the entire family. We all need one at some point! Especially in the summer.

  • Ali M.

    I would love to give this to my best friend, who is about to give birth to her first baby at the beginning of February!

  • Cindy B.

    I would use it for myself.

  • Carla

    Oh this would be great for myself and my kids. We live in a hot climate and the summers are unbearable. This would be great for getting a little relief when we are on the go.

  • Marya Mann

    I get sooo many headaches and putting a cool rag on my head helps but I have to keep rewetting it and getting all wet. This will solve that problem and more convenient on the go! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  • Debbie Watson

    I’m 55 and would love the cold pack for myself. I think that explains it all.