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Friday
Nov202009

HBP: Prego Planner

Who:: Heather Patterson @ Braelyn Bounty Bug
Business Established:: December 2006

What they do:: Braelyn Bounty Bug is an innovative maternity and baby essentials design company. In touch with the needs of today's mother, the Company's award-winning Prego Planner is a fun and fashionably functional pregnancy organizer. The only one of it's kind, the Prego Planner gives moms-to-be the ability to arrange and rearrange their own pregnancy planner. The expectant mother can take out pages she doesn't need and move pages where she wants them to go. A three-ring binder comes beautifully decorated with pre-printed pages for all the planning pregnancy requires. Among many other unique features, the mom-to-be can also purchase refill pages if she has the need for them.

Another innovative product by Braelyn Bounty Bug is the Tot Tag. Also known as the "ultimate diaper bag tag", the Tot Tag is available in three great designs complete with a diaper bag checklist on the back and a concealed identification area. The purpose of the concealed identification area is so the family's contact information is no visible during everyday use for all to see, but if the bag were lost of misplaced, the contact information could easily be found.
How she finds balance:: Though finding balance is a constant struggle (especially with my youngest home with me at all times), I have found it to be much easier balancing family life with work when I take the following steps:

  • Follow the same consistent routine each day so my children know what to expect \
  • Get up before my children and exercise
  • Get showered and dressed before my children wake up
  • Coffee, coffee and more coffee
  • Only volunteer at my child's pre-school when it is feasible and not when I feel pressured to do so
  • If my children are at home, I give them a full 1 - 2 hours of "mommy time" in the morning before I dig into my work.
  • ALWAYS say "yes" to snuggling when I am asked to
  • Designate every Tuesday night as my "at home date night" with my husband. Work is off limits and we turn the television off, have a good glass of wine, talk about our day and the dreams that we still have.
  • Give up what is not essential
  • Enlist the help of my husband - I am an extremely blessed woman with an amazing husband that supports me beyond words. He desires to see me and my company succeed and he goes out of his way to help. If my workload is unusually heavy, he will go to work early so he can take off early to come home and watch our children while I work. If the need be, he will make their dinners, give them play time and tuck them safely in bed.
    Summary: I always put my family first. That may mean that I'm working until 1:00 am, but putting my family first is something I will never regret.

Her best advice:: Networking, networking and networking! Networking and relationships are vital to you and your business. Also, create your "big picture" to-do list in an Excel sheet and put a deadline date next to each task. Open the to-do list daily. Setting actual deadlines for yourself will encourage you to get the task completed instead of procrastinating.
Save Now:: Receive a FREE Tot Tag with the purchase of any Prego Planner by using the code "MARKETMOMMY" in the Gift Message area of the order form. Please be sure to note the preferred style of Tag. Offer valid through December 31, 2009.
What they are giving away:: Prego Planner
Play and win:: What charity is Braelyn Bounty Bug raising money for during the Month of November? (Note: Donate and get registered to win amazing products such as a BabyLegs gift certificate, an all-weather WooBee Blanket, a $200 photo session and more.)

Don’t forget to visit the official party post here to register for the party and read all the rules and details!! You can earn extra credit by answering the play and win question above in a comment on THIS post!

Friday
Nov202009

HBP:: Cottonseed Clothing


Who:: Erin Gutierrez @ Cottonseed Clothing
Business Established:: Shortly after her first child was born in 2005

What they do:: We offer you the Rainbow, the best in basics for your baby and toddler, luxuriously soft 100% cotton basics in 24 solid colors.
How she finds balance:: Moment to Moment. I try NOT to multi task and give whatever I am doing at that MOMENT my full attention.
Her best advice:: I don't pretend to have the answers, this job is hard!
Save Now:: MM1109 for Free Shipping expires 12/25/09
What they are giving away:: Gift Certificate for your Favorite Garment from Cottonseed Clothing. Shipping Included.
Play and win:: What is your favorite Cottonseed color?

Don’t forget to visit the official party post here to register for the party and read all the rules and details!! You can earn extra credit by answering the play and win question above in a comment on THIS post!

Friday
Nov202009

HBP:: My Embroidered Gifts

Who:: Debra Killen @ MyEmbroideredGifts.com
Business Established:: 2001

What they do:: MyEmbroideredGifts.com together with Sew Sweet Custom Embroidery is a family owned business offering a wide range of personalized embroidered gifts. We offer personalized embroidered gifts for almost everyone on your list.
How she finds balance:: I actually currently work part-time teaching and run my embroidery business. Balancing can be a major issue. I work really hard to get my orders out by dinner time (about 6 p.m.) so that I can spend family time with my husband and sons at night. I try hard to stay focused and not let emailing and computer time distract me from getting orders out.
Her best advice:: Networking is a must. I enjoy networking with other moms to see what is working for them. It also helps to get your business out there by networking with other moms.
Save Now:: mmt15 gives 15% off all items!

What they are giving away:: Cuddlers Christmas Stocking. These precious Christmas stockings are great for any age child. The measure 14 inches and come with a cute musical ornament attached. The ornament plays "Jingle Bells". There are three choices for the ornament: Toby the polar bear, Blake the penquin or Rigely the reindeer. You may have the stocking personalized in your choice of lettering and color at no additional charge.
Play and win:: Are there products that you would like to see added to MyEmbroideredGifts.com?


Don’t forget to visit the official party post here to register for the party and read all the rules and details!! You can earn extra credit by answering the play and win question above in a comment on THIS post!

Wednesday
Nov182009

HBP:: Kreative Kids Fun Mail

Who:: Barbie Berry @ Kreative Kids Fun Mail
Business Established:: August 2007
What they do:: Our unique Personalized Santa letters are a great gift before Christmas! Each letter contains a personalized letter tailored to each child. We are also offering the newly designed Tooth Fairy package, handmade hair clips for Christmas and headbands!
How she finds balance:: This business allows me to focus on my family throughout the day. I can check emails and respond during the baby's nap time. I do most of my work after the kids go to bed.
Her best advice:: You control your business do not let your business control you:)
Save Now:: B2G1F - Buy 2 Santa packages Get one Free - Must email Barbie before ordering!
What they are giving away:: A Basic Package
Play and win:: How many different letterheads does Kreative Kids Fun Mail carry?

Don’t forget to visit the official party post here to register for the party and read all the rules and details!! You can earn extra credit by answering the play and win question above in a comment on THIS post!

Wednesday
Nov182009

HBP:: Let's Go Strolling

Who:: Let’s Go Strolling
Business Established:: Almost 5 years ago
What they do:: At Let’s Go Strolling our mission is to combine outstanding customer service with the best selection of high-quality strollers, designer diaper bags, new baby gifts and new mom products to make your shopping experience both easy and fun, so you can buy the best products to fit your lifestyle. We aim to always exceed your expectations with our product selection, product knowledge and responsive service.
How she finds balance:: It's never in balance! I once read this great quote about there isn't balance there are chapters. Some chapters are more about work but then things slow down and you might have a more family-centered chapter or a couple-centered chapter. I think the chapters aren't always that long but that is more how I think about things. Everything gets it time but not necessarily at the same time always.
Her best advice:: I have learned manageable growth is the key. Just because you can grow quickly doesn't mean it is the right plan for your life.
Save Now:: LGS10 for $10 off orders of $100 or more.
What they are giving away:: $25 gift certificate
Play and win:: What product from Let’s Go Strolling do you think is the perfect baby shower gift for $35 or less?

Don’t forget to visit the official party post here to register for the party and read all the rules and details!! You can earn extra credit by answering the play and win question above in a comment on THIS post!