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Are you a SAHM? Do you know a SAHM. It’s undoubtedly one of the toughest jobs around. Sometimes though, being a SAHM gets a bad rap. Not at Market Mommy! We support all moms, whether they work outside the home, inside the home or some of both!

That’s why we LOVE this new t-shirt that celebrates all of the hard work that SAHMs do everyday. The work is hard and these multi-taskers deserve an extra shoutout whenever we can offer one.

“Proud Stay at Home Mom. Cause Life Outside my Home is too Bright and Scary.”

Honest and straight forward. This shirt would make a great gift for that SAHM in your life. You can get this premium, v-neck tee for just $23.00 plus shipping costs. What would be better to wear during your next mom outing or play date? Visit Teespring and get yours today!

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Your name and business name:

Lauri Chertok
When did you start your business?
2014

What services/products do you offer?
The business is an app and blog the reeducates people how to measure themselves and clothing to achieve the perfect fit. Measurements can be stored and shared with friends, family, and colleagues to ensure an easier experience not just when shopping online or in stores, but also when buying gifts while maintaining some degree of secrecy for the surprise. The blog aims to inform the public of opportunities and adventures in using this type of service, but the goal is to put fit confidence in the hands of people who face rapid changes in design and fit as factories and retailers continue to adjust sizing to optimize fabric cuts for what once achieved a perfect fit.
How do you balance family and business?
 Honestly, there is no magic formula here. When you’re passionate about what you do, you find the time. It may sound cliche or like a brush off, but passion drives mental activity, and for me, that means that my mind keeps me awake and driving away at the problem we are trying to solve until we at least have a framework for the solution. It’s the passionate drive to solve the problem that integrates the business sociably into my life. When I talk to my family about shopping, the subject of the app comes up and when I’m out and about, it provides utility value to me, say, if I’m shopping online and need to know how I match to a sizing chart. My life isn’t the business and my business isn’t my life, but my business has a utility value to my life so it is a part of my community. 
What advice do you have for other mom entrepreneurs?  
Just don’t be intimidated. It’s a common myth that women need to choose between their careers and their families, and it’s just not true. I know it may seem easy for me to say, given my choice to pursue something utilitarian as a business opportunity, but honestly, I looked at my own difficulties and picked a problem that many other people, particularly those in my community, have. My business became a solution to a problem, an outlet for creativity, and an oasis when I needed a break from just getting through the day. You’re a mom, which is a full-time job, but just remember to seek out business partners where you find them that want to see you succeed and that bring something to the table, skills-wise, that you don’t have. If you’re married or if you live close to family or friends, learn early who you can rely on and take advantage of that – and always be sure they want you to succeed too. One of the worst things you can do is rely on someone socially who helps out but puts down what you’re doing because they don’t get it. We all lead busy lives, but that doesn’t mean that your family means giving up your career.
How do your market your business?
So far, the business model has been uniquely subdued in its development. The app itself is live on the Apple App store and we’ve built a blog and website, but we haven’t done aggressive promotions to date. The App is more of a beta test for an idea my business partner has to expand its broader industry applications as a business-to-business solution for supply chain optimization. He is currently working on the math and plans behind this, but when we’ve talked about it with corporate contacts, they are very interested despite the potential for change management on their end. Like me, he is very motivated to get this out there.

Kids Email is a powerful and safe option for kids online. The platform and new app, give parents peace of mind when their children are communicating online.

Key features include:

  • Mail monitoring.   
  • Block senders.
  • No ads.  
  • Contact manager.    
  • Spam filtering.
  • Custom mailbox folders.

KidsEmail.org is a safe email service for kids and families. Your kids can now have a safe email account while allowing parents to be aware of any correspondence their children send and receive. You supervise your children when they go outside to play. Do you know who is contacting your child inside of your home?

In addition to the basic features above, all accounts also allow users to disable attachments, links and images. Kids Email also offers innovative services such as the ability to filter out offensive words in all incoming emails.

Kids love the look and feel of the Kids Email app and have the ability to modify its look with different template choices. This empowers them and offers a user friendly, reliable experience that is also safe.

KidsEmail.org was established in 2009. The concept and idea was written and designed to be a part of the solution to protect children and families online. KidsEmail.org was designed to provide safe email for kids. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Pinterest.

 

Your name and business name:

Natasha Soleil operates Univhers. You can download the app from iTunes here.

When did you start your business?

I initially started my business 8 years ago just a web site to make it easy to post DIYs and recipes. My son Luka was newborn at the time and I didn’t have time to set up a blog and upkeep one so, I figured as a technologist I would prefer to build a solution for all the other moms like me who want to share a recipe or project…and don’t have time to blog.

What services/products do you offer?

The Univhers app makes it easy to post a DIY or recipe tutorial step by step with pictures and text an recommend links a like a blog, site , store or product. 

How do you balance family and business?

It’s a little crazy busy – I work from home and take care of my two kids Luka now 8 years old and Stella is 6 years old. They are a little older now so, it’s much easier but, still constant attention I do have more time to work now that they are in school and thankfully in summer camp so, I can work 6-8 hours min. a day – but, usually I start my day very early to work when the house is quiet and also continue to late night. Launching a tech start-up is so much work similar to taking care of kids…but, overseeing a team of developers, designers and also working on the PR level, setting up partnerships, advertisers etc…it’s really endless.

What advice do you have for other mom entrepreneurs?

My advice for mom entrepreneurs is to join a networking group – This way it takes you out once in a while and you can meet other women with businesses. This really helped me stay focused on my work and not just identify myself as a ‘mom’ but, rather a business women with a family. It’s also just lovely to dress up, enjoy appetizers and many events have a great panel discussions so, try to also become a speaker in your local chapter to start talking about your business to a wider audience. It’s key to receive feedback and support from your peers.

How do your market your business?

I’m currently use ‘word of mouth’ and market using ‘Instagram’ as the main social media outlet. 

 

Your name and business name:

My name is Susan Hagen and my business name is LISU Wedding and Handmade Jewellery. I also sell on Etsy.

When did you start your business?

I started my business in April 2012 after doing an online business course from the London Jewellery School on how to sell online.  I had a part-time job at the time and my jewellery business is part-time too. I have been making jewellery for over twelve years now and I still enjoy making it.

What services/products do you offer?

I offer a bespoke jewellery service where you can tell me what you want me to make for you and I also make tiaras, hair fascinators, necklaces, pendant necklaces, wire wrapped pendant necklaces, wire weaved pendant necklaces, wire wrapped rings, bracelets and rhinestone quartz watch bracelets.

How do you balance family and business?

As I am working from home in my business, and both of my children are grown up now, I just work around things that need to be done.  I do not have a set timetable each day for what I do.  I tend to post on Instagram first thing in the morning and mostly every day.  When I have made new items of jewellery I try to photograph the items straight away but this does not always happen.  I then put the items of jewellery on my website and Etsy.  I sometimes work on my business at night and also at the weekend depending on what I am making.

What advice do you have for other mom entrepreneurs?

Basically if you have an idea of what to make and you think that it will sell then just go for it. You will not know if you will succeed or not unless you try.

How do your market your business?

I market my business mostly on social media now and Pinterest.  When I first started my business I had adverts in quite a few magazines such as Vogue, Craftseller and a few other jewellery making magazines.  I was never sure if this helped me make a sale or not and it was also getting too expensive doing the adverts. Now I use Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to market my business. 

My social media links are:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LISUWeddingandHandmadeJewellery

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/suzy068

Pinterest:  http://pinterest.com/LISUJewellery

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LISUSuzy068

 

Your name and business name:

My name is Ashlee Martin and my business’s name is A Blended Momma.

When did you start your business?

I started my business in Nov of 2017 although I thought it long before.

What services/products do you offer?

Right now, I offer several courses for Stepmoms, including the most popular one which is, Stepmommin’ 102: The Ultimate Survival Guide for All Stepmoms which includes a 1 month trial membership to another product I’ve created which is a private stepmom exclusive community called The Bonus Mom Club. Finally, I offer coaching sessions for Stepmoms which can be found here.

How do you balance family and business?

When I first started I would find myself getting overwhelmed trying to balance family life with worklife, since I work from home. Eventually, I got the hang of it and started only working during naptime for my youngest and bedtime for all of them! Now that I have my product created, working doesn’t take as much time!

What advice do you have for other mom entrepreneurs?

My advice for Mom entrepreneurs would be to not give up! The freedom to stay home and enjoy your children while they are little are so worth it! I only wish I would of started when my oldest child was small, so I could of spent time with her like this as well!

How do your market your business?

I rely heavily on Social media for my marketing! I share every article I create on all my accounts, and for Pinterest, I like to create a few images for each article and post them as well! My email list helps as well! I also use Yoast SEO for my website and make sure each article has great SEO ratings.

 

Find A Blended Momma on social media:

 

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ablendedmomma

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ablendedmomma

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ablendedmomma17

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ablendedmomma 

Stepmom courses: http://ablendedmomma.teachable.com/courses/

 

 

Each and every year I purchase coordinating Christmas pajamas for our children. It’s been a fun tradition since they were all babies. Typically, we wrap them up and that is the one present they are allowed to open on Christmas Eve.

Every year it gets a little harder to find coordinating jammies that are approved by my 12-year-old boy and still look cute on the 6-year-old. This year, i was so thrilled when Butterfly Designs by Kristi came to the rescue. Butterfly Designs was featured in our Holiday Gift Guide last year and I absolutely LOVED the Santa bags I bought there. This year, when Kristi agreed to sponsor our gift guide with personalized Christmas pajamas, I was so excited.

The pajamas themselves come in a variety of sizes all the way up to adult, so there were no issues getting the sizes that I needed. Also, they were a cute, classic color combination that all three kids were happy with.

The best part? They are completely unique. Kristi personally created several design choices for me to pick from. They were all cute and we were able to customize my daughter’s a little more and give her some glitter to stand apart from the boys 🙂

They are great quality pieces and have washed up nicely. I would definitely recommend Butterfly Designs by Kristi. She can personalize almost anything!

 

Market Mommy is thrilled to have Beleave Teas included in our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide! Read on to learn more about the great herbal tea options they have to offer for kids!

Their Children’s Herbal Teas are naturally tasty for your little ones yet gentle on their developing digestive systems. Only the very best ingredients are blended together to make these herbals yummy and tummy friendly.

Steeping Instructions: When making Herbal Teas for children, we suggest bringing the water to a full boil and then steeping for 2-3 minutes. You can steep for less time if it seems too strong to your child. We also recommend letting the Herbal Teas cool down to room temperature before serving or add ice. Children’s mouths are not as accustomed to hot drinks.

Here are 3 reasons why you can feel good about giving Herbal Teas to your children. 

1.They are naturally caffeine free: The great majority of Herbal Teas in the world are naturally caffeine free. There are a few like Yerba Mate that do contain caffeine, but they are in the minority.

2.They are naturally sugar free: Many Herbal Teas such as Rooibos have a natural sweetness that kids will love. Some are blended with fruits that contain fructose but the amounts are dramatically less than other children’s beverages. The best part is that you are in control.

3.They can be served warm or cold: Herbal Teas make a delicious warm drink for your little ones but they are also wonderful iced. Can you say that about any of the other beverages marketed to kids?

Visit the Beleave Teas website for more information, or find them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Pinterest!


Like many first time parents, Dana Sisk and her husband found themselves researching a multitude of baby products. Needing a multi-function diaper bag that was both attractive and affordable, Sisk developed a practical solution. The Bassibag was born from her storm of creative necessity and is both functional and cute to carry.

“Our Bassibag is unique because it is one (lightweight) bag that is capable of serving three functions,” said Sisk. The three in one bag serves not only as a diaper bag but also as a travel crib and changing station. It serves a valuable and practical function as a travel bag and crib when away from home as well as a clean and sanitary changing station while traveling to your destination. “It has plenty of room for all of the normal baby necessities as well as an insulated bottle bag,” Sisk added.

To add to the Bassibag’s appeal, it is also stylish. “I combined my love for bright colors and patterns with the need for practical utility in order to design a bag that would meet our needs and still be cute to carry,” Sisk said. The Bassibag features contemporary and attractive fabrics.

The Bassibag has been met with great applause and customers have been extremely satisfied with their purchases. “I love my Bassibag! I take it everywhere. It’s so versatile and makes traveling so much easier!” is what one happy customer had to say.

Bassibag is available on Amazon and qualifies for free, two-day shipping for Prime Members. If you’re not a Prime member, standard shipping is still free!

Dana Sisk, creator of the Bassibag, resides in Durham, N.C. with her husband and daughter. She can be reached for comment at [email protected]. Or, you can find her and Bassibag on Facebook!


I am beyond excited to say that Market Mommy is among the first in the blogosphere to review clothing pieces from the soon to launch CALZICO clothing line! What an honor! If you have tween girls, this is definitely something you should sit down and pay attention to!! CALZICO is globally inspired, versatile clothing for tweens with reversible and convertible features. “So many ways, she’ll have outfits for days.”

My daughter was thrilled when our package arrived and immediately loved the look and the feel of the clothes. Shannon, the company’s founder, graciously sent us a signature ‘zipskirt’ and jacket to try. The skirt has a removable layer revealing shorts underneath for two ways to wear it. The jacket can be worn four (YES 4!) ways. We show it here closed; using interior and exterior buttons, but it can be worn open as a cardigan and then reversed to wear both ways again!

The fabric and pattern were beautiful and the clothing had a soft, luxurious feel to it. If you’re like me, you struggle to find appropriate clothing for your tween daughters. Not only is my daughter on the shorter side, making clothes often disproportioned, she’s quite picky! I often find that clothes in her size range fit poorly and are sometimes too mature. So, when I discovered CALZICO and their concept, I was thrilled.

According to Shannon, , the CALZICO collection is for Tween girls, ages 6 to 14 years and is specifically designed for that in-between stage. She says that during the construction of each piece, consideration is given to how it will give tweens a boost of self-confidence. This is so critical at such a crucial age!

One of the strongest strengths of CALZICO clothing is its versatility. It can be worn multiple ways and multiple styles. You can see that in the two pieces we reviewed. All pieces of the collection are able to be flipped, zipped or layered to create multiple looks. This gives girls even more ways to express themselves, which is a definite plus at any age!

CALZICO is officially launching this December and its first season will feature six pieces. The collection includes reversible items, the skirt we reviewed (which converts to shorts) and other pieces, all of which are responsibly made right in North Carolina. CALZICO is cut and sewn in NC using textiles from the US, West and South Africa, Australia, Canada, and Indonesia that celebrate world diversity while aligning with others who empower locally.

The good news is that you don’t have to wait until December! You can pre-order during CALZICO’s special Kickstarter campaign that was just launched this week. Check out all of the great information and pre-order options by clicking here now!

This isn’t the only way you can help to support this brand new mom-owned business. You can like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter and Instagram, and sign up for their e-mail updates. This way, you won’t miss a single announcement about their exciting new products! I can say that I am hooked and am personally so excited to see them unveil their entire line. Market Mommy is thrilled to be partnered with CALZICO and look forward to bringing you lots of information and product insights in the future!