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The Winner of the California Product Search is…

Dear Friends,

Today is the day we promised to announce the winner of the California Mom Invented® Product Search. First, we wish to thank each of you who took the time to prepare, submit and present your product to our team. I recognize that each submission took tremendous effort to prepare and that you committed your precious time to share your ideas with us; many in person. It was an honor to meet you.  Selecting from hundreds of creative submissions was a challenge. We were touched by your creativity as well as the trust you placed in us.

Lori and Zachary McLaughlin

I'm delighted to announce that we have selected the winner of the Mom Invented® California Product Search. Congratulations to Lori McLaughlin from Belmont California. Lori has won $1000 cash, a $350 gift card from Anna's Linens, as well as a licensing agreement with Mom Invented. We will see her product launched in Anna's Linens stores in the coming months.

"I am ecstatic that my invention has been selected by Mom Invented and thrilled that it will be sold at Anna's Linens stores! The product was inspired by my son and I believe it will be a great help to other moms! Thank you Mom Invented for providing an encouraging and supportive forum in which we can realize our dreams!"

Now that Lori’s invention is being prepared to be sold in a competitive retail market, as with all our new products, in order to give it the best chance of success, we won’t be disclosing it publicly until it is launched! I promise we will let you know when that occurs.

I hope you will forge on and follow your dream!

With heartfelt appreciation for each one of you,


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26 Responses »

  1. Mom and Kent - Beautiful, Beautiful! A day to remember by all. Can't wait to see more of you two loved ones. Love to you both!March 10, 2010 7:06 pm

  2. I love your idea Lori. The Butterfile is a dream for Mom's with little fingers to take care of. I don't have an Anna Linen's in my area. Are there other stores where it will be sold? I have some babies to shop for. Clare

  3. Lori -- It was great to meet you and your mom in Culver City. Bill and I are so excited for you! I can't wait to hear all about your winning product. Congratulations!

    • Hi Patricia and Bill, We enjoyed meeting you both as well! What an experience! You could really feel the energy and positivity in the room! Thank you again for your kindness and words of support!!!

  4. I am so proud to be your coworker. You rock!
    You are an inspiration for all of us.

  5. Woo hoo!
    I am so happy and proud for Lori!
    Lori's not just an inventer but also known to me as a talented artist, inspiring teacher and a thoughtful friend.

    • Irene, You made me cry. Thank you for your kindness and for being the type of artist and teacher who thinks outside the box! That is what plants the seeds of invention! Lori


  7. Congratulations Lori! I know how talented you are and am not surprised that you came up with an award winning idea and won a contest. Please let me know when you can reveal the invention. I'm really proud of you!!
    Judy Garb

  8. Congratulations Lori! Your product must be really exciting. What will happen to the non-winning entries? Cheers! =)

  9. Congrats to you Lori! I can't wait to see your product!!

  10. Congratulations!!! I can't wait to see your FABULOUS idea!! :)

  11. Congrats - I'm also looking forward to seeing what new thing I've been missing all my life that is now available because of you!!! Good luck!

    : ) kg

  12. Great job Lori! Can't wait to find out what you invented, congratulations!

  13. Congratulations! Looking forward to hearing more about Lori's invention! I've been a long time follower of Mom Inventors and love hearing these inspirational stories.

    • I read all of the Mom Inventors newletters as they come out as well! I really enjoy and am proud to be a part of this community!

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