Mom Invented helps moms start businesses and develop products and inventions with inventing advice, business advice and inspirational inventing help

More Amazing Moms and their Surprising Products!

We keep finding these amazing Moms and their surprising products. Read their stories and get inspired! I love these! And, for a limited time (until July 31), you will be able to enjoy their products and make a difference too! Purchase their items from Moms Helping Schools and 40% of your total purchase will be donated to DonorsChoose.org to help our struggling school teachers across America. Read on...

Stephanie Navarro was tired of the chaos in her wallet!  She invented the The Card Cache to help her find her credit cards and gift cards without digging and searching in her purse. 

Mom Invented: Please tell us your product.

Stephanie: I created a girly gadget to help organize all those messy purses and wallets out there. How many of you have packed your wallet so tight with all of your club cards, discount cards, coupon cards, gift cards...and can't find or forget to use them while out shopping? The Card Cache is organization in the palm of your hand. All of your cards are alphabetized and easily accessible for ease of use on a handy cable that is stylish too!

Mom Invented: What inspired you to create your product?

Stephanie: I created The Card Cache out of personal need. I am a pretty organized woman but my wallet was getting the best of me. It dawned on me that a traditional wallet made no sense for all the cards that I needed to access. If they were so carefully hidden away, I wasn't using them. So, I conjured up "a ring of wonder" and shopping became easier. I was using my half used gift cards and taking advantage of loyalty programs. I haven't misplaced my warehouse membership card since I leashed it on The Card Cache! Cashiers and other shoppers took notice and asked me where they could get one too...a star was born. Literally, I fancied the product up and the Star Cache became our first cache available to the public.

Mom Invented: What's the biggest mistake you've experienced in this process? How did you overcome it?

Stephanie: Early on the positioning of the product was how I envisioned it and how I was using it. I tried to perfect my initial marketing around this. However, when all the gals out there started using my product, they were creative and found their own uses for it. A large percentage of my business is from savvy gift givers who love to gift The Card Cache with a gift card included. I revamped the marketing messages and began looking at the product from the outside in. Perspective is a valuable tool in my business so I constantly try new things and evaluate. Too many variables are constantly changing, so perfection is an illusion that I try not to get hung up on.

Mom Invented: What has been your greatest success in this process?

Stephanie: On the surface, the success is a fun new product in the market. Looking much deeper, I am a successful business woman which feeds a part of me that likes to contribute to the business world and my family. I dictate my schedule which is priceless since I have little ones. Finally, I had no idea the friendship connections I would develop through social networks. Other women like me, supporting and cheering each other on...now that's success!

Mom Inventors: How can people find you?

Stephanie: www.TheCardCache.com

For a limited time (until July 31), you can purchase the The Card Cache from Moms Helping Schools and 40% of your purchase will be donated to DonorsChoose.org to help our school teachers in the U.S.  You can buy yours now by clicking HERE.

Leslie Josel, invented the Academic Planner: A Tool for Time Management in an effort to help her students get organized.

Mom Invented: Please tell us about your product.

Leslie: Our planner is the only academic planner with space for recording of both assignments and after-school activities. There is an index page at the very beginning which enables students to record their class subjects only once. The actual planner pages then line up on a subject by subject basis. By doing this, the system maintains continuity and creates an easy, natural method for students to look at each week and quickly see assignments and due dates they have for each of their classes.

The planner also has space for after-school activities and weekend commitments. This is what I think is the most important feature of the planner because it allows students to see when they have free time to complete assignments and study for tests. Because, let’s face it, if a student forgets about her dance classes, sport practices, tutoring jobs and family gatherings on the weekend, she can’t figure out how to complete all the assignments and prepare for all the tests she recorded in the planner. So the grid system in my planner facilitates time management and planning strategies.

Seeing open blocks of time helps students break down multi-step and long-term assignments into more manageable parts. It also helps them plan their weekly workload and to feel more in control of their schedule and time. For example, this student has two exams on Friday but will not be home on Thursday from her after-school activities until quite late making it nearly impossible for her to begin studying for her exams that evening. However, by recording her schedule in the after school section, she is able to see that her Wednesday afternoon is free and begin her studying then.

These unique features encourage students to actively and accurately record information and “work” the planner. They'll be less likely to miss assignments and see an improvement in academic performance while reducing stress both on themselves and their families.

Mom Inventors: What inspired you to create your product?

Leslie: I am a certified professional organizer and an ADHD specialist. My company, Order out of Chaos, specializes in working with middle and high school students.
Over the years, while working with many of my student clients, I found that their planners didn’t adequately address their most pressing need, which is learning how to manage their time. Typical planners that middle and high schools provide their students are designed only to enable students to record their homework assignments and upcoming tests. Basically they are glorified to-do lists.

I searched around for a planner that had features which could actually help my students manage their time in order to get things done in a timely and efficient way. Not finding anything with the necessary tools, I finally decided to design my own planner, which I think can be more accurately described as a “tool for time management.”

Mom Inventors: What's the biggest mistake you've experienced in this process? How did you overcome it?

Leslie: I really haven't had a huge mistake ... yet! We began slowly; holding focus groups with students and related educational professionals. We incorporated their comments and suggestions into the product so that it would really be something designed FOR and WITH the students. We have rolled it out slowly to overwhelming response.

Mom Inventors: What has been your greatest success in this process?

Leslie: Our greatest success with the planner has been to witness the response from kids and families alike. We have seen a huge groundswell. Teachers, tutors, principals, etc. all wanting to have it for their students. We have been embraced by the mainstream and special needs communities which means so much to me. The planner has been featured nationally in both ADDitude and MORE magazines with more Back-to-School placements in the works. We are also beginning to be distributed in regional outlets.

Mom Inventors: How can people find you?

Leslie: www.orderoochaos.com and click on academic planner.
Facebook: Order Out of Chaos
Twitter: @orderoochaos
Linked In: Leslie Josel

 

Cassandra Hill, an award-winning author, wrote a book for children called, It's Your Birthday Shyann!

Mom Inventors: Please tell us about your book.

Cassandra: "It's Your Birthday Shyann!" is an inspirational little children's book that teaches children how to say "Happy Birthday!" in eight different languages. I am also the illustrator and children are delighted with the colorful images featuring the cultural dress from all of the countries represented. I've been blessed to witness first hand how children are positively impacted by the message hidden in the story.

Mom Inventors: What inspired you to create your product?

Cassandra: My goal and inspiration behind writing "It's Your Birthday Shyann!" was and still is to allow children the opportunity to explore international birthday celebrations in order to prove that we are more alike than we are different. This book was created with the intention of bringing children closer together cross culturally regardless of ethnicity.

Mom Inventors: What's the biggest mistake you've experienced in this process? How did you overcome it?

Cassandra: I've been blessed in the fact that I don't have any mistakes associated with the creation of this book. I continue to perform for the k-3rd grade population to spread love, peace, joy and happiness via international birthday celebrations. My audience sizes are 250 children at a time and they are learning a very valuable life lesson and having fun the whole time while doing so. I will continue to present this very important book to parents and teachers one school at a time.

Mom Inventors: What has been your greatest success in this process?

Cassandra: My greatest success has been that children love the main character of my book which is an Egyptian cat named Shyann. I have yet to have an audience that didn't become fully and excitedly affected by Shyann. Kid's are up on their feet, singing, dancing and learning "Happy Birthday!" in eight different languages. They often work themselves into a frenzy and are excited to become a part of the closing performance on stage with the author. We also have a musical download that compliments the book called "Change the World Shyann!" and have kicked off a successful YouTube contest to find the next talent to record for Cassie Land LLC, win $1000.00 and meet real live R&B producers in the process.

Mom Inventors: How can people find you?

Cassandra: People may contact my PR and Logistics Specialist Dianne Walker at (732) 762-4729. Or they may visit me at www.CassieLandLLC.com and send me an email at cassandra@cassielandllc.com.

For a limited time (until July 31), you can purchase the book It's Your Birthday Shyann! from Moms Helping Schools and 40% of your purchase will be donated to DonorsChoose.org to help our school teachers in the U.S.  You can buy yours now by clicking HERE.


Sally Maloney
wanted a way to protect her rings without having to take them off. She invented the CareRing Cover.

Mom Invented: Please tell us about your product.

Introducing CareRing! Watch the Video.

Sally: CareRings are made of silicone and easily stretch over your diamond engagement and wedding rings while on your finger. The patent pending dome covers all shapes and sizes of diamonds and gemstones. They protect your rings from harsh chemicals and lotions and reduces exposure to abrasives such as dirt, sand and damage during daily activities. Wearing a CareRing also prevents the possibility of loss and theft. The silicone and special fit make them very comfortable.

Some of its many uses at HOME are cleaning, baking, lotions, changing diapers and home repair.

Some of its many uses at WORK are wearing rubber gloves, spa lotions/chemicals, hand sanitizers, food preparation, industrial work and cleaning.

Some of its many uses at PLAY are gardening, beach fun, sports, fitness, swimming, golf and arts and crafts.

You will delight at the visibility of your rings beneath the CLEAR CareRing and the colored CareRings are fun to wear! They come 3 in a pack and in 3 sizes based on your ring size.

Mom Invented: What inspired you to create your product?

Sally: While gardening one day, I realized the need for a product that would protect our very precious rings. I couldn't take off my rings and don't like to wear gardening gloves. I started with my first prototype made out of miniature doll clothes, 5 prototypes later and it was no longer just and idea.

Mom Invented: What's the biggest mistake you've experienced in this process? How did you overcome it?

Sally: Not working a part time job to bring some steady money in while building the business. It takes much more time to build a business then you expect.

I am doing freelance work along with building the business.

Mom Invented: What has been your greatest success in this process?

Sally: My greatest success has been inventing this product and writing the patent.

Mom Invented: How can people find you?

Sally: The website is http://www.CareRingCover.com.
I love to talk to current and potential customers so I would love a call at 1-513-662-0036 or an email at sally@CareRingCover.com. You can find us on facebook under CareRing.

For a limited time (until July 31), you can purchase the CareRing Cover from Moms Helping Schools and 40% of your purchase will be donated to DonorsChoose.org to help our school teachers in the U.S.  You can buy yours now by clicking HERE.

 

Vickie Weber, invented the IceHuggy to "Keep Your Treats Frozen NOT Your Fingers."

Mom Invented: Please tell us about your product.

Vickie: IceHuggy is an insulated sleeve designed for frozen ice treats, yogurt pops, electrolyte pops, and sore throat coolers. With its patent pending feature, IceHuggy transforms to fit a variety of sizes. As a mother of six, IceHuggy has been kid tested and mother approved. IceHuggy allows you to save on paper towels, while keeping your treats frozen and not your fingers! The design allows IceHuggy to transform using the "Flip-Fold'-Fasten" feature to accommodate different length treats. The fabric allows IceHuggy to stretch for the different widths of freeze pops and yogurt sticks. The fabric also acts like a sponge, so when that little two year old leaves his freeze pop on the coffee table it soaks it right up for easy cleaning! IceHuggy has been CPSIA safety tested and is machine washable.

Mom Invented: What inspired you to create your product?

Vickie: My children. I have always shared my "rocking chair" ideas with my husband. You know those ideas you think of when you need to be still? I had many of them with the six babies. My husband would always kindly listen and smile. He has always been there reminding me of his "3-P's"...Patience, Persistence & Perseverance. I would also have to give credit to my Uncle Harvey who has taught me since I was a little girl..."You will never know if you don't try, and you won't know if you don't ask". There is a lot of truth in that simple thought.

Mom Invented: What's the biggest mistake you've experienced in this process? How did you overcome it?

 

Vickie: I have had many "bad moments and mishaps" during this journey dealing with attorneys, patents, numerous prototypes, diecutters, inconsistent fabric, con-artists, spending money on graphics for a name I could not trademark, quality control, etc. I think my biggest mistake was wanting something so badly that I almost forgot who I was and what is important to me. How did I overcome it? The support of my family, friends and simply praying. It is only through the grace of God that I am still standing upright and moving forward!

Mom Invented: What has been your greatest success in this process?

Vickie: Realizing that even when I have tried to do everything right, sometimes things happen that are out of my control. I am accepting that God is in control and if things do not work out the way I think they should or would like, He has something even bigger and better for me just right around the corner!

Mom Invented: How can people find you?

Vickie: www.icehuggy.com
www.twitter.com/IceHuggy
www.facebook.com/IceHuggyHolder

For a limited time (until July 31), you can purchase the IceHuggy from Moms Helping Schools and 40% of your purchase will be donated to DonorsChoose.org to help our school teachers in the U.S.  You can buy yours now by clicking HERE.

Do you need help turning your product into the next booming business?
Get the support you need with the Power Mentoring Program. The next program begins September 24th. Watch the VIDEO below (less than 2 mins) and Sign up! Space is limited. Isn't it time to invest in YOU? You deserve it!

"Tamara Monosoff’s Power Mentoring Program was in two words “Power Mentoring”.  Tamara simplified steps and we accomplished more in the 4-week course than in the 3 years I’ve been working on my idea.  Tamara is a wealth of information and willing to share all her knowledge.   Tamara is inspiring and truly interested in helping women succeed with their creative ideas.  Thank you Tamara!" --Kristin Lewand


Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Response


Recent Comments

  • Michelle: My product is packaged and ready to sell, but we need a distributor to get it into the marketplace… any suggestions as to where to start?
  • Ivy sandbank: HI, i am looking for someone to help with plastic injection molding in the Maryland area
  • sarah: hi! i am getting ready to launch my business. i have a patent pending status on my product. i have not trademarked or registered my logo. do you advise against that? thank you!!
  • candice: Do you have any manufacturers in this case that you recommend? And I am actually more interested in understanding first step in making a plush toy. Any advice or direction?. Thank you, candice.
  • Stefanie Huber: Hi Fellow Inventors. I have a quote for 3,000.00 minimum for insurance annually for my company, Kuviez. Is this reasonable? Any recommendations for insurance carriers? Hope so. Stefanie Huber
  • sandy bright: plastic prototype

Advertisement