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The Mom Inventors Handbook

The Mom Inventors HandbookHow to Turn Your Great Idea into the Next Big Thing

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The Mom Inventors Handbook. gives practical step-by- step advice for putting inspiration into action. The book takes inventors from idea development to marketing and sales covering everything from market research to prototype development, manufacturing and licensing and debunks some common myths. It simplifies the invention process; even providing stories from real mom inventors sharing their 'aha' moments and lessons learned.

Cash in on your inventions—before someone else does.

Who are mom inventors? They're people who turned their homemade solutions to everyday problems into incredibly successful products everyone wants, including Baby Einstein™, The Snack Trap™, and the Toss and Chop™. Now Tamara Monosoff, the founder of Mom Inventor's, Inc. and a successful inventor herself, gives you the expert advice you need to create and sell your own products from home.

The Mom Inventors Handbook is her official guide for enterprising women who have the ideas but not the experience in creating a product and getting it to market. If you think the world is ready for your great idea, then this book will explain, in simple steps, how you can:

  • Create prototypes and watch your vision come to life
  • Safeguard your products, including patent information
  • Identify funding for your business
  • Locate reliable distributors and manufacturing sources
  • Market and publicize your product for free
  • Learn from the success stories of other mom inventors
  • Find a company to buy your idea or invention

Moms are natural problem solvers. Chances are you've already had the brainstorm or come up with the gizmo that everyone could use. Make it the next big thing with The Mom Inventors Handbook.

"A superbly practical guide for women inventors, especially those who are also mothers."—Autumn Stanley, author of Mothers and Daughters of Invention

Reader reviews

About a year and a half ago, I left my job and decided to try out one of the many ideas that had been in my head for a long time. I went to my local book store and found a book that seemed to me to best address what I had been contemplating -- The Mom Inventor’s Handbook.

There wasn’t a question in my mind for which I didn’t find an answer in your book. Stage after stage, from creating a prototype to securing a trademark to creating packaging and generating sales, you guided me with clear explanations, helpful examples and important suggestions.

Your experience motivated me to strive for my dream – my own company manufacturing a product that I invented and believe in with all my heart. Today, my LulyBoo is selling in several baby boutiques and on numerous websites.

Several magazine articles have been written about me and the LulyBoo, and in each one, I recalled how instrumental your wonderful book was to my success. I have strongly recommended your book to other moms who have asked me how I did what I did.
-- Pazit Ben Ezri

The Mom Inventor's Handbook is a very detailed, hands on guide for taking an invention from idea to reality. There are several things I believe make it so useful: it's relevant and recent (no outdated advice here), it's based on real-world experience from an inventor and the others she has mentored, and it offers myriad resources to implement her advice. The examples of moms who have had success also make it inspirational.
-- Gerri Detweiler

If you are an inventor or have thoughts about inventing a new product, do yourself a favor and BUY THIS BOOK. I created a product and recently launched my Web site to sell my invention, OnTray, on. This book was my road map throughout the whole process.
-- Laura Hamrick from

11 Responses »

  1. I have an life saving idea for parents of teenagers but need help designing the prototype...
    How do you know who to trust with your ideas before spending money on a patent or provisional patent?
    Any advice is appreciated!
    Jessica Starr

  2. I am having a very difficult time finding a reputable firm to help me further develop my invention.
    Can anyone recommend anyone to me?

  3. Hello,

    I have and idea.... it's environmentally helpful and I know what and where I want to go with it. I would like to know how much is your book, "Mom Inventor's Handbook......

  4. Hi,
    I have an idea... and its only and idea, but I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE OR HOW TO START MAKING IT INTO REALITY .... I NEED HELP HERE... THANKS MUCH.

  5. Great website at!

    I read an article by Tamara Momosoff on the importance of outsourcing (Warehousing and Fulfillment Solutions). The article was a click away from the LinkedIn website, and I found the article very interesting because my company (United Warehouse) is currently doing everything Tamara suggests for a local “mom” entrepreneur here in Tulsa, OK. Our warehouse and fulfillment center receives three colors of a baby support product for a local company called Hugga-Bebe ( and we handle shipments to all of her customers. We have assisted our local “mom” with EDI setup, inventory management, labeling, UPC questions, and given her overall help to get from home selling to mass merchandising her product.

    Please feel free to pass our name on to anyone interested in outsourcing, order fulfillment, packaging, warehousing or transportation. The United Warehouse Company has been in business since 1915, and we’d certainly like to help more of your “moms” get their inventions to market. Let me know if there is any way we can align ourselves further with your program.
    Best regards,

    Scott Surber
    Contract Packaging Manager
    United Warehouse Company
    11324 East Apache
    Tulsa, OK 74116

  6. My wife and i have a patent on an idea/now invention. Its child related, and we have a brochure made up in which we have called it ( Sit Me Safe Chair Cover ) . Its made to slide over stackable chairs with arms. These chairs are used in a wide variety of places such as reception seating, doctor's offices, waiting rooms, and places of worship. Some of our product highlights are:Easy fold away design for diaper bag and people on the go, quilted cover is comfordaable and easy to clean, buckles child safely in place with a simple use restraint belt, front enclosure and side pockets act as a personal playpen which store toys and keeps them off the floor.
    We are trying to decide which direction to take. Should we work through a manufacuter, or sell it ourselves through website advirtising or other methods like mom ?

    Thanks, Steve Hanberg


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