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 Mom Fights SIDS by Helping Parents Position Infants Properly

Mom Fights SIDS by Helping Parents Position Infants Properly

As a neonatal nurse practitioner, Beth Rumack frequently taught parents to position their infants in car seats using rolled up blankets and towels. But these impromptu solutions were flawed — the supports could roll out of position and were hard to maintain over time, and the babies’ heads could slump, constricting their airway and causing […]

 Seattle Moms Make School Lunches Greener

Seattle Moms Make School Lunches Greener

As eco-conscious Seattle moms, Karen Whorton (left) and Becky Harper felt there was a better solution for their kids’ lunches than plastic bags. They were already using multi-use lunch boxes, cloth napkins and reusable water bottles, but they did not have a reusable bag for sandwiches and snacks — and storage containers just seemed too […]

 Mom Inventor Causes Bidding War on Shark Tank

Mom Inventor Causes Bidding War on Shark Tank

When Leslie Haywood went on Shark Tank to present her product Grill Charms, she said “It was a downright feeding frenzy!” In this week’s episode, Leslie got an overwhelming response to her product — small stainless steel studs that help identify different pieces of meat on a grill — and sparked a heated bidding war […]

 Mom Fosters Positive Family Talks With Tees

Mom Fosters Positive Family Talks With Tees

Melissa Patton wanted to make sure her young daughter learned what really mattered in life — things like being kind, friendly and happy — but she wasn’t sure how to start the conversation. So she and her husband came up with the idea of putting these concepts on tee-shirts so they could have a conversation […]

 Have a Great Story About How You Got Your First Customer?

Have a Great Story About How You Got Your First Customer?

I’m still looking for stories about creative and unusual ways our members have gotten their first customers after they launched their businesses for inclusion in my upcoming book. Did you have a chance meeting at a conference, dinner party or doctor’s office? Did you make a long-shot cold call and get a surprising result? Did […]

 On-the-Go Mom Makes Bringing Baby Around Easier

On-the-Go Mom Makes Bringing Baby Around Easier

When on-the-go mom Pazit Ben Ezri started feeling guilty that her second child’s naps were all in car seats, strollers, or blankets on the floor of her daughter’s dance class, she knew she had to do something. But without any background in sewing, manufacturing or materials, she had a lot of homework to do. With […]

 Educators Inspire Laughter and Fun with Sports-Themed Games

Educators Inspire Laughter and Fun with Sports-Themed Games

Founded in 2007 by two moms from Vancouver, British Columbia, Griddly Games offers products that deliver wholesome family entertainment that all ages can enjoy at once. Their award-winning party and board games inspire laughter and fun, while promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. As former educators, Griddly Games co-founders Reisa Schwartzman (left) and Penny Osborn […]

 Contribute Your Story to My New Book!

Contribute Your Story to My New Book!

For my new book, which will be published next summer, I’m looking for stories about creative and unusual ways our members have gotten their first customers after they launched their businesses. Did you have a chance meeting at a conference or dinner party? Did you make a long-shot cold call and get a surprising result? […]

 Getting Moms Organized, One Party at a Time

Getting Moms Organized, One Party at a Time

Karen Eschebach, a professional organizer, went to a Pampered Chef party and was inspired. No, not to cook a gourmet meal, but to start her own direct sales company. So in 2006, she quickly found a business partner and products to sell, and started Clever Container, a company that demonstrates and sells organizing products in […]

 Mom Creates an All-in-One Wagon for Outdoor Activities

Mom Creates an All-in-One Wagon for Outdoor Activities

Jennie Larsen, a 35-year-old mom of 3, was tired of feeling like a pack mule for all her family’s outdoor activities. So she took her frustration with the backbreaking work of hauling all her family’s gear and created an all-in-one wagon that can transport a 6.5 foot beach umbrella, up to 4 seats, 2 coolers […]

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