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Baby Jack Blankets- Best Baby Blankets Around!

This week we are teaming up with another great mom inventor to share her awesome product and offer a giveaway.   Kelley Legler is the mompreneur behind Baby Jack Blankets.…beautiful, soft and sensory stimulating baby blankets.

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Baby Jack Blankets are modern baby tag blankets with a unique process of sewing ribbons shut into Tabs. This patent pending design keeps tiny fingers from getting intertwined.

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Baby Jack has a NEW educational print that teaches kids ABCs, 123s, shapes and colors through sensory play. The blankets even have a Link Loop that has a toy link attached to clip to stroller/car seat/baby carrier!  How cool is that!  This security blanket is sold in upscale boutiques and toy stores throughout the US.
Baby Jack is offering our fans a chance to win 2 14×18 Learning Loveys!

Baby Jack Blanket facebook page. To enter the giveaway for 2 Baby Jack Blankets, visit the Par

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You can learn more about Baby Jack Blankets on their website here or on the Baby Jack Blanket facebook page. To enter the giveaway for 2 Baby Jack Blankets, visit Parking Pal Magnets facebook page.

Win It Wednesday Giveaway- Lovey’s All Natural Products

Lovey’s doesn’t claim to be natural and then sneak chemicals in!  It’s Tushi Stick is an ABSOLUTELY all-natural diaper ointment in a stick format, saving parents from messy hands.  Lab tested and inundated with 5 strains of bacteria, the Tushi Stick kills germs naturally and is cloth diaper safe. Best of all, it really WORKS!!!    If you want to prevent diaper rash or help soothe one, try Lovey’s Tushi Stick.  Because no mama wants her baby to suffer the discomfort of diaper rash!

 Lovey’s Tushi Wash – the TRULY natural alternative to chemically laden baby wipes

 No more irritations from baby wipes laden with chemicals.  Used with a moistened reusable wipe at home or a compressed, disposable bamboo cloth when out, the Tushi Wash  spray is a great and safe way to clean baby’s bottom!  I created it for my own son who rashed from EVERY baby wipe on the market, even the ones that marketed themselves as natural and in fact, were not.   My son’s rashes magically disappeared! The worry-free trigger lock makes it perfect to throw in the diaper bag.  Citrusy, fresh scent leaves you feeling happy!

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Win It Wednesday- Flourish

Another Win It Wednesday is here and we are featuring an awesome company called Flourish.  Flourish is a direct sales company that sells all mom invented products.  Moms have the best ideas! Today we are giving away one of the Flourish products- a beverage sleeve insulator.  These make the perfect gift! (Cup not included…color may vary).

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To enter, stop by our facebook page and leave a comment on our Win It Wednesday post.   Also stop by our sponsors page https://www.facebook.com/MomsFlourishWithDenise.  You can view all the Flourish products at  http://www.momsflourish.net/DENISE/

Win It Wednesday- The Quick Split

Today’s Win It Wednesday is a handy little gadget that all moms with young kids need.  It is calledTheQuickSplitincasethe Quick Split……The Quick Split® is a diaper bag must have! It’s a portable food cutter with a cover for baby and toddler feeding, allowing you to instantly cut your kids’ food into safe, bite size pieces when you are out to eat anywhere. Easily cuts all of their faves, has a child proof snap on cover, is dishwasher safe and patented.

 

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You can enter to win the quick split on the Parking Pal facebook page!

Mompreneur Monday- Monica Wreede

Create limitless looks with one simple gadget!!

Featured Monday Mom’Preneur: Monica Wreede
moicapicsmall Daughter. Sister. Wife. Mom of three. Friend. Inventor. Designer. Mompreneur. In a nutshell that’s Monica, an Ohio mom of 3 who invented a unique device that makes accessorizing simple, budget friendly & super fun!! While being a children’s clothing & accessory designer for 9 years, Wreede saw a huge demand for embellished flip flops. The idea came to Monica one day while she had noticed many repeat customers that needed a different pair of flip flops with different embellishments. Monica knew she had to design a device that allows the option to interchange accessories to many items so her customers could interchange accessories without being permanent.
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Accessory Connectz ® allows one to create limitless looks on flip flops, headbands(plastic & cloth), belts, pet collars & much more! Saving $$ & space in the closet! The clever & stretchy multi-purpose invention supports all accessories out on the market that features a clip or pin backing. Her device acts as a mounting system for attaching accessories to many items!! She also offers interchangeable button~on accessories that work with the product as well!

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Monica says that she has always been creative at heart. Her art work was almost always featured at school art shows and she won many local coloring contests. Wreede never imagined that she would own 2 businesses at the age of 33 that she is truly passionate about! The Boutique Kids was born in 2004 when Monica’s daughter, Kaylin arrived into the world! Wreede’s inspiration for design has stemmed from her daughter over the years. After many years of designing and perfecting her new invention, Accessory Connectz ® was started in Aug. of 2011.

Not only can humans enjoy this wonderful collection, pets can too!!
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Monica’s clever invention has been featured in Inventor’s Digest Magazine, Fox News, 2012 winner in the Startup Nation Competition, featured on the Pet Show with Dr. Katy, One of the 3 finalists of “The Next Big Thing” given by The Dallas Market Center, multiple local newspaper features among many other editorials & blog reviews. Monica’s product continues to grow popular within the media & her loyal customers!
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Monica’s passion is to design & offer unique interchangeable products that helps save $$ & space in the closet!
Accessory Connectz ® is sold in various stores and online at http://www.accessoryconnectz.com and is available in many different options: flyerfinalnopricing1

Like Accessory Connectz ® on Facebook to be the first to know about our new products, discounts & giveaways!
Accessory Connectz ® are proudly made in the USA!
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Mompreneur Monday- Romy Taormina

An Interview with Romy Taormina, Co-Founder and Nausea Relief Chief for Psi Bands

Please tell us about your product and how it is unique  Psi Bands - drug-free wristbands for the relief of nausea
Mom-invented and award-winning Psi Bands are stylish acupressure wrist bands for the relief of nausea due to morning sickness, motion sickness, anesthesia and chemotherapy. Psi Bands (pronounced “sigh bands”) are drug- free (do not cause drowsiness or interfere with an unborn baby); available in several fun designs; uniquely adjustable at two areas, around the wrist like a watch and at the acupressure point for personalized comfort and fit; waterproof (wash dishes, shower, snorkel, etc. without waterlogged bands); reusable; and affordable.

What inspired you start this business?
I suffered from terrible morning sickness during my pregnancies and found nausea relief using acupressure wrist bands. However, I was dissatisfied with existing products on the market that were drab and uncomfortable. Seeking more for others who suffer from nausea, I hatched the idea for Psi Bands, a drug-free, stylish and functional alternative to nausea relief. We like to say, “breathe a ‘psi’ of relief!”

What is your biggest challenge?
Our biggest challenge has been cash flow. We have turned away business because of it. This past fall, we secured a LOC which allowed us to move forward with a major drug-store national rollout.

nursery_cbWhat is your biggest achievement?
There have been many joys. Some highlights include: seeing our product on the retail shelf for the first time; landing key national accounts; having a feature in Oprah’s “O” Magazine; winning the Huggies MomInspired Award; and getting an off-site office (I used to have a home-based office) which allows me to better separate between work and family time.

Looking back, is there anything you’d do differently?
I have made my share of mistakes. However, those mistakes were learning opportunities. I think Jessica Herrin of Stella and Dot said it well: “you have to fail your way to success.”

What has been the most rewarding aspect of starting your own business?
Bringing a product to market that makes a measurable improvement in the lives of those who suffer from nausea is, by far, the most rewarding part of my business. It is also fulfilling to know that I am: 1) role modeling for my children by showing them that hard work results in tangible positive outcomes; 2) financially supporting my family; 3) providing meaningful jobs for others; and helping other entrepreneurs along the way.

What’s a typical day in your life like?  SP3
Go go go, just like every mom I know. I am fully immersed in what I do – whether it’s at home or at the office. Because I love what I do, I remain steadfast in my commitments, even during the hurdles. Those are the truest tests. When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

How do you balance motherhood with running your own business?
As a mom and as a businesswoman, I have learned that the only thing you can truly count on is change. I am invested 100% – emotionally, physically, and financially in my business. Additionally, my husband and I have reversed roles – he is now stay-at-home-dad and I am the sole financial provider for my family. I have a responsibility to not only my employees and business partner to make this business a success but I have the large responsibility to provide for my family. As one might imagine, there are aspects of this that are rewarding as well as times that responsibility becomes stressful. Definitely working for myself provides flexibility and for that I am most grateful.

How important is it to you to engage with other entrepreneurs?
I believe very much in the “give, give, get” philosophy – that you get back so much when you give advice and assistance freely. In keeping with that, I co-author a blog, “Both Sides of the Retail Table”, with a former Target buyer, Vanessa Ting, that gives tips on getting and keeping your product on retail store shelves.

What’s your top 3 pieces of advice for those who are looking to start their own business?
1. Don’t let fear or doubt get the best of you.
2. Stay true to yourself and your business.
3. The only way to score is to take a shot.

What’s next for Psi Bands?
By June 2013, Psi Bands will be rolled out into all 7500 CVS/Pharmacy locations in the nation, which brings our total U.S. retail store count to more than 13,000 locations, including: Rite Aid, Babies “R” Us, Whole Foods, REI, and others. We also are working on a new additional unisex design for Psi Bands, which we will release within the next few months. Stay tuned for updates by following us on Twitter, Facebook, or checking out the Psi Bands web site.

Mompreneur Monday- Annie Pryor

 

Mompreneur Monday — Annie Pryor

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Annie Pryor is a stay-at-home mother of three and the inventor of the Mommy Genius Drying Racks. These kitchen countertop accessories are the perfect place to dry or display just about anything, including baby bibs, dish towels, food-storage bags and bottles. In addition to being incredibly useful, these drying racks are manufactured in the USA!

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About Annie

Before she had children, Annie earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Ohio State University. Annie attributes her ability to invent to all the years she spent problem-solving in the research lab. Instead of designing and solving problems with lab experiments, Annie now finds creative solutions to problems at home. Her children Jon (8), Katie Scarlett (5), and Michael (2) are a constant source of inspiration.

Annie’s “Aha” Moment
Annie’s “Aha” moment occurred five years ago when she had two young children who both wore bibs during meals. That meant that she had to deal with 6 to 8 food-covered bibs each day! Annie tried putting the bibs in the laundry after each meal, but they would get moldy sitting in the laundry basket. She liked rinse-off bibs, but there was never a good place to put them to dry. There were always wet bibs lying all over the countertop, and the lunch bibs were never dry by dinner. She decided that she needed a convenient place next to the kitchen sink to hang the bibs to dry. Since nothing on the market was right for hanging bibs up to dry, Annie decided to invent a drying rack. With no business, product development, or marketing experience whatsoever, it took her two years to bring her product from idea to reality. She worked during naptime and late at night when everyone was asleep. Annie finally started her company, Mommy Genius, in June 2010 with the launch of her “Bib Drying Rack”.

The Mommy Genius Drying Rack
After a year on the market, Annie tweaked the design of her “Bib Drying Rack” to make it more versatile. The “Mommy Genius Drying Rack” hit the market in December 2011. Not only is it great for drying baby bibs, it is also perfect for dish towels, washcloths, food storage bags, produce bags, icing bags, mugs, rubber gloves, herbs, mittens, and children’s boots. It is also a great display stand for Christmas ornaments and jewelry. The possibilities are endless! The Mommy Genius Drying Rack is available on amazon.
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The Mommy Genius Bottle and Bag Drying Rack
Although, customers loved the Mommy Genius Drying Rack, some people told Annie that they also needed a shorter drying rack for sports water bottles and bags. Taking this feedback very seriously, Annie designed a third drying rack. Her “Mommy Genius Bottle and Bag Drying Rack” just went up for sale in May 2013. It is ideal for just about any bottle including sports water bottles, SodaStream bottles, and baby bottles. It is also perfect for food storage bags, dish towels, washcloths, rubber gloves, mittens, and, yes, even baby bibs. It is also available on amazon.

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In addition to the drying racks, taking care of kids 24/7 has lead Annie to invent several other items that she uses to make her life easier. Annie hopes to bring a few more of her inventions to market in the future.

 

Interested in writing a guest blog on children safety topics or other family-friendly topics? If so, email your topic idea to info@parkingpalmagnet.com.

Mompreneur Monday- Rebecca Rabson

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Rebecca is a mother to two wonderful, but incredibly messy, boys and the mom behind SmartSeat Chair Protectors– waterproof, stain resistant, and machine washable seat covers for upholstered chairs. SmartSeats protect like vinyl covers, but are made from soft, durable fabric that looks nice and is comfortable to sit on.

Rebeca’s “aha” moment came several years ago when her family purchased a new dining room set. She wanted to eat family meals together, but was concerned that her young boys would ruin her new upholstered chairs. She searched for a seat cover that would discreetly protect her upholstery from stains and spills, but she could not find anything that she liked. The only waterproof seat covers that she could find were made from vinyl or plastic. These covers looked unattractive, didn’t stay in place well, and were terribly uncomfortable to sit on. The only alternatives were either full slipcovers that completely changed the look of her chairs or very decorative damask covers that didn’t blend well into her decor.

 

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Determined that there could be a seat cover that was both functional and attractive, Rebecca designed the SmartSeat Chair Protector. SmartSeats provide complete and discreet protection against stains, spills, and everyday wear and tear. The covers have adjustable straps that allow for easy on/off and a flexible sit on most sizes and styles of chairs, including those with side arms and solid backs. They can be thrown into the washing machine or spot cleaned for easy care. SmartSeats are available in five colors designed to complement most dining room and kitchen decor.

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Though Rebecca invented the SmartSeat with her young children in mind, she’s since discovered that her seat covers have many unanticipated uses. The covers have been used by nursing homes and by those caring for elder parents or relatives to protect against, not only stains and spills, but also mild incontinence. Additionally, SmartSeats have been used in institutional settings, such as laboratories, offices, schools, and even U.S. Embassies.

SmartSeats are available online at http://www.SmartSeatDiningChairCovers.com. You also can find the company on Pinterest, http://www.pinterest.com/smartseatcover, Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/seatcover, and Twitter, http://www.twitter.com/smartseatcover.

Earn Money Selling Mom Invented Products

Parking Pal is being sold through a brand new direct sales company called Flourish. Flourish sells all mom invented products, and let me tell you, they are some truly awesome products!  As a mom inventor, I know first hand how hard it is to get your invention into “mass” retail.  Everyone has the same goal when starting out….get into Target, Walmart, or some other big chain store.  What I’ve learned over the years is that it is very easy for the BIG GUYS to put us small guys out of business!  So we try and try and try some more to get the word out about our product, but that’s not very easy!  Until now.  There is a new company called Flourish and it is  AWESOME.  You will find some really unique products that you WON’T see at Target.  But, there is more.  You don’t have to be a mom inventor to be a part of Flourish, you can also sell these great products.  It’s all about moms supporting moms.  Flourish is officially launching this month and they are offering a $49 special.  You get everything you see below:flourish $49

You don’t need any experience in sales because these products SELL THEMSELVES!  Now is a GREAT time to join, because you would be getting in on the ground level.  There are less then 100 consultants in the country.  But, that will be changing fast.  Flourish will soon be  a common name like Mary Kay or Pampered Chef.  Imagine being one of the first consultants for those companies:)

For more info, contact: flourishwithdenise@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/momsflourishwithdenise

Mompreneur Monday- Stacy Harfert

You’ll change over 2,000 diapers in the first year! Save Time with Bobee Diaper & Wipe Dispenser

Featured Monday Mom’Preneur:  Stacy Harfert

Diapers, wipes, pee, powder, poo, clothes,
cream, pail and baby. The circus juggling act of changing a baby happens as Harfert
often as 8 times a day for up to 10 minutes at a time. No Mom will argue that
she easily spends over an hour a day changing and re-changing diapers.
Mastering this skill is a must for any Mom, new or seasoned. It takes
tremendous time and patience to get the motions down and about the time you do,
junior learns to roll over and the dance begins again!  One Mom of two
from Colorado, found herself fed up with it after only a few weeks.

diaper_wipe_dispenser_packagingStacy Harfert set out to find a solution. She was pretty handy with a tool belt and used her knowledge to experiment with all sorts of materials from plexi-glass to cardboard. Eventually, she ended up creating a wall-mounted unit to hold not just the diapers but the wipes too. It struck her as the best solution to less stress. It made it easy to find them, easy to access them and it freed up the changing table space for the rest of her supplies.  A friend noticed how much easier it made changing for her and how quickly she seemed to be able to do it and said she would love to have one too. The idea spread with her Mommy friends and before she knew it she had created a supply and demand problem without ever starting a business.

Did you know you’ll change over 2,000 diapers in the first year! Amazing right. Now there is something that will help you save time and organize your changing table for all those diaper changes.  The Bobee Diaper & Wipe Dispenser is a wall mounted diaper stacker and wipe organizer.

Not only a fantastic time-saving, organizing invention, but also a mom-invented product.

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What is so neat about this modern diaper stacker, is it comes white so you decorate it to match your nursery.  There are five colorful decals that come with it so you can mix and match to your nursery room colors.  If you’re planning your nursery for the first time or looking for the perfect baby shower gift, the Bobee Diaper & Wipe Dispenser is a great choice.

 

Stacy invented the Bobee diaper & wipe dispenser when her son was 18 months old and the second was due any day. She worked out the product details with two little ones in diapers and actually using the product! Award winning and patent pending, Bobee is going strong and the product line has just expanded to include additional color decal options to better color coordinate with baby’s trendy nursery.

Click here for a giveaway Bobee is doing!

Interested in writing a guest blog on children safety topics or other family-friendly topics? If so, email your topic idea to info@parkingpalmagnet.com.

 

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