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Business suits and breast pumps in America: The Travel - Part 2

14:28 July 15, 2011

 

I had about 150 pages that needed to be printed for the presentation, including mocks of the new attractive labels we are implementing for the Nature Certified line of organic skincare.
I was feeling reasonably optimistic as our new customized bamboo containers for the soon to launch organic butters had come in just in time. The printing didn't go well though. After working all night, I had chosen to go to a small local printing shop in the morning. However, their system had trouble reading our files. After waiting an hour, I telephoned my husband and asked him to release me from waiting at the store.

Business suits and breast pumps in America: A three-part adventure

12:45 July 03, 2011

The Backstory- Part 1

I have a six month old that I am exclusively breastfeeding. I take my responsibility very seriously. I believe that breastfeeding is one of the best gifts you can give your baby. The nourishment value of breastfeeding is unparalleled.
I also enjoy the experience of feeding my baby. The joy I see in his eyes as he drinks his milk is gratifying. I am not a "breastfeeding Nazi" as my husband and I like to call those that make you feel bad about not breastfeeding or push you too hard to breastfeed. It is a huge commitment that some may not want to or cannot make. I have worked very hard to keep my milk supply up and to be able to fulfill this commitment.

My son was born before his due date. Sometimes I pumped 6-8 times a day after breastfeeding to get my milk supply up to exclusively breast feed. Given the history, I stay committed to my responsibility.

Pregomommypreneur

21:28 February 19, 2011

Definition: An entrepreneur who is a mommy and pregnant.

Usage: Scarcely had I estimated the trials of a pregomommypreneur when life threw a curve ball at me.
Pregopreneur is a word my husband threw at me to describe my state of being as a pregnant entrepreneur. I reminded him, that he is forgetting that I also have a toddler, so really I am a Pregomommypreneur.
The newly coined word is used in jest to catch the challenges of being an entrepreneur (enough by itself), having a child, and being pregnant.

The year 2010 has been an interesting year to say the least. My toddler has decided that she is two and half going on thirteen. Everything results in an argument. She wants to do everything by herself, including choosing clothes, brushing her teeth, having a bath – everything!

Our Launch

12:31 December 30, 2010 Our Launch

Nature Certified is a labor of love, along with a lot of hard work. When my daughter was born, I didn’t have a brand of personal care products in mind, but I knew that I wanted to continue on a natural path. I have always used natural products myself, and have been creating various formulations since I was quite young. I would mix gram flour, yogurt, and turmeric, without even knowing that I was formulating something. I applied many gooey concoctions to my hair, but learned as I went along, which in turn helped me to see the benefits of what I was doing.

How to choose the right personal care product for your child

21:08 October 12, 2010 How to choose the right personal care product for your child

The 4 P’s of choosing a product

Make it your mantra: Always READ the ingredients label

1. Preservative: What’s giving it the shelf life? Paraben’s, synthethics?
2. Perfume/ Flavoring: What’s giving it the perfume/ flavor – Natural or artifical?
3. Price: Too cheap? What’s in it?
4. Pronounce it: Sounds like a chemical – then it probably is.

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