Archive for June, 2010

Life at Mom’s Milk Boutique

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

(I know many of you mamas wish you too could sleep surrounded by fluff.  No one was injured during this demonstration and I promise no drool ended up on anyone’s Fuzzi Bunz) 🙂

What started out as an idea that Bonnie and I tossed around has grown into more than either of us could have imagined. No, I’m not referring to size – we aren’t a multi-million dollar corporation (far from it), nor do we want to be, but we have come so far from where we started.

We started out in a little (and I mean LITTLE) space in the back of a building. Here is Bonnie painting in the “BEFORE.” I am sure she will thank me later for featuring her in “painting garb.”

We painted the space an interesting green with painted flowers and pictures all over the walls – courtesy of our artsy sister, Dominie.

The moment we moved into the space we had outgrown it (did I mention it was really small?). People had to park across the street and many times couldn’t even find us.

Here are a few pictures of our first space. My favorite part was the glossy black floors!

After a year, we moved into a little bigger space in the front of the same building. Parking area and WINDOWS – score!! Here are a few from our current space!

Southern Illinois needed a resource for natural parenting, breastfeeding and cloth diapering. After providing that, we also took our business online in hopes that other families throughout the USA might need a little MMB too.  Now, every time we ship out an order to one of the 50 states or someone in Canada, Mexico, Australia, Norway, Greenland, Israel, France, Ireland, England, well, places I only dream of visiting, I am blown away that all of you found us – some on the other side of the globe! The concept of being an international business located in a very rural town of 8,000 people in the middle of nowhere is just plain neat.

We are so appreciative to all of our customers who are so dedicated to natural parenting, cloth diapering, babywearing, and breastfeeding making it possible for us to grow. In addition to Bonnie and myself, we currently employ 3 other mamas, Lacey (her baby is the one asleep on the FB), Sara, and Brittany and also our sister, Dominie. We love bringing you new and amazing products and hope to continue to bring on different product lines. We are also working on another building expansion slowly but surely.

Because we love you all, we thought you might enjoy a little glimpse into where life started and what is happening around MMB! 🙂

by Abbie, breastfeeding, babywearing, cloth diapering mama to 3. Although I only have 1 currently doing any of those three things right now. 🙂

And because no post is complete without a giveaway….one lucky blog fan is going to win one Perfect Size FuzziBunz and one One-Size FuzziBunz!!

How do you enter?

1. COMMENT with what country (or state) you are FROM! 🙂

2. Become a fan on Facebook. Comment below that you are a follower on FB. ONE comment below per FB follower.

3. Become a follower of our BLOG by becoming a “Natural Mama!” Comment below that you are a follower or just became one. ONE comment per BLOG follower and include your blogID name.

4. Tell others about this GIVEAWAY, our BLOG or our store!  You may comment below as many times as you tell others – ONE COMMENT PER LINK – with a link to your blog or helpful message board post (respect spam policies, please). Your comment must be viewable have a link back to our store – our blog or tag us on Facebook to be eligible for entry.

5. Tweet about us! Then copy and paste your TWEET here as a comment. MUST include any of the following in your tweet @MomsMilkBtque #clothdiapers #babywearing. Every unique tweet is an entry!

6. Make any purchase between 6/10-6/15/10 then come back and post the order#.

Entries will close at midnight on 6/15/10 and the winner will be posted on 6/16/10!

WINNER : Tamara Glen from SC! Email to claim your prize!