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ModaBaby is turning ONE!

Guess what friends -  ModaBaby is turning O N E !October marks the one-year anniversary of my business, bringing you the best crawling leggings for your baby.  In many ways, the first year of being in business is like the first year of parenthood: a long period of growth preparing for your idea to be "born", many sleepless nights, life-affirming joy, moments of self-doubt, lifelong friendships formed, and a deep ocean of love.So to properly commemorate the occasion and to help to encourage you in your own parenthood or entrepreneurial journey, I've teamed up with ModaBay customers and some of my fellow friends in parenthood to share what we've learned in the first year of our baby(ies) life.Follow along all month via our social media feeds...

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Catching up with Renee Frojo of Laurel Street Kitchen

Hi friends!  I'm so excited to share with you an old friend of mine who is now a food writer, blogger, chef, and social media brand strategist.  Renee Frojo is the creator and chef-in-charge of the website Laurel Street Kitchen: California Cooking with a Touch of Spice, which she runs out of her kitchen (which is on, you guessed it, Laurel Street) in San Francisco.  Renee and I grew up together in Auburn, Alabama, and even though our lives took us in very different directions, it has been so great to reconnect through our passions for food and our businesses! As a part of her work with Laurel Street Kitchen (LSK), she maintains an Instagram account of her latest culinary creations...

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ModaBaby Founder interviewed on the Extraordinary Moms Podcast

Hi friends - A few months ago I shared my story with Jessica Dahlquist of the Extraordinary Moms Podcast on how becoming a mother broke open the memories of my abusive upbringing. I discussed with Jessica how I, like many adult survivors of child abuse who become parents, was suddenly faced with reliving the horrible memories of the past that were innocently triggered by my new son, and how I've leaned to walk through life as a mother, spouse and entrepreneur while living with this form of PTSD. This has not been an easy journey and I've had many setbacks and bad days for every stride forward - but by repeatedly showing up for myself and doing the hard work of...

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Fear is a friend who's misunderstood...

I'm having a big week this week: I have taken the first steps towards two big new projects that I've been incubating in my mind for the past few months.  Both are small steps down a path that I've felt called to walk.  Both will require that I put myself out there in ways that I've never done before. And once again, I'm faced with the gut-wrenching fear of jumping into the unknown that I've become more and more familiar with over the last year.  And while whenever it pops up I greet it like an old friend, it is just as scary each time it pays me a visit as it was the first time. Oddly enough, with all of the...

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Meet Nikki F. Wood: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year Nominee

Hey there friends - I have a very special person to introduce you to that I've had the pleasure of getting to know since launching ModaBaby last year: the awe-inspiring Nikki Fitzgerald Wood.  Aside from owning Charleston-based company Templeton Silver, which makes timeless pacifier clips that convert into a bracelet for mom once baby outgrows the pacifier stage, Nikki is a TWO-time survivor of uterine cancer, and she has been nominated as the Woman of the Year by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).  To celebrate her nomination and to help raise awareness of the cause of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, I sat down with Nikki recently and asked her to share her story with us.  Inspirational, heart-breaking and full...

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