WORK FROM HOME MOMS (WFHM)

We celebrate mothers who have started a home based business! Moms make this choice so that they can stay at home with their babes and we applaud them.  We also know how challenging it can be to take care of children and run a small business.  Working with moms all day long, it's easy to see that they need mutual support, information on best practices, and some guidance in areas where their skill set may fall short to make that home-based business the success it should be.  After all, we can't be expected to know everything!  I believe 'it takes a village,'  so I've also included a resource section with some tools to help you out.

 

Below are a few moms from my practice that are extraordinary and we want to share their businesses with you!  If you know someone that is a Mom by day and a super hero by night (maybe it's you!), please tell us all about her.

 

REAP

www.reapcalgary.com
REAP stands for Respect for the Earth and All People. REAP business association is located in Calgary and supports individuals and businesses that are committed to advancing sustainable lifestyles. Each business member believes in corporate social responsibility by buying green power, paying employees a living wage, supporting local suppliers and giving back to their community. REAP’s mission is to help educate people about the impact of their decisions in order to make more decisions that have positive consequences.

 

Nature's Baby Basket

http://www.naturesbabybasket.com/

Our desire is to provide our clients with products that are natural and eco-responsible while being convenient for all of our busy lives.  I love to research new product lines and seek out relationships with suppliers that honor what our company strives for in our products.  We hope to keep true to our roots while continuing to improve and expand our offerings to our clients and their families.

Our hope is that we can provide you with the benefits of natural products that are good for you, your family, and the environment while being convenient and useful in the busy pace of your lives.  We look forward to future endeavours and are excited for whatever the next chapter brings.  From our family to yours, thank you.

 

Stella and Dot

www.stelladot.com/miranda
Every girl knows the secret to a great looking outfit is to accessorize. Stella & Dot are the specialists in accessorizing and their accessories are fabulous. Stella & Dot’s trunk shows are the newest way of shopping at home. The companies’ mission is not only to sell stylish pieces to busy women, but also to provide a stylish, flexible way of running a business from home for busy women.

 

Kindred

www.kindredcounselling.blogspot.ca
Kindred offers relatonship workshops for expectant couples and first-time parents. Experienced counsellors, Erin and Amanda are passionate about helping parents and parents-to-be navigate the stress that come with the transition to parenthood. Workshops are offered in many different formats and can be customized to fit diverse needs.

 

Dream Journeys Travel

www.dreamjourneys.ca

With kids, any vacation becomes an amazing journey – let the Dr. For Moms travel expert, Heather Chambers, help make yours the best it can be.

 

If you need help planning your family’s next vacation - let our expert travel planner take care of it for you! She knows the ins and outs of family travel, she can get you some great deals and best of all, she can whip your vacation into shape at no extra cost to you!

 

Little Denim Patch

https://www.facebook.com/Little-Denim-Patch

 

Brittney & Keely are best friends distressing and designing stylish jeans for your little ones. They have a variety of different styles, from jeans with patches to simply distressed denim available in sizes 0-5 yrs. They love to shop local and are so excited about showcasing their journey of the Little Denim Patch.

 

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Creative Memories

www.mycmsite.com/sites/lesleygeorge
Lesley George is a mom who took a passion for scrapbooking to a whole other level. Lesley’s home based creative memories business offers a different way to approach scrapbooking that leads to completed albums and to personal satisfaction and pride. As your creative memories consultant, Lesley will help you find it easier to complete albums and achieve your dream of sharing your photos and memories with your family and friends.

 

EMI

www.entrepreneurialmoms.com
"With EMI, we can all be a vessel for the message of hope for women everywhere who perhaps think that the time for their dreams has passed, because they're now moms. Nothing could be further from the truth. My spirit soars when we can have a hand in the success of a mom of four in launching her dance academy- a grown woman who, as a little girl, dreamed of doing exactly that. That mom then sets an example for her own children to never give up on their dreams, and that with perseverance all things are possible. That's a lasting impact, and having a hand in something that lasting is like an elixir for me,' says Christie Schultz of Calgary. 

Entrepreneurial Moms International™ (EMI) is the premier global networking community created for and exclusively serving the mom entrepreneur and work-at-home mom communities across the globe.

 

Peakaboo Beans
www.peekaboobeans.com/kaitlyn

As a mom of two, trying to find responsibly made, adorable and durable clothing for my two active boys was not an easy task. I found all of this and so much more with Peekaboo Beans! The clothing and all of its parts are OEKO-TEX 100 Standard certified meaning the they have been tested for harmful chemicals so they are safe to put on your precious little ones. The company is also a part of Playground Builders, a registered Canadian charity that donates money to build play grounds in countries like Afghanistan. I chose to be a stay at home mom and align myself with this amazing company because I too believe that all kids must play and that together we can make a difference! Through becoming a Play Stylist with Peekaboo Beans I have joined a network of empowered moms, been able to clothe my children in stylish clothes that are made to support active play and help other moms do the same! Please contact me if you are interested in hosting a soiree or learning more about becoming a play stylist! - Kaitlyn Donlevy

 

Kasual Kiddo Handmade

www.etsy.com/ca/shop/kasualkiddohandmade

 

Stylish bandana bibs for your little one. Save their outfits with the bib when they're teething or drooling...or Just an accesory to make them look super cute! Follow Kasual Kiddo on Instagram @Kasualkiddohandmade or Like their facebook page! - Rebecca Szybunka

 

 

 

Sophie Serafino Entertainment

www.sophieserafino.com

Sophie Serafino is a violinist, performer and President of The Every Woman Foundation, and Ambassador for Ovarian Cancer Canada. Sophie commands the stage with power and charisma, without boundaries, described by the Calgary Herald as a ‘show-stopper. Sophie has performed her own compositions for more than 600 concerts worldwide, and has worked with recording artists including Goldfrapp, The Hoodoo Gurus and Josh Groban, and has performed for Olivia Newton-John and dignitaries including the Crown Prince of Dubai, the Bahraini Royal Family, and Crown Prince & Princess of Denmark.  Since relocating to Canada in 2011, Sophie has performed with the Canadian Tenors, Chantal Kreviazuk, Dan Hill, Juno-Award winning guitarists Pavlo & Oscar Lopez. In 2013 Sophie recorded two new albums, Temptress and Touch, her first Canadian recordings, released in January 2015. Check out her website for more info! 

Resources for WFHM

 

www.jenniferpowter.com
Jennifer Powter, MSc, CPCC is a certified professional life coach, fitness specialist, trained facilitator, Ironman athlete, business consultant to women entrepreneurs, speaker, wife and mom to two little ones. She has a unique approach to creating and living a full life and has appeared on CityTV, Global and CTV to talk about her one-of-a-kind programs & workshops which have also been featured in over 30 different journals and magazines across the country. Her true gift lies in helping women who lead busy, complicated lives reconnect with what matters most to them and from that place, create a life that is truly fun to live. Jen is not only a role model, but also an excellent resource for women. Her clients describe working with her as both inspiring and challenging as she gently (and sometimes not so gently) nudges you to live your best life possible.  Check out Jen's Entrepreneurial Boot Camp home study program for moms wanting to start a new business.  This is great!

 

Babypreneur My good friend Leah has accomplished more than any mom could imagine really, and has remained a centered, family focused, loving mom and gracious friend to many.  Find out more about how she can help you if you are in the baby retail business.  You will love her!!

 

www.entrepreneurialmoms.com
Entrepreneurial Moms International™ (EMI) is the premier global networking community created for and exclusively serving the mom entrepreneur and work-at-home mom communities across the globe.

We welcome Entrepreneurial Moms planning to start or already running their own businesses, as well as those moms who have always had the "business bug" and don't quite know how to get started. Together with our media partner, MOMeo Magazine, our aim is to connect, support, educate, promote, inspire and empower moms in building a business while raising a family.

 

www.MOMeoMagazine.com is a resource for Entrepreneurial Mothers that includes articles addressing work life, family life and playtime for mommy. Success on your terms!