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Archive for October, 2010

We’re back from the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas and are tickled pink with what we’re bringing into the MoCo Shop for you.  We just counted and there are almost 200 new products from about 60 new companies.  We walked miles and miles and miles each day through the ABC Kids Expo and loved every minute of it.  It can be overwhelming but we managed to stay on-task and order what you’ve been asking for:  Dapper Snappers, Sleepy Wraps*, the Boba Carrier*, Scootababy Carriers, Eco-dough, G Diapers, Buggy Guards*, B-hooks*, Snack Traps*, Lunch Bots* and Piggy Paint, to mention just a few!  Check out some of the new products below and come on over for some holiday gift shopping–we’re THE best place for unique, usable and healthy gifts for your entire family (especially parents and young ones).

a Dapper Snapper, great for growing kids and kids who wear cloth diapers. There's also one for moms who need it during pregnancy or postpartum.

One print option for the new Ergo Options carrier.

Ergo has a new carrier called Options that we’re getting in for those of you who prefer prints.  Once you own an Options carrier–we have plenty coming–you can purchase a 3-pack of snap-on prints so you can choose the print for your mood.

Little G Pants from G DiapersG Diapers now has even smaller diapers for preemies and tiny babies. Whether you use the biodegradeable liners or cloth liners, these are cute!

Those of you who are interested in the hip-carry for your baby or toddler, we’ve got an amazing and comfortable option: the Scootababy Carrier.

eco-dough: made with food-based ingredients with essential oils, this is healthy and never dries. Colors are all-natural, too!

Looking for gifts for birthdays or the holidays (under $25)?  We’ve got plenty on the way, so remember that MoCo is the perfect place to find  great place for gifts.  Start your holiday shopping NOW and get it done before Thanksgiving…all in one place.  Grandparents would even love some of the items we have coming in…

LunchBots

LunchBots Dish Set...unbreakable, stainless steel, an heirloom

Taggies Naturals...from moms in Spencer to moms in West Boylston

Rockabye Baby's Bob Marley Lullabies is just one of the many CDs we're getting in from Rockabye Baby!

The Scootababy Carrier, comfy, easy and distributes weight well! The mom pictured above is the owner/creator and we chatted with her for a while at the trade show. Sweet.

It's adorable, squeezable and makes music, too! Coming in sheep, dolphin and giraffe.

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If you’ve been wondering how our First Annual HipHipHerRace 5K Race/Walk Fundraiser for Abby’s House went, it was GREAT!  We had 170 runners/walkers registered and raised about $10K for Abby’s House.  For a first time, we’re blown away with everyone who participated, those who volunteered and those who donated.  Wow.  You guys rock.

the start line

Thanks one of the mommas that comes to MoCo (and who occasionally writes for this blog, too!), Michelle Kaelin, for suggesting the concept of having a race-fundraiser.  And thanks to Susan Manero of Susan Manero & Associates Insurance, Susan Lauring, owner of the Three Rivers Building, Peggy Dix from O’Brien & Gibbons Insurance, the great folks from Abby’s House and MoCo Mommas Holly Johnson, Andrea Merrill and Heather Tomkinson from Mothers & Company for their help before, during and after the race.  Thanks to a family who comes to our place frequently, Marie, George and Miles Oprica, for standing out on the course to cheer folks on and prevent them from getting lost.  And thanks to everyone else who participated, volunteered, raised money, spread the word and anything else you did for this great event!

Below are some photos from the event.  We look forward to next year…whether you run it, walk it or help raise money or just help spread the word, we know it’ll be fun and for a great cause.

gathering around before the race, as the sun comes up

waiting to start

singing the national anthem, beautifully

 

first one across the finish line...hmm...he can do 3.2 miles in less than 20 minutes. Wow.

and they are off!

our friend Jocelyn ran the whole thing with two children AND two flat tires!

and the kids got up early, too, to cheer on their moms!

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We’re back with an update from Vegas! Yesterday we walked and walked and covered more ground at the Expo but still have so many more vendors to see today. It’s super-fun to meet so many new people from around the world and see such great inventions. Then again there are some funny inventions, too (some are shocking, really).
What’s new that you’ll see in store soon? The G diaper, new prints from bumGenius, Eco-dough (like playdough but way better and good for your child and you), some new brands of bum balms and lotions and cleansers for mom and baby, cloth sandwich and snack bags, new diapers from Rumparoos, a comfy hip carrier from Scootababy…the list goes on. We’re very excited and hope you are too! Be sure to come into the shop a few times over the next month to check it all out and remember what a great place MoCo is to shop for the holidays (and moms, you might actually want to do a wish list with us for your holiday or birthday gifts…we can do that for you or your baby, just ask. Okay, it’s a bright morning here, and we’re ready for another exciting day of discovery! Here are some pictures to help you get excited, as well as a photo of part of the Venetian Hotel, a breathtakingly beautiful place to visit!

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Helloooo from Las Vegas! We’re here to attend the largest juvenile products show in the Northern Hemisphere, on a quest to find new products for YOU! There are over a thousand vendors here and we’re excited about a bunch of new things we’re bringing in! For example, the Boba soft structured carrier and the Sleepy Wrap. We also found some awesome reusable lunch and snack bags, gifts for mom, a new line of baby care lotions, soaps and bum balm that is rated all zeros on the Skin Deep Report….the list goes on. We’re bringing in Rumparoos Diapers and great new prints from Weehuggers, too.
We’re having a blast meeting with owners and staff and reps from all the companies we know and love like Fuzzibunz, Beco and Ergo (we ordered their new carrier, Options, too!).
There are a few celebrities here and we saw a couple of them but can’t seem to remember their names! ;).
Our feet are sore but our spirits are good and we will sent another update soon. Have a great day!

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Mothers & Company participated in the Quintessence Foundation’s Global Breastfeeding Challenge this year and we were thrilled with the 16 moms and 17 babies/toddlers/preschoolers that latched on at 11:00 am!  Thanks for coming and being counted!  We look forward to next year!

Thanks for coming, everyone!

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