This mother’s day I want to share my favorite mama-owned small businesses. From clean skincare, fashion, sensory activities and more — all these badass mamas have gone though the magic and mayhem of motherhood, and still be runnin’ show! These lovely ladies are all entrepreneurs and have created more than just fabulous products, they’ve created community. Check ’em out!
If you follow me on Instagram, you know how much I LOVE LATHER. Their clean skincare products hold a special place in my heart. Prior to having Victoria, I never pampered myself. I was a soap and water girl, used basic lotion and didn’t even use an SPF on my face! While pregnant with Victoria, my husband Bryan gifted me a custom massage oil he curated from LATHER’s oil bar. Ever since I’ve been hooked on LATHER! Not to mention, LATHER founder and CEO, Emilie Hoyt is a true inspiration (see photo below). She is a mother of two and successful entrepreneur, and such a good human.
2. Baby Teith
Baby Teith is the place to be for rock ‘n’ roll mamas who want clever, music-inspired fashion for their babies! I love music; especially punk, post-punk and all things rock ‘n’ roll. When my friend Summer told me about Baby Teith, I was elated. I clearly styled Victoria out in just about all of Baby Teith’s David Bowie threads and then some. I love that Baby Teith makes quality clothing that lasts (to this day Victoria still wears this dress comfortably), and is run by a badass mama named Tiffe Fermaint. Best of all, Baby Teith is also an awesome motherhood community (she also designs clothes for mamas). Postpartum can be rough, and you can lose your sense of self. The Baby Teith club house helped me connect with wonderfully weird moms just like me. We actually get each other’s memes. <3
After attending one of her sensory mommy-and-me groups, I quickly became friends with Brittany Howell. She is the owner and founder of Colorama, but I like to refer to her as the “Sensory Queen.” Aside from being such a lovely person, Brittany seriously has a wealth of creative ideas to keep your child busy and learning with sensory play. Victoria absolutely loves Colorama’s Create Kits. They have literally kept her entertained for over an hour with homemade playdough and all sorts of sensory fun.
4. Mom Culture
Community. Support. You’re Not Alone. These are words that come to mind when I think of Mom Culture. Owned and created by Sara Komer, Mom Culture is a place you visit when you want to let that motherhood flag fly. From clever statement shirts & sweatshirts, coffee mugs, pins, hats and more — Sara has truly created something special here. I adore my “Raise Good Humans” pin and wear it proudly on my go-to jean jacket. And this University of Motherhood T is as soft as melted buttah. It quickly became my favorite sleep shirt. What I especially love about Mom Culture is that Sara has created a safe place for moms to connect and support each other. Her Instagram posts are very inspirational and can sometimes really make a difference in your day.
P.S. Sara has great taste in music. We once bonded at an event over our love for Siouxsie and the Banshees. Yass, girl!
5. Boho Rocker Baby
If you want to style up your baby in the cutest funky fashions, you need to get with Boho Rockery Baby. The name says it all; a little bit of boho, a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll — 100% adorably stylish. From leopard prints to punk rock styles and more, founder and owners Jenna Massey and Caia Nelson will “rock your lil gypsy soul.” Whether you’re all about vintage and upcycled fashion — or new and handmade — Boho Rocker Baby has you covered. They also make some cool fits for mamas! And did I mention their Instagram is so f*cking hilarious? Aside from comedic, positive affirmations that will get you through the trenches of motherhood, these ladies also have potty mouths, just like me. I fucking love it.
If you have mama-owned small business you wanna shout, leave them a comment below and I will check them out! Happy Mother’s Day!