Every Monday, I will be sharing my MOB Crushes and bit about them. I have a lot of them, because like I said, I am OBSESSED with powerful women living out their dreams.
This weeks post has a pretty common theme. Bad ass maker moms that are unpologetically themselves and attracting a huge following of moms LOVING their vibe. Brands that do not hold back and are 100% real. I love it.
When I first opened my brick and mortar in 2011, the one that led me create The MOB, I struggled with being authentic. I was not sure my voice would be "accepted". Even as an artist and creative who empowers people to express themselves, I still struggled on my branding/social media presence. [And of course- I did not always attract the right types of customers and missed out on some rad potential clients].
I wish I found these mamas back then!
Pipsticks - Maureen, the founder, girl after my own heart right here. She is my #MOBCRUSH because I am obsessed with stickers AND I always wanted to have a biz like this. A sticker of the month club? Yes, so much yes.
Drawings by Nicole MAN! NICOLE! Change Maker, Artist, Weird Mom, Visionary, Creative Genius. This woman is a champion and cheerleader for the mamas. Her designs feature the nitty gritty of motherhood- but in a way that make's it sexy and rad AF! I dig her. Her work is important, I feel like her art will save a ton of postpartum mamas. #Mombod love.
*side note* The weird mom club glasses are perfect for the days you have had no sleep! Cover up the bags, throw on some lipstick [like mine from my girl Katie with Arbonne] and you are ready to take on the day!
Pipsticks and Drawings by Nicole are featured in my IGTV- my first ever IGTV videos, dedicated to these rock stars! Unboxing the deliveries!
I posted a GIVEAWAY on the MOB Nation Instagram. Win the book AND a little surprise from my next #MOBCRUSH Bee and Mae. Do not want to wait for the giveaway to end?
Use code MOB10 for 10% off "The Weird Mother Book".
Amanda of Bee and Mae created an entire movement. "Mothers are magic". I love this and her execution of it. Other designs in her shop like; "pretty good mother" and "mediocre vibes" speak to my soul. We are magic- but we are not perfect. Some days all we can be is "pretty good". The struggle is part of the magic. With this brand, we are not only accepting of the struggle- but proudly wearing it on our chests like badges of honor! Bee and Mae's Instagram celebrates magical mothers of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds and lifestyles.
Honey and Rose I will be honest- I get a gangsta vibe in this Motherhood shirt. Motherhood IS the toughest hood- and we are a powerful gang. Definitely blasted Bone Thugs in my Jeep with this bad boy on when it came in the mail. I MOB crush on Honey and Rose because like mentioned in this Instagram post, Stephanie made the brand as a way to have a creative outlet as a Stay at Home Mom. It is so important to keep your identity as a mother. Find something that is just for you- hobby, business, art, WHATEVER. It may have just started as a hobby- but her brand is gaining traction and blowing up.
The Dreadful Stitch Kori is actually an alliance member and I will not lie, I squealed like a school girl when she joined. This mama is truly one of the most creative and talented individuals I have ever met. She had to be included on this list of kick ass, original, maker mamas. My daughter, Keilani, has two custom made dolls from The Dreadful Stitch. The detail and intention poured into these masterpieces is second to none. I almost had to unfollow her on Instagram, because I found myself wanting EVERYTHING she made.
Hopefully you are now crushing hard on these MOBs. Check them out, follow them on social media and enter to win the GIVEAWAY!