Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Amazing trip!

Wow! The LLLI conference was amazing. The Founders of LLL are amazing women whom I will forever be grateful. The conference speakers were amazing. I heard Dr. and Martha Sears, Dr. Robert Sears, Dr. Thomas Hale, Chele Marmet, Dr. James McKenna, Nils Bergman, Ina May Gaskins....amazing! I even had my picture taken with Billy Dean! lol He sang "Let Them Be Little" at the Gala Dinner Monday night.

The exhibit hall was filled with many wonderful vendors. LLLI has a new line of "intimates" which I was very impressed with. Who knew we could wear strapless dresses or spaghetti strap shirts and still nurse a baby?? You can with their strapless nursing bra!

I had the opportunity to meet some of the owners of the products we carry at Full Circle Baby as well. Moby Wrap and Swaddlebees were at the conference. I also got a sneek peak at some new products! Keep watching for those! Moby Wrap has a new knit nursing wrap that is amazing. So soft and perfect for those chilly nights or air conditioned rooms. They also have a gorgeous new Moby Wrap coming out. It's hand painted and my favorite color - blue! Yes, I'll probably "have" to have one! Simone and Celeste of Moby Wrap are so nice and I'm glad we got to meet them in person.

It's good to be home, though I have a day filled with laundry, unpacking, catching up on emails, packing orders, etc. The girls and Jeff were a sight for sore eyes at the airport and almost tackled Abbey and I as we arrived home! They loved the American Girl Place gifts we brought back and Jeff hid his Ghiradelli dark chocolate right way! lol Chicago is a nice city and I wouldn't mind going back anytime!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Chicago here I come!

I've been looking forward to this trip for a couple of months now. The La Leche League International Conference is being held in Chicago and I've always wanted to go. These conferences are only held every other year and this is the big 50th anniversary celebration! All the founders are still alive and will be there too. Amazing.. A once in a lifetime opportunity.

So my husband will stay home with the 4 older girls and the baby and myself head off for a well deserved (if I do say so myself) vacation. I've been running Full Circle Baby for over 3 years now and we were just saying last night how amazing it's been. I get to meet so many wonderful parents and cute kids! Just thinking about all the little cloth diapered bums we've helped cover makes it all worthwhile. Three years may not seem long to many, but in the internet "cloth diapering" world, I'm almost a veteran now. lol So many businesses come and go, but we started this business and plan to stay for a long time. We've grown a lot in this short time too. From our first cloth diapers, Fuzzi Bunz, we've added so many more - but only our personal favorites.

I do use and try out everything first before I decide whether to add it to the store. There have been many that haven't made it - believe me. I'm quite picky! One thing that always gets to me is where a product is manufactured. USA or North American made is very important to me as well as supporting other work at home moms (WAHMs). Staying home with my children is a top priority in our family. I've had to make some compromises along the way and no matter how hard I try to get away from products made in China - I just can't do it completely. But I do try.

You may find this blog to be ramblings of a Mom with 5 children. You may find some insightful information about products we offer in our store. We do love what we do here at Full Circle Baby and think our customers are also our friends - so we'll treat you right!

Okay - so I'm off for a week and I'll return soon from my vacation - from work, from the children, from my house, from cooking dinner, from laundry (okay - so I am taking cloth diapers with me!) get the picture!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Wow- I have a blog!

Like I really have time to blog right? Well at least I got it set up. I'll have to write later as the baby is now awake. And she's so precious! ~Lisa - Mother, Owner, Full Circle Baby