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Doyouhaveaf avor i t equot et hat youl i veby? Ps al ms127: 3-“ Chi l dr enar eaher i t agef r omt he Lor d, of f s pr i ngar ewar df r omhi m. ”


Howdoesyourf ami l y Whatqual i t i esdoyou f eel aboutt hebus i nes s ? needt ohavet obea s uc c es s f ul mom Theyhavef unandenj oyi t ,I i nvent or ?

have2ol dergi r l s( 13,and8) whol ovet os ew ands ometgi veup. Onenomeans3 t i mes t hey hel p wi t hs mal l Don’ es s omet i mes don’ t get s ewi ng i t emsort hey enj oy yes di s c our aged. wr appi ngt hemup Mys onwhoi s3enj oyst he s t uf fingandt het ool sweus e… t ypi c al .My hus band i s ext r emel y s uppor t i ve and t aughtmet os ew; ) !

Haveyouexper i enc ed anyc hal l engess t ar t i ng yourownbus i nes s ? Ever yt hi ng we c ame ac r os s wasac hal l engef r om findi ng t he r i ght pr ot ot ype t hat wor ks ,l ear ni ng wher e and whatneeds t o be done t o ens ur ei t ss af ef ort hec hi l d, get t i ng a manuf ac t ur er ,ens ur i ng ourpr oduc ti sr et ai l r eady. Ther ear enoones t ops hop books f or c ompani es . . . al t houghIf eell i kewes houl d makeonet ohel pnewc ompani esavoi dal l t hehur dl es .

What ’ si ns t or ei nt he f ut ur ef orCat c hi e Conc ept s ? Wehavehadaf ew new bout i ques c ome aboar d t hi s mont handl ooki ngf oragr eat amountear l ynextyear .We c an’ twai t ! Vi s i tCa t c hi eConc ept s

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Whatar ePac i Pl us hi es ? Pac i Pl us hi esar eauni ver s al pl us h pac i fier hol der t hat at t ac ht oavar i et yofbaby’ s f avor i t epac i fier s .

Howmanyvar i at i onsof Pac i Pl us hi esar et her e? Wec ur r ent l yof f er18di f f er entdes i gnsandhavenewdes i gnsar r i vi ngi nt heupc omi ng mont hs .

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Pac i Pl us hi es at t ac ht ot he mos tpopul arbr andss uc has MAM,Nuk,Aventandmany mor e. Al lt oget her Pac i Pl us hi esar ec ompat i bl ewi t h over 50 di f f er ent pac i fier s . Forac ompl et el i s t i ngpl eas e vi s i tourwebs i t e.

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i ds ’ pac i fierat t ac hment yourc hi l d’ spac i .

&Ki ds t ypes ofpac i fier s and t hey wer e al ways get t i ng l os t .I f oundas ol ut i onf ormys on’ s Soot hi eBr andpac i fier , butmy Daught er us ed Avent and MAM br ands ,s oIneededt o c omeupwi t hawor kar ound t hatwoul d at t ac ht o But t on andRi ngHandl epac i fier s .

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Wow. I wi s h I was br ave enought os how yout hefir s t HowdoPac i Pl us hi es pr ot ot ypes .I ’ mc r i ngi ngatt he hel ppar ent s ? t houghtofi t . Wor ki ngdi r ec t l y t hf ac t or i esc anbeas c ar y I fyou’ veeverhadababyt hat wi us edpac i fier s ,youknow how eas i l yt heyes c apeyourvi ew! Onequi c ks l i p outofBaby’ s mout handapac i fierc anbel os t i nt he l and of“ nevert o be f oundagai n”al ongwi t hot her vani s hi ng oddi t i es s uc h as s oc ks .Wi t haNookumsPac i Pl us hi eat t ac hedt oBaby’ sf avor i t epac i fier ,t hec hanc eof l os i ng t hes e al li mpor t ant s oot her si s el i mi nat ed.The pl us h ani mal s ar e ext r emel y l i ght wei ght and of t en hel p youngeri nf ant smaneuvert he pac i fieratan ear l i erage as wel l .

of t ennott hes ameaswhat wear efir s tpr es ent edwi t h. Wel ear nedt obeaspi c kyas weneedt obet ohaveourvi s i onsmet .Ourdes i gnshave c hanged s hapes and s i z es


many t i mesand wi l ll i kel y c ont i nuet oevol vef ort hel i f e oft hebr and.

Whatdoesyourf ami l y l i ket odof orf un?

Wel ovet ot r avel . It hi nkmyki ds Whathasbeent he havel i vedi nmor epl ac esandvi s i t ed mor ec ount r i est han mos t r eac t i ont oyour dul t severwi l l .I t ’ sopenedupa pr oduc tf r ompar ent s ? a wor l dofpos s i bi l i t i esf orus .We s o ar e ver y ac t i ve i n ani mal Pac i fier si n gener alar e a al es c ue and ot herhumani t ar i an t ouc hy s ubj ec t . Par ent s r s . ei t her l ove t hem or hat e endeavor t hem. Butf orpar ent swhos e Whatqual i t i esdoyou babi es us e pac i fier s ,Pac i eedt ohavet obeas uc Pl us hi es have been a l i f e n s averandagot oaddont o c es s f ul momi nvent or ? anybr andofpac i fieront he Youneedt ober eal wi t hyour s el f . mar ket . Par ent sbuyt hemf or Real i t yi st hatyou’ l lpr obabl y t hei rownbabi es , t hengoon neverfindani dealbal anc ebet ogi vet hemf orbabys hower t weenwor k, f r eet i meandf ami l y. gi f t st onew momsandour Somet i mesyou’ l lhavet os pend bus i nes s has bas i c al l yi nmor et i me wor ki ng t han wi t h c r eas ed by wor d ofmout h yourf ami l yands omet i mesyou’ l l bec aus e par ent sl ove our havet os etbus i nes sas i det or epr oduc t ss omuc h.I tmakes es t abl i s hs omes or tofpeac ef ul mehappyt os eeot herpar nes sbet weent het wo. Youc an’ t ent sl ovi ngapr oduc tt hatI t r yt obet heper f ec tMom and i nvent edf ormyownbabi es . t heper f ec tBus i nes sowner . You t h Whatwasyourbac k- needtobehonestenoughwi your s el ft oknow yourl i mi t sor gr oundbef or eyou bur nout wi l lqui c kl yc at c h up s t ar t edPac i Pl us hi es ? wi t hyou. Iwor ked as a Behavi or al Ther api s tf or Aut i s t i cc hi l dr enandaPar entEduc at or pr i ort os t ar t i ngmybus i nes s .

Haveyouexper i enc ed anyc hal l engess t ar t i ng yourownbus i nes s ? Ofc our s e. Thec hal l engesar e endl es sbutt hey’ r eal s owhat i mpr ovesyouasabus i nes s owner and i mpr oves your pr oduc t .

What ’ si ns t or ei nt he f ut ur ef orPac i Pl us hi es ? I wi s hI c oul ds har e! ! !Wehaves o many i deasi nt he wor ksr i ght now,butl et ’ sj us ts aywear en’ t goi ngawayand t hef ut ur ewi l l br i ngexc i t i ngnewpr oduc t s . Vi s i tPa c i Pl us hi es

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ACl i pf orEver yt hi ng Cut i eCl i psi shel pi ngpar ent skeep ever yt hi ngi npl ac e. I nt er vi ewwi t hLi nds eyHar t , FounderofRyanandRos e

Ryan Ros e was a baby,I Ho whasi tc hanged s c our edt hemar ketf orat t r ac - s i nc et hefir s tpr ot ot ype? t i v e , d u r a b l e , h i g h q u a l i t y p a c Cut i eCl i psar epac i fierc l i psI fierc l i ps . Iwas n’ tpl eas ed Si nc et he fir s tpr ot ot ype was c r eat edus i ngbeaut i f ult r i ms . i t hanyt hi ngi ns t or es . made, Cut i eCl i pshavec hanged Thes ec l i ps ar es hor t er ,i n wi qui t e a bi t . Thr oughoutt he des i gn,maki ng t hei rover al l ent ,s af et yi sal ways year s ,I ' vel ear nedwhatwor ks f unc t i onal i t ys af erandbet t er Asapar onc er n. wel land s i mpl ywhatdoes n' t . { i nmyper s onalopi ni on} .As my number one c T h e s e c l i p s a l mo s t a l w a y s a p Cus t omerf eedbac k has been our t agl i ne s t at es ," I fyou edl ong, whi c hwor r i edme ext r emel y benefic i aland has don' twantt ol os ei t ,Cut i e pear i mmens el y. Ti me and t i me ai dedi nt hec r eat i onofas af e, Cl i pi t ! " agai n, If el tast hought heLor d qual i t yf oc us ed,pr oduc tf or wasur gi ngmet oc r eat emy c hi l dr en. Compar i ngt hefir s t o w n c l i p s . Whatar eal l t heus es c l i pt oourl at es ts howsaj our neyfil l edwi t hhandwor k, per s ef orCut i eCl i ps ? Ear l yon,Iexper i ment edwi t h ver anc e, andgr owt h.Ourbeaudi f f er entt r i ms ,r i bbons ,and t i f ul l yengr avedl ogo,onever y RyanandRos eCut i eCl i psc an des i gnedaf ew Cut i eCl i ps .I c l i p, s et sCut i eCl i psapar tf r om beat t ac hedt oanumberof pos t ed s ome pi c t ur esonl i ne t he r es t . The over whl emi ng t hi ngs ;i . e. pac i fier s ,s i ppy and was i mmedi at el y over - l ove, and pos i t i ve f eedbac k, c ups , s nac k c ont ai ner s , whel medwi t ht heamountof we' ver ec ei veds i nc ebr andi ng amongs tmany ot heri t ems . peopl ei nt er es t edi nbuyi ngmy ourc l i pshasbeenabs ol ut el yi nThei r uni que des i gn, and c r eat i ons ! c r edi bl e. s hor t erl engt h, makest hem a mul t i f unc t i onal pr oduc t . Whathasbeent her eac wdoCut i eCl i ps Thes ec l i psc anbeat t ac hed Ho di r ec t l yt oac hi l d' sc l ot hi ng, h t i ont oyourpr oduc t el ppar ent s ? c ar s eat , s t r ol l er , s wi ng, et c . f r ompar ent s ?

Whatar eCut i eCl i ps ?

Cut i e Cl i pshel p par ent ' sby keepi ng t hei rc hi l d' sbel ongi ngss af eands ani t ar y. They el i mi nat ef r us t r at i onspar ent s Mydaught er ,Ryan Ros e,i s mayhavewhen l os i ngabet he i ns pi r at i on behi nd Ryan l ovedbl anket ,pac i fier ,ort oy andRos e' sCut i eCl i ps .When i napubl i cpl ac e.

Whati ns pi r edyout o i nventCut i eCl i ps ?

Weof t enhear ," Iwi s hIwoul d havef oundRyanandRos eear l i er ! " Mos tpar ent sar epl eas ant l ys ur pr i s edwi t hhow muc h t heyl ovet hes hor t erl engt hof ourCut i eCl i ps( i nc ompar i s s on


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t o mos tpac i ďŹ erc l i pson t he mar ket ) .They r ec ogni z et he qual i t yc l i ps ,l eadf r eemat er i al s ,and c r af t s mans hi p whi c h goesi nt ot hec r eat i onofever y s i ngl eCut i eCl i pmade.

Howdoyouus eCut i e Cl i pst ogi vebac k? RyanandRos eal l owsmet odo s omet hi ngIl ove,pr ovi def or myf ami l y, andgi vebac kt omy c ommuni t y.Di dyouknow,a por t i onofours al esar edonat ed t ot he Engage Memphi s

Fund?Thi sc har i t yi snearand deart omyhear t .Todat e, Ryan and Ros e has donat ed over $6, 427.Wi t houtmywonder f ul c us t omer st hat amount woul d have neverbeen pos s i bl e; t hank you f r om t he bot t omofmyhear t . I naddi t i on t ot hat ,Ryan and Ros e has beenabl et opr ovi dej obst o7 i ndi vi dual s ,5 bei ng mot her s . Knowi ngt hatmyc ompanyhas beenabl et opr ovi def orus , as wel l asot her ' s , hasbeenoneof t hemos tr ewar di ngas pec t sof owni ngas mal l bus i nes s .

Whati syour bac kgr ound? I n2006, Igr aduat edf r om t he Uni ver s i t yofAr kans as{ Li t t l e Roc k} wi t habac hel or sdegr ee i n Amer i c an Si gn Language. Forf ouryear sIwor kedasa f ul lt i me nat i onal l yc er t i ďŹ ed ( NI C)educ at i onals i gn l anguagei nt er pr et er .I n2010,I dec i dedt ogobac kt os c hool t oear naMas t eri nDeafEduc at i on f r om Val dos t a St at e. Fort he pas ts i x year sI ' ve beent eac hi ngasaTeac herof


t he DeafatWhi t e St at i on Hi ghSc hool ;wher eI ' vebeen f ort enyear st ot al .Ont opof t eac hi ng f ul lt i me,and my bus i nes svent ur e wi t h Ryan and Ros e,Ii nt er pr et l oc al For dc ommer c i al sandatmy Chur c h( Fel l ows hi pMemphi s ) ever ySunday.

Whatc hal l engeshave youf ac ed? The bi gges tc hal l enge I ' ve f ac edhasbeenbal anc i ngever yt hi ng.I ' m awi f e,mot her , t eac her ,andbus i nes sowner . Fi ndi ng t i me f orever yt hi ng has been a s t r uggl e and I never knew t he t i me and ener gyowni ngyourownbus i nes sr equi r ed. I ' ve l oved ever ymi nut eofmyj our ney wi t hRyanandRos eandam gr at ef ulf ort hepat ht heLor d hasgi venme.Wi t ht hes uppor toff ami l y, f r i ends , andt he Lor d,I ' vebeen abl et os uc c es s f ul l ybal anc el i f ebet t er .

Howhasyourf ai t h hel pedyoui ns t ar t i ng abus i nes s ? I ’ m abel i ever .Ibel i evei nour Lor d,J es usChr i s t ,and l ove hi m wi t hal lmyhear t .Af t er 23 s ur ger i esyou’ d pr obabl y t hi nkI ’ ds ay,“ Ic an’ tbel i eve whatI ’ veac c ompl i s hed. ”But , t hat ’ sj us ti t ;“ Al lt hi ngsar e pos s i bl ef ort hos e who bel i eve. Mar k9: 23 i saver s e whi c hembodi esmyl i f e, bus i nes s , andever yt hi ngel s e.HE

i st her eas onf ormys uc c es s . Wh atqual i t i esdoyou Hegi vesmeanabundanc eof n eedt obeas uc c es s f ul gr ac e.I ’ venevers t oppedbemi nvent or ? l i evi ngi nHi m.Asabel i ever ,I mo wantt os har e my per s onal Pat i enc e Wel i vei nawor l d j our neywi t ht hewor l d.Iwant fil l edwi t hi ns t antgr at i fic at i on. t os how ever yone t hat al l Pat i enc ei ss omet hi ngt hatI ' ve t hi ngs ar et r ul y pos s i bl et o l ear ned and pr ayed f orof t en. t hos e who bel i eve. We al l Oneofmyf avor i t equot esi s , s t r uggl e,l i f es ur l yi s n’ teas y, " Don' tc ompar eyourbegi nni ngs we’ veal lmademi s t akes ,f el tt os omeoneel s e' smi ddl e. "J on def eat ed at t i mes , and/ or Ac uf f . f ai l ed oc c as i onal l y but we needt ober emi ndedt hatGod Suc c es sdoes n' tc omei ns t ant l y. l ovesus .Hel i f t smeupand Wi t hhandwor k, dedi c at i on, pagi ves me ever y ounc e of t i enc e,andt i me,s uc c es sWI LL s t r engt handc our aget okeep happen. goi ng. Hebel i evesi nmeas muc hasI bel i evei nhi m.

What ' si ns t or ei nt he Whatdoesyourf ami l y f ut ur ef orCut i eCl i ps ? l i ket odof orf un?

Fr om r i di ngf ourwheel er s ,t o l ake/ c abi nt i me,c heer i ng on t heUni ver s i t yofTennes s eeat f oot bal l games , andever yt hi ng i nbet ween;wedoever yt hi ng asaf ami l yandhaveal otoff un whi l edoi ngi t !

Howdoyoubal anc e f ami l yandwor k?

I ' m s o exc i t ed f or what t he f ut ur ehasi ns t or ef orRyanand Ros e.Wi t ht her ec entpur c has e ofmyownengr avi ngmac hi ne, I ' l lbeabl et ol owert hec os tof t hi sopt i onf orourc l i ps .Thi swi l l al l ow ourCut i eCl i pst obeper s onal i z eatanaf f or dabl eatal l pr i c epoi nt s .

Overt hepas tf ew mont hsI ' ve beenwor ki ngonanewwebs i t e. Hones t l y,s ome daysc an be Ihopet ol aunc ht henew Ryan mor eover whel mi ngandc hal andRos ewebs i t ei n2016. l engi ngt hanot her s .Wor ki ng f ul lt i me whi l er unni ng,and Our c ol l abor at i on c al endar i s managi ng,my own bus i nes s fil l i ngupandI c an' twai tt os har e t akesi t st ol l .But , t hr oughout t hes epar t ner s hi pswi t hourc us t hi spr oc es sI ' vel ear nedt hat t omer s ! f ami l yc omes fir s t . Suc c es s i s n' twor t hi ti fyoudon' thave Vi s i tRya na ndRos e yourf ami l ybyyours i de.I ' ve l ear ni ngt hatIc an' tdoever yt hi ngonmyownandi t ' sokt o as kf orhel p.


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