Sunday, May 11, 2008

A Blog Challenge...

I am taking part in a blog challenge. In the next few weeks I have agreed to review/spotlight 10 other WAHM's and share with you their work and blogs! I hope you have fun learning about the other WAHM's businesses and take a moment to check out their blogs and websites.

Chicks and Cubs

The first business that I want to share with you is called Chicks and Cubs. You can visit Chicks and Cubs at http://www.chicksandcubs.com/ This is a really neat business and one that I think is worth checking out! It is owned by Cynthia Powell. Cynthia started Chicks & Cubs in 1999 because she wanted to be home with her son and still have some sort of work interest.

She started the business with the Patty-Cakes(R) product line and has added other items that she loves along the way. Her husband's family has Patty-Cakes of their 4 children from over 45 years ago. The first time she saw them, she was hooked! She knew that Patty-Cakes(R) was the kind of keepsake that she would love to have when she had children. Years later she took her first son to have his Patty-Cakes done by the same family that did her husbands many years earlier. It was then that she discovered that Patty-Cakes(R) was a franchise type business. She was determined to start a Patty-Cakes business in her area and did in 1999.





I personally love the Patty Cakes(R) and would love to have one of Peyton's precious hands! Cynthia also offers Baby Shoe Bronzing and Photo Keepsake Boxes. I also want to get his baby shoes bronzed. They have a lifetime guarantee and she offers a wide selection of finishes from traditional bronze to pewter and ceramic. She also offers bookends which are my favorite!

In addition to special keepsakes she also offers a variety of Child Safety Products including Car Seat ID's, Physical ID's, Wallet ID's, DNA Fingerprint and Tooth print Safety Kits and More! I honestly think you can never be too safe with your children safety and with vacation season upon us I would recommend that you order a safety kit today!

Cynthia has a blog as well check it out at http://www.growing-up-fast.com

Check it out when you get a chance! She offers some great discounts and giveway opportunities!

1 comment:

k-rosenberg said...

Melissa,

I love Cynthia’s Chicks and Cubs concept. What an adorable business to be in! She had such a novel idea too, the Patty Cakes are precious. It’s also obvious from your review that she had a great business mind, and did her fair share of hard work and networking along the way. Now she runs her business online primarily and keeps a blog, one of the best networking tools on the internet. Some WAHMs may find the creation and maintenance of an internet-based business overwhelming, but there are great solutions out there. For example, Microsoft just released a new suite called Office Live Small Business, and it’s designed exactly for budding entrepreneurs and home-based business owners. It’s basically a one-stop shop, with customizable web page designers (so easy to use, no HTML experience needed!) and a highly organized e-mail beta that keeps your invoices in line and checks the status of sent e-mails, and even sends reports of your website’s traffic. I’ve been using it for the past few weeks and it’s just a fabulous tool for any home business owner!

There’s more information about OLSB at http://smallbusiness.officelive.com

Oh and one of the best perks is that not only does Microsoft host everything on your website, you get a personalized “.com” web address for free. I recommend all the WAHM readers out there check it out. I work with Microsoft, so if there are any questions, feel free to e-mail me at k-rosenberg@live.com. Melissa, again, wonderful blog post! I’m going to check out the Chicks and Cubs website right now! Hope to be in touch.

Regards,
Kimberly

 
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