I remember as a new mom, I would always come up with some amazing ideas to help make my life easier! I thought about starting a website where I would give recommendations to moms on products that worked and didn’t work. But, no body was really doing that. Would anyone even care? (LOOK at blogs now!)
I thought that having a little carrier that would keep my baby upright but also allow them to recline would be perfect! (HELLO Rock N’Play)
But, I never knew how to get those ideas out of my head and into mom’s hands. But, if there would have been a site at that time to help me with all my inventions I thought would make life easier, I would probably be rich! haha! Well, now there is!
MUMZY is a new, online site that is aimed at allowing moms to post their inventions, get support and funding from others! MUMZY™ was founded by Catherine Merritt, a mom of two boys and never-ending idea-comer-upper. When she had her oldest son, Teddy, she had her first mom-inspired invention (and it was a great one!). But with a lack of resources and funding options, her idea never took off. It did, however, pave the path for MUMZY™!
Having spent over a decade working in marketing, and almost five years as a mom herself, Catherine brings both personal and professional expertise in helping solve problems for moms. In creating MUMZY™, Catherine believes she is solving one of the biggest problems for moms. By creating a rich, engaged, resourceful site and community to help all moms turn their brilliant ideas into realities, she is confident MUMZY™ will prove what she already knows: moms with great ideas and the support of other moms is not something to take lightly.
How does it all work?
It’s simple! Go to the MUMZY.com website with your idea and post it through an online form. Share your idea with your friends and family over the campaign duration to get them excited about what you’re working on. They can then go to your site and donate funds to help you reach your goal. Once you’ve reached your funding goal you can work with the MUMZY team to develop what the next steps and resources are in taking your idea and turning it into a reality. You can also browse MUMZY and contribute to other moms’ projects that you love. Because after all, that’s what it’s all about. Moms supporting each other! What a fun idea!
Don’t worry about not knowing the next steps – MUMZY will help. I am excited to get started submitting my own ideas for the site. You just never know what may happen! AND right now is a great time to sign up because one of the first 100 people to post a project will have the opportunity to win $1,000 towards their project’s funding goal. That is exciting!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.