The Bump & Beyond
Maternity clothes that you can wear forever? --- Yep. It's legit!
Bump and Beyond. -- It's what we do. It's what we've always done. For many expecting mamas, this is a newer concept. For us it's a concept we've lived with all our hearts since 1996.
Pregnancy style shouldn't mean finding only what fits and settling for looking like you're sporting someone's else's style.
At Mom's the Word we work hard to ensure every mama feels like herself at a time when she needs it the most. Your style - your way.
What 24 Years in Small Biz Looks Like
It's our 24th birthday!
And. These are strange days!
We're in a pandemic, so, everyone looks like this:
24 years ago, much was different.
The internet was a baby!
We launched our first website in, gasp, 1999! Some fitted pieces-which moms loved, but were considered "radical", some not. The models? Staff and clients. BIPOC models? Diversity was always important-different bodies, different moms. Celebrating the bump? Absolutely! Did we have much money? No we did not. (Maybe that's why we've been online since 1999, but still can't be found there?!)
And, ha! Masks were worn. Although we certainly never would have imagined 2020 back then!
Building the business :
involved a lot of friends and family-and one particularly adorable 2 year old;)
Those friends and family turned this:
(and, cell phones were not a thing, so, photo quality...yeah..):
Change happens in 24 years!!
But the heart and soul of the store has not changed.
Change happens in 24 years!!Bumps grow, babies get born and those babies grow. "Our" first Mom's the Word babies are 24!
We get to celebrate the good times!
(We don't have to, but we have learned that happiness is a choice.)
To all of our clients, thank you! You are the best MOMS EVER! Never forget that!