Hi! My name is Brenda, and I am the stay at home mum of ♥ Mikayla ♥, who just turned one in September 2010. I have been married to Craig since March 2008, we have 2 beautiful and energetic Siberian Huskys called Luci and Zephyr as well as a lazy cat called Akuma.
I used to work as a Corporate Insurance Broker in Auckland city. But after 1 year of Maternity leave with Mikayla, I just couldn't go back to work and put her in day-care full time. Mikayla is such a happy baby and a joy to be around, she learns new things everyday and I can't imagine missing out on those 'first times'.
With that in mind, I had to figure out a way to stay at home with Mikayla.
I have a friend who is very talented with a sewing machine and she had made lots of gorgeous dresses and skirts while she was pregnant with baby #2. She always had the intention of selling them but just never got around to it. She loves the time she takes to create and sew but sees the sales part as a chore. Now she is pregnant with #3 and she is giving away the clothes to friends, as she has no space to store the clothes any longer.
"What a waste of beautiful clothing and talent", I thought! There must be plenty of stay-at-home Mums and Dads who create amazing baby products, right here in New Zealand and struggle to find an outlet to sell their work. So I did a bit of research and decided there was a nice little MumMade-shaped gap in the market and MumMade was born!
The benefit of MumMade is that you, the customer, are dealing with one company that sells many unique and wonderful items from different Mums/Dads from all around NZ. You pay one shipping fee and all purchases are sent to you at the same time from one place. You also have the confidence that all the products on MumMade are made using the best quality fabrics, sewing and designs and only have one company to come back to if you have a query.
Buying from MumMade, you are supporting New Zealand made goods and Work at Home Parents, helping them to stay at home with their kids longer. It's all about choice, and I am so happy that I had the choice to stay at home with our daughter, you have the choice to help other parents do the same.