Believe it or not, I came to know of the cool online shop “Mothering Earthlings” through my circle of mom blogger friends. Come to think of it though, isn’t that usually how word gets around about the latest fabulous online (and offline) finds – through fellow moms (and dads, sometimes) who just can’t stop raving about their newest discoveries?
Once I browsed through the “Mothering Earthlings” website though, I found out that the “mother” behind the shop is also a mom blogger like me. Although we don’t agree on certain things, to be honest, I sometimes find myself laughing out loud while reading her posts, especially about her two boys, Gael, 6, and Aiden, 4.
Now, here’s your chance to get to know Rone Valles Guerrero, the mompreneur-mommy blogger behind “Mothering Earthlings” in her own words:
“Mothering Earthlings began when two earthlings (i.e. my kids) invaded my world. They came into my world and turned it upside down. This was when the search for cool and funky clothes began. It was hard. Kids’ clothes were either too boring and conservative or ridiculously expensive.
The original idea of Mothering Earthlings was to make graphic onesies and tees. Then I found all these mompreneurs who were making good quality products at a fraction of the price of the imported brands. Each mom seemed to specialize in a few products that catered directly to a certain parenting lifestyle - there are the baby carriers, statement tees, journals, baby socks and a whole lot more.
My sister (who is my business partner) and I then realized we didn't want to compete with these moms - instead we wanted to create a mom's `shopping haven,’ carrying all the brands and products.”