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  • The Mompreneurs: Mitzi Nguyen and Raquel Benares

    Their Business: Peapod

    Why They Love Being Moms: You’ll never know how much your mother loves you until you become a mother yourself. The best part about being a mom is the happiness you receive from being around your child. There is nothing out there that can make your heart fuller!

    The Idea: When we were pregnant, we were constantly looking for the perfect memory book to record our babies’ special moments. After visiting mall after mall, we realized there was just a lack of this product in the market. This inspired us to come up with our own, and to sell them to moms out there. My Story memory book by Peapod was our first product. This was the “light bulb” for our little business.

    On Their Inspirations: Our kids are our inspirations! Peapod was named after them (they’re the two peas in the pod in our logo). The designs of our products are derived from our needs as moms.  When we travel and try to keep them entertained, when we put our babies’ toys away, when we change or bathe them, we are constantly looking for ways to make our lives easier as parents.

    What Makes it Unique: All our products are locally made. We try to meet parents and kids’ needs, and more importantly, we make sure our products are affordable, stylish and practical. As moms, we really know and understand how it is to have a budget and deal with rising expenses. Therefore, we really want to offer items that have value for money.



    Click here to learn more about how Mitzi and Raquel balance work with family time and their advice for aspiring mompreneurs.

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