Life for business mom Sherri Edwards is busy, to say the least.
With four children ranging in ages from nine years to seven months (oh, did I mention the seven month olds are twins!), you’d think Ms. Edwards would barely have enough energy to wake up each morning and walk over to the coffee pot.
You’d be wrong!
After giving birth to the twins, Edwards realized diapering two children at one time could be quite a costly venture, and yet cloth diapering seemed a daunting task – until she looked into it more.
Edwards found that cloth diapering is much easier than it used to be, both physically and on the wallet. It’s much kinder on the planet as well, considering every single disposable diaper ever used – yes, that means the ones on your children’s bottoms – have not broken down and will remain on this earth for another whopping 460 years! (Can we say ew?)
So Edwards did what any business minded mom would do: She opened a business!
Cutie Poops and Bottoms opened its brick and mortar doors in Illinois this past December, offering cloth diapers along with other natural types of baby products such as organic slings. Edwards’ shop will also hold classes related to lamaze, infant massage, and natural birthing.
As you can see, it’s no surprise Edwards admits her biggest challenge is being spread too thin right now. Between work, family, and other obligations, Edwards has very little time to do much else. She also feels guilty when she has to work away from the babies for long periods of time.
Edwards’ goal this year: to have a successful business that makes more moms want to go green, and to open a second store by the end of this year.
We will be following Edwards as she travels along this journey of being a new business owner and mother of four.