Erin Domshy of Mama 2 B Maternity
Mama 2 B Maternity
218 2 Hebert Road, St. Albert
Facebook: Mama 2 B Maternity
Five words that describe your business
Stylish Modern Trendy Welcoming Fabulous
Describe your business
Mama 2 B Maternity Boutique was derived from a passion and desire to help other mama’s-to-be feel beautiful during pregnancy and beyond. We take pride in offering some of the most reputable maternity lines and products in the industry. From chic belly wear, to luxurious diaper bags, to soothing lotions, to must-have books, Mama 2 B Maternity will surely meet the needs of any future mama! But wait…we also cater to moms with little ones!! Mama 2 B Maternity carries some of the most innovative kids products to help your little one maximize its’ potential.
What or who inspired you to start your business?
A combination of my family, my sister, my own personal drive and my massive support system inspired me to start my own business. My family is the most important thing in the world to me. Having my own business will hopefully give us more freedom and opportunity down the road to spend more time with eachother, travel, etc. It’s important for my kids to see their mom as somebody who is strong, independant and who loves their job. If I love what i do it will reflect on my whole family!
My sister has owned her own yoga studio for years in Penticton, BC! It’s always been her true passion and because of this – she’s made her business a true success. She has made an extremely strong impression on me and she’s truly somebody I look up to as a business women and a community ambassador!
What are your most popular products or services?
We specialize in stylish, trendy maternity clothes and products. From fabulous evening dresses, fashionable work clothes, trendy weekend clothes, fun swimwear, sexy lingerie, designer nursing wear, all-natural lotions and teas to cure any pregnancy ailment, diaper bags, baby wraps and slings, compression garments, shapewear – we’re your go-to store for any trendy maternity clothes or products!!
What do you love most about what you do?
I love meeting and helping mamas-to-be feel beautiful!!!
How do you balance being a mom and entrepreneur?
There’s no way I could possibly be a mom and entrepreneur without such an amazing, supportive husband! Whenever I’m busy with the store he goes above and beyond with the kids and the house without me even having to ask. He also stays up with me until wee hours of the morning answering emails or helping with orders for the store! He’s truly just as excited about my business as I am and he will do whatever it takes to make both succeed!
What single piece of advice would you give moms starting their business?
Make sure you have a support network in place. Whether it be with the kids (daycare, grandparents helping out), house (housecleaner lined up, parents or husband takes on more work) or with the business (marketing, ordering, staffing, social media,etc.). You can’t do it all and you can often be more effective when you don’t have to focus on a million things!! Learn to delegate!!
How do you relax?
Whether I have an evening off or a Sunday off I try to make that 100% family time. No phones, computers, etc. That can often be easier said than done…lol. Playing with my kids and husband and laughing with them is what truly relaxes me!
What place inspires you and why?
Two places inspire me: My home and the boutique. Being at home with my family reminds me what’s important in life and how truly precious life is. My family always inspires me to become a better person and they remind me of what I’m working towards (more time and freedom for family). I’m very proud of the boutique and all the work I’ve put into it. When you’ve put this much work into something – you want to do whatever it takes to make it succeed and the creativity starts to flow!!
What is your biggest fear?
My biggest fear is always that I hope the kids are doing ok and that I may be working too much. But I truly believe that if I’m happy with what I’m doing that will reflect on the entire family.
What is your motto?
“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs
What motivates you?
When others are doubtful or think I can’t do something and when something is challening. Also when somebody believes in me and supports me!!
What Makes you GO?
I truly believe the busier I am – the more work I get done. Being busy keeps me going!!