Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Our New Name, Our New Line...Your Thoughts

We want to hear it (at lest we think we do ;o) - the good, the bad, the ugly. Shoot it to us straight. The new company name…the new line…which style do you love...what design would you like to see...we’re putting ourselves out there and we want to know what you think.

First off, our NEW Company Name! TaDaaaa!!!

Wanna know what it means?!

Bumposity n.
1 a state of maintaining a stylish appearance during pregnancy
2 a quality of great importance which expresses beauty, sacrifice, heart and chicness

Do you want to know How to Rock Bumposity Style?!

Today’s expecting woman demands something special, yet functional, from her “new” wardrobe. Adding an extra sparkle to that motherly glow, Bumposity scarves make a great fashion accessory to any maternity wardrobe. Turn an average tee and jean into something amazing!

Stage 1: Bump in Progress
Bumposity scarves can be worn when a “maternity” label is not yet necessary. Pair with pre-pregnancy pants, jeans, skirts and shorts that are unbuttoned, and she can wear any pre-preggers favorite as long as her wombmate allows.

Stage 2: Blossoming Bump
The perfect accessory for transition wear that fits her body, but not her bump. Bumposity scarves not only smooth out panels and conceal excess fabric, but they also assist in holding up any style that her wombmate hasn’t yet grown into.

Stage 3: No Ifs Ands or Bumps About It
Her wombmate may eventually begin to push under-the-bump styles down around her hips and t-shirts up towards her lips! Bumposity scarves provide stylish reinforcement and extra coverage over low rise maternity styles and the shirts that have become vertically challenged.

The Materials:
Bumposity scarves are made of 95% cotton, 5% spandex, stylish details and just the right amount of flirt to go with the expecting lady’s style. Each design transfer is constructed with colored Swarovski crystal rhinestones and/or colored rhinestuds and domes.

The Inspiration:
During my first pregnancy, I purchased a maternity accessory with the hopes that it would help hold up my (at the time) unbuttoned pants, and later on, give length to my favorite tees that must’ve shrunk in the wash (wink, wink ;o). Things didn’t go as planned and I became unsatisfied with my accessory because it always seemed to “roll” on me. Either it “rolled” down when I sat or it “rolled” up when I sat…sometimes it “rolled” up AND down. So when I became pregnant the second time around, I quickly started searching for another solution. Enter, the NEW Bumposity scarves.

At the time, my creation wasn’t for market purposes, but to take care of my own personal needs as an expecting mother. But before I knew it, people were stopping me everywhere I went asking me, “Where did you get that wrap?! That is so adorable!”...“Where did you get that?! I’ve got to get one for my daughter!”...“Oh my! That makes me wish I was pregnant again!” That is when the light bulb came on and Bumposity was born.

One lucky reader will win a Bumposity scarf before you can buy it!

Simple! Just leave us a comment below with your thoughts on our new company name, our new product and which Bumposity scarf is your fav! All comments must be posted by June 30, 10pm CST.

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*Note: Soon to be sold exclusively through our www.bumposity.com website.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Just a Mum?

To all grandmothers, mothers and mother-to-bes: You may have read this before, but if not, you should...

A woman, renewing her driver's licence ,
was asked by the woman at Registry to state her occupation.

She hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself.

'What I mean is, ' explained the woman at Registry,
'do you have a job or are you just a ...?'

'Of course I have a job,' snapped the woman.

'I'm a Mum.'

'We don't list 'Mum' as an occupation,
'housewife' covers it,'
Said the recorder emphatically.

I forgot all about her story until one day I found myself
in the same situation.
The Clerk was obviously a career woman, poised,
efficient, and possessed of a high sounding title like,
'Official Interrogator' or 'City Registrar.'

'What is your occupation?' she probed.

What made me say it? I do not know.
The words simply popped out
'I'm a Research Associate in the field of
Child Development and Human Relations.'

The clerk paused, ball-point pen frozen in midair and
looked up as though she had not heard right.

I repeated the title slowly emphasizing the most significant words..
Then I stared with wonder as my pronouncement was written,
in bold, black ink on the official questionnaire..

'Might I ask,' said the clerk with new interest,
'just what you do in your field?'

Coolly, without any trace of fluster in my voice,
I heard myself reply,
'I have a continuing program of research,
(what mother doesn't)
In the laboratory and in the field,
(normally I would have said indoors and out).
I'm working for my Masters, (first the Lord and then the whole family)
and already have four credits (all daughters).
Of course, the job is one of the most demanding in the humanities,
(any mother care to disagree?)
and I often work 14 hours a day, (24 is more li ke it).
But the job is more challenging than most run-of-the-mill careers
and the rewards are more of a satisfaction rather than just money.'

There was an increasing note of respect in the clerk's voice as she
completed the form, stood up, and personally ushered me to the door

As I drove into our driveway, buoyed up by my glamorous new career,
I was greeted by my lab assistants -- ages 13, 7, and 3.
Upstairs I could hear our new experimental model,
(a 6 month old baby) in the child development program,
testing out a new vocal pattern..
I felt I had scored a beat on bureaucracy!
And I had gone on the official records as someone more
distinguished and indispensable to mankind than 'just another Mum.'


What a glorious career!
Especially when there's a title on the door.