A dream of mine is coming true today — a dream to help even more women with postpartum depression — thanks to a woman by the name of Hélene Lauré. When you learn about what is happening today, I hope you’ll be as over the moon as I am, Warrior Moms. It’s an exciting day for all of us.
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Hélene Lauré is a fashion designer who also had a dream: to create a successful business using her expertise that would give back. Commerce with a cause.
She conjured up four dreamy little characters named Mr. Bear, Lily, Cinnamon and Ginger. She drew them herself and imagined what the story behind each might be. She then created an infant sleepwear collection of adorable baby pajames that featured all four. She even created a unique name — Jammies by Hélene Lauré — and decided to package them in a sweet little jam jar. Then she worked her butt off to raise the funding to actually get her business — Two Mice, A Bear & A Bunny LLC — off the ground and get the baby PJs produced — the outfits, the labels, the packaging, everything.
During this massive project, she reached out to those she knew trying to decide which cause might benefit from Jammies. She ended up speaking with Susan Stone, LCSW, a tireless advocate for women with postpartum depression. If you don’t know Susan, you should. She is a former president of Postpartum Support International. She was instrumental in helping get the Melanie Blocker Stokes Mothers Act passed and signed into law. She has served on the board of the National Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition. She’s also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the MSW program at the Silver School of Social Work, New York University. And she’s on the board of my nonprofit, Postpartum Progress Inc. Susan suggested the cause of raising awareness of postpartum depression would be the perfect objective for Jammies, and that Postpartum Progress would be the right beneficiary.
That brings us to today, a very special day. I’m so proud to announce the launch of Jammies by Hélene Lauré. Ten percent of every sale of this absolutely fabulous infant sleepwear will be donated to Postpartum Progress Inc.!! Ladies, my heart is pounding like crazy. A product just for us. A real live, beautifully designed, professional, amazing product that was created especially to HELP US, moms with postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum psychosis, postpartum OCD, postpartum PTSD and depression during pregnancy. I hope this gets your heart pounding too!
Pure cotton Jammies onesies are available right now and from this point forward, in sizes 0-3, 3-6, 6-9 months and a special size for preemies and newborns up to 7 pounds. I hope that you will suggest them as a gift to everyone you know for baby showers, new mom gifts, whatever. You can order them right here.
You’ll also notice that there is a new tab at the top of Postpartum Progress in the navigation bar titled “Jammies.” I’m putting it there so you always have access to information about Jammies and how to order them at your fingertips. Hopefully that will make it even easier to order them or direct your friends, family, coworkers and others to that tab so they’ll know how to order too.
What do you think? Don’t you just love Jammies?