In the fall of 2014, The Motherhood team gathered at our headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA to discuss our successes of the year, as well as what we wanted to achieve in the new year to continue to grow our strong community.
During that discussion, we started a sidebar conversation about how fortunate we are to be introduced to so many great products and brands through our work, and we tossed around the idea of sharing our personal favorites with valued friends in our network.
The idea of connecting our community with some of our favorite brands – the ones we personally use and love, outside of specific client programming and for the sole reason of sharing the love – fueled every one of us to think bigger about how we could make this happen.
It was then that The Motherhood Selects was born.
We’re elated to bring you the first-ever #TMSelects Program, introducing four beloved brands that our team internally nominated for recognition. Receiving our inaugural #TMSelects packages, filled with these favorite products, are ten bloggers we nominated from among our many respected, professional and loyal influencers.
From start to finish, this project has been hand crafted by our team. From our handmade boxes (check out our screen printing skills!) and custom designed packaging, we’ve truly personalized every part of this project.
Alongside the hand-selected products, we’ve also included a few things from our team, including a hand-drawn, one-of-a-kind piece of artwork by The Motherhood’s Art Director.There were only ten of these created, and each of the 10 recipients of #TMSelects will receive one, which is inspired by the custom artwork that was created just for our office. We wanted to share a piece of us with each of our #TMSelects recipients, and we thought this was the perfect way to do so!
Brands and products awarded a spot in the May 2015 #TMSelects program include:
EOS Lip Balm – When Brittney and Brittnee simultaneously nominated EOS, the entire staff at The Motherhood quickly jumped in to agree (while pulling their favorite flavors of EOS out of purses and work bags). Each #TMSelects package includes a sample of one of the newest EOS Lip Balm flavors! Check The Motherhood’s blog on May 5 to learn more about the entire team’s admitted obsession with the lip balm known for the evolution of smooth.
S’well Bottle – It was during our fall meeting that Emily gifted our entire team with S’well bottles in The Motherhood’s signature blue color! She shared how much she loved this brand, not only because they offer a great product, but because they also give back every step of the way. Each #TMSelects package includes a S’well bottle, which keeps drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours. Check The Motherhood’s blog on May 9 to learn more about S’well and why they were Emily’s top choice for #TMSelects, and now a favorite of everyone at The Motherhood.
Wild Explorers – Shortly after discovering an old high school friend’s new endeavor – handmade kids’ moccasins – Brittnee was eager to learn more (especially with her little one on the way) and introduce the brand and soft-soled moccasins to friends and co-workers. After making the recommendation to Brittney, who quickly checked out a pair of the handmade shoes for her daughter Emmy, we all swooned at the quality of craftsmanship and super smooth, quality leather. Check The Motherhood’s blog on May 7 to learn more about Wild Explorers!
LÄRABAR – When we talked about products we simply can’t live without, Nicole’s immediate response was, “LÄRABAR!” With both gluten and dairy intolerances, Nicole is always thrilled to find a product she’s not only able to eat, but also tastes great. She introduced many members of our team to LÄRABAR, touting their variety of flavors and clean ingredients. Check The Motherhood’s blog on May 6 to learn more!
We’re so excited to recognize these outstanding brands and bloggers, and thrilled to be able to do it in such a personal, authentic way! We look forward to the next #TMSelects announcement in late 2015!