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Madi Mo’s Bows Mom Monday Giveaway

Maureen, founder of Madi Mo's Bows, & her family

Sugar and spice and everything nice – that’s what little girls are made of! We think part of that “nice” is the fun ways you can dress your daughter from her head to her little toes and nothing makes a little girl cuter than a colorful bow, bright flower or stylish hat!

Recently I was at children’s birthday party and the birthday girl had the most darling bow in her hair. When I commented on it, her mom said that it was from Madi Mo’s Bows. I took my Kolcraft curiosity to the web and found the website full of all kinds of bows! There are bows, headbands and hats that range from team spirit bows to flower hats and headbands to customized bows! At Kolcraft, we fell in love with these creative bows and had to share them with our Kolcraft fans. (YES! there is a giveaway!)

Thie birthday girl sporting her birthday bow from Madi Mo's

Maureen, we love your chic fashion for little girls. Madi Mo’s Bows was born from a challenging time in your parenting journey. Can you tell us about the start of Madi Mo’s Bows?

In 2006, our daughter Madi was born with a hemangioma on her nose. In order to control the growth, we had to go through multiple drug treatments that left her housebound with a low immune system. I started making hair bows for her to help pass the time. By the time we were able to get out again, I had so many people commenting on her bows that I thought, why not design some for others? So I took a break from my job as a labor and delivery RN to spend more time with my young children and expand Madi Mo’s Bows!

Where do you find inspiration for the colors and styles of your bows, hats & headbands?

Literally everywhere! I think little girls are so fresh and fun and I like to show that in my work. I design hair accessories around my taste and what I would dress my daughter in. Where do most of my ideas really come from though? My customers – believe it not. I really enjoy doing custom orders. It opens my eyes to color and pattern combinations I would never had thought of! Customer input is invaluable to my work!

What has the creative process of  Madi Mo’s Bows taught you about being a mom?

Balance and persistence! Being a Mom who works out of her bow studio (aka- basement), I’ve learned some days are harder to balance it all than others. I try to appreciate the small every day things with my children, but also savor the time I can “escape” to the bow studio and let my creative juices flow!

Any advice for moms who want to start a business?

Do it! Start small, with friends and family and grow from there. Develop a web site if possible. The internet is amazing! The ability to connect with so many people via a website or social networking site brings the world to your doorstep. Do something you love, but remember your priorities of being a mom first and keeping balance within the household.

Now for a quick glance into Maureen’s life. :)

Maureen's Office

What is the one thing you look forward to everyday? Seeing the kids when they first wake up and just being a Mommy.

What’s your guilty pleasure? To be honest? I love strolling through the aisles of TJ MAXX and Marshalls. You never know what kind of treasures you’ll stumble upon there!

If you had a “free day” with no commitments or obligations, what would you do with it? Well, I’d say if money was no object- a trip to the day spa would be top on my list! I did see the local nail salon just installed kids pedicure stations- oh no!! This could be dangerous! Haha!

What is your favorite activity with kids? I love going places that allow them just to be kids! This summer we’ve taken quite a few trips to the Morton Arboretum in Chicago and just explored Mother Nature! In the winter, we go to the local children’s museum– they love it there!

If someone was going to write a book on your life, what would the title be? Busy Days with Babies and Bows!

Madi Mo’s Bows GIVEAWAY!

Madi Mo's Bows Giveaway

We know you will love these bows so we are giving you a chance to win some! We will be giving away two Madi Mo’s Bows prizes; one customized bow made just for the winner and the Madi Mo’s Bows sampler pictured here.

It’s easy to enter!

Visit Madi Mo’s Bows and leave a comment about your favorite bow on Baby Matters Blog. This is mandatory to be entered in the contest.

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    Contest closes at midnight CST on Thursday, July 22.

    Posted July 19, 2010

    by MichelleH

    52 Comments

    52 Responses

    1. Nichole says:

      I really love the Pink Blue Curly-Q piggies. They are so cute! :o )

    2. Nichole says:

      I like Madi Mo’s Bows on Fabecook (Nichole T.) #1

    3. Nichole says:

      I like Madi Mo’s Bows on Fabecook (Nichole T.) #2

    4. Nichole says:

      I follow Kolcraft on facebook!

    5. Aimee Madej says:

      I love the deluxe layered bows. My daughter has quite a collection of bows, but nothing like these. She enjoyed browsing through Madi Mo’s website with me, and especially liked the cupcake and ladybug bows. I also follow Kolcraft on facebook.

    6. Michelle says:

      Nichole & Aimee –
      Doesn’t she have a great website? You can get lost in it!
      Thanks for entering our contest!
      Michelle

    7. Rebecca says:

      LOVE the Sox Curly Q! Everything so cute but the Cubs stuff! LOL JK Also “liked” Madi Mo’s Bows on Fabecook!

    8. Laura says:

      I really like the purple green white & pink dotted deluxe bow!

    9. Michele says:

      My favorite is the Birthday Bow!! = )

    10. Michele says:

      P.S. I like Madi Mo’s Bows on Facebook!!
      = )

    11. Jenna says:

      I love the Small Layered Multicolored bow! So cute!

      jenna@momsbalancingact.com

    12. Jenna says:

      I’m a fan of Madi Mo’s Bows on Facebook – Jenna G.

      jenna@momsbalancingact.com

    13. Rachel says:

      I like the baseball bow because we are a baseball family!

      P.S. I liked on Facebook too!

    14. Jenna says:

      I’m a fan of Madi Mo’s Bows on Facebook Jenna G.

      jenna@momsbalancingact.com

    15. Jenna says:

      I ‘like’ Kolcraft on Facebook – Jenna G.

      jenna@momsbalancingact.com

    16. Jenna says:

      I follow Kolcraft on Twitter – @mombalancingact

      jenna@momsbalancingact.com

    17. Erin says:

      I follow Kolcrafton FB.

    18. Erin says:

      I follow Maddie Mo’s on FB

    19. Erin says:

      I love any thing with a flower! My fave is the md tan brown pearl center on brown with crochet headband!

    20. Michelle says:

      Rebecca,
      It’s a good think Random.org is picking the winner because as a Sox fan, I LOVED your comment. :)
      Michelle

    21. Lisa says:

      Brooke wore the sox bow to the Sox game she got compliments from workers in the Sox store wondering where she got it.

    22. Michelle says:

      Lisa – they should hire Maureen to make bows for the store!

    23. Shannon says:

      I love the brown layered cupcake bow!! It’d be great for my niece!!

    24. Shannon says:

      I am a FB fan!!

    25. Becky says:

      I love the butterfly embellished and ladybug embellished. I am a fan of Madi Mo’s Bows on facebook and also a fan of Kolcraft. I LIKE both!

    26. Jen says:

      I like Madi Mo’s Bows on Facebook.

    27. Jen says:

      I follow/like Kolcraft on Facebook

    28. esther says:

      I like the Ellie!

    29. esther says:

      Follow Kolcraft on FB!

    30. esther says:

      Liked Madi Mo’s Bows

    31. esther says:

      Liked Madi Mo’s Bows-2

    32. Julie L says:

      Pale green small flower with clear stone center hair clip

    33. Julie L says:

      fb fa of Kolcraft-Julie L

    34. Sara says:

      Oops, I think I submitted my entry wrong the first time I did it! I am a Kolcraft fan on Fbook and just “liked” Madi Mo on Fbook. My favorite bows? A toss up. I love the “big sis/little sis” bows – thinking of my two little girls on that. But the Chicago Bears bows are so cool too…and since I think we are going to training camp at least one day this summer, that would be an awesome way to show our spirit!

    35. Mia says:

      I “liked” Madi Mo in Facebook months ago. I “like” Kolcraft on Facebook too! Beautiful and such creative bows. I have referred multiple friends to your website! I have 2 little girls and love bows in their hair! SO cute!

    36. Katie Regalado says:

      I love the birthday bow!! May be by her second birthday Grace will have enough hair to wear it!!

    37. Chris says:

      I \like\ madi mos bows on facebook.

    38. Chris says:

      My favorite bow is the hot pink zebra print curly Q with headband!

    39. Janine Sullivan says:

      I like the flower clips and the CUBS bows. the cupcake one is great too !

    40. Janine Sullivan says:

      I “like” Madi Mo’s Bows on facebook :)

    41. Janine Sullivan says:

      I like/follow Kolcraft on facebook

    42. I love the one next to the hat and the hat! My daughter has super curly hair. We wear bows everyday and people always comment on her curls! Ill like you on facebook and am following kolcraft on fb too!

      I’d love to feature the bown on my blog too!

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    44. Allison says:

      I love all of Madi Mo’s Bows! And Baby L. was born with plenty of hair to be able to proudly show these off. Beautiful stuff.

    45. Allison says:

      And I told FB that I “like” Madi Mo’s bows!

    46. kelly says:

      I love them all. How I can decide on just one, when she provides such a variety. I am hooked on Madi Mo’s Bows.

    47. Tiffany Christie says:

      I like the the “Ellie” bow….Tiffypoot@aol.com

    48. Tiffany Christie says:

      “like” Madi Mo’s Bows on Facebook ….Tiffypoot@aol.com

    49. Tiffany Christie says:

      “like” Madi Mo’s Bows on Facebook ….Tiffypoot@aol.com

    50. Tiffany Christie says:

      Follow Kolcraft on Twitter ….Tiffypoot@aol.com

    51. Tiffany Christie says:

      Follow Kolcraft on Facebook ….Tiffypoot@aol.com

    52. Michelle says:

      Erin & Allison,
      You are the winners of Madi Mo’s Bows contest! We will be contacting you with more info. Congrats!
      Thank you to everyone who participated!
      Michelle

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