We are Gina & Melanie – a pair of best friends who are moms. Are we the best moms? Nope. Are we the worst moms? We sure hope not.
Mom shaming is a real thing. Parents often times feel a lot of pressure and judgement from other parents (or non parents) about how they decide to raise their children. You want to formula feed because you don’t want saggy boobs down the road? Cool man! Don’t care. You want to breastfeed strictly to lose weight? Also cool! No judgement here.
We want you to be PROUD of the sort of okay mother you have become. Or you can feel PROUD of being the perfect one!
We sell t-shirts for kids and adults, water bottles, coffee mugs, blankets and grocery bags. Have something you want to see on one of those items? Contact us and we’ll help you out as best as we can.
10% of our profits each month get donated to a different family or child related charity. Have one you want to see featured? Please let us know.
100% of our profits from products under “Logo swag” are donated to our monthly charity.
Check out our Facebook group for exclusive offers. It’s all about helping each other. No mom shaming allowed there! We post links to order our products and also allow you to ask for parenting advice, struggles or vents.
Please feel free to contact us at NSIYMG@gmail.com if you have any questions.
Hi – My name is Melanie and I am addicted to my kids. Who isn’t? I mean, your own kids. Not mine. That would be weird.
I’m a mom who loves snuggling with her kids, but also really enjoys when absolutely no one needs her – or is touching her. My kids love macaroni and cheese (yes, the kind in the blue box) made with the full amount of butter and hot dogs. I try to meal plan, and never wear jeans. Make up is a foreign concept to me and I just started actually caring about my skin. I’m cheap, but know how important it is (as a mom) to take time to yourself.
In a “past life” I worked in Early Childhood and loved it. Classroom, management, Developmental Therapy. My absolute favorite thing was talking to the parents about their kids. Telling them what great activity they were able to do that day. Giving them advice on how to handle less than favorable behaviors.
I lost my job when I was 5 months pregnant with my daughter. I panicked and thought there was no way I could be a stay at home mom. I knew eventually I wanted to do it, but not until I was done having kids and they were all in school. I had tons of time.
After I had my daughter, I loved staying home. I started a blog, an Etsy shop, picked up direct sales…I was all over the place. Then Gina and I had this idea, and we ran with it. My wonderful husband bought me a heat press for Christmas and the rest is history.
I don’t think this little business of ours will stop mom shaming all-together. I hope that we can all come together through our charities each month. I am an open book – so please do not hesitate to ask questions or make suggestions!
I’m Gina – a mom of 2 who used to have a life….a good one. I was a full time hairdresser working 50+ hours a week making great money and looking super stylish. Fast forward about 10 years and life is even better, but I’m broke, can’t remember when my last shower alone was and I look homeless most days. But, despite those short comings, life truly is great. I have 2 adorable, amazing, high energy and too-smart-for-their-own-good kids. My daughter Audrey is a beautiful little girl, that has the ability to go from 5 to 50 in about .25 seconds. My 2 year old son Hudson (no, not named after the River) is a crazy little man with the ability to shape shift between the Hulk, Thor and a total sweetheart all before lunch. They seriously keep me on my toes and I hoped they would help keep me skinny but the macaroni & cheese, pb & j, and corn dog nugget leftovers don’t.
As for my parenting style…it depends on the day. Some days I’m like the most chill, soft spoken mom there is. Imagine crunchy mom meets Carly Simon, that’s how laid back I’m talking. Other days I am on an all out organic rage of fury and on those days I am also kind of tiger mom-ish. Then there are days when I feel like the spawn of Satan himself, a regular ole Lucifer. Those are the days that get me down, those are the days that motivate me to do something like No Shame In Your Mommy Game. Those are the days that I get on mommy pages and Pintrest after bedtime and think “I need to be better, like these moms,” “I should be more organized like her,” “I’m 32, why do I not have my shit together?” Those are the days that I need to be saying “I made it, my kids made it, and I did the best I could.”
I hope our growing community becomes a culture, I hope it helps me and every other mom, dad, step parent, grandparent or whoever may be raising tiny humans to feel proud of what they’ve accomplished so far. Today will start my “I did it” at the end of the day. I hope it’s your today, too.