We Are In!!! Mommy Perks Holiday Gift Guide

It is always a joy to be included in a holiday gift guide.  Mommy Perks is an awesome community and Shara, the owner of Mommy Perks is a true cheerleader for small business.  She is the owner of Mommy Perks and Personal Child Stories, two great sites you should checkout.

I am thrilled to have a place in the 2012 Holiday Gift Guide, check us out on page 5.   Along with Cute Beltz, you will be amazed by the creative, educational and beautiful gifts that are offered by these businesses.  This is the gift guide that will jump-start your holiday shopping!

 Peacock Pottery,The Boys StoreWikki StixSlimy BookwormFatCat PhonicsDaddy BookinsLittle Journey’s WorldJudith RayeTeach MyFlip2BFit, Pea Wee Baby and SwaggerTag

Happy Shopping! –Cute Beltz

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Toddler Belts & Kids Belts

Being a Mompreneur and Why I choose Kids Belts as a Business

I am re-posting my story.  So many, ask me why I choose kids belts as business.  Well, we all find our passion by accident or in my case when I had children.  When it falls into your lap there is a reason why!  As a rule of thumb, I never question why things happen, I just go with the flow and listen to that inside voice and my angels. 🙂  So, here’s my story…..

“Mommy, my pants keep falling down!” Kristen Stevens must have heard that a thousand times from her little girl.  She knew after hearing those same words echoed over and over again, she had to come up with a solution.  The pins in the pants were a nuisance and dangerous, every belt you found was too big for your child’s waist, as a result Cute Beltz was born.

In November of 2008, Kristen, wife and mother of 2 toddlers, launched CuteBeltz(www.CuteBeltz.com), a line of children belts and accessories for children 12 months to 6 years old. “The response has been extraordinary!”, says Stevens.  “Parents are ecstatic about finding a belt that keeps their child’s pants up.” Kristen goes on to add that parents have also shared with her that with each use, they are witnessing their child’s self confidence heighten each time they put CuteBeltz on.

Kid belts are an essential part of a child’s wardrobe.  Not only are kid belts essential they allow a child to develop the motor skills and confidence one needs to figure things out and with a growing number of children with special needs, we found it essential to design a belt, the Velcro belt, which could be used by all children.

As Kristen watch her children develop, she realized that they depend less on her, and begin to develop their own thoughts and opinions.  She knew this was an exceptional product as I watched my little girl put on her belt and I reached to help her and she said, “Mommy, Big Girls Can Do It!”  The joy on her face when she fastened the belt was my Aha! (Oprah’s famous word) moment.  If a belt could make my child this happy, I knew this was a great product.

Kids love the colors and patterns.  Parents have said, “Oh my gosh, a belt! Thank you, now my child’s pants will stay up”.  An educator told me, “I feel so awkward assisting children when they go to the bathroom, this belt is a lifesaver”.  Another pointed out the need and ease-of-use is ideal for children with special needs.

Children have said, “WOW, look at the colors, how cute!”  It is wonderful to know so many parents, educators and especially children love the product.  There are a variety of styles to choose from.  Girls can wear the belts with skirts, pants or even accessorize a dress.  The boy’s belts look great with any pant, i.e. khaki’s, jeans, shorts or dress pants.  Children love adding a little pizzazz!

Cute Beltz are easy to use.  I have found that children love the D-ring belts because it adds another look to their outfit.  Kids also love the Velcro belts because the are very easy to use, especially during potty training and are great for children with special needs.

Cute Beltz continues to expand its product line and will be releasing its fall collection by mid August, so keep an eye out for the new “Cute Beltz for Cute Kidz!”

About Cute Beltz

Cute Beltz, www.CuteBeltz.com, is an online children’s boutique which offers a variety of belts for toddler boys and girls, ranging in age from 12 months to 6 years old.  Cute Beltz products can be found online at http://www.CuteBeltz.com.  Join our Mailing List and receive the latest information on upcoming sales and new products.  Kristen Stevens is the owner of Cute Beltz.  All inquiries and correspondence should be directed to info@CuteBeltz.com.

Have you found your passion and what are you doing with it?

Wordless Wednesday…… CLARITY

Clarity is amazing, when it hits you.  I have been working so hard on my business which I truly love, but sometimes I feel like I am working backwards.  The other day, it hit me that I needed to make some changes because my business was growing quicker than I realized.  If I was to keep up with the pace, what and how was I going to do it.  Then, the big CLARITY hit me like a ton of bricks and I just started doing the happy dance.  It was amazing because when it hits, it provides you with an outlook that you never knew possible.

I know my life has already been mapped out, I just have to open my heart and mind to the possibility which has not always been easy.  I have always felt my angels cheering me on, I just seem to have placed a road block in the path at times.  So, when things changed for the better a few weeks ago, I stepped back and re-examined my life and how I wanted it to play out.  Thus, the big CLARITY arrived on the scene and it has been all roses since that day.  I look forward to what’s to come for this mompreneur, my mind, heart and soul are open.  So, keep watching, Cute Beltz, the belt for toddlers and kids is making phenomenal changes.

Have you had the big CLARITY moment?  Share your story.

I want my order, do you care that I am having a bad day?

I have had many conversations and read plenty of articles on social media business etiquette and what to discuss on social media outlets that represent your business.  Some say, don’t mix business with personal because no one cares if you are going through anything.  I have also heard the other side that it is nice to show your personal side because everyone wants to know that you are human, but can you sometimes share too much?

My question to the readers – If I am having a bad day, do you really want to know?  Or do you just want your order! I can hear some of you saying, save the drama give me my merchandise. 🙂

It goes without saying that personal issues do come up, but I have learned that in business  no one really cares what’s going on behind the scenes.  If you are trying to run a successful business people want to hear how your business is evolving and hear about the great new products you will be offering, right? Tell me if I am wrong, please!!!

Through my business social platforms, I keep it up beat.  I throw a little personal in every once in a while because as a Mompreneur we all have children we are raising and it is nice to have a conversation about all the wacky things are children do.  But most of all, I keep it light.

I want to hear from the consumer and Mompreneurs/Entrepreneurs.  There are so many opinions on the subject, I would love to hear where you stand on the issue.

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Great new belts for toddler and kids coming soon from Cute Beltz!

Honoring the Success of Women, “Beauty and the Beat – Vol. 2: Heroines for Haiti” Charity Event

An awesome charity event, “Beauty and the Beat – Vol. 2: Heroines for Haiti” is recognizing eight women for the success in their respective fields this Friday, March 25, 2011. I am honored to say, I am one of the women who is being recognized for building a successful small business, Cute Beltz.

The event continues to recognize the struggles of Hati and therefore is donating a 100% of all proceeds to The Hip Hop Loves Foundation and Partners in Health’s Zanme Lamaste Haiti Project.

The event will be held at Cielo, 18 W. Little 12th St., New York, NY from 6pm to 10pm. Donations of $20.00 with RSVP.

If you are in the New York City area I encourage you to be apart of this extraordinary event.

RSVP – BEAUTYANDTHEBEAT@DJJONQUICK.COM