We are so honored to feature the gorgeous and talented mega mom Taisja Maxfield. She is the owner of the nursing dress company Harper and Bay. If you haven’t tried out their dresses yet you need to! They are the cutest dresses and you can’t even tell that they are made for nursing that’s why you can wear them even if you aren’t nursing. She has the most fabulous style and she makes motherhood look natural, easy and beautiful. We are so inspired by her and we hope you are too.
HER STORY OF STARTING HARPER AND BAY
After having my first daughter in the winter of 2011, I realized my wardrobe needing help. Not only had my body changed from having a baby but I also didn’t have anything I that was easy to nurse in. I went out to some maternity stores to buy some “breastfeeding friendly” clothes and I hated everything. I didn’t feel like any of it fit my style. I tired to make some things work from my closet but I was sick of anything with too many buttons, stretching out all the necklines in my tees, and I could forget about wearing anything that wrinkled. That summer I decided to start a line of clothing that women would love to wear while nursing and even when they were done.
WHERE SHE GETS HER DESIGN INSPIRATION
I get a lot of my design ideas from my everyday life. I take notes of colors I see in a magazines or a or fabrics I feel at the store and keep them in a little notebook. I want my designs to be clean, comfortable (practical) and current.
HOW MANY KIDS DO YOU HAVE?
I have three kids.
Eden: 6 1/2 (don’t forget the half) She’s my organizer, protector and logical thinker.
Quinn: 4 She’s an old soul and future Broadway star in one. She can make me laugh and pull my hair out all in the same minute.
Milo 18 months, The little man of the family. He keeps busy trying to keep up with his big sisters. Big eater, biter, climber and snuggler
And my husband Brady is the best partner in crime. He keeps me calm and reminds me of what is really important. He is my biggest supporter.
HOW DO YOU FIND BALANCE IN WORK AND LIFE
Now that school has started and I have one in school all day, one in pre-school and one at home all day, so things are pretty busy. I try to section my days into time I spend with the kids and time I spend on work. Some days I spend on more work and others more on the kids. When I find myself feeling too stressed about work I know I need to spend more time with my kids. They remind me of why I started this company in the first place.
FAVORITE MOM MOMENT
I love bath time! I love scooping up my kids after they are all fresh and breathing them in. IT’S THE BEST!
BEST MOM ADVICE GIVEN
Try to be present, Don’t compare and it won’t last forever.
Hard to pick just one but one quote I loved after having my kids is by Hermann Hesse, “ If I know what love is, it is because of you”
You can visit Harper and Bay’s Website HERE
Thank you to Taisja for letting us feature you! We loved peeking into your life as a busy working mom. Have any of you thought about starting a business? Let us know in the comments below!