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BCB Celebrates Mom: Melissa Clayton

By lindsay

BCB celebrates mom EVERY DAY, but in May we BLOW OUT the celebration for Mother’s Day each and every year.  If you haven’t already, check out our Mother’s Day Gift Guide!  It’s filled with some of the best products from mom and women owned businesses.  We’ll be introducing you to the  amazing women behind these brands throughout the month of May.  If you have a mom founder we should meet, send us an email at info@bumpclubandbeyond.com.

NAME: Melissa Clayton

COMPANY: Tiny Tags or on Instagram @TinyTags

KIDS (names/ages):Tyler 16, Trey 14, Tristan 13

WHERE DO YOU LIVE: Acton, MA

How did you start your business?

I started Tiny Tags on my kitchen counter over 10 years ago when I couldn’t find the perfect necklace to commemorate the birth of my son.  I never would have dreamt all these years later it would be my life’s mission – to celebrate the precious gift of a child.

What advice would you give to other moms looking to start a business?

Start small and find a mentor.  I have reached out to so many other women business owners asking for advice and they are always willing to help.

How do you balance mom life and work life?  Is there even such a thing?

Yes there is such a thing and I believe ‘ you can have it all just not all at the same time’. I started Tiny Tag when I was 35 years old and kept it small for many years while my boys were little because I didn’t want to work an 80 hour week.  Now that my boys are older, I am able to work more since they don’t need me the way they used.

Favorite quote/Motto to live by?

Joy is an inside job.

What is your theme song or karaoke song?

“Don’t worry, Be happy” by Bobby McFerrin

What are you hoping to do to celebrate Mother’s Day this year?  Anything on your wishlist?

Every year since my boys were young the only gift I ask for is for them to write me a letter in my journal.  There is nothing more precious to me than their words.

What are five things you cannot live without?

Tyler, Trey, Tristan, Mike and My Dad.

How do you indulge for YOURSELF?

Watching Impractical Jokers

What is the best part about motherhood?

Gosh – everything!  Just watching them grow into these amazing young men.

Funniest thing your kid has ever said or done?

I remember when my 16 year old was 5 years old and he ran outside and pee’d off the front step in our neighborhood – that was pretty funny!.

First thing you will do when the pandemic is over?

Go visit my 95 year old Grandfather.

Is there anything else that you want the BCB Community to know about you?

That I love supporting other women and if anyone ever wanted to chat about small business, please email me at melissa@tinytags.com

Check out the BCB Mother’s Day Gift Guide for tons of great ideas for Mother’s Day…and every day! PLUS, there are some amazing ways to WIN and discounts to be had.  If you’re not following @bumpclubandbeyond on Instagram, CLICK HERE and do that now…there are so many great prizes to win in celebration of Mother’s Day!

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