🤸♀️Happy Thursday! We are excited to feature the wonderful @thecadensisters on our feed today. Keep reading to learn more about @bellybandit from one of the co-founders, Lori Caden ⤵️
💼Hello, I’m Lori Caden, co-founder of Belly Bandit, a global maternity brand. I started the company along with my two sisters, Jodi and Kari. Belly Bandit was born after my first pregnancy. My sisters were sick of hearing me complain about my post-baby belly. We knew there had to be a better way for women to get their body back after baby. The Belly Bandit Belly Wrap was conceived after years or research, consultation with OB/GYNS and trial and error. By the time my second child was born, we had created our first Belly Wrap and knew we had a product that would revolutionize the industry.
🌱First steps: In 2005, I was buying cat litter when a store employee offered to carry my load, a nice gesture to assist a pregnant woman. The only problem was I had given birth weeks before! Horrified I dropped the bag of litter and went straight home; first I cried and then I called my two best friends –my sisters, Jodi and Kari. The 3 of us were determined to find a solution to my post-pregnancy body blues. After much research and sisterly support, we developed the Belly Bandit® Belly Wrap and the rest is “herstory”!
👩💻Biggest learning lesson: It’s impossible for me to say what the biggest challenge is, but after being in business for so many years, I have come to recognize that it’s how you handle the bumps that really matters.
💬Words of wisdom: “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.”
🍾Biggest accomplishment this year: This has been such an exciting year for us as we introduced our first new Belly Wrap in 10 years, the Luxe! But the biggest accomplishment was getting the Luxe and our entire Belly Wrap collection covered by medical insurance.
✨To me, being an Entreprenista is all about believing in yourself even when you feel like giving up. It’s about being a risk taker and making sacrifices so you can live your life to the fullest!
Are you tired of hearing the word "collab" thrown around Instagram? Yeah, me too 💅🏻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But I am genuinely excited about this COLLABoration with the incredible @diane_mayor 👏🏻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I mean, c'mon, look at that lineup! How could you possibly resist?! 💁⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This November, we're thankful for all the women who have helped us get to where we are today. We say thank you to everyone who has helped empower us to become something bigger than ourselves. We've seen HERdacity grow over the past year and we cannot wait to show you what we have coming in 2020 💪
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I started a woman only group recently. I’ve received support, and criticism. I welcome all of it. I believe there needs to be more safe spaces for women, where they can gather, be heard, and grow. Safe means supported. It doesn’t mean comfortable. I feel there is nothing wrong with a group that excludes some as there are groups out there for those who are excluded, or you could create one yourself. The intention of this group is to learn from one other as women and to grow together, and to gain clarity and insight we can then share. Those who aren’t included in women born as women can gather in their own groups, grow, and share, just as we are doing. I look forward to growing deeper in my womanhood and I look forward to learning from all of you, as well! #radicalfeminist#thereisaidit#isupportwomen#ilovewomen#itwontbecomfortable#getuncomfortable#grow#womensupportingwomen#womencarryingwomen#united#together#sisterhood#matriarchy
The cleanest leave out - ever.
@hairbyanaiss Hair connoisseur, Forest Gate📍
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I love that photography invites us to tell a story that is simultaneously truth with a little dose of fantasy. || @monicamussungo modeling a piece by talented architects @marziah.zad and Mohsen Marizad and assisted by @mata_eu
🌻MEGA FOLLOW LOOP SIGN UPS🌻
@mummassocialengagement has teamed up with some amazing loops over the next week and we would love for you to be apart of it! Signing up on this post will mean you’ll be able to take part in all loops! .
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We had such an amazing time in the mountains at our Fall retreat, that we knew we had to do this again! ⠀
🥁Drumroll please...🥁 ⠀
We will be going to the beach in April for a Business Besties Getaway!!!! 😍🎉🏖️⠀
We believe we need business besties to come beside us to encourage us, brainstorm with us, and dream with us! At this last retreat every single lady experienced breakthrough in their business. ⠀
👉"One thing I keep telling EVERYONE is how actionable and challenging it was."⠀
👉"The retreat EXCEEDED my expectations. Every woman shared their own journey and struggles and challenges, and we leaned on each other."⠀
👉"We dreamed, then made a true plan to make it happen."⠀
If this sounds like the perfect business retreat FOR YOU, we would love to have you join us in 2020! Sign up at the link in our bio to be the FIRST to know when we release tickets and info! You'll be hearing from us soon! 😉⠀
The top 8 things you may not know about me...
1. I spent a month in Germany as an exchange student when I was 16 years old.
2. I had dinner with Ludacris a couple years ago... and I was still the craziest one on the room. 🤣🤷🏼♀️
3. I’m only 5’ tall (apparently I look taller on social media).
4. I’m allergic to most things in life. 🌸 🍓 🍎 🐈 🐶 🌲 🙅🏼♀️
5. I launched my business in 2018 with a dream and a passion. (Aka, a website and zero paying clients)
6. I L-O-V-E music. From Luda to Johnny Cash and everything in between.
7. I can probably still rap most of Tupac’s Wonder Why They Call Ya B****. (What can I say... it was the 90’s!!).
8. I connected with my childhood TV crush on LI a couple years ago (my 12 year old self SCREAMED for joy). Jeremy Licht from The Hogan Family.
9. I mainly eat a vegan diet.
10. I hate shopping. Period. 🙈
Share a fun fact with me below👇🏻👇🏻
When your home becomes a forever vacation ❤️
What will you pack?
I've been taking a course by the amazing @sethgodin and recently had the prompt regarding what to pack on your journey to your next level.
There may be some old beliefs, behaviors, or thoughts you need to leave behind. There are probably some new ones you'll bring with you. Where are you headed and what will you need?
Here's my list, I'd love to hear yours!
-Focus on my goals
Could y’all keep up with this routine? I haven’t done a protein treatment in years 😅
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We’ve got your back, and we’ve also got the back of amazing female entrepreneurs. Shout out to @mutha.hood & @cocoroses.uk 🙌🏼❤️
Sounds crazy until you put some serious thought into it. Science even is beginning to show us what has been "warned" by ancient cultures for thousands of years. Remember, we are ALL beings of light. Even "the ones" in the 4th realm. There is nothing you can do that would take you away from who you are and where you're from. No one is punishing you, except your own mind. Realize this and you've brought your own "heaven" to Earth. We are all beings of light. Working in one system. Kind of like how the cells in our body work together to achieve homeostasis. We are here to bring back homeostasis on Earth. There may be some discomfort along the way... but whatever your spiritual beliefs are, as long as you remember them and strive to give love as much as possible, you cant fall for the silly games the beings in the 4th realm play. They like seeing you scared. But you have NOTHING TO FEAR. You are better than that. We all are. ❤
Wow! When I first look at this pic...what I see is a whole lot of blondes with a couple of spicy brunettes😂💕🤣
But...when I look again, I also see a huge circle of bright light, love, laughter, enthusiasm, and positive, powerful energy🌟💕
You are the 5 people you hang out with the most...true story💯
And 2nd most important thing to remember is:
energy is contagious. 🌟💫⭐️
So let this beautiful brightness wash over me and wrap me up so I can keep my vibe high and eyes on where I am going😍
Not on where I have been!
Life’s short. Kick out the frenemies and keep your circle shiny🎉🌟😍⭐️❤️💫
Have an amazing day everyone! #rocksteady#brightlights#girlganggoals#bossbabetribe