The Diaper Bag Wrangler was "born" in 2006, when my daughter was about two months old. I remember going out to dinner at a restaurant when diaper duty called. I was in the restroom trying to change a crying infant, and find the diapers, wipes and changing pad in my massive diaper bag. I came back to my husband and said "I need something for this diapering STUFF!" so I designed a small diaper & wipes bag to contain my essentials. That evolved into our Link Loop Diaper Bag with the removable plastic ring so I could hang it from my stroller or tuck it in my regular diaper bag.
Over the last few years, we have truly turned into a true cottage industry business. Everything is handmade, by me, in my home studio. All of the product designs are my own creation and I strive to offer the best in handmade items. Although I do all the cutting and sewing, my daughter likes to help out by modeling the Little Kids Aprons and my husband is my e-commerce muse.
In 2012 I partnered with Sarah from Suburban Social Media and together we launched Elf Outfitters which is owned by The Diaper Bag Wrangler. Elf Outfitters offers creative kits for your Family Elf including themed outfits with inspiration cards and free printables.
Before my life as a stay at home mom, I worked in the printing industry and in merchandising. I attended The University of Kansas School of Fine Arts and have a BFA in Design. I teach children's art at Gymboree Play and Music and also at a local library through the ACPPA Community Art Center.
In 2008 I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. I was 30 years old with no family history of cancer. I had double mastectomy surgery 2 weeks after my diagnosis and started chemotherapy 3 weeks after that. I am amazed by the strength we can find when there is no other choice. You can check out my blog for a candid and humorous account of my treatment, reconstructive surgery and life after cancer.
We live in a quiet little town in the far reaches of the Philadelphia Suburbs.
Special thanks to Caitlin Domanico Photography for many of the beautiful pictures in this website.