In these crazy economic times I thought there must be ways we all could get a bit of a break—the small business owner and the consumer. Below I've rounded up a list of shops owned by some great Mamis who are extending fabulous discounts to Latina.com readers. All of these ladies are pretty extraordinary, juggling motherhood as well as their own businesses. So sit back, click away and support Latinas who are following their dreams...all while saving a little dinero.
Books, infant & toddler clothing, quilts, bilingual baby shower invitations
15% off discount using this code: LM20109101 (good through January)
Latin Baby, which supports Latina artists and work from home moms, is run by Monica Olivera-Hazelton and she is one busy Mami. Aside from her great shop she also runs the Latin Baby Book Club and sponsors the Latino Family's Holiday Gift Guide which will connect you with great gifts created by Latino artists. Somehow she also finds time to write her own personal blog, Mi Cielito Lindo.
Los Pollitos Dicen
Onesies, bibs, hats, T-shirts with cute pollito sayings
25% off discount using this code: Latina08 (good through January)
Carrie Ferguson Weir is the proud Mami behind this adorable clothing line. A Jersey girl like myself and a Cubana, Carrie has her plate full blogging at Bilingual in the Boonies and at The Parenting Post. In her "spare" time, she also runs two other businesses: Weir PR where she helps small businesses succeed and, most recently, ChiChi & Flaco a designer line of T-shirts celebrating the Latino culture (enter discount code NOW3 at ChiChi & Flaco for discounts through 12/15).
Award-winning bilingual CDs, plush toys, T-shirts
20% off discount using this code: LatinaMami (good through 12/21/08)
Run by sisters-in-law Nathalie Simmons Jorge and Paula Jorge Guglielmino, these ladies created their company "to help children develop a lifelong passion for learning languages." Their music is entertaining and fun and their latest release, Our Hawaiin Hula Adventure, was selected as a 2008 Parents' Choice Approved Award Winner in the Audio/Storytelling category. Keep up with Nathalie and Paula through their blogs, Raising Cultured Children One Meal At A Time and Professor Pocket Paula & Raising A Bilingual Baby.
Created by Jennifer and Mark Manriquez, Bilingual Fun makes learning Spanish a family activity. Based out of Michigan, the company also offers local families classes in Spanish. Jennifer also blogs and offers up some great tips and resources if you're looking for inspiration or support in raising your bilingual kiddies.
Stuk On U
25% off Teddy Bear and Clown designs with discount code Holiday Treat and free shipping on all other rompers when two or more are purchased with code Baby Deal.
Hope this helps out a little bit with your holiday shopping, ladies!