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$5,000 High Five Grant For Moms!

$5,000 High Five Grant For Moms!

HIGH FIVE Grant for Moms™ is a semi-annual $5,000 international business grant competition. Hosted by The Mama Ladder® and Belly Bandit®, this grant provides economic empowerment for mom-owned businesses. Applications for the Summer 2019 Grant are available now, apply here!  Who Can Apply:  There are three simple requirements: You ARE A MOM! This grant is exclusively for women with child(ren) of all ages. This includes first-time expecting moms, stepmoms, and foster moms. You own a for-profit business that offers a valuable product or service. You know the WHY behind your business and are ready to share it with the world.  June 14-28 Applications...

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Moms Who Made It - Liz Forkin Bohannon

Moms Who Made It - Liz Forkin Bohannon

Here at Belly Bandit HQ, a women-owned and operated company, we believe in celebrating the success of all women in business! Our “Moms Who Made It” series is our way of honoring Mompreneurs who inspire us every day. This month we are featuring Liz Forkin Bohannon founder of Sseko, a company that began as a way to generate income for young women in Uganda to continue on to university. The women receive valuable training and create products from jewelry to shoes to gift items that are sold on ssekodesigns.com. At the end of their term, Sseko matches their savings 300% allowing them to pursue their dream of...

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Staying Active Throughout Your Pregnancy!

Staying Active Throughout Your Pregnancy!

We're excited to share this guest blog post from lifestyle blogger and mom-to-be, Kathleen Hurley. When it comes to working out during pregnancy there are a ton of mixed opinions and I’ve been getting a lot of ??? from you guys about what type of workouts to do while pregnant. To be completely honest I haven’t “worked out” in the traditional sense at all this pregnancy. With my first pregnancy, I tried to maintain exercising occasionally and keeping up with the type of exercising that I had enjoyed (pre-pregnancy) like soul cycle & running but I learned pretty quickly my new...

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Sara Haley's Pregnancy Fitness Tips That Won't Bore You!

Sara Haley's Pregnancy Fitness Tips That Won't Bore You!

Grab your ActiveSupport Leggings and Tanks and get your "move on" with Sara Haley!  As a pre/postnatal exercise specialist, I often hear moms-to-be complain about the lack of “ab exercises” available to them. “Sara, they are all so boring!” Well, this is somewhat because we don’t want to overuse or over tighten our abdominals during pregnancy because they need to be able to separate with ease as our baby grows. When we fight it, we can sometimes end up with a condition called diastasis recti, which can often make postpartum recovery more challenging. Our ab workouts are also limited because some of the most...

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