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Michelle Lloyd is a freelance writer and contributor to MomsCharlotte.com.

  • Buds & Scrubs: a natural approach to skin care

    Ever stopped to read the list of ingredients on your skin care products? When sisters Pamela Boggiano and Jennifer Mazzola did, it prompted them to start Buds & Scrubs, an all-natural personal care company in Huntersville. Their products are honest, natural, and handmade, and will leave your skin feeling beautiful and smelling great, naturally!

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  • Jump for JOY for 1 million tabs

    Charlotte mother Nancy Johnson created the 'Jump for Joy' team with a mission of saving 1 million aluminum tabs from cans to raise money and awareness of the Ronald McDonald House. Those tiny little tabs are easy to overlook, but they can make a BIG impact on the families at Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte!

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  • Smacking down consumerism for a healthier lifestyle

    After founding their health coaching business, Spunky Avocado, moms Amy Taylor and Niki Hitch embarked on a personal challenge they hope will inspire others to live cleaner, healthier, clutter-free lives. Their Suburban Smackdown included a month-long purge, followed by 6 months of buying absolutely nothing new. Could your family survive, and maybe even thrive from a smackdown?

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  • A new guide to family-fun

    Looking for something to do with your children? Look no further than Hulafrog, Tanha Patel's site for family-friendly events, activities and resources in the greater South Charlotte and Union County area.

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  • Need another woman in your life?

    If you sometimes wish you had a clone to get everything done each day, look no further than Metros Other Woman, Sarah Benken's new personal assistant firm designed to help busy individuals get it all done with ease!

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  • Dusting off the paintbrush

    Being an artist can take many forms - from corporate to studio to gallery - and Charlotte mom Shannon Newlin has tried them all. This illustrator and artist has worked in product development and is featured in UPPERCASE Magazine for her surface pattern design. Now she's opened her own company and is selling her artwork directly to consumers.

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  • Gingersnap: for a happy & healthy baby

    Meet the mother-daughter team who are bringing eco-friendly parenting to a whole new level with their shop, Gingersnap Baby. Their goal is to help parents find safe, healthful and functional baby products, and they've got the knowledge and gear to do just that!

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  • Loving the business of berries

    Ever thought of taking the kids berry-picking? Cathy Linn-Thorstenson went one step further and has taught her kids to grow them as well! Now farming is a family business for this local mom, who runs Wise Acres - the perfect spot to enjoy with your entire family while picking fresh berries.

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  • Fine-tuning skills with Fundanoodle!

    While working at Carolina Pad, Charlotte mom April Whitlock had the opportunity to manage, then purchase the Fundanoodle brand, and has been helping to develop motor skills through fun activities in young children ever since.

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  • Need a wardrobe makeover?

    Nothing makes you feel better than walking out of your closet looking put together, and Meredith Tye is ready to help restyle and refresh your wardrobe so you can do just that. Her unique consulting services include organizing and cleaning out clothing closets, compiling outfits, and even shopping. Fashion mom to the rescue!

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