MOMpreneur: n. defined as a female business owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur.
Happy Monday Modern Boca Moms! Welcome to our next installment of MOMpreneur Monday, highlighting Florida businesses and brands that were founded by female entrepreneurs and fellow Mommas like today’s Mother Earth Diaper Service.
In honor of “Earth Week” on MBMom, today’s featured MOMpreneur is…Jessica Lopera, owner of MotherEarth Diaper Service!
Tell us a little bit about yourself and why you decided to enter the diaper industry…
When my husband Michael and I were working on a budget for the arrival of our son Esteban, Michael mentioned cloth diapers. He had been a cloth diaper baby because he was allergic to disposable diapers.
I remember being surprised by his request to add cloth diapers to our list for Esteban. So, I spent a good portion of my pregnancy researching and learning everything I could about cloth diapering. I learned that using a cloth diaper service would be a healthier option for our baby, more convenient than buying disposables and even more cost-effective!
How did your business, Mother Earth Diaper Service, get started? Any challenges?
I purchased the diaper service and am now the proud of owner of the only cloth diaper service in South Florida, MotherEarth Diaper Service.
There is a big misconception that cloth diapering is HARD. Or, it doesn’t fit into new parents’ lifestyles. I am now educating parents on making healthy choices for their families, the environment and their budgets.
What is truly unique about your service?
We rent diapers and take care of the cleaning and delivering of the diapers. Our service is a convenience for the working Mom/Dad and a luxury for the stay at home Mom/Dad.
Why should MBMom readers become your customers?
The cost of diapering is significantly lower with cloth. On average, basic disposables are going to cost upwards of an additional $1,800.00 per child compared to cloth diapers.
Premium or organic disposables will cost even more. Cloth diapers will cost about 1/3 of the cost of disposables.
What exciting things are coming up with your business?
Our next cloth diaper workshop will be on May 29th at 1:00 p.m. Doulas of Palm Beaches at: 5155 Corporate Way, Suite F in Jupiter
What you love most about living and working in South Florida?
I love living in the sunshine state being close to the coastline and the beautiful beaches. I also love working with families from all walks of life who live here because South Florida is a melting pot!
Follow Mother Earth Diaper Service on Facebook HERE.
Visit http://www.motherearthdiapers.com to learn more about their services!