Fairfield County. Every time I meet a woman who dreams big and puts words into action, I admit it, I develop a little girlcrush. I want to know everything about her and what lead to her success. So I decided to feature one mom a month (my Momcrush) on FCC so that I can spread the word about the cool things she's doing. She might be an entrepreneur, an athlete, an inventor or someone who donates ther valuable time to the less fortunate. This month, you'll meet Tania Grant of Stamford, a busy mom of two . She's founder and CEO of Pure Play Kids, a new toy company dedicated to improving the marketplace for children’s products and to provide parents with superior choices for raising their own families. I'm loving everything Pure Play Kids carries. Not only is everything beautiful to look at, the toys and accessories are functional and safe. I was so impressed I decided to give her a call to learn more about how she turned her dreams into reality. Read on for my quick interview with Tania.
What inspired you to start Pure Play Kids?
My husband and I struggled to find creative and healthy alternatives to mainstream children’s products when our son was born. We spent endless hours searching for safe, kid-powered, creative and fun products. We scratched our heads, thinking there had to be a better way to bring our findings to parents and the light bulb went on “Let’s help parents out and take great, unique products into their living rooms.” Pure Play Kids sells awesome products through at home parties right in your living room.
What did you do before this? Worked in finance.
What makes Pure Play Kids different than other toy companies?
Just about everything! Our toys are kid-powered, not battery-powered, so no over-stimulating and annoying lights and sounds. We want your kid to be the creative driver, so we also avoid characters licensed from TV and movies. Our broad product line is comprised of natural, safe, and sustainable products, so there is little plastic. Also, while most toys today are made in China, Pure Play Kids only sells products made in the USA and in Europe, ensuring safety and quality. Finally, we sell through home-parties, not stores so we can show-off the great products!
How do you juggle work and family life?
Laughing, playing and lots and lots of late nights!
Your favorite thing about being a mom in Fairfield County?
Fairfield Country is awesome – We have fantastic, smart and involved parents plus we can play at the beach, hit the zoo or take a hike all in the same day!
Win these cool soy crayons from Pure Play Kids! Just leave a comment below with your favorite Fairfield County winter activity to enter. Don't forget to leave your first name and town. I'll announce the winner on Tuesday.
What's one item you carry that no child should be without?
Our soy crayons! They get us through travel, trips to the diner, the doctor’s office, long waits in line, you name it. They give us a chance to use our creative juices anywhere we go!!
phone: 203 355 0056
To win the soy crayon set shown above, just enter by leaving a comment below with your favorite wintertime activity in Fairfield County. For more details on the crayons, see page 53 of the Pure Play Kids catalog.