Rose Campbell is a local mom of 5 and the co-founder of a new business, The Stork’s Warehouse, that offers gift boxes for every trimester of pregnancy, including postpartum, breastfeeding, and newborn. What we think makes this business special, is that it’s mama owned (Rose runs this business with another mom, Jennifer Jeppson) and that Rose and Jennifer are both advocates of motherhood and birth professionals that met through the doula community. So, these boxes are not only hand curated by moms, but also doula approved! Their boxes are the perfect gift for a pregnant friend or new mom, and also a great way to treat yourself during pregnancy!
So, we sat down with Rose to talk about all things mom life and to learn more about The Stork’s Warehouse and the inspiration behind starting this new business.
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in the Katy/Houston area?
I was born and raised in Katy, TX.
How many kiddos do you have and how old are they?
I have 1 boy and 4 girls. They’re 6, 4, 3, 2, and my youngest is 1.
What’s your favorite thing about raising a family in the Katy area?
I care a lot about the schools my kids attend, and I just love that Katy has a really great educational system.
Greatest Gift about being a mom?
To me, one of the best parts of being a mom is the end of the day snuggles and I love you’s. It’s just a blessing to get to watch them grow into these amazing little people.
Least favorite mom job?
My least favorite chore is cleaning and laundry- it never ends!
Best mom hack that makes life easier?
I have Busy Bins for each of the kids. I fill a tin lunchbox with magnets, stickers, and some Duplo Legos to take on-the-go and have a special basket at home with Water Wows, reusable stickers, special snacks, and lift-the-flap books. Busy bins are great for travel, restaurants, or when I just need to get some things done. They also really came in handy when I was busy nursing a newborn or just needed some peace and quiet for a bit. The trick to making them work is to only have them out at the designated times and then
putting them away right after.
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
People are constantly surprised by how young I am, after they hear about the successful businesses I have run and the number of children I have!
Tell us about The Stork’s Warehouse! When did you begin this business endeavor?
We’re a brand new business; we just opened in 2019! The Stork’s Warehouse is all about offering parents great products, at great prices that they can trust because they’ve been tested by people who are not only mom’s, but doulas too.
What products or services do you offer?
We offer gift boxes for every trimester of pregnancy, including postpartum, breastfeeding, and newborn with several new boxes in the works. All our products are mom tested, doula approved!
What did you do prior to starting your business?
I’ve spent the last 5 or more years as a doula and, more recently, added work as a Mommy Influencer with Corralling The Campbell’s.
You run this business with another mama, how did you know each other before and what was the inspiration behind starting your own business?
Jennifer and I are both moms, advocates, and birth professionals who met through the doula community. We realized that a portion of the services we were providing our clients including providing them with recommendations for good quality products that fit their needs; from there The Stork’s Warehouse was born!
How do you hope to impact and help moms/pregnant women with your products and baskets?
We’re hoping to take some of the guesswork and stress out of being a new parent and eventually be able to provide them a resource where they can find everything they need in one place.
How does being a mom yourself impact and influence your product selection at The Stork’s Warehouse?
I think of the things that I want to see in a product and apply it to every item we test- we look for quality, good prices, convenience, and ease of use.
Best advice for working moms who experience the inevitable and dreaded MOM GUILT?
Please don’t compare yourself to other moms. Most people put up a good front, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a messy kitchen behind closed doors. Just focus on meeting your family’s needs; that’s all you can really do and is all your children will ask of you.
Who has most influenced you to be the mom you are today?
I was a foster child growing up and was adopted late in my childhood. My mom is of course a huge influence on how I raise my kids, but I’m grateful to be able to say that I had a lot of people in and out of the foster care system that provided me with amazing examples on how to be a good parent.
When parenting gets hard, what’s something you tell yourself that gets you through?
I remind myself that parenting IS hard, especially when you’re doing it right. Good parents make mistakes and apologize. Good parents go-against-the-flow, even when it would be so much easier to let things go and not say what needs to be said, or enforce the rules, or follow through with discipline or promises. Good parents cry. And doubt. And wonder. And pray.
Any event, sales, or products that you would like to share with Katy Moms Network?
We have two specials that start on Monday- our Mother’s Day special is $10 off all boxes. We also have a referral program. Birth and other professionals (medical, massage therapists, chiropractors, etc) that serve pregnant or postpartum women can sign up for a coupon code they will receive $5 for every customer/patient they refer who makes a purchase AND the person referred will receive $5 off their purchase.
To learn more about The Stork’s Warehouse and to shop, check out their social media and website!