Donna and I have been friends for so long, I can hardly remember a time that I didn't know her. I would be a very different woman without her strength, inspiration, and the love that has endured through so many of life’s seasons.
The story of Blessed Nest began just after Donna gave birth to her first daughter. She was determined to breastfeed, but with the combination of a very active and distracted baby, a painful cesarean incision, and the feeling that her own body was working against her, it was seeming impossible to get comfortable and maintain that illusive "perfect latch" while breastfeeding. Stacks of pillows wouldn't stay in place, one of the popular nursing pillows had to be strapped on (leaving her feeling even more awkward!), and the other one wouldn't fit around her without causing more problems than it solved. What all of those pillows had in common is that they made her feel uncomfortable and frustrated, rather than the confident, nurturing mom we both knew she was.
I wasn't a "nursing pillow designer", but I could hear what she needed from the perspective of a friend and a woman. I was able to hone in on the specific ways that those products were failing her, and draw from my skills and experience in fashion and interior design, as a seamstress and a tenacious researcher, to address each issue from a different perspective. The first Nesting Pillow was a gift for Donna; it was made to look and feel beautiful and supportive, and to convey my love for her and my belief in her ability to be a wonderful mom.
With Donna’s 15+ pre-mom years in the Children's Clothing Industry, she and some other incredible people have worked with me to build Blessed Nest into a company that’s able to share the Nesting Pillow with families all over the world. We want every mom who uses one of our pillows to feel like she is receiving the same gift that Donna did, so many years ago.
We nurture moms so YOU can nurture your babies with peace of mind!
President & Founder of Blessed Nest