In an effort to support our #BuildYourVillage philosophy, we are launching a brand new series highlighting individual and inspirational members of our Mommy & Me community. Today we are so excited to feature the amazing, Caitlin Crosby Benward, Founder of The Giving Keys, Mama to 20-month-old son Brave, and member of our Tuesday Toddler & Me Group!
Caitlin and Brave have been taking our Mommy & Me/Toddler & Me classes since Brave was around 2 months old! After class this week, Caitlin took time out of her super busy schedule to sit down with us and answer a few questions about her journey as a new mother and the company she launched nearly 10 years ago!
“Giving Keys is a jewelry company and lifestyle brand where we employ people that are trying to transition out of homelessness to engrave inspirational words like hope, love, faith, dream, breathe (which us mamas need to do!). The whole premise is you get the word that you need in your life and you embrace it, but then you have to pass it on to someone you feel needs it more than you, and then tell them they need to pass it on to someone that needs it more than them, so it’s a whole pay-it-forward concept. We’ve been around for about 10 years. I started making them when I was doing music full-time, and I started selling them on tour on the merchandise tables and then The Giving Keys started selling out more than my CD’s!” - Caitlin Crosby, The Giving Keys
Check out the short video clips below to get to know a little bit more about Caitlin, her new favorite philosophy in life and the one piece of advice she has for ALL new moms!
Caitlin’s Favorite Sing-Out-Loud In the Car Song:
Worst Meltdown Moment:
Caitlin’s Best Advice To New Mothers
We Asked Caitlin, “On A Scale of 1-10, How Valuable Has Being A Part Of Our Mommy & Me Group Been?”
ATTN MOMS: As a special Mother's Day gift to all our Mommy & Me friends, Caitlin is offering 20% off one purchase per customer through the ENTIRE month of May when you use code: PUMPMAMA . Now you can pay forward your love and appreciation with the perfect gift for yourself or someone else in your #MommyVillage
To learn more about The Giving Keys and Caitlin's inspiring story check out the videos below:
We want to know your sing-out-loud in the car song, your worst meltdown moment, your best piece of advice! Let’s connect and build our village together! Please comment below!