Why Small Businesses Matter
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Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!
You're IT The Parent Collective!
Three questions with Jessica Hill, founder of The Parent Collective.
Why did you start your business?
The Parent Collective offers evidence-based prenatal and parenting education which is designed to provide information, encourage open discussion, and establish friendships among couples living in close proximity and due at the same time. We hope that couples taking our classes will develop a social network through participation, gather playmates for the little ones on the way and of course, provide that crucial support system that parents so need.
I decided to start The Parent Collective after hearing from countless friends that they spent their early months and years with baby feeling lonely and isolated. My experience was wildly different, having had my boys in the UK where they have a program much like The Parent Collective. I wanted to give a similar feeling of support through education to others.
Quite simply – I don’t know how I would have gotten through the early months of my first baby without my village of moms who got me out of the house, listened to me vent when I was struggling, swap strategies for dealing with the latest feeding/sleeping/illness issues that crop up, and filled countless afternoons with conversation and companionship. Everyone needs that support and I hope that TPC will fill this need.
What is your best-selling product/service?
Our prenatal series is definitely the cornerstone of our offering. The series is taught by Labor and Delivery nurses or Certified Nurse Midwives and follows a curriculum developed in conjunction with medical professionals.
The series topics are:
Week 1: Late Pregnancy & Labor
Week 2: Delivery, Pain Management & Relaxation, C-Sections
Week 3: Breast & Bottle Feeding
Week 4: New Baby Care
We host regular series in person and over Zoom.
All schedules can be accessed on our website here.
How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?
We partner with many local businesses and professionals to provide resources and referrals to our community. Below are just a few members of our valued community in Westport.
- Kaia Yoga
- Perennial Wellness LLC
- Westport Couples Counseling
- Wellness by Katie
- Spark Pediatric OT
- The Daily Doula
- Organachs Farm to Skin
Jessica would like to nominate Kaia Yoga to be featured next!
HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!