One of our core values as a small business so deeply driven by our community, is to give back what we can. Whenever possible, we enjoy providing support and education for our customers and community members. #CARRYCARES is a project we’ve started in order to support some of our favourite Toronto-based non-profit organizations and programs. Our first initiative was in support of Women’s College Hospital’s Mental Health Program, which took place over the course of the COVID-19 shutdown.
For 2020, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 10th - and it will certainly be new territory for this holiday. Although we are now practicing physical distancing, there are many ways to celebrate the mom-to-be or new mom in your life and give a thoughtful gift.
To help you out, we've rounded up a gift guide of thoughtful and practical gifts that will show this mama that you care and appreciate them!
At Carry, we get tons of requests for baby shower dresses, and though we are now staying home, getting together virtually with loved ones near and far will help them feel like a part of this big moment in your life. So here are 6 tips to host (and enjoy!) your own virtual baby shower from home.
Pat and Kat Gillespie, the mother-daughter team at Carry Maternity in Toronto, share what makes their relationship work so smoothly. Any fireworks they create together go into the beautiful and easy-to-wear designs for their Carry label, as this duo knows how to treat each other’s ideas with respect.
What is your love language? How do you show love and how do you want to be shown love? Pregnancy is a time of deep connection between partners, but you can quickly lose yourself and your relationship in the demands of parenting.
Getting away during your pregnancy will allow you to have a moment to relax before your baby joins you. The tradition of a getaway while pregnant can take many forms: a romantic trip for two, a relaxed staycation, a visit to somewhere warm, or heading to a city you always thought about touring. Whatever you decide to do, a Babymoon is a chance to relax and enjoy before embarking on your new chapter in life. It’s a time to slow down and take a breath, to really enjoy your pregnancy and all that is yet to come.
Lift: the bra project organizes drop off locations across the city of Toronto for women to send their gently used and new bras (like that one that still has the tags on it at the back of your drawer…) to shelters around the city. Bras will end up with the YWCA, Jessie’s Centre, Sistering, The 519 and others.
As we close in on the final days of the decade, your calendar is likely filled with holiday parties, dinners with family, and gift exchanges. Although staying home where it's warm & cozy with your baby bump is enticing, the invites start to pour in, and the question remains the same: what are you going to wear?
At Carry Maternity, we love supporting moms with information. We often see that receiving encouraging advice is one of the greatest forms of comfort. That's why we’ve rounded up a few tips on how you can practice giving this holiday season, with our Maternity & Nursing Holiday Gift Guide for 2019.
The annual 'Share The Warmth' Coat Drive takes place during the month of October, and is hosted by Carry Maternity. It is our way of supporting young mothers as we head into colder weather.
Make My Belly Fit was founded by Ben McHugh, a father of four, based in Montreal. His proudly Canadian brand is dedicated to providing families with an easy solution for pregnancy and baby-carrying during our cold Canadian winter months. The Make My BellyFit panel creates a maternity jacket out of your own jacket. It's a jacket extender that simply zips right in.
Carry and Ben chat about the initial inspiration behind the panel, and balancing both being a father and entrepreneur.
We sat down with Pat & Kat, Owner and Creative Director, to talk Mother’s Day plans and their off-duty relationship.