From TV reporter to mompreneur

January 16, 2017 3 Comments

From TV reporter to mompreneur

I never thought I would do anything else but report the news. If you would have told me I was going to design nursing clothes for breastfeeding, I would have never believed you!

The last 9 years has been quite the experience. The news biz has taken me to Nebraska, Arizona, Florida and Tennessee. 

I have stories that could entertain you for hours. I could tell you about my extremely mortifying mistakes on live TV, the gruesome crime scenes, the wildfires, the tornadoes, or my favorite story inside a maximum security prison.

I even got to play a "reporter" on the ABC show Nashville. I lucked out because the show wanted "real" reporters and I worked for the ABC affiliate in Nashville!

It was an amazing experience, and I got to tell incredible stories, but now I’m pursuing another dream: owning my own business while having more time to stay home with my son.

As a nursing mom, I wanted to see better options for nursing clothes - especially cute, flowy styles that you could toss in the washer and dryer. 

I thought it would be easy. I thought I would find some fabric, hire a pattern maker, and start production! Well, that process lasted nearly two years!  

It's been a long road, but it's been so fun! I've loved learning about something completely different, but my favorite part has been meeting other moms. 

It's an absolute HONOR to support breastfeeding moms. Breastfeeding is amazing, but it's also hard! So, if somehow this makes someone's life easier, or makes one mom feel better about herself - that would be more gratifying than anything else I've done!

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Here's a look back at my years in news:

I don't miss these freezing live shots!

 

Anchoring in Nashville. Pit Boss from Animal Planet was one of our guests. 

 Interviewing Erin Brockovich for a story about water pollution in Orlando. 

Freelancing in Tampa. 

 

One of the episodes from Nashville!

 



3 Responses

Elaine Lilak
Elaine Lilak

January 03, 2017

The ?? Are smiley faces…that is how they show up…

Elaine Lilak
Elaine Lilak

January 03, 2017

So excited for you Quinn!?Wishing you big success!??

Laura Strelzin Bagley
Laura Strelzin Bagley

January 03, 2017

So excited for you Quinn! And excited to try out this line soon!

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Sizing

All of our designs fit true-to-size with an over-sized/relaxed fit (which compensates for extra weight and a larger chest). So, don't size up. If you're between sizes, size down. If your bust is one size, waist is another, and hips are another, then choose the middle size.  Usually your dress/pant size (4/6, 8/10, etc) is the best measurement to follow.

Tanks: Our clip-down tanks are form fitting but not skin tight. If you are a size DD or smaller, order your regular size (S, M, L, etc). If you're larger than a DD, then you would wear our "full bust" size. Consider both your band size and your current size top. If you have a bra band of 40 (which is a size large), but you typically wear a size XL, size down to a large. We give extra room in the bust for the "full bust" sizes. 

Plus Sizes: We follow a standard U.S. plus chart. Our plus sizes range from 1X-3X. NOTE: Someone who considers themselves an XXL (in misses) is not a 2X (in plus). An XXL in misses is a size 1X in plus sizing. The best way for you to determine your size is to measure your band size (right under your chest), the smallest part of your waist, hips, and follow the chart. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us! contact@nursingqueen.com 

The model below is a true XS (size 2 and 32C). Notice how much room she has in the hips. You can also see the difference between the two sizes. The small is much baggier.