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Me ‘n Mommy To Be: Review & Giveaway

The Des Moines Moms Blog Co-Founders recently had the opportunity to spend some time at Me ‘n Mommy To Be in Ankeny.

Me ‘n Mommy To Be is a unique children’s and maternal retail store where parents and grandparents entrust their pre-loved items to be purchased and loved by a new family.

In 2004, the first Me ‘n Mommy To Be store opened in Ankeny. Five years later, to the date, in April of 2009, Nettie & Nate opened a second location in West Des Moines.

For over 8 years, thousands of people have looked to Me ‘n Mommy To Be for their children’s and maternity shopping needs. From early pregnancy maternity wear to trendy teen clothing, nursery furniture and bedding, baby equipment, and toys, mothers and fathers have found that they can literally save thousands of dollars on their everyday family shopping needs by choosing to shop at Me ‘n Mommy To Be. Those same families have entrusted Me ‘n Mommy To Be to consign their pre-loved items they no longer need for other families to buy. While doing so, those families have made extra money that they use for vacations, savings, in-store credit, or whatever they want! We currently have over 4,000 consignors, which allows our stores to carry a wide variety of items with expedited inventory turn around time.

Owner Nettie Byerly shares, “Our consignors take great pride in the clothes they bring in to our store and we offer only the highest quality kid’s clothing, toys and equipment. At Me ‘n Mommy To Be, customer service and quality clothing and equipment are our top priorities. You can feel confident that you are purchasing or renting only the highest quality items for your family. Why spend more when you can Save Money and Make Money at Me ‘n Mommy To Be!”

We had such a fun time shopping and are grateful to owners Nate & Nettie Byerly for giving us the opportunity to get a head start on our Christmas shopping!

Here’s what we experienced:

The Location:

Store location is super convenient and easy to find with plenty of parking.  It’s so much easier to run in and out of than any mall!

The Ankeny store is located just off SE Delaware Avenue north of the SuperTarget (1690 SE Delaware) and West Des Moines is just off Westown Parkway and Valley West Drive/35th Street (3330 Westown Pkwy.).  They also have a kiosk in the center court on the lower level at Jordan Creek Mall (101 Jordan Creek Pkwy.)

The Store:

Clean, bright, and well organized.  It is easy to find what you’re looking for and they have accessories throughout to easily coordinate complete outfits. There’s even a little playroom for the kids to hang out while mom shops.  We think this should be mandatory in all stores!

The Merchandise:

They carry so much more than new and consigned clothing items.  You can easily find everything you need for the baby on the way and any age and stage after.  It’s the perfect place to find that upcoming holiday attire, birthday outfit, or game day set! We found quality items and name brands such as Baby Gap, Gymboree, Baby Lulu, Stepping Out and others.  Several of the things we both picked up were brand new and still had original price tags attached.  We loved the huge selection of hair bows, headbands, hats, and hair ties to match.

The Staff:

Debbie was the manager working the day we shopped and she was so friendly, helpful and accommodating.  She explained the store layout, consignment process, specials, and upcoming giveaways and events.

The Owners, Nate and Nettie Byerly have been so wonderful to work with and we are so thankful for their generosity in being a DMMB sponsor!  They were so generous in providing us a gift card to shop, as well as a giveaway today!

The Extras:

Me ‘n Mommy To Be isn’t just a “clothing and maternity store” – they offer so much more to their guests.  They feature car seat and other equipment rental, amazing sales, loyalty cards, easy consigning policies and the opportunity to do fundraisers or special events.

Upcoming Events:

Black Friday Shopping

Stores open at 3 am the day after Thanksgiving so add them to your shopping agenda this Friday!

Join Me ‘n Mommy To Be at their Santa Event Dec 1-2:

The 5th annual Santa Event is coming up on Saturday, Dec. 1st at the West Des Moines location from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. and then on Sunday, Dec. 2nd at the Ankeny location from 1p.m. to 4p.m.

The festivities include Santa, Mrs. Claus, Frosty the Snowman, reindeer, elves and the Grinch who Stole Christmas. Its a free event for the whole family. Stop out and enjoy the fun and take care of that holiday shopping!

Find Me ‘n Mommy To Be online, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.  

To help you get started on your Holiday shopping, 1 lucky winner will receive a $25 gift card from Me ‘n Mommy To Be

This post is sponsored by Me ‘n Mommy To Be. While the DMMB team received a $25 giftcard to review, all opinions expressed here are our own. 
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One Response to Me ‘n Mommy To Be: Review & Giveaway

  1. Rachel Wissink November 19, 2012 at 9:25 am #

    I love Me ‘n’ Mommy To Be!  Was just there yesterday– spending a Groupon (that’s another great thing about them)! 🙂  Got some awesome name-brand stuff for my little guy– you can’t argue with GAP clothes and Carters jammies for $6 or $7! 🙂

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