Welcome to "From Mini to Moose", a company founded around the NICU community. We are so happy you have stopped by! We would like to introduce ourselves, and give you a little back story on how this company was founded.
Colleen Mager & Samantha Evans
What We Do:
From Mini to Moose is a unique shop founded by two NICU Moms looking to help other parents and families within the NICU Community.
Our Back Story:
In college we were acquaintances who dated college roommates, and were in the same circle of friends. Fast forward a few years, we both married those same college roommates, and were expecting little girls! Samantha was expecting her first at the same time as I was expecting my second. In March of 2016 Samantha gave birth to her daughter Madison at 27 weeks. Ironically, a month later, I too found out my pregnancy was going to result in a premature birth. During this stressful time period I had reached out to Sam with many questions about what to expect in the coming months, and she became a true confidant, and friend.
The Evolution of "From Mini to Moose":
After adjusting to life with a preemie, we both had a strong desire to become more involved in helping other families and relatives within the NICU community. Many times, while in the NICU, family and friends would ask how they could help. While nothing could take away the ache in your heart while you waited for your preemie to grow big and strong, the idea that family and friends could help give back to the NICU community helped ease the heartache. Wanting to give others the chance to give back, we created "From Mini to Moose - Special Delivery".
The "From Mini to Moose - Special Delivery" project allows us to donate seasonal onesies to local NICU's. The money donated will not only be used to purchase supplies to make the onesies, but each year the leftover donation dollars are given to a different NICU. We hope that the money donated will help humanize the NICU experience the best it can, to help fellow NICU parents make it through the NICU journey with a little bit more peace of mind.
Are you also interested in giving back? See our Facebook page for more information! where we donate custom onesies to the local NICUs (for more information visit our Facebook Community page).
The last piece of the puzzle:
Family members searched for ways to give back to us in our time of need, and while we were very thankful for gestures, there is just only so much lasagna one can eat! Thinking back, we would have loved to have had a shop that we could send our families to, we could get 'thank you' gifts for our superheros, our NICU nurses, and that we could purchase custom preemie onesies. Since it didn't exist, we decided to make one ourselves!
Long behold our shop "From Mini to Moose", we hope you enjoy your shopping experience!
Your Fellow NICU Mommies
- Colleen & Samantha