From meal-prep and snack delivery to providing childcare solutions, these women-owned businesses in LA are game-changers
There’s pretty much nothing a mom can’t do and these LA moms area a great example. The women featured here found a need in the community and set about providing a solution—be that a service that will drive your kids to school or an organic DIY lunch kit that will have your kids eating veggie on the regular. Read on to get inspired!
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Sunnie Co-Founders Katy Tucker and Lisette Howard are really into food. You might say that their friendship simmered over their mutual love of all things culinary. Both love cooking—especially for their families—yet both utterly loathe packing lunches. When it came to their kids’ lunches, each day felt like climbing a mountain. Some days, they’d make it to the summit and other days—most days—well, they didn’t. See why we love their snacks here.
Chriselle Lim and Joan Nguyen created BÜMO ("parents" in Korean) to help millennial and Gen-Z parents streamline their lives, work on advancing their careers and find support from like-minded parents. It started with an idea for a co-working and child care space for parents has morphed into a support system and more.
Kendra Greenberg Photography
Mom Kendra Greenberg knows how tough it is to photograph kids. With three of her own, she has the experience you need to tackle photographing a temperamental toddler or moody tween. She specializes in photographing newborns and families while making the experience as low stress as possible. You can find all her picture-taking tips here and check out her website to book her for your next family photo shoot.
Sap + Honey
Located in Sherman Oaks, Sap + Honey is a mom-owned children's clothing and gift boutique that opened its doors in October of 2017. Started and run by Kathryn Perlin, Sap + Honey prides itself on selling handpicked goods from some of the most reputable brands all over the world and locally. You can find adorable kids clothes up to size 10 and a growing collection of looks for mom as well. One of our favorite places for gifts in LA, you can shop online or in-person.
Tumbleweed Day Camp
A consistent favorite of Tinybeans' families, Tumbleweed Day Camp is owned by Liz Kimmelman and has been in business for over 65 years. Totally unplugged, these camps explore 100 private acres of Los Angeles where kids learn how to be their best selves through play. They've got you covered for spring break camps and summer camps for kids ages 4 and up. You can read all of Liz's expert advice on day camps and out their programs here.
Rene Dua, M.D., who founded and was the chief medical officer for Heal has started a new venture in the health industry. HeyRenee is a personal care concierge that is like a “best friend” that helps chronic disease patients achieve better health and live their best lives.
Founded my mom Joanna McFarland, HopSkipDrive is a kid transportation service that books reliable and safe rides to get kids to school, lessons, sports and home again. Rides are tracked in real time so that you know where your little ones are at all times and rides are guaranteed even with as little as 8 hours notice. Check them out here.
Super Mamas Podcast
Sisters Bricia Lopez and Paulina Lopez are both LA moms and together they host the Super Mamas podcast (and is one of our must-listen podcasts for LA moms). It’s a judgement-free zone where they share personal experiences with motherhood, family, friends, and life, and interview cool super mamas and mamacitas in the community. Listen to them on Spotify or via Apple podcasts.
Prep + Rally
Dini Klein is the mom behind Prep + Rally, a family-friendly meal prep subscription service. They take the Sunday meal prep game to a whole new level each week by giving busy families unique, easy to follow, affordable, and flavorful recipes to prep. Those staples then break down to four fully prepped meals throughout the week. What's not to love? Check out their program here.
Sustain LA is a certified, woman-owned small business, and was the first zero waste refill station in LA dedicated to disrupting the concept of convenience. At this store, you can refill or find in bulk for your daily necessities—soaps, shampoos, conditioners, cleansers, plus ingredients to DIY. Bring your own refillable containers, or check out theirs when you’re there.
5214 Monte Vista St.
Otherwild Goods offers an array of refillable bulk home cleaning and personal care products plus lo-and-no-waste reuseables under the moniker Otherwild General. This queer-identified woman-owned store, design studio and event space is dedicated to producing goods made within an ethically-sourced supply chain.
1768 N. Vermont Ave.
Additional reporting by Kate Loweth