Smiling woman holding a sleeping newborn on her shoulder
Meghan from Illinois
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Meet the Moms: Introducing Meghan

Meet Meghan from Illinois

Meet Meghan, one of the upchoose moms using our consignment service to sell back organic baby clothes her son Harrison outgrew. Not only she earns on great quality items that were only used a few times, but she also reduces clutter and helps make organic quality more accessible to other families. You can follow her on Instagram @megseblake

What’s your name?


Live in? Grew up in?

Spent much of my childhood in Chicago, before moving to Chapel Hill, NC for a number of years. Now back in my hometown of Chicago!

You’re the mom of...

...our son Harrison, who turned 2 in June!

Smiling woman holding a sleeping newborn on her shoulder
Meet Meghan and Harrison

What made you want to be more careful about things you were buying for your house or your kids? Was there an “aha” moment or specific event?

My mom taught us at an early age the value of using organic products, be it detergent, lotion, food, etc. It made sense for me to be conscious of the same things with our child because of those lessons.

What are some benefits you have seen over time, are there things that worked well for you?

Peace of mind is a major benefit. I have enough things to worry about as a new mom. Not having to constantly stress over what my child is putting on or in his body takes a load off!

Any tips you'd like to share with moms who just heard about these issues and trying to figure out the first steps?

Ask for help! I went to a lot of my mom's friends and family members for tips to make my life easier. They were always happy to share!

You’ve used UpChoose to sell back organic baby clothes that your son outgrew. Why did you decide to do it and how did you feel about that experience?

Up until about a few months ago, I didn’t want to part with Harrison’s baby clothes, because there was still a possibility of us having another child. Now we have made the decision that our family is complete with the three of us (and our dog). So I can finally let go of these precious clothes, with the exception of a few sentimental pieces. I wanted to have the opportunity to share these lovely, organic clothes, with other new moms since they should be enjoyed more than once!

One year old boy
Harrison wearing a cute Hanna Andersson outfit that Meghan sold back to UpChoose

What would you tell other moms who consider doing the same but like to hold on to their baby's clothes?

I’d say that holding on to a few items is a great way to go, but as your child grows, you need the space! And you are not just dropping off a bag of clothes somewhere; you are making a decision to send your clothes to a new home, for a new family to enjoy.

What’s most exciting to you about being part of the UpChoose community?

I think it’s always special to find people that can share your story, which is why mom groups are so helpful; motherhood can be very isolating and it’s necessary to know that you are not alone. UpChoose is yet another wonderful group that really reinforces the idea of a community. I need all of the help I can get!

❝ I have enough things to worry about as a new mom. Not having to constantly stress over what my child is putting on or in his body takes a load off!❞

Favorite activities or games you play with your baby?

Long walks to the park and dance parties.

If you could have any superpower what would it be?

Manipulate time. I would love to have the ability to go back to some early moments and witness them all over again. 

Favorite movie?

Singing in the Rain. 

Favorite song?

These Arms of Mine.

Dream place for a vacation?

Lake Como in Italy looks pretty nice…

Favorite dish?

My husband makes THE BEST Cacio E Pepe. 

Meghan is using UpChoose to sell back organic clothes her son outgrew, earning extra dollars while decluttering. If you want to sell gently-used baby clothes to us, visit www.upchoose.com/sell to order your return kit.

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