Super Six OC Mompreneurs: Stephanie Kelley
Written by Danilae Smith
|City of Residence||Temecula|
|Children||Two daughters, four and seven|
Like many mompreneurs, Stephanie Kelley’s business is a direct result of a challenge she faced as a mom — and in her case, a mom with a special needs daughter. “I would almost have panic attacks while we were out in public because I knew that if I got separated from her, nobody would be able to address her medical needs. I had to be reunited with her quickly,” Kelley explained. “So, I created these wristbands with my phone number and her medical alert on them and I started teaching her to show her wristband if she couldn’t find me. Even before she was talking, she would show her wristband when prompted.”
Named TigTagz, these I.D. bracelets have a cute design, are waterproof, quite difficult to remove when tied properly and have helped countless families with children who have special needs including autism, epilepsy and severe food allergies when separated from parents and guardians. “My heart is just overjoyed when I hear stories of how TigTagz has reunited families,” Kelley acknowledged.
According to Kelley, owning TigTagz is a blessing because she is able to work her own schedule and still maintain fun with her girls and the needs of her business. “I can still respond to customers and business related issues while at the park or hanging out at Disneyland,” she said.