our story

Hi! We are Hillary and Melanie, the Moms and minds behind (g)row and row. 

We became friends and bonded while both pregnant with our first babies. The many walks we took while pregnant included a lot of conversations about our desire to not lose ourselves as we transitioned into motherhood. We had dreams of continuing to do all of the things we loved to do just slightly modified for baby in tow. 

Once our boys, R and O, were born (only 9 weeks apart!) we became one another's biggest ally on our mission to live a self-full life and be great moms. The support we gave each other in our efforts to parent our own unique way was invaluable and we both felt a tug to make our circle bigger. This is when the idea for row was born. 

 

row is a community for self-full parents and families. A safe space for parents raising their children by whatever book they choose (or no book at all!) with the likeminded hope of not completely losing who they were pre-parenthood. row offers parents research, tips, tools, and support for how to continue being you after parenthood. 

One exciting idea lead to another and we opened (g)row, our kid focused brick-and-mortar retail store and gathering space, in collaboration with row. (g)row is more than a store, it is a collection of hand selected items that will truly help make your parenthood journey easier and more enjoyable. 

Thank you for stopping by to learn more about row, (g)row, and our mission to support parents in living a self-full life while raising good, kind, humans.  We hope to see you soon at the store or one of our many events!

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