I am Sherry Aikens 41 year old, married mother of 2. Currently a Entrepreneur and Blogger. I spent many years in the Apparel industry make men’s team sports clothing. I am from NJ, lived in Florida and ended up in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. I currently run a superhero cape company called BabyPop. I am also know on twitter as Babypop.
I see my life in 4 parts.
- Life before I met my husband Jeff,
- After I met Jeff,
- birth of my kids
- after the hardest year of my life.
1993 My husband met him at 23 right after Fashion Design college, right before I was to started my career as the one the ” Maven of the Apparel industry”. Yea, Jeff cause an amazing course correct. I still went in to the apparel industry but decided the long commutes into the NYC were not for me, I want a life with Jeff. So after a year of falling in love, with the one and only love of my life. I started to work for a sporting apparel company doing NFL and NBA jerseys and jackets. I was a assistant designer.. the company I worked for was bought then folded. While unemployed and hanging out.. A company I work with, offered me great job in Florida…so I moved to Miami 2 weeks later. My boyfriend Jeff (later husband followed). We started a new life in FL away from everyone we knew. We traveled and explored, we became best friends. Then 3 dogs, a cat, and 1 amazing son later! 2003 We sold our house quit our jobs and moved north back towards our families. (crazy right.. you would not do that in this economy.
I had a former client hire me and we moved to Philadelphia, I told them I am only with them till I have my next kid. After about 18 months working, I got pregnant, had my darling daughter and she was early..really early. So no work for me, I was a stay at home mom.
It did not last for long, being a stay at home. I started BabyPop.com to help pay for ice hockey lessons and the extras. I am a little TypeA so Babypop was never going to be small.. So as my Daughter slept and my son was at school… I sewed and Sewed. I made superhero capes.
In reflection, I look at those months and ones in the future, as a gift. It made me realize that he and I can get through that, we can accomplish anything.
40 is all sparkles and glitter for me… I take each day as they come and hope I will not be superexhausted.
Love your Love ones everyday.
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Sherry BabyPop Featured on:
Good Morning America, Inc. Magazine, Parenting, Cookie, Parents, Fox News, Urban Baby, Philadelphia Inquirer, HGTV
BabyPop is Rank #60 on Twitter in Philadelphia influence according to twitaholic.com ….in front of Mayor Nutter ..one person can reach a city
Place I have spoken: Pod Camp, TypeAParent