I'm Kara and I own Little Traveller (www.littletraveller.ca) -- a baby equipment rental company in Calgary. I run the business from home while taking care of my 4 year old and 1 year old daughters. I rent out car seats, highchairs, playpens, strollers... just about anything a family might need for their baby or toddler. I'm also selling and renting the CARES airplane harness for kids that has the same safety rating as a car seat but fits in a tiny stuff sack (sooo convenient!). That's been a big chunk of my business since it was approved by Air Canada and WestJet last summer.
While I'm not over the moon about the accounting side of business, I'm loving the marketing side, especially writing articles on travelling with kids and forging new partnerships and all that fun stuff. I just LOVED designing my business cards -- it's so refreshing to have the final say! Being an entrepreneur is a constant learning curve for me but that's what I love about it -- it keeps my mind sharp(ish) and gives me something interesting to think about while clearing away the dishes and doing the pre-school run. It's amazing what great ideas pop into my head while I'm changing diapers :o)
Next time you travel with your young family, check out baby rental companies in your destination. There's one in every major city across North America.