When Tracy Goodson-Mackay gave birth to her first son Ethan, she didn’t have the usual network of doting family members to help out and cook her some much-needed meals.
Like most of today’s families, her relatives are scattered across the globe. So while her living room was filled with pretty bouquets of flowers, her fridge sat empty.
No family, no nanny, no energy, Tracy and her husband did what most new parents do – they ordered take-out. “Sure it’s a quick solution,” Tracy laughs (now), “but it had a painful conclusion. After we ate, we both felt tired and heavy, and worse, our newborn son was up the entire night screaming with horrible gas pains – who knew what I ate would get into my breast milk, and seriously upset the baby?”
That’s when it hit her: “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if people sent healthy (breastfeeding-friendly) catered meals as a gift to new parents instead of flowers?” Thus, Mamaluv was born!
What started as a useful gift-idea for new parents, slowly turned into a thoughtful & helpful gift for elderly parents (seniors), someone undergoing chemotherapy or recuperating from surgery, housewarming, busy professionals, or families mourning the loss of a loved-one.
“Some stories have lifted my soul, and some have left me sobbing at my desk. But at the end of the day, it’s so rewarding to know how little ol’ me, has been able to make so many people’s lives a little easier when they need it most.” Just because you can’t be there, doesn’t mean your heart can’t be!
Thanks to Mamaluv, people can send friends and loved-ones a helping hand from anywhere in the world to anyone in Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia… and soon, hopefully, the world!