Thursday, December 04, 2008

FINAL SALE: DEC. 13, 2008

Well, mamas, the time has come. Please join us for:

The Final, FINAL Mothersville Sale
Saturday, Dec. 13

This yard-sale-style clearance will feature all of the remaining inventory (including maternity and lots of nursing bras) as well as store fixtures, furniture, equipment, etc.

Anyone interested in purchasing any of these items in a lot should please contact me in advance of the sale. Everything you might need to open a small retail business is available: clothing racks, wall grids, cash register, credit card processor, and even a giant box of thermal receipt paper.

And of course, if there is still someone out there considering the option of taking the Mothersville torch and carrying it forward, this is your very last chance to scoop up the whole business in one convenient, PODS-sized package.

Spread the word and see you there!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Final Week - Closing Sale

Lemons, meet water, ice and sugar. For the final week of Mothersville's existence, we'll be marking everything* down by the day.

Tuesday, June 24: 10% off
Wednesday, June 25: 20% off
Thursday, June 26: 30% off
Friday, June 27: 40% off
Saturday, June 28: 50% off

Everything in the store will be discounted - nursing bras and tanks, slings, Robeez, Medela pumps and parts, natural health products, cloth diapers, diaper bags, and all those other little things you've had your eye on - but quantities are limited. Once they're gone, they're gone. The online store will not be functional but we can take phone orders.

We'll also be selling the store fixtures, equipment and even the furniture. If there's something you want that doesn't have a price tag on it, just ask!

*Maternity and consignment items excluded - we haven't paid for that stuff yet

Thursday, June 19, 2008

What's Going On

There have been a lot of questions swirling around Mothersville, particularly since the For Lease sign went up in the window. I've been trying to answer the best that I can, but as is usually the case in both mothering and retailing, the future is still largely unknown.

What I can tell you all for sure is this: Mothersville will be closing its current location on Saturday, June 28. Our lease ends this month and that will be our last day of operation at 800 S. Cooper St.

I can also tell you this: I will be re-entering the full-time, corporate workforce on July 1. Anyone interested in the mental turmoil behind that decision can read about it here, but the short story is that it just simply isn't possible for me to continue operating the store.

So what now? I'm still not entirely sure. I have been trying unsuccessfully to sell Mothersville for nearly two years, but I haven't completely given up hope that a buyer may step forward at the last minute. With a job waiting for me, I am able to be more flexible with the purchasing options, and I can also offer the possibility of two other businesses that are interested in collaborating with Mothersville to create a new and unique resource for the mamas of Memphis.

So that's what I have to tell you. What happens next is, ultimately, up to one or some of you. Barring outside intervention, Mothersville will be closing for good at the end of next week. (And speaking of next week, please come by for the BIG BIG SALE.)

We have stayed open for five years on the strength of mothers stepping in at the exact moment they needed to, and that moment is right now. And if that moment passes, I offer my thanks to all of you for getting us this far, for supporting the store and each other, and for allowing us to be a part of your experience as mothers.

Anyone interested in more information about acquiring Mothersville can please contact me at or (901) 272-0081.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Mothers Acting Up

We hope this Mother's Day involves you, lots of love, food, flowers, praise and maybe even some feet rubbing. In addition, we're celebrating moms the world over with Mothers Acting Up, a nationwide organization dedicated to reclaiming the peaceful origins of the holiday. The Memphis chapter of MAU is meeting at Mothersville at 3 PM this Sunday and marching over to Peabody Park for an afternoon of fun and honoring some fabulous local mamas. Costumes and your imagination encouraged! We hope you will join us!

For more information, please visit

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

CYNO: The Gallery at Mothersville

Have a cute baby? About to have a cute baby? Want some seriously
awesome pictures to document said cuteness? Then you are going to
love photographer Lisa Thomas of Kiralisa Photography!

Please join us at Mothersville this Thursday May 1 from 5-9 for our
second ever Cooper Young Night Out event featuring the work of Lisa
Thomas. She's a dynamic artist who puts the magic back in
photography, capturing amazing, thoughtful moments with that
delectable Canon of hers. She's also just a rockin mama (of 3!) in
general, so please stop by and say hello!

See more of Lisa's work here.

Saturday, April 12, 2008


The new season of Rock'n'Romp begins today! If you're not already familiar, this is the third year that a crew of dedicated parents have coordinated a series of backyard concerts featuring the best of our local musical talent in a setting that's kid-friendly without being childish. Mothersville traditionally closes early on RnR days so that we can encourage as many families as possible to attend (and, okay, so we can go, too). To get on the evite list for future events, check out

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Cooper Young Night Out

Please join Mothersville and dozens of other local businesses at the first Cooper-Young Night Out, this Thursday evening, April 3, from 5-9pm. We will be offering mama massages from licensed massage therapists Tammi Jo O'Neal and Lorrie Garcia, both of whom specialize in pre-natal and post-natal massage. Lorrie will also be available to discuss her infant massage workshops and Evergreen Yoga Center's upcoming Hypobirth course. We'll also have some special Night Out deals and treats, so take a relaxing evening break and enjoy all Cooper Young has to offer.

Restaurants and retailers throughout the neighborhood will be offering special deals all evening - click below for the complete list and then come on out this Thursday and the first Thursday night of every month!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Is it Spring Yet?

I put on a T shirt today and started to put on my coat and when I thought that if I wished really hard, I would open up my front door and it would feel like spring.

I wore my coat to work.

In the meantime, I'm doing my best to make my surroundings as springy as possible. Check out these lovelies.

The pink bag alone makes me want to have a second child so I have that much more of an excuse to buy a second diaper bag.


We are marking down our winter gear so be sure to stop in this weekend for your last great winter deals!

Needing to offload that spring, summery maternity dress, pants or tops? We're taking spring maternity clothes for our ever expanding consignment section! Items must be washed and in good condition. 10 items per customer.