This is a very interesting article. For me it also documents the emergence of a strong local base of work at home moms as a growing “niche market” in a fairly rural region. At least Maine seemed to be mostly “Woods” when I was there last summer!
Walk into Blessed Baby Boutique and enter the world of natural parenting. It is the place to go to learn about cloth diapering, “baby wearing,” breast feeding and environmentally friendly baby products made in Maine.
“I found an entire community of women dedicated to natural parenting who all work from home,” MacIsaac said.
Through word of mouth, she got in touch with area mothers making products at home but were stymied in how to develop their small businesses. The idea of the co-op was born.