Where it All Began
The journey of Mother & Earth began when owner Lynn Ross was pregnant with her first son. In effort to save money after losing her job, she started researching cloth diapering- only to learn there wasn't many options to shop locally around the Lansing area. Along her journey of new motherhood and cloth diapering, Lynn began to really pay attention to the products she used in her home and around her family, as well as their impact on the environment. This sparked an idea, and in July of 2011, the beginnings of Mother & Earth Baby Boutique started in a tiny basement of Lynn's home, focusing on cloth diapers.
A year later, the store grew to a tiny office building around the corner from Lynn's home. Two years after that, another growth spurt led to a little shop in Old Town Lansing, and they knew Mother & Earth had found it's home. Over the years the store continued to grow beyond cloth diapers- offering sustainable toys, organic clothing, safe and petroleum free skincare, and eventually car seats and strollers. Toddler and Baby Music Classes, Messy Monday, and Storytime became beloved weekly events to many young families- and events like The Big Latch On and The Great Cloth Diaper Change brought families from afar to join in the fun.
Where We are Now
As the store continued to grow, a new store home was needed. As fate would have it, in the fall of 2020 a beautiful building around the corner became available- allowing Mother & Earth to stay in the beautiful and vibrant neighborhood of Old Town Lansing that they love so much. Located on the corner of Cesar E. Chavez and Washington Ave., Mother & Earth Baby Boutique's new store front boasts exposed brick, wood floors, beautiful natural sunlight, as well as a sprawling floor plan with new products to discover at every turn.
What Makes Mother & Earth Baby Boutique Special?
From the beginning, the mission of Mother & Earth was to provide natural, sustainable and practical products for growing families. Though their product lines have expanded, they still pride themselves on choosing products and brands that are socially and environmentally ethical, as sustainable as possible, and most of all- safe. Every product has been carefully chosen, researched, tested and used by staff.
Product knowledge is a big part of the team culture at Mother & Earth. Weekly meetings with product research ensures that all employees are knowledgeable about the products they sell. Their goal is to be able to answer any question possible- setting them apart from an online shopping experience where customers can often be left in the dark. When you shop at Mother & Earth, you can be sure that your questions will be answered, and you will be getting the care and attention you deserve.
In-line with their philosophy on product knowledge, Mother & Earth Baby Boutique also has Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians on staff- so all of your car-seat questions can be answered by a professional. Mother & Earth also offers Car Seat Checks with our experts- insuring that your little one is as safe as possible.
Mother & Earth Baby Boutique would not exist if it wasn't for the amazing community of families that have been with us throughout the years. We love watching your families and children grow, and being a part of your journey is such a beautiful privilege to us. We truly thank YOU for being the best part of Mother & Earth.