Every once in a while, I fantasize about inventions that would make my life easier. You know, like Whine Out: Spritz it on your whining child and she instantly shuts up. Or Invisi Block: An invisible shield you can activate for your bedroom doorway that keeps your child from wandering in there in the middle of the night. Or, like they had on the Jetsons, a shower/drying combo with a conveyor belt that whooshes kids through.
I’m not sure any of these things will ever happen, but happily there’s a whole lot of incredible stuff out there that seriously makes mom’s lives easier. Few women know this better than Marcy McKenna, an inventor, entrepreneur, designer and mom of three.
Based in Newport Beach, California, she was the first winning inventor on TLC’s Homemade Millionare show for her Style & Go Hair Care Valet, a wall-mounted cabinet for electric hair appliances that’s basically like your own personal styling station. Especially brilliant: You can turn everything on and off with the switch of a button, and there’s a compartment to keep cords under control. It’s slated to debut on HSN July 25.
After meeting McKenna at an event, I was dying to hear about her go-to products, the ones that have made life better for her as a mom. These are her top faves.
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