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I was recently introduced to Jen Cosco’s brand, MomRemedy by a mutual contact and was super-excited to learn more. I don’t know if the rest of you have gotten really invested in your cleaning products since COVID, or it’s just me? Maybe it’s all the time I’ve been spending at home with my son and puppy, but every time I turn around there is a new spill or stain to deal with. So when I heard that MomRemedy is non-toxic and can tackle a range of messes I was intrigued. Jen was nice enough to send me some of the product to try and it easily removed two suspicious stains (food? blood? mud? marker?) from the rug in our playroom. Keep reading to learn more about this New Hampshire mom of 2 and Founder of MomRemedy. Plus readers of The North Shore Moms can save 15% off any order at www.mom-remedy.com with code NSMOMS15.

Where are you from originally and what town do you live in now?
I grew up in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and now live in Stratham, New Hampshire with my
husband and two daughters.

How many children do you have and what are their age(s)?
I have two beautiful, kind-hearted, and spunky daughters. Charlotte, age 5 and Rose, age 2.

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What’s your favorite local family activity?
As a family we love to be outside! Our favorite things to do on the weekends is go hiking at
Stratham Hill Park or walk the trails at Great Bay Discovery Center. We are also incredibly lucky
to live on the Squamscott River and own a boat, so that takes up most of our summer
weekends.

Tell us a little bit about your background and how you came to start MomRemedy.
MomRemedy launched well before the pandemic and I created MomRemedy based on my
needs as a mom who was in search of a non-toxic, effective cleaner that would be safe to use
around my family and pets and used on everyday household messes and stains in all rooms of
the house, and even on the go.

With two daughters, there are constant messes to clean. It first occurred to me when my oldest daughter was sick, and I was completely focused on cleaning the house to avoid cross contamination and avoiding the spread amongst the family. I didn’t like using strong chemicals that were hazardous to our health and environment, and that could also damage surfaces and fabrics.

As a mom, I am more focused on our overall health and well-being and the importance of making positive changes even if they are small. I started learning about the effectiveness of hydrogen peroxide and how it is also eco-friendly and sustainable. I realized that if I needed this, then other moms out there probably did too. I decided to create a cleaning product and make it extremely clear as to what ingredients are in it and how it works. I worked on a formula and tested the product for over a year before making the leap because I wanted to be 100% sure that it not only worked but, that it was a product I was proud of and would see myself using regularly. That’s when the MomRemedy collection was born and continues to grow as I continue to work on launching additional cleaning goods allowing moms everywhere to experience, the benefit of having eco-friendly, naturally scented cleaning products that work in so many ways because, let’s face it moms known clean!

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What are some of the most popular uses for MomRemedy Household Cleaner and Stain
Remover?
MomRemedy is an everything household cleaner and stain remover that can be used on all
surfaces and fabrics in the home and is safe around children and pets. The most popular use of
MomRemedy is as a stain remover on clothing, upholstery, and carpets. It also doubles as an
all-purpose cleaner in the kitchen and bathroom. As we head towards the cold and flu season,
along with the holidays, and not to mention, the ongoing pandemic, MomRemedy can solve all
types of cleaning situations and messes that life throws your way. (Note: It will not damage
surfaces or discolor fabrics!)

Any tricks for making cleaning easier or less time consuming?
At the end of each day, wipe down commonly touched surfaces such as door handles, sinks,
and light switches with MomRemedy and any other thigh traffic areas like the kitchen and
bathroom to rid messes and germs. If you keep up with daily cleaning, you will avoid dirt and messes piling up.

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What’s your favorite part about building your own business?
I have thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of creating my own brand and product, and love hearing
feedback from happy “cleaners.” I believe in MomRemedy and am truly passionate about
changing the way we clean and take care of our families. My goal for MomRemedy is to
become a household name when it comes to cleaning products and to be on retail shelves all
over the country so families can experience all that MomRemedy has to offer.

Any tips for balancing work & motherhood?
Accept help, it takes a village. Sometimes it is hard to admit when we need help, because we
want to do it all. I have a hard time asking because I do not want to be a burden to my family or
friends. As a mom and entrepreneur, I have learned that even though I can do it all, I still need
help here and there and that it’s ok to accept support from my husband and other family and
friends.

What is the best piece of mom advice you ever received?
Everything is a phase! As a mom (or dad) it is easy to get overwhelmed and think, “is this my
new life, forever?” Whether it is disrupted sleep, tantrums, food aversions, or separation
anxiety, there is never a dull moment! Having two daughters, I have experienced first-hand that
EVERYTHING is a phase. When my daughter was four, I thought she would never be able to
leave my side to go to kindergarten. However, she started kindergarten this year and eagerly
ran to the bus on the first day of school. It also feels as though my two-year old won’t stop
whining over the wrong sippy cup at snack time or her toast is cut the wrong way… this too shall
pass!

What do you like to do when you need some “me” time?
Once the kids are in bed, my favorite thing to do for “me” time is relax on the couch with a sweet
treat or glass of wine and binge TV favorites like “Schitt’s Creek” or “Emily in Paris”. Self-care in
whatever form that may be is well-deserved and much needed after a long day before having to
do it all over again the next day.

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