"Ready, Set, Go Board" Saves Twin Mom's Sanity...
When my boy-girl twins started preschool, our mornings became more um... complicated... Getting everyone ready and out the door at a specific time was exasperating and we all started the day off on a sour note.
In a fit of frustration (moment of inspiration?) I created the Ready, Set, Go Board (tm) for my kids to use in the mornings. It was an instant success all around. No more nagging, "Have you found your coat?" or forcefully whispering, "Please..Put..Your..Socks..On..NOW."
I realized that the kids now had just enough structure to take care of their own readiness AND feel independent about managing their time. They adored switching the red dots and declaring, "I'm Ready Set Go!!" when all the dots were green.
I made an entertaining video describing the Ready Set Go Board and system.... Check it out on You Tube, copy/paste this URL
Four years later in our house, the Board is still its own reward (yes, really!), but I can see how it could be used to earn rewards for a sticker chart or filling a jar of marbles toward a "special prize."
I've had lots of encouragement from other moms and friends to produce and sell the Ready, Set, Go Boards. So, here I go!
I'm seeking lots of product feedback and curious to see how people might use the boards in their homes. I hope to use Facebook and a future blog [?] to share and report tips and strategies for kid organization that engage kids and foster self-reliance.
Owner and Creator, KidMarked Studios
Owner, Owner, Designer, Maker
I'm Minda Brusse of Seattle, WA. I have boy/girl twins who just turned 8, and I developed the 'Ready Set Go Board' (tm) to save my sanity four years ago. I'm a born entrepreneur who loves marketing, new products, and design.
My products reflect my parenting style and taste. So, make sure to check out KidMarked Studios social media sites for ideas, articles, resources and new product information:
Facebook: KidMarked Studios
Blog: A parenting focused blog is coming soon!
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KidMarked Studio’s current processing time is 5-10 business days. This means that it could take up to 2 weeks for your order to ship. This changes regularly depending on order traffic, so please check back for updated accurate information.
The reason for the length of my processing time is because all of my orders are made by hand and it takes time for me to work through the orders. I do my best get your custom board(s) shipped out to you as quickly as humanly possible.
I do offer rush processing, so please contact me if you are in a hurry to receive your items.
Default Shipping Speed and Service:
I ship USPS First-Class Mail® Parcel (2-5 days) in a package that is size appropriate.
I do offer shipping upgrades.
My default packages are not shipped with insurance, but I can provide it for an additional fee.
I can also upgrade your shipping speed from USPS First-Class Mail, which takes 2-5 business days to arrive to USPS Priority or Express. Please let me know your time frame and I'll provide you with a quote.
Please note that shipping upgrades do not bypass the processing time that is outlined above.
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Please note that if I have already shipped the package and you request an address change that I can't do very much for you other than hope you have a forwarding service or the package gets returned back to me.
Other Notes About Shipping:
If your package is a domestic order and you paid through PayPal you will receive a USPS tracking number when your order ships. This will be emailed to you by PayPal's shipping service.
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Please note that if I do not hear back from you within 48 hours which address is correct I will automatically ship to the address associated with your method of payment (either Etsy or PayPal) address.
Also, once I drop your package off at the Post Office it's delivery time is out of my control. I'm happy to help you locate your tracking information and assist you with the shipping process, but please keep in mind that USPS is a separate entity from KidMarked Studios. Please let me know if you don't receive your package within 2 weeks of shipping.
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I do not provide international shipping services at this time.
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Please contact me here on Etsy or at kidmarked [at] gmail.com if you are at all unsatisfied with your order. I value my customer service and want every one of my customers to be happy with their transaction.
Additional policies and FAQs
1. All of KidMarked Studio’s products are created in a clean and non-smoking environment.
2. I do plan to sell wholesale in the future. If you’re interested in carrying my products in your store, I’d love to hear about it! Message me for information or email me at kidmarked [at] gmail.com.