It's so great to do this interview! Please welcome Amy Pixton, Inventor of Indestructibles, which have been out in the market since 2007 when originally self published and then in fall of 2009 rereleased by Workman Publishing.
Happy-Go-Baby: Welcome Amy! We are interested in knowing how inventors/entrepreneurs come up with their ideas, what was your path of development?
Amy Pixton: As they say, necessity is the mother of invention. After my triplets were born, I would read magazines with at least one babe in my arms. They would always go for the magazine trying to chew on it and play with the paper. My mother-in-law introduced me to a material that “didn’t rip, or tear when wet or rained on. I asked her to make some magazines for the triplets. This was the beginning of what is now called Indestrucitlbes.
Happy-Go-Baby: What are some of your favorite experiences so far since Indestructibles has been out in the market?
Amy Pixton: I love meeting children educators who are so excited about books and reading. Also, having never gone to BookExpo America, attending for the first time and later with Workman Publishing was an experience I will always remember. Also, it NEVER gets old hearing from other happy moms whose babies love reading Indestructibles.
Happy-Go-Baby: Tell us a bit about any special projects or new projects?
Amy Pixton: Stroller Clips! We have had lots of moms request this and I am happy to say they are in the works!
Happy-Go-Baby: What do you do outside the world of Indestructibles?
I am a busy mom to three 7 year olds. My children keep me running weather it is playing, reading or just picking up after the three of them! I am very involved with the women’s organization with my church. Originally, I got my degree in social work. At this time I work on call with alcoholic and drug addicts.
Happy-Go-Baby: What message can you give to other parents that may have an idea but are too scared to take the next step?
Amy Pixton: It is a scary thing. I took baby steps. My steps just kept moving me forward until there was no turning back.
Happy-Go-Baby: What kinds of skills do you think a person needs to have to do what you have accomplished?
Amy Pixton: Persistence!!! Also, you have to be willing to do lots of “homework.” I am pretty good at finding information with Google. It definitely helps when doing all the research.
Happy-Go-Baby: Thank you so much Amy for this interview. It was great!
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