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June 14, 2011

Mommy on a Shoestring: Solving problems leads to thriving businesses

Necessity might be the mother of invention, but for these mompreneurs, solving a problem was the inspiration behind their thriving businesses. From the department of “Why didn’t anyone think of this before,” comes Gogglemate, (, a neoprene goggle-strap that protects hair from getting tangled and pulled when kids wear swim goggles.

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June 11, 2011

GoggleMate straps featured as a hot new summer must-have item.

By Lisa Nowicki Baer

Torn hair? YOWCH! Lost swimming goggles? Never again. Now that a Chicagoland Mom has invented new Gogglemates. A simple, but extremely clever neoprene band that attaches with the aid of a Velcro strip over any pair of rubber swim goggles. Gogglemate comes in many bright colors and various themes making it easier to identify and monitor your childʼs activity while in the water. They are also designed to float in the event of being separated from their owner. Gogglemates are available for on-line purchase at You can also find them at Kidsnips.

June 16, 2010

Must-Have Summer Products for Kids

Gogglemate straps are featured as a new summer must-have item on WLS Chicago News. Trendspotter, Maria Berg-Stark, shares ideas on keeping your beach trip fresh and new items that are inexpensive and fun. Gogglemate straps are a solution for lost goggles and the annoying hair-pulling from goggle straps.

June 11, 2010

Smart Solutions: No-snag goggles

A Mom of three who was tired of goggle straps pulling her childrensʼ hair decided to come up with her own solution. She ordered some neoprene and began sewing. The result was Gogglemate. Not only do the Gogglemate straps eliminate hair-pulling, but they also float your goggles. The fun designs and bright colors also make it easy to spot your child at a crowded pool. 

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