Modern Neutral Baby Products: Interview with YUUMA Collection Founder Donnya Negera

Modern Neutral Baby Products: Interview with YUUMA Collection Founder Donnya Negera

When you shop for baby products, does it feel like a sea of bright primary colors and cartoon prints? For many moms, it’s hard to find items that vibe with their personal style and home decor.


Fortunately, there are some amazing small shops out there working to provide stylish baby products that are still 100% practical and useful. One example? Our #FamoMama community member founded her own modern neutral brand, YUUMA Collection. They offer gorgeous diaper bags and baby accessories in chic neutral shades. Today, we’re interviewing the mama founder, Donnya Negera.


“Yuuma” means “Mother” in a respectful tone, originating from Nigeria. As a mother of two (4-year-old Abi and 2-year-old Amaan), Donnya knows how to make elegant products that really meet a mother’s needs.


“I started this brand with the mindset to celebrate individuality within motherhood. Through our bag design, the YUUMA Collection gives moms the freedom to express themselves as women first with a beautiful fashion piece,” she says. (You can find more of our interview with her below, including her thoughts on being a mompreneur!)


Famokids shares the same mission here, giving you timeless but practical play mats and other home products that still allow you to express your individuality at home. We love neutral colors and gender neutral concepts, so we offer several neutral options—no primary colors and cartoon characters here.


Our brands are kindred spirits, so we’ve partnered up to create a neutral color bundle that lets you stock up on necessary baby items in style. Our neutral color bundle will feature:



You can get that bundle here


Plus, we are throwing a big giveaway (Value $318) from July 21st to July 26th for our #FamoMama community. Enter here to win!


Keep scrolling for our interview with YUUMA Collection founder Donnya Negera.


Q1: How did you start the YUUMA Collection?


“I started this brand with the mindset to celebrate individuality within motherhood. Through our bag design, the YUUMA Collection gives moms the freedom to express themselves as women first with a beautiful fashion piece.”


Q2: Why opt for neutral colors as the style?


“The neutral tone colors were specifically chosen to accustom to our wardrobe and any season. Our best-sellers are currently Ivory and Cinnamon for they are literally the perfect neutral tones for every day styles.”


Q3: What’s your self care go-to?


“My self care go-to: BRUNCH! I never used to go out to brunch, but since I found new friends in my area, it has been a blast. I also make it a priority to take naps when my little ones are resting.”


Q4: What’s a tip that helps you through the craziness of motherhood?


“Tips for motherhood: 


  • Ask for help when needed.
  • Try to wake up before the kids (it’s a game changer.)
  • Get dressed and pair your fabulous outfit with the YUUMA Original! 😉
  • Sometimes cereal or a PB&J is perfect for dinner. We don’t always have to make gourmet meals for the kids.”

  • Q5: How do you feel about being a mom entrepreneur?


    “Being a mompreneur, it is rewarding and by far has made this chapter of my life the best. There are challenging moments of course, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. Most of all it is a great feeling to be a part of a mom's new chapter through our diaper bags.”

     

    Donnya is one inspiring member of the #FamoMama community, and we know there’s a lot more of you out there! We’re so grateful to learn and grow with you all. Share your story with us by tagging us @famokidsus with the #FamoMama hashtag, and you might get featured on our #FamoMama spotlight blog!


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