20 Questions with Tiny Tags Founder Melissa Clayton
Known for their personalized jewelry for moms, Tiny Tags has created quite a buzz on social media and showed up on the necks of such celebrities as Meryl Streep, Hoda Kotb, Tiffany Thiessen, and Selma Blair, to name a few.
And while the brand is dedicated to creating meaningful jewelry for its loyal community of moms, the brand itself is run by an equally inspiring mother of three, Melissa Clayton. A former CPA passionate about entrepreneurship and sharing the lessons she’s learned along the way, Clayton’s greatest joy is hearing about what having a Tiny Tags necklace means to her customer base.
“Tiny Tags is my heart and soul and an absolute extension of what is in my heart,” Clayton says. “From new moms beaming with pride and love over their new bundle of joy, to moms who are wearing their necklaces in remembrance of their little ones, or as a symbol of strength for those loved ones dealing with a personal struggle. Every day, I feel so blessed for our community of moms.”
Inspired by the leaps and bounds by which her beautiful jewelry collection has grown, we put the Boston-based founder on the clock with twenty questions, ranging from her typical coffee order (she keeps it simple!) to the last book she read (we love a good Book Club recommendation!).
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CHILDREN’S NAMES AND AGES
Tyler, 16; Trey, 14; Tristan, 12
IF THERE WERE MORE HOURS IN THE DAY, I WOULD
Read more and cook more interesting meals for my family. My boys are all big eaters and they love everything, yet I seem to make a lot of chicken, veggies, and rice pilaf..
BEFORE KIDS, I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD
Have kids! I never thought about being a mother even after I got married. It was not until a year into being married that my husband and I talked about having kids. Three boys later, I would have had more kids if I was younger. It still amazes me how much I love being a mom.
FAVORITE KIDS MOVIE
ON MY NIGHTSTAND
This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger, A New Earth by Eckart Tolle, and Burt’s Bees lip balm.
FAVORITE KIDS BOOK
Diary of A Wimpy Kid.
ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE
Milk and eggs. I can’t seem to keep enough food in my fridge. We go through three dozen eggs a week.
IDEAL DATE NIGHT
Go to the beach and watch the sunset with a picnic. I am pretty simple.
FAVORITE LOCAL SHOP
Joy Street and TJ Maxx. TJ Maxx is open late, so my neighbor loves to pick me up and head over for a quick trip.
TYPICAL COFFEE ORDER
Simple: milk and stevia. I always make coffee at home. I love the smell of it brewing and taking a few minutes in the morning to enjoy a cup of coffee with my husband.
CAN’T STOP LISTENING TO
Guy Raz’s podcast, ‘How I Built This.’
FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT
Woods Hill Table.
BEST ADVICE FOR MY KIDS
Joy is an inside job.
LAST BOOK I READ
American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins.
MY WARDROBE STAPLES
Treasure & Bond leather coat I treated myself to.
The Bachelor. I watch almost every season.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD MEMORY
Visiting my mom and going to the beach in Long Island.
GROWING UP, I WANTED TO BE A
APP I USE MOST
Instagram and Google Calendar.
SHOWS I’M WATCHING RIGHT NOW
The Bachelor and we just finished The Undoing with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant which was so good.
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