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A Newborn, A Pandemic, A Small Business, and Shelter in Place

April 15, 2020

I went into labor on a Sunday Night February 23, 2020. My husband and kids were all asleep at 10pm that night and I knew my contractions were real coming every 9 minutes for over an hour....by 11:45 they were 6 minutes apart so I woke my husband up and told him it was go time. Flash forward to 12:56PM Monday February 24 and Mr. Bode was born!  The following week was a blur at home taking care of baby, going to the pediatrician, etc. I would get store updates and things were going great, lots of sales and traffic in the store. Then 2.5 weeks later everything totally came to a standstill. Nobody was coming in the store. One day...

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