SAHM to WAHM the story of Gift Genie Express
Gift Genie Express was born in 2016 when I decided to stay home with my 4 children and wanted to start a business doing something I loved. Well, I love finding that perfect gift for the people in my life and i wanted to be able to share that with others. We began by offering personal shopping services for those hard to shop for loved ones. We then started offering handmade gift boxes with high quality items that we all want.
After a short time I decided to reach back into my professional roots and began offering high quality Montessori toys. You see prior to me becoming a stay at home mom I was a private pre-school teacher for 15 years. I absolutely loved my job and seeing kids grow, develop, and see that wonder in their eyes when they learned something new. I began developing unique children's toys that are not only one of a kind, gender neutral but cater to a wide range of ages and development.
In 2018 we learned that my 2nd son who was 14 at the time, has high functioning Autism along with several undiagnosed learning disabilities, and these were the root causes of his extreme distress in school. This would end up being the catalyst for the ultimate decision to stay home with my children. It was at this time I realized that I had unknowingly developed my children's products that work well with children with not only children with Autism but also neurotypical children.