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Parenting By Nature Moves to Barrie

The store our family opened more than 11 years ago has undergone a number of changes over the years, none of which came without much thought and deliberation. More than 2 years ago we made an important decision - in order to reach more parents, and make a bigger difference in our community, we would need to have a presence in a larger city. With this in mind, and our family living in Orillia, moving our store to Barrie was always the logical choice. Next month our youngest daughter celebrates her first birthday. Less than 10 days later, the next chapter of Parenting By Nature will unfold as we close our Orillia store and relocate to Barrie.

When we first opened our Orillia storefront, it began as a simple vision of building a unique community. Over the 5 years of our being here, many of you have shared your hopes, dreams, birth stories, fertility trials, friendships, and growing families with us. With your help, Parenting By Nature has grown to be an amazing resource in Simcoe County, and will continue to be a joy and inspiration for many families when we re-open in Barrie on June 1st.

If you're one of the many customers already making the trip from Barrie to shop with us, we know this will be exciting news. For those of you living in Orillia, we will miss your often weekly visits to the store, and we hope you will keep us in mind and continue to shop with us when you make a trip to Barrie. We chose our location carefully, and it's so easy to access - we'll be a minute off the highway, at the Dunlop St. West exit, in the very first building at Cedar Pointe Plaza. As well, shopping our online store is always an option, and we're happy to arrange the occasional pickup/drop off, within Orillia's city boundaries to offset shipping rates.


15 Cedar Pointe, Unit #4, Barrie, ON (Cedar Pointe Plaza at HWY 400 and Dunlop Street)

We have so much to share in the coming weeks! With our move comes some amazing new product lines, new workshops and fun, new events for locals. It comes with employment opportunities as we strive to increase our store hours to better serve your needs (Yes! This means we'll be hiring in the near future! Fill out an application today!). We'd also love your suggestions on what you'd like to see available in our Barrie store. Simply reply to this email, or add to the discussion on our Community Chat Group.

Moving Sale Starts Now

Before we leave Orillia there will be one “last hurrah”. Our store is fully stocked with baby carriers, toys, gifts, teething products, breastfeeding supplies, diapers and diapering accessories. Everything will need to be moved in just a few short weeks, and we'd rather sell it then move it!

Our "Moving Sale" starts this week with cloth diapers, baby carriers, toys, gifts, feeding and teething products, baby accessories and books up to 50% off* (in store only - what's left in a few weeks will be reduced online). We'll evaluate our stock levels in 2 weeks, but the best will definitely go quickly, so don't wait to take advantage of this opportunity. We'll also be adding to the sale each week, so come back often to shop before we pack up and start moving merchandise at the end of May. A sale like this does NOT come around often!

We'll also have furniture, fixtures, changing tables and many other odds and ends we'll be selling off in the coming weeks. Some items will be up for sale on Thursday + Friday at our Eco Consignment Sale, and others we will be clearing of merchandise and posting for sale on Kijiji and our Community Chat Group.

Thanks for spreading the word!

As this move means a great deal to our family, we would really appreciate you spreading the word far and wide. Wherever you hang out please let our community know we're moving whether it's on facebook, instagram, mom groups, dad groups, blogs, twitter, snap chat, periscope, your rooftops, or yelling out your car window while driving down busy streets. You name it, our customers have always been the BEST at helping us spread the word, and this is when it really matters. As a small, family business, we need your help letting families throughout Simcoe County and beyond know that we will be found in Barrie as of June 1st and to shop our moving sale in the meantime.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your support, kindness and loyalty that has kept Parenting By Nature thriving all these years. We wouldn't be able to do this without your commitment to shopping local, supporting our mission, and sharing our message.

The Parenting By Nature family
(Tamara, Toby, Michelle, Jason, Rayne, Aurora + Moss)

*Some conditions apply. This is not a store-wide sale and many products will remain regular price during our transition, along with a handful of products that we're unable to discount due to manufacturer agreements. Stop by the store for full details.