In 1995, I moved the business to an office park, began in-house manufacturing, and shifted from retail to wholesale channels. Because I did not study business in college, the financial, operational, and management aspects of business have always challenged me. However, through trial and error and with help from dedicated, bright people, I have learned how to run a business and make it grow. My company Green Sprouts (first called Woolies, then Family Clubhouse, then i play., Inc.), has grown from a mail-order operation to an international business that now supplies a range of natural baby products, including feeding items, toys, baby care products, and apparel. I started the business as an outgrowth of my commitment to my own children, who inspired me to keep going during challenging times. Even now that my children are adults, we are still working together. Emi, my first daughter, has held a leadership role with Green Sprouts, and my second daughter, Mari, who is an acupuncturist and natural healer, is a contributor to the wellness section of my book.