Taking the Mess and Stress Out of Mealtime

We're so grateful that Lindsey from ezpz shared her story below about how she made mealtime with her three boys less stressful and more fun.

My name is Lindsey Laurain and I am the founder of ezpz. I’m a wife and working mom to three wonderful, wild boys who serve as my inspiration, my in-home product testers and my ezpz models.

 

 

I never imagined I would leave corporate America and become a mom entrepreneur, but so far the journey has been phenomenal. The ezpz mission is to make mealtime less about mess and stress so you can keep it focused on what’s important – family. Everyday I am inspired by community, positivity and giving back. Brad (my husband) came up with the idea last March SO we have moved extremely quickly. I have never been happier and pinch myself everyday.

 

How it All Began...

Our life was pretty chaotic, especially at mealtime, and my husband and I were fed up with the messiness and cleanup time dedicated to each meal. One night (in the midst of his frustration) my husband said, "Someone needs to create something kids can't toss or throw at meals!" The next day I hopped online and, low and behold, nothing existed. From that day on I was committed to bringing the product to life, with the goal to make meals with kids ezpz – and that is how the Happy Mat came to be!

 

 

My husband and I have quit our jobs to focus on ezpz full time. I work A LOT but (thankfully!) love every second. I also have chosen to create a talented team that is like family; they really are the smart ones behind the scenes.


Our flagship offering is the Happy Mat, and we are dedicated to getting the Happy Mat on as many tables as possible. That said; we are also focused on innovation and have launched the Snack Mat and Happy Bowl. We know there are so many opportunities for innovation within the space, and we have started the design process on a travel mat and craft / play mat. Along with innovation there is also so much other opportunity! One campaign we are really proud of is our Changing the Face of Beauty campaign; our World Down Syndrome post went viral! Along with revolutionizing the feeding industry we are also determined to make a difference. :) I never thought I would be a mom entrepreneur; follow your dreams! More detailed information in regard our journey can be found here http://www.ezpzfun.com/the-journey/.

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We want you to try ezpz for yourself and this week, we will be giving away one ezpz Happy Mat plus a 3-Pack of LooHoos to 1 lucky winner! 

Leave a comment to let us know you're following ezpz (and have told other moms), and that you signed up for the LooHoo newsletter and we'll pick a winner on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, from the comments below.  


86 Comments

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ameirah
ameirah

July 30, 2015

i know way late but never seen these.. look awesome.. i have picky girl that things must be in correct spot or no go, lol

Alison
Alison

May 19, 2015

I hope I’m not too late to get in :-) I love the idea of the Happy mat. Anything to make meal time easier!

Amanda Alvarado
Amanda Alvarado

May 19, 2015

I’ve heard of EZPZ but don’t have one! I do follow them though! I’m a newsletter subscriber!

Becca Palmer
Becca Palmer

May 19, 2015

I love LooHoo and look forward to trying ezpz. Following and sharing!!

Michelle Ralls
Michelle Ralls

May 19, 2015

I love loohoo and ezpz, follow both companies on social media, but just signed up to receive the newsletters for both. In perusing the loohoo site recently, I learned that I don’t have nearly enough dryer balls since combining households and load size :( Anyway, I ordered the ezpz Happy Bowl for my youngest just last week, and since receiving it, we have used it for every meal…no more messes! My dad loves it more than the kids, and my son really wants the Happy Mat. After seeing how well the Happy Bowl works, I definitely see a few more ezpz products in our future…and am anxiously awaiting the travel mat!

Kristen Varner
Kristen Varner

May 19, 2015

I follow ezpz! Awesome product. I receive loohoo’s email. I love my dryer balls!

Samantha lum
Samantha lum

May 19, 2015

Liked and following and have shared

Jaime B.
Jaime B.

May 18, 2015

I follow ezpz on Facebook (originally heard of them from Jamie “The Baby Guy”) and have been wanting to try one but alas, we are still without a Happy Mat at this point (but we do end up with plenty of food on the floor thanks to a super messy little man so we would LOVE to win this!!). I do think they are great, I just wish I could convince my hubby that they are worth investing in yet another baby product! ;)

Brandi Vidrine
Brandi Vidrine

May 16, 2015

I follow ezpz, I’ve already told some of my friends about ezpz, and I’m signed up for the LooHoo newsletter. Thank you!

Jessica Hughes
Jessica Hughes

May 16, 2015

I already get the newsletter and follow you both on several social media platforms. =) My toddler is a flinger – bowls, plates, utensils…. it all ends up on the floor. And I’m tired of it!

Kendal Z
Kendal Z

May 16, 2015

I follow ezpz on facebook and have been getting the loohoo newsletter. I would love to try a happy mat. They look like an awesome product.

Sarah P
Sarah P

May 16, 2015

I’m following ezpz on facebook and I’ve been getting your newsletter for a while! I love dryer balls and would love to try an ezpz may!

ellen schull
ellen schull

May 16, 2015

ezpz Is a great product. I have 3 grandsons 6 months apart and they are life savers. I read your newsletter and follow you. You rock.

Jennifer
Jennifer

May 15, 2015

I love the ezpz mat since the babyguynyc mentioned them, and have been following ezpz since! I have one mat and I wish I had gotten it much earlier. It’s so great for mealtime. Also love LooHoo dryer balls and have been receiving your newsletters for a while now :)

jodi Armstrong
jodi Armstrong

May 15, 2015

I’d love to try ezpz. I like all their pages and am subscibed to loohoo newsletter. Thanks for the chance

Brianne
Brianne

May 15, 2015

I LOVE EZPZ! They are awesome! I liked their page long ago and follow them on IG. We have a Happy Mat and totally need another lol! We have been dying to try LooHop Balls so this would be double awesome! Signed up for the newsletter!

Leah CW
Leah CW

May 15, 2015

I love both loohoo dryer balls and our ezpz happy mat and bowl! I already follow both :D Although my son figured out the trick with ezpz quickly, they have still helped him eat more independently and join the family table since they stay put well while he jabs at them with his tableware :) Since he’s always insisted on using spoons and forks, this is the first product that has helped him eat the way he wants to without getting frustrated, and has eliminated dumping and tossing. Love the dryer balls, too – in fact I plan on giving them as Christmas gifts to everyone I know this year :D

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

May 15, 2015

I love LooHoos and use them all the time for laundry. I also am intrigued by the ezpz products and would love to try them out! I am following both products

Rachel
Rachel

May 15, 2015

I’m already a loohoo subscriber and I’ve been following ezpz ever since I saw them on the baby guy NYC’s facebook page! They look awesome and I’d love to try one!

Leslie
Leslie

May 15, 2015

My 17 month old is a table clearer! If she is finished eating she wants he all on the floor as trash! We would love another ezpz mat and would love to try some loo-hop dryer balls! I spotted the mat before I knew what kind of messy eater I had. We bring it everywhere and servers, parents, even just curious people ask me how to get one. Some Servers will even take it and wash it off for me ?. Thank you loo-hoo and ezpz for your great products!

Colleen Maurina
Colleen Maurina

May 15, 2015

These Happy Mats are amazing! Would love to have one for my four little grandchildren who I take care of frequently. I follow ezpz on Facebook, Pinterest and Youtube. I subscribe to the Loohoo newsletter.

Gabrielle Dennison
Gabrielle Dennison

May 14, 2015

I’ll following on all platforms. I would love to try an ezpz happy mat for my son. He’s quite the messy eater and I think he would love it so much.

Catherine Infantino Polachek
Catherine Infantino Polachek

May 14, 2015

I follow ezpz on facebook and pinterest. I have wanted to try the ezpz feeding mates because when the kids are done eating the dishes won’t go flying off the table and high chairs. I’m also so glad to hear about the loohoo wool dryer balls.

Marya Mann
Marya Mann

May 14, 2015

Followed!! I’ve really been wanting to try EZPZ and Lohoo. Thanks for the chance

Trisha W
Trisha W

May 14, 2015

I’m already a LooHoo subscriber and have told others about these amazing mats. I also like them on Facebook.Your post is a bit jumbled with words typed over words, so I hope I did what you were asking for this giveaway. =)

Heather dalton
Heather dalton

May 14, 2015

We LOVE the ezpz mats! We’ve been stalking them since Jamie Grayson found them at ABC kids expo in Vegas. We also love our loohoos as well. Talk about the ultimate combination!

Jillian D
Jillian D

May 14, 2015

I love my loohoos sooo much especially the Eco odd balls but I want so bad to try this awesome mat!

jennifer
jennifer

May 14, 2015

I’m fascinated by the loo-hoo balls. I have tried others that are similar and they didn’t work. Very curious!!!!!!!!

Jessica
Jessica

May 14, 2015

following both. have been dying to try an ezpz mat, such a genius invention, and would love some loohoo dryer balls!

ioana c.
ioana c.

May 14, 2015

following both

Angela Frederick
Angela Frederick

May 14, 2015

New Ezpz fan thanks to Loo Hoo! Following both! Would love to win!

Sarah l
Sarah l

May 14, 2015

I’ve been wanting to try ezpz mat and loohoo dryer balls for awhile now! Love following both of your updates!

Kathryn A.
Kathryn A.

May 14, 2015

Following both of you. :) So cool!

Sheba Kendrick
Sheba Kendrick

May 14, 2015

What a clever idea!

Amy Norman
Amy Norman

May 14, 2015

I have followed ez-pz ever since Jamie, the Baby Gear Guy featured the Happy Mat before their official launch. I have shared ez-pz with fellow Mommy friends. I have been a fan of loo-hoo and an email subscriber for some time now.

Jessica O
Jessica O

May 14, 2015

Following and was already an e-mail subscriber!! I would love to try the EZPZ mats and loohoo dryer balls!

Susan Campbell
Susan Campbell

May 14, 2015

Liked and followed both of you and I get the newsletter :-)

erin ritter
erin ritter

May 14, 2015

I follow ezpz and get your newsletter!!

Krystal G.
Krystal G.

May 14, 2015

I get the newsletter and follow EZPZ.

cc
cc

May 14, 2015

nice product

Jasmine
Jasmine

May 14, 2015

Following ezpz for a while now! Love the looks of the mats and have an up coming baby who could use one! Definitely getting the loo hoos news letter too I love the sales!

Cindy Kong
Cindy Kong

May 14, 2015

Following and signed up! Love both products!

Allyse B
Allyse B

May 14, 2015

I own a number of mats!! We absolutely love them and take every opportunity to share our love! I’m already a LooHoo subscriber, I found out about this through my newsletter :)

Angela Frederick
Angela Frederick

May 14, 2015

New Ezpz fan thanks to Loo Hoo! Following both! Would love to win!

Veronica Bohan
Veronica Bohan

May 14, 2015

I have been following EZPZ for a while now and get your newsletter

LMarie Weeks
LMarie Weeks

May 14, 2015

I have been following ezpz for a while as well as loohoo i love both products so much!! Eek thanks for the amazing giveaway

Tracy Gordon
Tracy Gordon

May 14, 2015

Have been following ezpz for a while! Already subscribed to the newsletter! Would love to try the ezpz mat for my son who is one and a half! I could always use more dryer balls! :) Thanks for the chance!

celeste
celeste

May 14, 2015

I am now following ezpz on social media and I was subscribed to loo hoo. I would love to have the opportunity for my family to have this awesome mess free mats!

Beth Patt
Beth Patt

May 14, 2015

I follow both pages and the newsletter.

Jenna D
Jenna D

May 14, 2015

I follow you both and am already subscribed. I cannot tell you how psyched I am about the ezpz line. Any help I can get keeping food off the floor is a win in my books! and SO easy to clean :)

Jessica Berry
Jessica Berry

May 14, 2015

I have liked, shared and signed up via Facebook and Twitter! My family would love to try all these fab products and what neat inventions! :)

Michele Hall
Michele Hall

May 14, 2015

I’m so excited for this product and how successful you’re going to be once the word gets out! I’m going to spread this like wildfire – as this is going to be a tremendous sanity saver for all those moms and dads/daycares/grandparents. Unfortunately – the only losers are the dogs who wait for all the food to fall…at least they will still get what’s thrown on the ground! ha So I’m definitely following ezpz, have spread the word to my other mom friends and of coarse signed up for the LooHoo newsletter because that’s how I found out about this. Best wishes for success!

amandalynnsawyer
amandalynnsawyer

May 14, 2015

Following all the EZPZ goodness, and a subscriber to the newsletter :) I hope I win!

Katie B
Katie B

May 14, 2015

These look amazing! With an almost three year old and an almost one year old meal times are always messy! This would save our table from the chaos (and mommy’s arm from constantly scrubbing!)

Stacey R
Stacey R

May 14, 2015

Did both! :)

Hanna Schauppner
Hanna Schauppner

May 14, 2015

I’ve been following ezpz mats for a while! Between an autistic 4 yr old and an absolutely off the wall 2 yr old, meals are a MESS!!! This would be a huge help! And of course we signed up with loo hoo! We love their dryer balls and always could use more!!

Hanna Schauppner
Hanna Schauppner

May 14, 2015

I’ve been following ezpz mats for a while! Between an autistic 4 yr old and an absolutely off the wall 2 yr old, meals are a MESS!!! This would be a huge help! And of course we signed up with loo hoo! We love their dryer balls and always could use more!!

Megan Smith
Megan Smith

May 14, 2015

Would love to try these! I never even knew they existed till I saw the post today! Love the dryer balls too, been trying to win them every Tuesday. Good Luck everyone

Bonnie Burton
Bonnie Burton

May 14, 2015

Can’t wait to try this. We’re at the stage of bowls are starting to fly off. Signed up for the newsletter and following ezpz.

Gladys Aguilar
Gladys Aguilar

May 14, 2015

I follow ezpz and loohoo and signed up to the newsletter. Also wanted to say that this is an amazing product. Why wasnt this around when I had my first? Now I know better with my 2nd :)

Cheri P.
Cheri P.

May 14, 2015

I’m following them and would like to try this! I’ve seen these through out blogs and Facebook and think they look really neat. My 2.5 year old boy lives having his own bowl and plate and can sometimes be messy. This would help out tremendously!

Anel
Anel

May 14, 2015

yes!! I’ve been telling my sister about these! Such a cool product! And with the new bowls; dishes will stay on the dinner table!! All signed up for your newsletter! Thanks!

Sarah Hayes
Sarah Hayes

May 14, 2015

I follow them and have signed up. I would love to have one of these for my toddler! It would be a huge help

Cassandra
Cassandra

May 14, 2015

I would love one for my messy 18m old. I have been in love with ezpz since I saw them on TheBabyGuyNYC! I think all parents should get one!

Audrey G.
Audrey G.

May 14, 2015

I have a messy 19 month old. We really could use something like this in our house! She loves throwing her plate of food on the floor when she is finished eating. This could answer all of our problems.

Sarah Lopez
Sarah Lopez

May 14, 2015

Just had baby #3 in November, so I know how messy little ones can be! She’s been on solids for almost two months, and I’m almost dredding finger foods because of all the inevitable mess that’s likely to come from her practicing her ultimate frisbee throw!
I would love to try an EzPz plate or bowl to see if there really is an alternative to a messy family dinner. Maybe for once our dog would have to eat real dog food instead of the baby’s!

LaShuna Early
LaShuna Early

May 14, 2015

Following ezpz and LooHoo, also signed up for newsletter. I would love to try a Happy Mat and bowl for my messy three year old boy!

Kari Wagoner
Kari Wagoner

May 14, 2015

Yes! I would love to try on of them. I really need it for my daughter. Yes I’m following :) Thanks for the chance

Virginia Tamez
Virginia Tamez

May 14, 2015

Yes…yes…yes!!!!! I would absolutely love the chance to try out an Ez-pz Happy Mat!!!!! My son Adrian…is a healthy, active, Lil man child..lol but when he is done eating he lobes to pick up his plate or bowl and throw it and whatever food is left in it EVERYWHERE!!! AHHHHHH…..it drives me nuts…I can’t understand why he does it….I get he is done eating….but why son….do you have to make a mess!? This product seems to be the answer to this Momma’s prayers! Please help me from having to clean up another mess! Much love and thanks!!!

Kait WK
Kait WK

May 14, 2015

I’ve been following ezpz for awhile now! I love all of the new products they’ve been coming out with lately!! Also already signed up for your newsletter :)

MyChau Brikshavana
MyChau Brikshavana

May 14, 2015

Of course I follow EZPZ on FB, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube (sorry I don’t use Twitter). I love your company, you, your family, and your wonderful products!!! I can’t wait to see what will come out next. Hopefully the travel mat?! I’ve been bragging on you guys to everyone :)

Liz Ticona
Liz Ticona

May 14, 2015

I’m following ezpz and I’ve been telling everyone I know specially mamas like myself … And I’ve signed up for the loohoo newsletter too.. I hope I win so ican try them out :)

Ashley
Ashley

May 13, 2015

Ezpz is the best! We never use anything else for mealtimes anymore. It even goes with us to restaurants.

Jennifer Newman
Jennifer Newman

May 13, 2015

I absolutely love the ezpz line (only problem is buying for all 4 of my kids gets expensive- no matter what we are buying). I also love following ezpz on facebook because I learn about other awesome moms improving the lives of kiddos (neatcheeks!, Today I ate a Rainbow, and so many more!) I absolutely adore that you are involved in changing the face of beauty and how your product is making such a big difference in families of special needs children.

Thank you for working with loohoo (another product I will need to convince my husband we can not live without!)

Laura
Laura

May 13, 2015

I love ezpz and have been following them for almost a year now! Haven’t had a chance to try the mats yet (saving up!) and would love to win. I’ve told tons of friends and hope to see more variations of the line. Love dryer balls and signed up for the newsletter! Thanks for the giveaway.

Joy
Joy

May 13, 2015

I have told everyone I know about the ezpz mat. We love ours for our almost two-year-old, and we’ll soon need a second for our almost one-year-old.
I’d love more information on the wool dryer balls!

Sarah ruggiano
Sarah ruggiano

May 13, 2015

love the idea of ezpz. Need one for my 9m old :)

Su-Ting
Su-Ting

May 13, 2015

I love our HappyMat and is going to get the bowl. I love it can be used in microwave oven and dishwasher! It is my top 1 buy among all the meal time “tools”!

Rachel
Rachel

May 13, 2015

Our happy mat lives on the dining table. It becomes a conversation piece for anyone who comes over!

Sarah
Sarah

May 13, 2015

I’ve been eager to try the ezpz Happy Mat and bowl…my little one JUST started solids, so it’s almost time! :) I just signed up for your newsletter and can’t wait to get some more info. I don’t use dryer sheets but would like something to help speed up the drying on my cloth diapers – your product looks like a great solution! Following you on Facebook now – happy to support a fellow New England business!

Lana A.
Lana A.

May 13, 2015

We love our Ezpz mat and bowl. Could use a second for my daycare kid! All my friends that come over and see them love them also. I am following Ezpz that’s how I found this blog! Will sign up for the newsletter now!

Lisa Onerdorfer
Lisa Onerdorfer

May 13, 2015

I love our ezpz mat happy mat, looking forward to trying the bowl soon too!

Tasha
Tasha

May 13, 2015

I would absolutely love to try one of these mats! The so called suction bowls and plates do not work, baby outsmarts them every time and half her meal goes on the floor.

Caitlin Griffiths
Caitlin Griffiths

May 13, 2015

We are following both you and ezpz. We also already own a happy mat that we absolutely love! We had a friend suggest we buy the bowls for our cat even because he pushes his bowls all around our floor!

Laura Luchi
Laura Luchi

May 13, 2015

oh i can’t wait to use the ezpz myself…i bought two happy mats when they were first released for my two toddler nieces! i have two teenagers (who sometimes i wonder couldn’t still use the happy mat…ha ha) and a 10mo old who is still pretty much on puree food…starting to work on finger food but she’s a preemie and tiny so she’s closer to a 6-8mo old in many areas. so my family has the ezpz but i don’t yet! :P and i just signed up for loohoo too. love all the mom inventions. good stuff.

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