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Lawrenceville mom wins grant for dad invention

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Local resident and mom entrepreneur Kristi Gorinas received a $15,000 MomInspired grant from Huggies Brand for her invention, the DadPack.

"I'm always trying to design products to help simplify going places with your kids," Gorinas said. "When I was pregnant with my fifth child, I wanted to design a new diaper bag for my line. At some point, I thought, 'I'm always the one carrying the diaper bag. Why not design one my husband could carry?'"

And The DadPack was born. It is a diaper bag designed specifically for dads complete with a built-in easy wipe system.

"There are other masculine diaper bags out there, but nothing like these," she said.

To see Gorinas' line, visit www.kristig.com.

The MomInspired 2012 Grant Program is accepting applications through July 31. For more information, visit www.huggiesmominspired.com.

-- Staff reports