Dream Baby Shower Giveaway – Mother Mag

[Giveaway Closed. Congratulations Tara C!] Got a baby on the way? (Or in your arms?) Then this “Dream Baby Shower” giveaway is something you’re gonna love. We’ve teamed up with Tubby Todd, Willow, Bumbleride, Hatch Baby, and Happiest Baby for a treasure trove of baby-centric gifts valued at over $2,500. Check out what’s in store for one very, very lucky winner below, and be sure to enter before the giveaway ends on 11:59 p.m. PST, October 15, 2018.

BUMBLERIDE
Bumbleride is all about living active lifestyles with kids while recognizing the impact of the products we use everyday to raise kiddos! Bumbleride products are all-purpose, built to perform whether taking your little ones on a trail run or navigating the local farmers market. That’s why they design every element in house, from the ground up, drawing on the collective feedback of real parents.
WIN an Indie All-Terrain Stroller ($549).

HATCH BABY
Hatch Baby is on a mission to bring innovation to the world of parenting. They are passionate about combining modern design with smart technology to revolutionize how parents care for babies and kids.
WIN a Rest and a Grow for your nursery ($200).

WILLOW
Everything you need to pump (yes, even the milk bag) you can find with Willow. Designed to work quietly in your bra with no attachments, Willow lets you keep your clothes on—so you can move and pump as you please. They are transforming the pumping experience for women everywhere.
WIN a Willow Wearable Breast Pump ($479.99).

HAPPIEST BABY
Happiest Baby is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping parents succeed at their most important job—raising healthy, happy children. Founders of the Snoo Smart Sleeper, Happiest Baby is constantly coming up with great ideas to help your little ones grow to be happy and healthy!
WIN a Snoo Smart Sleep ($1200).

TUBBY TODD
Tubby Todd is an all natural bath company based in San Diego, CA. Founded by a mom who couldn’t find anything that worked on her kids’ eczema, it’s all about good, clean products that actually work for everyone in the family.
WIN a Basics Gift Set and $250 store credit ($330).

Enter to win.

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The Ultimate Baby Shower Registry – Lost in LaLa

“With my due date literally right around the corner, I’m so excited to finally get to put all of the amazing items I’ve been gifted for Baby Girl Beech to use! When I first found out I was pregnant, I was completely clueless as to what products I would need to care for a baby. My friends and family would spew random information at me, which was super helpful but also extremely overwhelming and hard to take in. I’d make note of things mentally that stood out to me as items and products that would work for me and our family’s needs and lifestyle but when it came time to get organized and put together a baby shower registry, it was difficult to know where to begin! Cue, the registry guru who stumbled into my life at just the right time and helped me more than I could ever express! Monica Banks is the founder of Gugu Guru and now someone I’m grateful to call a friend. She is an expert on all things babies and children and was so crucial in my decision making when it came to products for our little one. Monica kept me organized, educated, prepared and above all else, made me feel confident that it was all going to be okay whenever I got overwhelmed or had questions. The guidance and careful thought that went into every category of baby products to suit our family was just brilliant and I’m thrilled she was able to take the lead on this blog post and share all the details of my baby shower registry with you today! Hope you enjoy!”- Shenae

My Registry Must-Haves

Hiking Stroller: Bumbleride Indie

Read the full list of registry must-haves.

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Review Of The Month – “The perfect always on the go stroller”

Write a Review & WIN! – Review Of The Month

  The perfect always on the go stroller!

It has been two years since we received our Indie and it is probably my favorite purchase for our family. It is one of the smoothest rides when it comes to any terrain (I’ve tested so many different strollers from friends), quick and easy to fold and put in the car, lightweight, extremely easy maneuverability, and beautiful to look at. The indie has kept up with my husbands long runs, roller skating on a crowded boardwalk, beach walks, walking trails, and city streets. Not to mention countless airports… Not only is the stroller itself wonderful, the company is too. Finding out they were a smaller San Diego based company was quite a nice surprise. The customer service is exceptional (thanks Kandi!!) and always quick to respond. It was only natural for my first purchase for our second baby on the way to be the Indie Twin. … I didn’t mean for this to get so long but I can’t say enough about how awesome the Indie is! It’s worth the cost and pays for itself if you’re planning on using a stroller constantly, no matter what the terrain. Thanks Bumbleride!” – Kim

Kim won her choice of Bumbleride accessory. Write a review by visiting the bottom of a product page on https://bumbleride.com for your chance to win!

As a small company, supported by word of mouth, reviews help Bumbleride grow and help parents find the right stroller for their lifestyle.

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Do What You Love – Tristan Prettyman

Singer, Songwriter

Mama Health Nut

Bumbleride Adventurer, Tristan Prettyman

 

Your life motto is “WHATEVER MAKES YOU HAPPY, DO THAT!”  Tell us a little more about how this has evolved since becoming a parent? 

This became especially true when I became a parent. Having a child changes your whole world. Everyone tells you how fast it goes by. One minute they’re born, the next they’re turning 2. I felt a lot of pressure (from myself) to go back to music, and then also to spend as much time with my son, and to cook, and clean, and run errands and workout, be a wife and to hold it all together. I think most moms feel that pressure to do it all. It just got the point, I finally realized. Whatever makes you happy in any given moment, do that. You can do whatever you want. For me, that’s be a mom, be a musician (maybe not today or right now, but in the future, it’s always there as an option if that is what brings me happiness. I can also try out a new career (health coaching) and see where that goes and what that is like. Or, I can spend my day cooking, sleeping, taking 30 min to go sit outside and read my Kindle, go for a long beach walk with Kylo. My motto is really a constant reminder for myself, that I always have a choice to choose what makes me happy and it doesn’t matter what anyone else is saying or doing. You always have that choice to change and create your ideal reality, to make the most of a situation, or see things from a different point of view. You might have a whole list of errands to do, and then be like, “You know what? That’s not really what I’m feeling today.” You can put yourself and your family first, you can say no, you can cancel plans, you can stop saying yes to things/people that aren’t serving or adding to your life. And when you start doing that you free up time for things like hanging out with your kid, your husband, having a quiet night at home.

I know I am never going to look back and regret we ate frozen waffles and berries for dinner, because I didn’t make it to the super market. Our lives move at a lightning pace these days. It’s becoming hard to slow down. We get so caught up in doing all these things, but are they really bringing us happiness? Are they really a higher priority than our families? I want to get back to prioritizing that sacred time with my family, so I am always trying to find the balance. By remembering what is important and reminding myself that I don’t have to do anything I don’t want to do, I can create happiness in each moment.

How do you see music and song writing play a role in your life now as a mom?

Right now, I am learning just about every lullaby and kids song. We sing every night before bed. I have a song that I sing to him that I made up when he was about 6 months old and now it’s our song. It’s called “Every day I love you.” I actually just learned to play my first song on the ukulele: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star! Ha. I’ve always wanted to learn how to play ukulele. My mom comes over and plays ukulele and sings Hawaiian songs to Kylo.  He loves it. So now I know one song on the uke, and you know how kids are with repetition…it’s perfect, he always requests that one and sings along with me.  As far as getting back to my music, I’ve been building a home studio. It should be done in a couple months, so I am stoked to have my own space to create. Right now our house is too little. I need complete alone time when I’m creating, otherwise I get super self-conscious.

You’re a Health Coach too?  How do you juggle all of your passions and integrate them into Kylo’s life while also finding time for yourself?

I honestly have no idea. I feel like I am constantly over-booked and overwhelmed. Ha. It’s not as pretty, easy and effortless as it seems! By nature I am super creative and fly by the seat of my pants. I’m a totally procrastinator and I like to live in the moment. So it’s not in my nature to be really organized. Health coaching has been challenging in that way, figuring out my schedule, and when to book clients. and then how to fill in the blanks around that, and make sure I prioritize my family. I just try to stay in the flow and go with the flow and be flexible. I think that is the key to parenting and life in general. Expectations can lead to feeling let down, or overwhelmed. So I try to just have zero expectations, and yoga. I try to get to yoga 3 times a week, which definitely helps with all of the above.

When I was pregnant I became really conscious of what I was eating and nourishing my body with. I knew I couldn’t control much: my pregnancy, delivery, sleepless nights, etc. but I could control what I was eating. Being conscious of what I was eating, and giving my body the cleanest, healthiest, most nutrient dense building materials for the growing baby inside me seemed like a no brainer! I ended up making all of Kylo’s baby food and make all his food (with the help of meal prepping) to this day. I posted a lot of what I was making and had a lot of moms asking me to share my tips and tricks, so that’s kind of when I realized there was an opportunity to help other moms cut down on cooking time, and find healthier options that their kids would still eat.

“I love this company, their mission, their standards, their values & all their eco friendliness. Baby gear don’t get more sustainable than this.”



Learn more about Tristan in her Adventurer Profile.

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Mini Magazine – 3 New All-Terrain Strollers to Snag

 

 

Mini Magazine Best All Terrain Jogging Stroller Bumbleride Indie

Lightest All Terrain Jogging Stroller Bumbleride Indie
Full article and magazine can be found here, http://issuu.com/babystylemag/docs/fall13/44?e=3026516/4745980 .