Best Full-Size Stroller for Eco-Minded Parents Who Love to Jog – What To Expect

Best Full Size Stroller for Eco-Minded Parents Who Love To Jog

Why We Love It

“The Indie can be used from birth all the way up to 50 pounds without any additional attachments. Even if you don’t plan to run with your baby, you’ll appreciate the air-filled tires (a pump is included) and easy maneuverability. The single front wheel can swivel, making tight turns on city sidewalks a breeze, or be locked into position when you’re jogging.

For kids who can’t quit their stroller naps, the back reclines nearly flat and the footrest can pop up, creating a cozy spot on the go. Plus, the top window’s magnetic flap makes it easy to check in quietly. Eco-minded parents will also love that the fabrics are made from recycled plastic, and the company claims that they’ve kept an impressive half a million water bottles out of landfills since 2011.”

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Read the full article here.

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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2017 Outdoor Gift Guide – Tales Of A Mountain Mama

Tales of a Mountain Mama

Ta-Daaaa! Here it is! Our outdoor gift guide! Whew. This was a TON of work and I am so glad to finally get it to you. Humor me by reading it, ok? 🙂

We hope this takes the load off of you as you do some holiday shopping. You can rest assured that every single thing we have included has been used and tested by us and comes with our highest recommendation.

Also, thanks for clicking around – many of the links are affiliates and help us just a tiny bit (and don’t cost you a dime!)

***The best news? This is a bit of a preview for our huge annual 12 Days of Gear Giveaways starting November 27th! Don’t miss them!**

Young Ones On The Go

B. Bumbleride Indie: Very lightweight, lays all the way flat for kids of all ages, great storage and the BEST sunshade out there! ($$$$).

 

Find the whole gift guide here, https://talesofamountainmama.com/2017/11/2017-gift-guide.html.

 

Indie In New York City – Miss Alissa

Bumbleride Indie New York City

“One of our favorite things to do when we lived in NYC was go for walks around the neighborhood and shoot film shots.  NYC just looks better on film, doesn’t it?  We would wake up and get coffee from our favorite coffee shop and then walk around exploring our neighborhood.  It is one of my favorite memories from Poppy’s first few months of life.  I don’t miss NYC – but I definitely miss the days when Poppy would hangout in the stroller for a good hour or two for a nice stroll =)” – Miss Alissa

Find the original post here, http://www.itsmissalissa.com/2017/10/film-in-nyc.html?m=0 .

Learn more about Indie here, https://www.bumbleride.com/strollers/indie .

  

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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