ScaryMommy.com – The 15 Things Veteran Mom’s Really Want To Say

March 11th, 2014

Scary mommy the 15 things verteran moms really want to say
Reading “The 15 Things Veteran Mom’s Really Want To Say” is a comical gem for mothers of all stages. Whether you’re pregnant or have already passed the toddler stage, we’re sure this article will make you smile. Needless to say, it had the Bumbleride moms laughing and realizing we were guilty of a few of them. -Bumbleride

Scary mommy the 15 things verteran moms really want to say

“Becoming a mother is like walking into a high school cafeteria. The cool moms, women who manage to get dressed and brush their teeth on a daily basis, sit at their own table. The moms who breast feed sit together, while the formula moms sit elsewhere. The sleep trainers swap stories at their table. The co-sleepers eat their lunches alone, so they can finally stretch out. The attachment parents wear their babies at the corner table. And everyone waits for a new mom to drop her lunch tray, so they can gasp and point fingers and roll their eyes at her missteps.

Well, this is the picture perpetuated by the Mommy War mentality, an archaic notion that reduces grown women to catty school girls. This analogy falls flat for too many reasons to count. We’re all moms, so we haven’t been served a meal in years, and we don’t know when we’ve eaten food that’s still warm. And given an opportunity to complete a sentence, most of us wouldn’t waste it on passing judgement especially on new moms.

The us vs. them mind set is the exception not the rule. When an “experienced” mom sees a “newbie,” the look in her eye as fruit loops cascade from the open van door is not judgement; it’s nostalgia and camaraderie. We’ve been there, and if a child didn’t need our attention “now, Mommy! Please, Mommy, please! Mooooooooomeeeee!” we’d say…

1. It’s totally normal that the car you used to get detailed on the reg looks like the place Goldfish crackers go to die. Just yesterday we found the remains of a hot dog beneath our seats.

2. We’re truly impressed you prepare healthful, organic meals everyday from scratch, but don’t beat yourself up if when you lay in bed reviewing what your child actually ate, you discover his calories came from pickles and Nerds. It happens.

3. We agree that the hands-down best high (no matter what you did in college) is the one you get from your baby laying heavy in a heap on your chest. Thank you, oxytocin. And no judgment here if you forgo a night out to cash in on the opportunity to cuddle up.

4. Don’t worry if you consider purchasing a taxi cab because you heard the plastic partitions can be made in soundproof material. We already looked into that.

5. There is nothing wrong with you at all if while cleaning the nursery in a few months, you tear up throwing away the nasal aspirators because your big girl can blow her nose all by herself. These milestones come out of nowhere……

6-10.  http://www.scarymommy.com/things-experienced-moms-really-want-to-say-to-new-moms/ .

We could go on and on because motherhood is the great equalizer, and we’re all just doing the best we can. Instead of passing judgement, we’re looking for strength in numbers. However, if you happen to come in contact with Judgey McJudginstuff herself, we fully support you thanking her for her insight while patting her shoulder with a hand that may or may not have poop under the fingernails.

Welcome to the club.” -Emily

You can find the rest of the original article and the remaining 10 items on the list here, http://www.scarymommy.com/things-experienced-moms-really-want-to-say-to-new-moms/ .

 Read more from Emily on her website here, http://fourtuitous.com/ .

Indie 4 Giveaway! – Be The First Indie 4 Owner! {Ends 3/31}

March 1st, 2014
 

Bumbleride Indie 4 All Terrain Stroller Giveaway

Here is your chance to be the very first Indie 4 owner!

Indie 4 is a compact, lightweight all terrain stroller designed to bridge the gap between urban errands and off-road adventures while adapting to babies at any age or stage. An included bassinet allows infants to face parents while the long and roomy, forward-facing seat with high canopy allows older children to ride comfortably. Indie 4 features four, off-road ready air filled tires in city friendly sizes paired with all wheel suspension perfect for all terrain versatility. With a compact space-saving standing fold and new auto locks, packing for a family trip or navigating daily life is now convenient. Parents will appreciate Indie 4′s versatile features like our adjustable handle, large easy-access storage basket and eco-conscious fabrics. Indie 4 offers peak performance no matter where life’s path takes you. 

Learn more about Indie 4 here–>>http://www.bumbleride.com/strollers/indie4.php

Here’s how to enter:
1. Mandatory Entry- Follow @bumbleride on Instagram and comment back on this post with your @username and your favorite Indie 4 features.

2. Optional Entry- Re-gram this photo and make sure to tag #bumblerideindie4 @bumbleride #giveaway #rideofyourlife. Comment again on this post with the link to your re-gram. *Scroll to the bottom of page for help on re-gramming.*

*Reminder*- All forms of entry and comments will be validated. Make sure to comment for each entry method. One mandatory and optional entry per person allowed.

Winner will be chosen 3/31 and notified via email within 2 business days of giveaway closing. Giveaway open to US and Canadian residents only.

 Giveaway Terms, Rules and Conditions

No purchase necessary to enter. A purchase does not improve your chance of winning. Void where prohibited, taxed or otherwise restricted by law. Subject to all federal, state and local laws.

HOW TO ENTER:
Enter  by following @bumbleride on Instagram  and commenting on this page with your favorite Indie 4 features during the contest period, (March 1st, 2014 through March 31st, 2014 at 11:59 pm PST). By participating, all entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules. All entries must be unique and valid email addresses.Limit is one optional and mandatory entry per email address.
This Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the United States and District of Columbia, Canada and U.S. Military personnel (and their families) with APO/FPO addresses, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older. Participation in this Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional acceptance of these Official Rules.
All Internet access and usage charges are the responsibility of the entrant. If for any reason the Internet portion of the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. All entries received on-line before the on-line portion becomes inoperable, will be included in the random drawing. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web-site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute, eligible electronic entries will be considered made by authorized account owner of the email address submitted at the time of entry. Entries generated by robots or scripts are considered to be a direct violation of sweepstakes policy and will result in immediate disqualification of any and all associated entries. Sponsor is not responsible for printing errors in these Official Rules.
PRIZES: One (1) Bumbleride Indie 4 Stroller

EXCLUSIONS & RESTRICTIONS: Unless otherwise specified in an individual contest post, entry to this contest is limited to one email per entry. All associated email addresses must be valid and deliverable.

WINNING:
On or about March 32st, 2014, Bumbleride will select one (1) potential winner in a random drawing from all eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period using random.org. The odds of winning will be determined by the number of entries. The winners will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received whose decisions regarding all aspects of the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding. On or about March 31st, 2014, potential winner will be notified by the valid email submitted for entry and may be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (unless prohibited by law) and any other documents required by Bumbleride, which must be returned to and received by Bumbleride within seven (7) calendar days of issuance. If a winner does not contact Bumbleride within 24 hours, declines to accept a prize, or in the event that a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the winner will be disqualified and Bumbleride may elect, at its own discretion, to select an alternate winner. By participating, entrants release Bumbleride, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliated businesses, advertising and promotion agencies and the officers, directors, employees and agents of each from any and all liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described) for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with receipt, enjoyment, ownership or use of the prize, and winner grants permission to Sponsor to use winner’s name, age, city, state, photograph or likeness for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation or approval (where lawful).

DISPUTES:
Each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and any judicial proceeding shall take place in a federal or state court within the State of California; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, and consequential damages, and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased THE CALIFORNIA COURTS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THESE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA SHALL GOVERN THESE SWEEPSTAKES. Each entrant waives any and all objections to jurisdiction and venue in those courts and hereby submits to the jurisdiction of those courts. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as originally planned, Bumbleride, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel the Sweepstakes without liability. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

SPONSOR: This sweepstakes is sponsored by Bumbleride, Inc.. Bumbleride reserves the right to cancel the Sweepstakes at any time and substitute another promotion in its place.

REQUEST FOR WINNER’S NAME:
For the name of the winner (available after March 31st, 2014), send a self-addressed, stamped, envelope by April 8th, 2014 to: 2345 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101 to request  Winner’s name.

THE PROMOTION IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH, FACEBOOK.

 

Guest Blog Post Series – Michael Underwood and Angellica Bell – United Kingdom

January 24th, 2014
 
 


Michael Underwood and Angellica Bell Guest Blog Post Indie Twin Best Double Stroller

My daughter is growing up fast and has just hit her six month milestone. She’s already sitting up unaided and has outgrown the carrycot on our Bumbleride. Although we love the longer sleeping hours, the reduced crying and the cheeky giggling, we do miss having a new born baby. Not that we’re considering having a third…at least not right now anyway!

Thankfully, it was a straightforward job to re-organise the buggy, but it meant another foot muff needed to be installed. It’s a particularly cold winter this year in London and the last thing we want, as we head towards the Christmas holiday season, are two children under two with stinking colds.

My wife and I love Christmas and normally spend the holidays in New York City. Since having children though, this hasn’t been possible and I’m not even sure it’s legal to have children in Manhattan, as I don’t even remember ever seeing a child’s buggy on the island. I guess it’s more likely I just didn’t notice any, but you never know. 

The one thing I always dread about Christmas is the annual shopping expedition. It was bad enough when we were child free, but with two little ones, it’s bound to be stressful.  After all, people who don’t have children do not like double buggies. Seriously, I have never heard so much tutting or seen so many disapproving looks. Admittedly, this isn’t helped by the fact that even on a normal shopping trip I end up bumping into someone’s ankles or banging past their shopping bags, so what chance do I have during the busy festive season? One thing in my favour, other than the fact the Indie Twin is easily manoeuvrable, is that it’s also more compact that similar buggies. I’ve never been a fan of buggies which have one child sat over the top of the other and besides, there’s no way my son would be happy being hidden away like that. He has to have a front seat, so he can busily interact with everything and everyone he sees. There’s also plenty of room to store your shopping, so we won’t have to balance it all precariously on the front bar.

This is going to be our first Christmas as a family of four and I cannot wait for the day to arrive. The stress doesn’t end there though, as it’s my son’s birthday on the 26th and my wedding anniversary on the 27th. December is an expensive month. Happy Holidays!

Full Moon Calendar

January 16th, 2014

 

Take a second to pause

With the new year comes a chance to adjust thinking and prioritize things in our life. Why not make a point to slow down and take notice of nature and our beautiful earth. Also allowing opportunities to teach our children to be in tune with our senses and give way to “Pause”. A perfect way to do this is to stop and look up more. Your kids will love it and it provides quality moments together in your day. Whether it be noticing the clouds together or being aware of the full moon calendar we are sure you will all benefit.

full moon calendar

full moon calendar

Full Moon Calendar 2014
January 15th Full Wolf Moon 11:52 pm
February 14th Full Snow Moon 6:53 pm
March 16th Full Worm Moon 1:08 pm
April 15th Full Pink Moon 3:42 am
May 14th Full Flower Moon 3:16 pm
June 13th Full Strawberry Moon 12:11 am
July 12th Full Buck Moon 7:25 am
August 10th Full Sturgeon Moon 2:09 pm
September 8th Full Harvest Moon 9:38 pm
October 8th Full Hunter’s Moon 6:51 am
November 6th Full Beaver Moon 5:23 pm
December 6th Full Cold Moon 7:27 am

 

Built in Taiwan

January 13th, 2014
 

 

We recently returned from a visit to our factory in Taiwan where we were putting the finishing touches on Indie 4 and inspecting our first shipment headed for the German Market. We had some time to talk to the owner of the factory about manufacturing in Taiwan over a few cups of tea which is elaborately carried out at least two times a day. We thought it would be good to share why we manufacture in Taiwan when the majority of strollers are made in China.  

The factory that we have been working with since we founded Bumbleride is a family run factory in southern Taiwan. The father and owner of the factory started in the stroller business in the early 80′s when his children were still young. Stroller manufacturing was booming at the time in Taiwan due to the quality of craftsmanship, which it is still known for today. In the 1990′s and into the early years of 2000 manufacturing was making a shift to China to save cost and although most factories moved to China they decided to stay In Taiwan. What we like about manufacturing in Taiwan is that unlike China where huge factories that encompass all production exist, in Taiwan our factory uses over 50 local subcontractors who specialize in their field and thus support the local economy. Also, Taiwan is known for its performance bicycle manufacturing with many of the major factories based there. Because of some of the parallels in components, engineering and design we find we are able to leverage not only these but the highest level of production quality. We also make sure we save time to have a few local little ones stop by for product testing.

Bumbleride strollers built in taiwan

bumbleride factory family 

bumbleride factory

 

bumbleride factory product tester

 

Ward Miles – First Year

December 23rd, 2013
 
 


We are finding that the video “Ward Miles – First Year” doesn’t need an introduction. It is simply a beautiful recording of a families love and pain that went along with the premature birth of their son. Benjamin Miller, Father to Ward Miles and Filmmaker, composed this video of their sons first year of life and gave it to his wife on her birthday. He also beautifully stated his appreciation for all the hardworking NICU doctors and nurses, “I want to thank all the doctors, nurses, and staff all over the world that make it their life’s mission to help babies get better! It’s because of you that my son ever stood a chance to make it home!”

We promise this touching video will have you smiling in the end.

Ward Miles – First Year from BenjaminScot on Vimeo.

Leader Bikes Exhibition

December 16th, 2013

Leader Bicycle Exhibition Chrome Digital

San Diego based Leader Bikes was exhibiting a few of their new track and fixed gear street bikes next door to Bumbleride offices on Saturday night. The event was put on by Adidas, Red Bull and Chrome Digital who showcased a photography exhibit of racers from the Morley Field Velodrome. Our design team definitely has a bike obsession, and the vintage 1960′s Italian made track bike on exhibition was definitely a favorite.

Leader Bicycle Exhibition Chrome Digital

Leader Bicycle Exhibition Chrome Digital

Leader Bicycle Exhibition Chrome Digital

Weekly Winter Giveaway – {Update: Giveaway has ended} Mini Board and Diaper Bag Giveaway!

December 2nd, 2013
 

 

Enter to win our new Mini Board and Diaper Bag! At the end of each week in December we will be announcing a winner to receive a FREE Mini Board and Diaper Bag! Comments are moderated, please allow up to 24 hours for your comment to appear. Click to learn more about our Mini Board  and Diaper Bag!

Hear what Baby Gizmo and My Baby Stuff thought of our Diaper Bags below!

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Baby Gizmo

Full review here, http://blog.babygizmo.com/2013/11/bumbleride-introduces-new-diaper-bag-collection-video/.

My Baby Stuff

 {What I love about the new Bumbleride Diaper Bags}

  • Perfect size - 14″W x 11″H x 4.5″D (folded flap)
  • Lots of pockets (9 in all) including two bottle holders
  • It comes with a great cushioned change pad
  • It has magnetic closure (do you really want to wake up your baby with the terrible velcro noise?)
  • It’s made with durable eco-conscious fabric featuring recycled plastic (PET) and bamboo charcoal fiber (hello!)
  • It comes with stroller straps that fit onto my strollers
  • It also has a shoulder strap to make the bag messenger style
  • It is a well made, quality product

Full review and another Diaper Bag giveaway here, http://www.mybabystuff.ca/2013/11/organized-on-the-go-with-new-bumbleride-diaper-bags-giveaway-mbsgg/.

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Week 1 winner Jon M.
Week 2 winner Lauren N.
Week 3 winner Lindsey L.
Week 4 winner Tesse R.

Misha – Twin Mom – The Slovak Republic

November 26th, 2013
 

 

                          Bumbleride Indie Twin Owner Misha Testimonial

We love hearing from our Bumbleride families across the world and sharing their stories. Meet Misha (Michaela Paľová), a new mother of twin girls and one of Slovakia’s most award winning vocalists. Born in Michalovce in the Slovak Republic, Misha loved dance at an early age, which quickly led to an interest in music.  To date Misha has released four albums to great success.

In between performances, Misha loves taking her girls outdoors and pursuing her hobby and future profession, children’s photography. Misha shared this gallery of Nala and Mia with us enjoying the outdoors in and alongside their Indie Twin double strollers.

Follow Misha on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Misha/26546388235 and on her website, http://www.misha.sk/.

Share your story with us by emailing marketing@bumbleride.com. We would love to hear from you!

Bumbleride Indie Twin Owner Misha Testimonial

Bumbleride Indie Twin Owner Misha Testimonial

Bumbleride Indie Twin Owner Misha Testimonial

Bumbleride Indie Twin Owner Misha Testimonial

Bumbleride Indie Twin Owner Misha Testimonial

Bumbleride Indie Twin Owner Misha Testimonial

Bumbleride Indie Twin Owner Misha Testimonial

Bumbleride Indie Twin Owner Misha Testimonial

Bumbleride Indie Twin Owner Misha Testimonial

 

Guest Blog Post Series – Our First Family Daytrip – Michael Underwood and Angellica Bell – United Kingdom

November 11th, 2013
 

 


Michael Underwood and Angellica Bell Guest Blog Post Indie Twin Best Double Stroller

Our daughter arrived three days early which was great; not because it meant we didn’t have to suffer the frustration of our second child being late, but because it meant I finally got to use the double buggy properly. Up until then, I’d been using it to push my son around, much to the dismay of my wife, who couldn’t understand why I didn’t just use the single buggy. Clearly she didn’t understand the importance of a thorough road test and it looks better than the single buggy.

There’s no doubt, the last four years have been ridiculously busy. Angellica and I got engaged, married and had two children all in that short time. So now it’s time to slow things down a bit and start enjoying life as a new family.  Two children is definitely the perfect number, at least that’s what we’re thinking now.  If we were to have another child, we’d be outnumbered and there are only so many nappies you change at any one time and besides, I don’t think Bumbleride do an Indie Triple…yet!

The summer was quickly coming to an end and I was desperate to have our first family daytrip. In the end I decided a journey to the beach would be ideal and although our daughter was too young to appreciate it, I knew my son would love playing by the sea. I packed the Indie Twin into the boot and we headed off to the seaside. When we arrived we parked up and began unpacking the several hundred bags that seem to accompany us whenever we leave the house. This was when I realised things might not end up going to plan. It was really windy; in fact it was pretty much blowing a gale. As soon as my son got out of the car he was blown off his feet, eyes streaming and nose running. This wasn’t the idyllic family day out I’d planned in my mind! He tried his best, but in the end we had to strap him into the Indie Twin to stop him from blowing away. His sister was fast asleep next to him in her cosy carry cot protected from the elements and totally unaware of the fiasco taking place. We weren’t going to be beaten though and continued towards the beach.  Again, something I hadn’t prepared for was pushing a buggy through sand. It could have been a real nightmare, but thankfully the inflatable tyres on the buggy meant it was easy to control, like a four wheel drive off roader, rather than an elephant plodding through treacle.

My wife is so good at planning and preparation, especially now we have two young children, I always feel like I’m getting in the way. I guess it’s all about knowing when to offer to help and when to just let her get on with things. I clearly need to make sure I check the weather report next time I plan a family day trip. We did have the most amazing fish and chips though, so the trip wasn’t a total waste!