Friday, 25 July 2014

The Freedom Cyclers: Lasting Impact

When my husband’s cousin called us and asked if her college-age son and three of his friends could “crash” at our house for a few days because they were riding their bicycles across the country…I thought it was crazy.  We have a small house, we have three young children,  it was the last week of school, I just returned from a business trip and the list goes on and on…but we said yes.  It’s family and we always try to do everything we can for family.  The funny thing is that I had never met Jeff or any of his friends and my husband hadn’t seen him since he was a little boy.  We were in for a great adventure.

The “boys” arrived and spent three days with us.  First of all, let me say that these boys were thoughtful, intelligent, athletic, considerate, spiritual young men.  They were gearing up for a long summer of riding their bikes from Laguna Beach, CA to Savannah, GA for a cause.  They were riding for freedom (thefreedomcyclers.com) the end human slavery.  We were honored to be there for the beginning of their journey.  Our daughters were inspired by the fact that we opened our home and enjoyed getting to know the boys and hearing about their ride.  Our son, Bob, loved having four big brothers for a few days.  We thought we were going to lose him one day when we saw him in the driveway “tuning up” his bike…he said he was going with them.

Anyway, I was searching for something to watch on TV the other night when I came upon the movie, Yes Man.  It is a comedy with Jim Carey (not appropriate for children.)  In the movie, his character has to say “yes” to everything.  It is amazing where his “yes” journey takes him.  Sometimes I feel like I am saying “no” all the time (especially as a mom.)  Saying yes to The Freedom Cyclers staying with us enriched our lives and the lives of our children.  It was not an inconvenience, it was a blessing.

Here is my challenge for you, start with one day and just say “yes.”  I promise you that you will say yes to things that you think are crazy but at the end of the day, you will be happier and richer for the experience.

Ready, set, JUST SAY YES!

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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Harper’s BAZAAR Junior Singapore: ‘Best Double Stroller’, Joovy Caboose VaryLight

Harper’s BAZAAR Junior Singapore announces the “Most Loved Baby Care 2014″ and the Joovy Caboose VaryLight wins the “BEST DOUBLE STROLLER”.  

In the July 2014 article, Harper’s BAZAAR says, “Joovy’s Caboose VaryLight stroller is the perfect, do-all family ride.  Designed with an expanding family in mind, the VaryLIght can easily be transformed to fit two kids in comfort.  Easy to navigate, its front wheels’ full suspension support the kid’s weight and keep your journey smooth. The back wheels are strong and sturdy to support the children too.  From stroller setup options to suit all ages from newborns to preschoolers, with a removable tray, full suspension and expandable storage, it’s the ultimate vary-able family stroller.”

Our business partner, Adrian Chin from Positive Icon, submitted our VaryLight for the award.  The overarching category was “Baby on the Go” and the magazine issue was “Most Loved Baby Care 2014”.  We are very proud and excited about this wonderful acknowledgement!SB0614p57R1_J_Joovy-page-0

 

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Check out this Hip ‘Thirty Mommy’ a.k.a Joovy Mom & Blogger

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We are continuing our series {Joovy Blogger Spotlight} featuring Joovy Moms and Joovy Bloggers.  This month, we are featuring Scherrie from the cool mom blog, Thirty Mommy.  Read on to learn about Scherriewho has been a Joovy Mom for about three years and be sure to check out Thirty Mommy!

Joovy: To begin, how did you get started blogging?  What was the overriding reason you started blogging?
TM:     I started blogging after I had my first son in 2009. I basically
started because I attended a number if prenatal & new parent events where
I was overloaded with lots of great information & introduced to lots of
amazing brands/products. Friends, family and even
strangers would constantly ask me about new products or for
suggestions so I decided up start a blog.

Joovy: How did you come to name your blog?  What significance does this have in your life?
TM: I came up with the name, Thirtymommy, for my blog because I became a mother at 30 years old.

Joovy: How does your blog differ from others?
TM: My blog differs from others because I focus on educational family
friendly events, activities & products  home preschooling as well as the
whole parenting lifestyle.

Joovy:  How do you balance parenting and blogging?  Is there a secret?
TM:   I attempt to balance parenting & blogging by creating calendars with
goals & deadlines in order to keep up with the demands of my blog. Also,
as a stay at home mother, it is important to set aside a block of time to
get “work” done. The secret is to also make time for yourself to relax & recharge.

Joovy:  What is your current computer?
TM:  I am currently using a PINK Sony Vaio as my laptop & my iPad for
blogging.

Joovy:  When you’re not blogging, where do you escape to on the web?
TM:  I escape on Twitter, I love attending & hosting twitter parties!

Joovy:  What’s been your most popular post or topic?
TM:  My most popular topic is usually my home preschooling projects &
activities I create for my boys.

Joovy: How do you involve your kids and family in your blog?
TM:   My blog is all about my kids & family, so they are almost always the
subjects of my posts.

Joovy:  What kind of camera do you use?
TM:  Currently, I solely use the camera on my Nokia 1020 or my iPad. I am
searching for a professional camera and am open to reccomendations.

Joovy:  How do you like to spend active time with your family?  What is your favorite family outing?
TM: I like to spend active time with my family exploring the various New
York City museums. We love a good educational adventure and usually we all learn a few new things from each outing.

Joovy:  What’s the coolest parenting tip you’ve learned from blogging?
TM:  The coolest parenting tip I’ve learned from blogging is that there is
always someone else dealing with a similar parenting dilemma as I am & I
am not alone.

Joovy:  Tell us about your ‘perfect’ day?
TM:    My one reflect day would be spent on a beach searching for seashells, building sand castles with my boys after we gave buried daddy in the sand.

Joovy:  What 5 blogs do you read daily?
TM:  Daily I check out Momtrends, So Family Online, a Brooklyn Active Mama,


Joovy: So, you’re a Joovy Blogger, right?  What’s your favorite thing about
Joovy? 
TM: I love everything about Joovy & Joovy products especially their
whimsical names that sort of show each products personality!

Joovy: Anything else you want to share about you or your blog?
TM: Through blogging, I learned that my oldest son loves cooking & I
created him his own blog called Playground Chefs where he creates his own
recipes & reviews food related products.

-Scherrie, Thirty Mommy

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Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Fit4Mom Hosts Event with Caboose VaryLight

The Fit4Mom Stroller Strides Summer Olympics Family event was a success. There were 90 people attend and the families were constantly huddling around the Caboose VaryLight Stroller to get a look at the grand prize. Check out the photos and social media posts!  Isn’t summer great?

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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Zooming in Sweden

We love when you share photos of your kids in our products.  This mom received her Zoom360 jogging stroller from the Bayou City Mamas in Houston and traveled with it to Sweden. We LOVE that she sent us this picture!

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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

The ONLY Bottle My Baby Will Take

See what this mom has to share about her exclusively breastfed baby and
baby bottles, “I have been exclusively breastfeeding from the beginning….and Jaxon has made it clear he doesn’t like bottles.  UNTIL I found the Joovy Boob Baby Bottle.  I hate having to give him a bottle (even though its mommy milk)… but this momma has to go back to work soon!”

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Monday, 16 June 2014

Project Breastfeeding

Click the image to learn about Project Breastfeeding, a breastfeeding support group founded by Hector Cruz.
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Friday, 13 June 2014

Photo by Wendi S.

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Miniature golf on the first nice spring day. Just with the older kids.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Photo by Sarah F.

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My husband and our son Joshua were at Southern California Giant pumpkin weigh off. They teamed up to grow a giant pumpkin! It weighed 1030 lbs and took 2nd place. They enjoyed working together in the pumpkin patch. Baby Andrew is going to join the club this year!lol

Friday, 13 June 2014

Photo by Amy D.

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I’m in this shot too, but it’s the most recent of our family at my daughter’s first dance recital. I’m Amy. My husband is Greyson. Charlotte is 3 1/2 and Henry is 7 months. http://somebodysparents.com/