Wednesday, 17 July 2013
Look at these Joovy parents, Bill and Giuliana Rancic! Bill says, “Okay, I see how it is. You sneak things in while I’m gone!” Do you see the Joovy Spoon in the background when Giuliana stands up? We think Duke’s room is pretty Joovy! Click on any picture to see the clip from this episode.
Special thanks to Courtney Faith Vera of FaVe Mom for product placement of the Spoon
Wednesday, 17 July 2013
Hi! I just wanted to say I discovered your brand through Metro Moms Austin. I now have several items on my registry! I recently attended a Metro Moms Austin event and won the ultralight caboose tandem stroller which was at the top of my must have list. I wanted to thank you for being a loyal sponsor to these awesome events. It is so helpful to see these items and have Regan show them off before we make our purchase decision. A visit to the baby store can be quite overwhelming. You now have a loyal customer and I will be sure to tell my mommy friends how much I love your brand.
Lori Koniski Freemon
Friday, 12 July 2013
Hi. Thank you for OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE!!! I have your stroller and your highchair, and love your products. Unfortunately, our highchair tray no longer snaps into place. I emailed through this site, and was contacted right away with a telephone number to reach. When I called, I was greeted by a person (not a machine) and was asked how I could be helped. The person I talked to was named Dave. He quickly realized the problem and said he would send a replacement piece right away. I didn’t think customer service like this existed anymore!! Thank you so much for the pleasant surprise and for such wonderful costumer service. If anyone asks where they should go for baby supplies, I am definitely going to direct them to Joovy. MANY THANKS Joovy team and a special thanks to Dave!
- received from a happy Joovy customer 7/11/13
Thursday, 11 July 2013
I love birthdays. I feel they are important and should be celebrated at every age. It is the one-day a year each person gets to feel special. My husband doesn’t share the same school of thought on birthdays; at least not with adult birthdays. This year he asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday and I told him I just wanted to go to a nice dinner with our family. He called and made a reservation at our favorite fancy spot. I was thrilled. I suggested we take a taxi so that we could have a glass (or two) of wine. Well, he surprised me with a limo and two-dozen roses!
The kids were so well behaved at dinner and I was a proud mama! After dinner, the surprise continued as he dropped me off at a friend’s house for a night cap and he took our kids and my friend’s kids to the candy store in the limo. The next morning, our four year old walked into our bedroom and said, “I had a dream last night, that I went to the Candy Baron, in a limo!”
We had so much fun and I will cherish the memories of that night forever.
What was your best adult birthday celebration since parenthood?
Tuesday, 9 July 2013
Well, this is embarrassing. It has been many months since I have written a post. So much as happened in my life since my last post several months ago…birthdays, school plays, award ceremonies, sporting events, work events and so on. If you have school age children, you get it.
As our last day of school approached on June 14, I was very excited to have some slow summer days. I wanted days where we could sleep past 6:00am. I wanted days where I could make pancakes (from scratch) for the kids. I wanted days where I didn’t need to get in my car. I dreamed of these slow days. I dreamed of taking the free trolley around our beach town instead of my car. As I sat down to plan the summer, I wanted a balance of fun activities and camps for the kids and some down time.
The first week of summer was fantastic. We slept in, went several days without getting in the car, we had big breakfasts and lazy beach days. My nine-year-old daughter even finished one of her required summer reading books in the first week. This was starting out to be the summer I had envisioned.
Then came week two. Everything changed. We had been lucky because we got a jumpstart on our summer. What changed with week two was now all the schools in the area were on summer vacation. And at 4, 7, and 9 years old, my children already want to be with their friends non-stop. They are little social butterflies. The week brought a mix of summer camp, swim team and a constant revolving door of children in and out of the house. I am not one of those people that embrace the chaos. Don’t get me wrong, I do love that my children have friends and I do love that they all feel so comfortable at our house and I do LOVE having them at my house. It’s just that it doesn’t come naturally to me. I just need a little quiet here and there. This is something I personally want to tackle this summer….embracing the chaos.
Week three brought more changes. I decided to dial it back a little bit. I wanted to go back to our slow mornings. I decided the kids would not participate in the morning camp in our neighborhood. Well, if you look at the photo below, you will see that idea did not work as planned. When the summer camp meets at the public green across the street from your house, it’s a little challenging.
I am making a resolution to get back on the blogging wagon so look for many more of our summer adventures soon.
I would love to hear your ideas. What plans do you have for your children and family this summer?
Monday, 8 July 2013
I wanted to share these photos from one of our favorite weekends so far out with the scooter x2! so far my top favorite things are: the GIANT shade, the GIANT storage, the cubbies on the seats for snacks and sunglasses storage, and my top favorite is that rowan can so easily slip in and out of her seat if she is feeling up to walking or standing to do something!!
- Mom of Rowan, Melissa
Tuesday, 2 July 2013
We are super excited to announce the winner of our Club Joovy $500 shopping spree. The winner will have $500 to spend at www.joovy.com. Are you ready?!?! And, the winner of the $500 Joovy Shopping Spree is, drumroll and applause please…… Jennifer Quimby!!! Congratulations Jennifer! Please give us a call at 877-456-5049 to redeem your shopping spree! Thank you to all who entered. Stay tuned for more Club Joovy giveaways and announcements!
Click here or on the image to enterAre you expecting? Know someone who is? Here’s a way to get going with the hippest, newest and grooviest baby gear on the planet! We are giving away a $500 shopping spree and you could win! Joovy makes everything you need in gear: from bottles to playards to highchairs and strollers, get Joovy today!
Monday, 1 July 2013
Everyone’s a fan of Tiffani Thiessen and we are honored that she is a Joovy Mom! Tiffani has starred in so many great shows, Saved By The Bell, Beverly Hills 90210, and currently White Collar on the USA Network. She and her husband Brady have embraced parenthood and family full steam ahead! Yes, our favorite Kelly Kapowski is playing her most important role as mom to daughter Harper these days!
“We are HUGE fans of Joovy! We were introduced to them after Harper was born and we fell in love with their many amazing, great and innovative products!!! We continue to use and love the Moon Room/Playard, the Nook, the Foocot and the fun 4×4 Ride On – which might be Harper’s fav. We are definitely a Joovy loving family!”
– Tiffani Thiessen
(Photo credit- BlueLily Photography)
Tuesday, 25 June 2013
Thank you to all who entered the Little Pim contest! There are many of you wanting to teach your children a language and we applaud this! Remember to check out all the great language sets from Little Pim! And, the winner is……
Randi Wall! Congrats Randi. You will be hearing from Little Pim directly.
This summer, how about teaching your little ones a little French or Spanish? Hola! Bonjour!
It’s never too soon to learn a foreign language and Joovy is excited to partner with Little Pim for this Joovy Tuesday giveaway! Little Pim ia a super cool company that markets language kits for babies and kids! Have you ever thought of teaching your child(ren) another language? Little Pim language kits are available in Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, German, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian and English.
Joovy loves Little Pim and we are excited to offer this giveaway of one of their deluxe sets valued at $169.95! This awesome prize is a Complete Spanish or French Language Gift Set with videos, books and more! These thoughtful sets are visually engaging and stimulate your child in fun and familiar ways. Get in on the fun today!
To enter, scroll down to Rafflecopter. Contest runs through Saturday! Also, don’t forget to enter the $500 shopping spree from Joovy! Enter both contests for a great start to summer!
Winner chooses from these sets:
Complete French Gift Set
The ultimate Little Pim package! Includes:
- All 6 French DVDs (“Eating and Drinking,” “Wake Up Smiling,” “Playtime,” “In My Home,” “Happy, Sad and Silly” and “I Can Count!”)
- 9″ velvety soft plush Little Pim panda
- French Bop music CD
- French Word & Phrase Cards
- Two Little Pim Books (“Colors” and “Feelings”)
- A brand new Little Pim backpack
Complete Spanish Gift Set
The complete Little Pim package! Includes:
- All 6 Spanish DVDs” (“Eating and Drinking”, ”Wake Up Smiling,” ”Playtime, ” “In My Home,” ”Happy, Sad and Silly,” ”I Can Count!”)
- 9″velvety soft plush Little Pim panda
- Spanish Bop music CD
- Spanish Word & Phrase Cards ***PLEASE NOTE ***This item is on backorder. It will be shipped separately when available OR winner may choose a tee shirt or onesie in it’s place.
- Two Little Pim Books (“Colors” and “Feelings”)
- A brand new Little Pim backpack
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Monday, 24 June 2013
Summer travel is here and our parenting expert has some simple suggestions that you might take to heart while planning your family’s excursions and trips.
From the git-go, you know the kids are going start asking for goodies (and keep asking) the entire trip. Two weeks before leaving, assign them age appropriate “chores” so they can earn an allowance. An allowance is great because the kids get excited about having their own money (they have earned), and you won’t have to break your bank during the trip.
While packing always remember less is always more. Pack things you know the kids will wear versus what they may look good in. The last thing you want to do after returning from vacation is a bunch of laundry.
Never forget the sunscreen! Regardless of where you’re going its always important to keep you and your child’s skin protected. The higher the SPF the better and remember to reapply sunscreen every couple of hours, especially if you are in the water. Everyone should have a hat and sunglasses too!
On the day you leave, have your kids wear comfortable shoes you know they can walk in easily. There can be lots of walking involved in travel so its important to be as comfortable as possible for the best experience. Even if you live in the desert and can’t imagine wearing a sweater in the summer months, if you’re flying always bring something to cover up your arms on the plane or restaurant just in case!
Put down the electronics. Kids can be very observant. This is quality time your kids will remember forever. Don’t worry about posting on twitter/facebook or sending that email. Enjoy your vacation with your family without the distractions!
5 Simple Tips for Summer Travel with Kids:
- Have them earn their own spending money a couple of weeks leading up to the trip
- Remember that less is more when packing!
- Pack the sunscreen, hats and sunglasses for everyone!
- Wear comfortable shoes and take a sweater!
- Put down the electronics!