This past week the Ergobaby team traveled to Vancouver for Come Together Vancouver, our latest community based free events for parents. To say Vancouver was amazing would be an understatement. The beauty alone is breathe taking. Not to mention the air quality, the friendly people and the FOOD!!! We had such a blast exploring Vancouver but more importantly meeting all the parents at our Come Together Event. I can’t wait to bring my family here next year.
This year we decided to spend Easter 2017 in Las Vegas. We’ve never celebrated Easter anywhere else besides California so this was a special treat for us to head out for a few nights and stay in a hotel. Of course we stayed at our favorite spot in Vegas, The Four Seasons. My one tip for parents wanting to visit Vegas but desiring to stay away from the smoke is to choose a hotel without a casino. That way you get the fun of Vegas (weather and quick vacation drive for SoCal residents) without the asthma attack from all the smoke.
I’ve been rocking with Ergobaby for a long time. About 6 years to be exact. I was gifted my first Ergo carrier when JJ, my oldest was a few weeks old dealing with colic. My dear friend’s little boy also had colic and she informed me that her Ergo was literally a Godsend. Little did I know this carrier would change my life in more ways than just allowing a tired mama the ability to get back to my daily routines and my baby a little comfort.
Fast forward 6 years, 3 kids and numerous daily outings as a family of 5. What remained is my love and connection to Ergobaby. As my children grow my dedication to this company has shifted a bit.
Last month I shared my current goals. One of those goals was to become a babywearing educator. Working as a Brand Ambassador with Ergobaby truly propelled me to become a babywearing educator. I was already familiar with SSC (soft structured carriers) like Ergobaby but also wanted the opportunity to share other options with parents like wraps, ring slings and much more. With that said I began searching for a course or program to become a certified babywearing educator. I came across The Center for Babywearing Studies (CBWS) after being referred from the best educators in the business.
My position with Ergobaby currently requires me to travel occasionally for events. I absolutely love exploring new towns and cities, especially the ones I would never think to travel to before it became a work obligation. To date Ergo has sent me to Utah and Colorado. Both states had unbelievable food! You can read about my Utah experience here.
For my Colorado trip I had the pleasure of bringing my husband Jason with me . This was our first trip without the kids and although we missed them it was a nice break from our normal routine. In between my work schedule we had tons of fun doing simple things like going to the movies, going out for food and exploring downtown. Here are a few pictures of our visit.
“Everything happens for a reason, even when we are not wise enough to see it. When there is no struggle, there is no strength.”
This year has been about balance. Something so new to me. For the past 5 years I’ve been a stay-at-home working mama running my own business. I’ve learned to balance but balance within my own home. Balance for me meant responding to emails, hiring employees, fulfilling orders, hiding in the closet to take conference calls and doing all of this while balancing a baby on my back in an Ergo carrier and my two other babies holding each hand. I’ve been lucky enough to bring my babies to work everyday.
Well all of this changed the beginning of this year. We were hit with some major cut-backs at my husband’s job and my business took a huge loss when a big named company came into the eco-friendly and organic product market. Basically this meant it was time for me to start looking for a job. I knew I wanted to work for a company that I believed in. The thing about it is once you work for yourself and put all that passion into your dream it’s hard to work for a company that you aren’t equally passionate about. I was blessed beyond measure to be interviewed for a position with Ergobaby. I’ve been a long time fan of Ergo’s actually for about 5 years. JJ had colic for the first 2 months and my Ergo carrier was the only thing that brought him some comfort.
Long story short I got hired as their Lead Brand Ambassador. Basically my job is to help coordinate events and implement a system of organization to help make sure the logistics of the events run smoothly. I absolutely LOVE my job. I LOVE my co-workers. I LOVE everything about Ergobaby! What is represents, how it treats it’s employees and the mission behind the brand.
One of the best decisions we’ve made has been to homeschool our three littles. With that said I’m always on the hunt for a good educational outing. Whether it’s planned during our “normal” weekly schedule or it’s during a vacation, I think you can find fun and exciting ways to teach your kids locally. As many of you already know, we are huge on visiting museums and discovery centers. I will travel miles and miles to find one that sparks interest for my children. So imagine how excited I was to learn about The Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert.