I’m Traci. A 30-something mom of five boys. Yes, FIVE. Our boys are each uniquely special. One has a peanut allergy, one is speech delayed, another is gifted, while one has severe sensory processing.. and the baby is a complicated little man. I am married to a tech savvy, self-proclaimed geek who loves gadgets of all sorts. Our family loves all things Disney and travel often. We are allergy awareness advocates and strive to educate parents on the dangers of allergies for children. We function on love, good food and a lot of coffee.
As a mom who had kids before most of my friends, I have had to research products for my children on my own. We are a modern couple who started having children at a fairly early age. For us, style is an important aspect of children’s products.. but what good is style if a product isn’t functional as well? Through trial and error, we find the best baby products that we don’t mind having strewn throughout our home – but are equally as enjoyable and useful for our children.
I was once described as the “most mainstream, co-sleeping, baby wearing, breastfeeding, cloth diapering mama” that a person knew. This could very well be the best description for me. I swear by high end brands. I love premium products. I believe that, for most things, you get what you pay for and certain things are worth investing in. That said, I am very much a “typical Oregonian Mama” who leans towards things that are more eco-friendly, non-toxic and a little more natural. I am a Stonyfield Farm Yo-Getter and a Lillebaby Brand Ambassador.
Our residence here in Oregon has given us the ability to use products in many different settings. From a summer trip to a desert resort, a New Years trip up to the snow-capped mountain, a weekend escape to the sandy beaches or an afternoon stroller trot around an urban downtown shopping district. We strive to include our children in the majority of our lives – from dining out to travel. This has helped me become a well informed resource and referral for a lot of my friends’ purchases for their children. Often hearing “Well, if you would buy it…” and “When I saw yours, I LOVED it!” I have decided to take the products I love and tell you all why I can’t get enough of them. Enjoy!