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Proud Tula Families: Allie and Lisa

At Baby Tula, we celebrate the vast diversity that defines family. We think a main component of what makes a family is LOVE. So we wanted to take an opportunity in June, Pride month, to kick off a new blog series that celebrates all the diverse forms of family. We start with one family that is near and dear to us! Team Tula member Allie and her wife, Lisa, share about welcoming their son, Rockwell, and a bit of advice for same sex couples considering parenting.

Can you share a bit about your ow personal love story?

Allie: Hmmm, it sounds more scandalous than it actually was! We first met when I was a student in one of Lisa’s photography classes at a community college. Our shared love of analog black and white photography is what brought us together.

How did you decide you were ready to become parents?

Lisa: I always wanted to be a parent, but hadn’t met the right person for the journey. I have also experienced lots of personal growth that made me more confident. I knew that Allie would be an excellent partner to help & guide me throughout our parenting.

What’s something special or memorable about your experience of welcoming your child? 

Allie: We have a room in our house that is small but has a lot of beautiful natural light and is decorated in all white with a few blue accents – we used to call it “the cloud”. Rockwell was born at home in this room and part of his birth story that he likes to tell is that he was born in a cloud. 

Lisa: I cherish that Rockwell was born at home and in the cloud.

What is something you have learned since becoming a parent. 

Allie: Prior to becoming a parent I had all sorts of ideas about how children should be raised and thought I had it figured out. After having a baby I realized that I had no idea what I had been talking about! I have learned to accept that the only thing constant with kids is change. When I find some approach or parenting technique that works, I go with it for as long as it works and then I try to find the next thing that will work.

Lisa: My little guy has feelings and I need to honor these feelings. As adults, we can be so busy and forget this. It never ceases to amazes me how much Rockwell understand and expresses.

What does Pride mean to you and/or your family? 

Pride means Love and Freedom – not hiding who we are and celebrating people’s differences. It means justice and inclusivity and teaching our child compassion for others first and foremost.

Is there anything you would like to share with other same sex couples considering parenting? 

Go for it! Kids are amazing! Find a community of other Queer parents, either in your town or online, and start to make friends. Parenting is hard work and you will need your own close knit community.

 

THANK YOU, Allie and Lisa, for chatting with us. If you want to share your pride with Tula, be sure to share your stories on Facebook and Instagram with us!

Proof that Babywearing Makes Traveling with Kids Easy!

15 Ways Babywearing Makes Travel with Baby Easier!

Whether you seek to travel the world or are taking your family on a holiday vacation, we can agree that having a comfortable baby carrier makes traveling so much easier! Maneuvering around crowds on busy streets or airports, naps while on the move, and free hands to manage your other travel needs are just a few reasons why we have found that a Tula Baby Carrier can be helpful. We’ve compiled some photos below showing proof that babywearing makes traveling with kids easy! Check out the photos below, showing the perfect combo: travel and babywearing, along with some associated travel tips!

1) Packing light? A Tula Ring Sling fits compactly in your bag and can be quickly adjusted to comfortably hold your baby!

Pretty heavenly #venice #venezia #mummyandson #babyboy #babytula #gondola

A photo posted by @kris_tsk on

2) A back carry can make carrying a larger child more comfortable for long periods. It can also make it easier to see and navigate uneven terrain found on hikes or rural walks.


3) The Tula family has always loved traveling and that’s exactly why the Tula Baby Carrier was created! An ergonomic position allows for longer comfortable carrying which is what the founders of Baby Tula needed on their travels.

Yes, our hands are full but not as full as our hearts. 💕💕 #babytula #tulababycarriers #tulajet #babywearingdad

A photo posted by Tula Baby Carriers (@tulababycarriers) on

4) At times, your travel style is important and what better way to make a statement then with a Tula Baby Carrier in a design you love!


5) Perhaps your travels include pets or other children that that you’ll also need a free hand for.

It’s always worth the hike from the top

A photo posted by Bex Langdale (@bexlangdale) on

6) Many international cities or tourist destinations have narrow walkways or long walks to get to important monuments, making it difficult for little legs to manage on their own.


7) Knowing that baby is close and secure can make taking in the sights that much more relaxing.

My parents brought me on this journey when I was little and now, me to you my sweet child ♡

A photo posted by Joey Chong (@joeyspace) on

8) Stairs! Do we need to say more!


9) Managing luggage and an airport is near impossible without a baby carrier!

10) Having the option of a Tula Toddler Carrier can help with older children who still need to rest.


11) From the point of view of a baby carrier, your child can also take in the sites!

12) Travel can be tough on little ones. Having the comfort of being close can help them get through the long travel days. @ricocast @getlostwith


13) Some places only a carrier can go!

All aboard the ferry to the Ferry Boat Inn! ⚓️ #perfectsunday #riverdart #mummylife

A photo posted by J o a n n a ⚓️ (@riviera_mummy) on

14) Often without a car while traveling, a Tula Baby Carrier can help make using public transport easy!


15) With baby in a Tula Baby Carrier, its just one less thing to have to hold onto!

SAFE TRAVELS and be sure to share your additional travel tips with us!

Getting to Know Motherhood: Chelsea Lush

What brings you and your baby comfort and joy isn’t always the same. As we approach Mother’s Day, we are getting to know seven real-life mothers and sharing different Tula items that we think can support them in their journey. Each day we will ask 5 simple questions to a different Mom and feature a Baby Tula giveaway item that you can add to your parenting “toolbox”. Get more of your own Mom essentials by using the code MOMLOVE to enjoy 15% off on babytula.com, until May 14th. Some exclusions apply.

Today, get to know Chelsea, of The Adventures of Zoe Lush, who’s oldest daughter has OI.

 What are the names and ages of your children?

Zoe is my oldest at 6 years old. I’m still able to carry her though! She loves back carries 🙂 Felix is my 3 year old. He is a cuddly boy and still nurses so is constantly wanting to be up in my arms and against my chest.

Use one word to describe motherhood.

Vibrant!

What is a recent parenting “win” you’ve had?

A recent parenting win was when I picked Zoe up from Sunday school on Easter. Her teacher told me that she asked to pray for the class. She asked Jesus to be in every child’s heart and for Him to love all of the kids like her mom and dad love her. My heart was so full! When the teacher was telling me what happened she started tearing up. I was so proud of my compassionate girl!

What is something you have learned since becoming a mother?

One thing I’ve learned since becoming a mother is that there really is no normal. I am lucky enough to live with my best friend (bffs for over 15 years!) and her 1 year old. We are able to help each other so much, either with laundry, watching each other’s children as needed, or venting when the kids are acting crazy. Just being able to see there is no “normal” and that motherhood comes in various emotions and actions. It’s not all Instagram poses!

What is a characteristic/quality that your child has that you admire?

Felix’s natural demeanor is so caring and considerate. He is protective in a very maternal way, taking care of his sister and making sure she has what she needs first. I admire how nurturing he is, making sure she is comfortable wherever she may be. One of my favorite things  Felix does is he always has to be holding Zoe’s hand. Since Zoe uses a wheelchair this can be difficult since she uses her hands to move herself! He regularly asks if we can push her so he is able to hold her hand and walk next to her. The love he has for her is what I’m most touched by. He’s a fantastic bigger little brother.

A Tula Item to Back Carry In.

Our Tula Baby Carriers, in Free-to-Grow, Standard, and Toddler all work well for back carries.
Getting to Know Motherhood: Rina

What brings you and your baby comfort and joy isn’t always the same. As we approach Mother’s Day, we are getting to know seven real-life mothers and sharing different Tula items that we think can support them in their journey. Each day we will ask 5 simple questions to a different Mom and feature a Baby Tula giveaway item that you can add to your parenting “toolbox”. Get more of your own Mom essentials by using the code MOMLOVE to enjoy 15% off on babytula.com, until May 14th. Some exclusions apply.

Today, get to know Rina, of Curls and Barbells, who has a spouse in the military.

What are the names and ages of your children?

We have Raven who is 3 and Robyn who is 4 weeks.

Use one word to describe motherhood.

If I had to only choose one word, it would be ‘unconditional’.

What is a recent parenting “win” you’ve had?

Raven has become quite the early riser as of recent and it never fails–she storms into our room while it’s still dark most mornings and asks for a snack. So I started putting a “snack” (most times it’s Cheerios or a Granola Bar) in a plastic Tupperware dish that is specifically for her that she can reach on her own. This new routine gives me just enough time to get out of bed, nurse the baby and be ready to start our day without needing to rush to get breakfast on the table. Some mornings I even get to shower while Raven is snacking and baby is sleeping–those make for some of our best days!! It’s amazing how a shower can set the tone for the rest of the day. Haha

What is something you have learned since becoming a mother?

I learned a whole new level of patience. Little humans move at their own pace and don’t quite grasp the concept of time so for someone like me who used to be a stickler for being on time, ALL OF THE TIME, I’ve just learned that it’s near impossible with kids.

What is a characteristic/quality that your child has that you admire?

Raven is incredibly nurturing. Whether it’s a friend, her baby sister, or even an adult whom she sees may be in trouble or in need of something, she’s always willing to help. She has been so attentive with her baby sister, it has just blown me away and made me so proud. As for Robyn, I admire her ability to sleep through anything and everything–I think she gets that from her dad!! Hahaha

A Tula Item to Cuddle a Newborn

A Tula Ring Sling is great for mimicking the shape of a newborn and holding them snug.

Getting to Know Motherhood: Georgia Brizuela


What brings you and your baby comfort and joy isn’t always the same. As we approach Mother’s Day, we are getting to know seven real-life mothers and sharing different Tula items that we think can support them in their journey. Each day we will ask 5 simple questions to a different Mom and feature a Baby Tula giveaway item that you can add to your parenting “toolbox”. Get more of your own Mom essentials by using the code MOMLOVE to enjoy 15% off on babytula.com, until May 14th. Some exclusions apply.

Today, get to know Georgia, of Gregarious Peach, who is solo parenting.

What are the names and ages of your children?

I have Priya who is about to turn 9, Theo who is 7 and Florin, aged 3

One word to describe motherhood.

Bittersweet

What is a recent parenting “win” you’ve had?

At the store my eldest said if I would buy her a $35 Moana Lego set she would “give me massages every day for the rest of my life”. I told her I would accept a massage a day for a year instead of for her whole life. For $35 I’ve had (surprisingly good) massage every day and she hasn’t complained once, ahahaha.

What is something you have learned since becoming a mother?

That what works, for you, for them, changes. How I parented my first, who I was while I parented her and what she and I both needed has changed. And it changes for each child.

What is a characteristic/quality that your child has that you admire?

I admire each of my children for their wildly different, but equally amusing senses of humour. There are perhaps bigger or deeper things I admire about them but this is something each day I make a little note of happiness for; that I lucked on having three funny humans. I love my eldest for being quick and sharp. She is quite satirical and at times she has a wicked streak of dark humour which is refreshing from an sweet faced little girl. I love my eldest son for being charming and flamboyant and never afraid to make a good joke at his own expense. And our smallest for being able to make quite pointed jokes at the ripe old age of three.

A Tula Item to Support Your Child?

A Tula Blanket, in Cuddle Me or Baby Size, is the perfect item to cozy under for a little relaxing.