It has been a crazy busy week for me as a blogger. I finally showed The Face Behind the Paper Bag (thank you all for the kind reception, I was very nervous) and I flew to Charlotte, NC to visit Britax headquarters in my role as a Britax Hispanic Digital and Social Media Outreach Blogger.
Now that what I look like is no longer a secret, I can show you a pick of me with my now in-real-life friend Helena from Pink Guayoyo. Such a treat to meet her on this trip.
When I was invited to join Britax, I was excited. Britax is a company that is synonymous with child safety and I was sure that I could stand behind them. I’m very careful about the companies that I choose to work with and many times I turn down offers because I don’t feel like they are a good fit in terms of my lifestyle and beliefs. Britax and their commitment to child safety seemed like a great fit, but I had no idea that I would completely fall in love with the company, their employees, and their products.
I learned so much and feel like I was embraced as a family member and partner. My fellow blogueras and I were treated excellently, engaged, embraced, and shown the operation up close and personal.
I feel proud and excited to be able to share what I learn with you now and in the future because although Britax is a for-profit company and therefore in the business of making money, they are also in the business of saving children’s lives and they take their business SERIOUSLY. No joke. My eyes were opened to my own negligent practices. I found myself texting my husband and telling him that we needed to replace our current car seats and until we got new ones we had to reinstall the ones we have because they weren’t tethered. I didn’t even know you were supposed to tether your child’s car seat. You know what they say…
Once you know better, you do better.
I highly recommend that you watch this video, even if you don’t have kids. Watch it! You will be amazed and you will need a tissue.
I have lots to tell you, but I’m on the plane back from Charlotte (yup, I’m blogging on the plane baby), so I’ll just give you a few highlights.
This was my first trip away from my kids since becoming a mom.
- Best part: SLEEPING!
- Worst part: I forgot my breast pump and I’m still nursing #BREASTFEEDINGFAIL. I ended up having to hand express into a cup. Not so much fun. I can’t wait to get home and get some help from Luna Pie.
And now your Friday Fortune Cookie
(don’t forget to add “in bed” at the end, if you are so inclined):
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