Gretchen

Gretchen is a working mama of three darling girls, who lives in Washington, D.C.

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Hello, my name is Gretchen, and I like to think of myself as a parent who has a career I love, and not a ‘working mom’. As we all know, any mom is a hard ‘working mom’, period.

I’ve got three spunky, sparkly, Lego® loving, beautiful little girls who are currently all under the age of four; my twins are 3 ½, and the littlest just turned one. My husband is truly a rock star with them, and we manage to have similar parenting philosophies…. most of the time. He’s a bit loud (self diagnosed), and thankfully, only one has yet to follow him down that path.

We started traveling when the twins were just 6 weeks of age, and it was, well, it was awful. But we’ve continued on, and upgraded to a larger vehicle (specifically to fit the dog), and each trip we figure out little tricks. The Nuna line has allowed us to travel, explore, and honestly, just leave the house some days! Their clean lines, and minimal style, paired with excellent quality, make their products ones that we promote at the playground and beyond.

“ Nuna is truly a part of our every day life. ”

On weekends we are home (and every day in between), our day starts and ends with the ZAAZ. We love the look, how easy it is to clean, and the ability to let the girls join in at the table. When we head out in the city, the PEPP stroller is especially easy to maneuver on and off the metro, and fit through tight spaces in the city. The MIXX is our go-to for neighbourhood strolls with our lab, and frequent visits to the park. The older two love the adjustable handle on it so they can help to push. And they always manage to fill the huge basket with ‘treasures,’ many that I wish never made it inside our house.

When we travel, the PIPA is by far the best car seat I have ever used. Its install is so easy; it truly can be done in 5 seconds as they claim. When I’m picking the older two up from preschool, I easily snap the PIPA into the PEPP, and have had the compliment that I look so ‘put together’ with such a sleek travel system. Now that’s a compliment any mom wants to hear, even if it feels like the farthest thing from the truth. And this system is fantastic at the airport, specifically because it’s so easy to get through security, and gate check when boarding the plane.

We’ve been known to arrive to our destination with 3 SENA portable playards. The clean lines, easy assemble, and super soft waterproof sheets are a comfort for all of us when we are away from home. As the older two have recently outgrown them, one has now become a home for all of their favorite toys.

Nuna is truly a part of our every day life. I absolutely love these products, ones that make a wonderfully tough job, stylish and easy.