It’s a stroller world out there. In the city anyway.
Whenever I read stroller reviews I always want to know what people actually bought and how they like it, so here you go!!
We are currently on our 3rd stroller. Oy. When I was pregnant, I think I spent more time researching strollers than anything else and yet, I am still debating over a year later. Our first stroller purchase was the Uppababy Vista and we loved it for the 1st year. This stroller is like a full-size SUV. Caroline slept in the bassinet for 3 months in our room; we walked everywhere, did some serious grocery shopping, and squeezed ourselves onto the train safely and securely. But, it is big and bulky and hard to take out to dinner and I don’t love for a 1.5 year old.
When we went to L.A. last May when C was 3.5 months old, we needed a lightweight easy to travel with stroller that could also recline. We purchased the Uppababy G-luxe umbrella stroller. The travel bag is great and this is our go-to when it comes to air travel. Highly Recommend.
This Spring on the first 50+ degree day here in Chicago, my husband declared that we needed a jogging stroller and I happily obliged. Just a few weeks ago, we purchased the BabyJogger Summit XC. And, I absolutely LOVE it. It is easy to fold, carry, push and run with, and maneuver around the city. The basket is smaller than the Uppa but w/ the 2013 model it can still hold enough for a day’s worth of activities. I feel so light and compact and no longer winded pushing an SUV through the street like I did with the Uppa. We sold the Uppa on craigslist for pretty close to what we paid and I haven’t looked back since. Over it.
Finally, I know that we may someday (not anytime soon) need a double stroller and I have my eye on the Bugaboo Donkey. It is fancy and smooth and I like it. It’s just so $$$$.
Lindsey over at The Wise Baby does an excellent job of a thorough stroller review here. These are just my rambling thoughts. FYI Pregnant Moms: It isn’t about which “one” stroller is right, it is about the combo of strollers.
Today is our second anniversary! The first two years have been full and a whole lot of adjusting to married life, becoming parents, traveling, law school and job changes. It is the first time in awhile that we are both starting to feel settled and it is a good feeling for once. It is a beautiful sunny day today and completely unlike the day we got married. Maybe rain is lucky on your wedding day :)
I realized I have never shared our wedding so in honor of year #2, check out the links below:
My House Design
My Love for Yellow
Check out my No 1 “to do” on Tuesday about the color yellow. Instead, I went for The Glow post because I couldn’t find any good pieces that I REALLY wanted to invest in so why share? And, then I checked OP’s blog and she totally stole my idea and looks adorable doing so too.
Yellow pieces I want: pants, scarf, top, dress. Ok, off to find!
Have I shared with you my love of the site The Glow? The photography is extraordinary and the women profiled even more so; serious girl crushes over here. Speaking of love…you can find the owner of Tibi, Amy Smilovic, pictured above and here. She has inspired me to take off the lululemon :)
From Amy: ”I actually think my style has gotten better since becoming a mom. I force myself to care—I’m terrified of the yoga pants-wearing mommies, in their leggings all day. I don’t subscribe to not caring. I feel so much better about myself when I’m dressed, and dressed can mean great jeans, booties and a sweatshirt—but it needs to be put together as if you cared.”