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#TestDriveParenthood:Child Passenger Safety Week by Sonia Kang | September 14 2017, 0 Comments

As a mama of 4 and a RN married to a Pediatric Critical Care Doctor, I take childhood safety very seriously.

-Every 33 seconds, one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

-Road injuries are the leading cause of unintentional deaths to children in the United States.

-Of those children ages 8 and under who died in vehicle crashes in 2014, 26 percent were not restrained by an age-appropriate device such as an infant seat, booster seat or seat belt.

-Children should ride in a vehicle back seat until they are at least 13 years old.

We are so excited to partner with She Buys Cars x Britax x Lexus as Britax Invites Parents to #TestDriveParenthood in Collaboration with Lexus.

In Honor of Child Passenger Safety Week (September 17-23, 2017), Britax and Lexus are hosting car seat installation demonstrations for expecting and new parents at dealerships in seven cities across the country:

#TestDriveParenthood Event Locations

  • Tuesday, September 19 @ 11 A.M. - 2 P.M.
  • Wednesday, September 20 @ 11 A.M. - 2 P.M.
  • Thursday, September 21 @ 11 A.M. - 2 P.M.

#TestDriveParenthood Event Locations

Tuesday, September 19 @ 11 A.M. - 2 P.M.

New York Metro: Lexus of Mt Kisco

Chicago, IL: Woodfield Lexus

Wednesday, September 20 @ 11 A.M. - 2 P.M.

Dallas, TX: Park Place Lexus Grapevine

Cincinnati, OH: Performance Lexus RiverCenter

As parents, we want to know that we’re doing everything we can to protect our family, especially on the road.

We are excited to partner with Britax, the leader in child passenger safety technology and U.S. manufacturer of premium car seats.

Britax is joining Lexus to host events at dealerships in seven cities across the country (September 17-23, 2017).

 The goal of these events is to educate parents and caregivers on infant car seat safety and show support as they enter a new stage of life with a newborn.

The #TestDriveParenthood program is intended for growing families who are making several new purchases as they prepare to bring baby home, which include a reliable infant car seat and a family-friendly vehicle.

Offering parents a combination of premium quality, safety and style, Britax and Lexus want to provide new families peace of mind that their children are protected on the road. Brand representatives will be on hand at the select dealerships to walk attendees and media through proper car seat installations, discuss key car seat and vehicle features and provide helpful child passenger safety tips.

“Britax understands the immense pressure placed on new parents today as they try to navigate what can seem like an overwhelming amount of baby safety information. By hosting these events with Lexus, another brand known for safety and innovation, we hope to educate new parents in a way that is convenient and supportive to them,” said Kelly Thomas, Britax brand manager “Recent studies have found that three out of four children ride in car seats that are either installed or used incorrectly. Britax and Lexus aim to arm parents and caregivers with the knowledge they need to make sure their children are secured correctly in the right car seats for their stage and that the car seats are installed correctly in an appropriate vehicle.

Join us this Thursday, September 21 @ 11 A.M. - 2 P.M.

Los Angeles, CA: South Bay Lexus

“These events align with our Lexus Difference program, an initiative in which our dealerships strive to build stronger connections and provide meaningful engagement opportunities in their local communities to grow appeal with women and millennials,” said Peggy Turner, Vice President of Lexus Retention and Customer Services.

 “We want to speak directly to new parents and go the extra mile to provide them support as they expand their families. We hope that they feel that Lexus dealerships are a place they can go not just to purchase a new vehicle, but somewhere they can feel comfortable and supported as they move through different stages of life.”

 Britax is Raising the Bar on Infant Safety with the Endeavours Infant Car Seat

Britax recently announced their newest arrival, the Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat, which includes a steel Anti-Rebound Bar (ARB) for extra rear-facing protection and a European Belt Guide that provides a safe, easy installation without the base. Starting with the very first ride home, Britax provides peace of mind throughout the journey of parenthood. With the addition of the Endeavours, the Britax line of infant and convertible car seats offers the ultimate in rear-facing safety.

 The Britax Endeavours infant car seat (MSRP: USD $299.99) is designed, engineered, tested and built in the United States at Britax Child Safety, Inc. Americas Headquarters in Fort Mill, S.C. The Endeavours infant seat is currently available at buybuy BABY and select specialty retailers and will continue to be released to on-line and mass retailers this fall.

To learn more about child passenger safety and Britax, please visit us.Britax.com, and join in the conversation using the hashtag #TestDriveParenthood or visiting Britax on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

 About Britax Child Safety, Inc. (The Americas)

Premium car seat, stroller and accessories manufacturer, Britax intuitively designs, tests and builds all of its birth through harness-to-booster line of car seats in the U.S.A. using U.S. and global components. Britax engineers its car seats to meet U.S. and Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and makes significant investments in advanced technology, research and development to deliver safe products families can depend on. In 2011, Britax expanded its product line by acquiring BOB Gear, a leading manufacturer of high-performance strollers and stroller accessories. Britax Child Safety, Inc. employs more than 200 people at its headquarters in Fort Mill, S.C.


Want to win one of eight (8) Britax Endeavours infant car seats? How to enter:


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Must be 18 or older to enter, US addresses only. No purchase is necessary to win. Void where prohibited. Must fill out Rafflecopter form.  

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More information on the Britax Endeavours infant car seat, the Test Drive Parenthood car seat events and the giveaway on ShebuysCars can be found here:  http://bit.ly/2x0EOjm


More information on the #TestDriveParenthood program from Britax can be found here: https://us.britax.com/test-drive-parenthood


Car seat prize value ($299), prize cannot be substituted for cash or other merchandise and cannot be shipped outside of the United States; if you elect to review and keep the car seat you may not sell it and it carries no cash value; if you award one of the car seats from the demonstration your winner must be able to pick up the prize from you (ideally at the event); the prize MAY NOT be exchanged or awarded inside the Lexus dealership  




A Multicultural Back To School Guide: Raising Mini Global Citizens and World Changers by Sonia Kang | August 23 2017, 0 Comments

It's that time of year again y'all. Summer vacation is over and it's time to head back to school.

I, for one, cannot be more thrilled. Not because my littles drove me bananas or anything (never that!) but because the last few months have been a difficult time in political and social justice history. 

Kids today are inundated by current events via traditional media sources and social media. Not one to shy away from difficult conversations, my husband and I talk openly to our four children about what is going on in our society.

We talk to them before they hear it from others.

Following the violence in Charlottesville, I was interviewed by the LA Times and discussed how I talked to my kids about it.

The next week I wrote a piece for Moms Rising and was on their radio show discussing the same topic.

In all of my interviews, a common question followed. NOW WHAT? People were flooding my DMs asking me what to do NOW!

It dawned on me that what folks were missing from the interviews were how to take what they were learning from the interviews and applying it with their kids and into their life.

They wanted action items: something tangible that they could do.

They wanted to be active participants; not watching passively on the sidelines.

This isn't a new topic for me. I have been in the multicultural/multiracial movement for decades. I eat, sleep and breathe this stuff.

When I teach about "culture proofing" your home, I break down into categories what parents can do to prepare their home in such a way that their multicultural children can see themselves to protect their self and identity from harm.

But parents, specifically white parents, were asking how can they do the same for their children.

I applaud them for wanting to be allies. We could use more folks that are committed to doing the work. They that want to teach their children to see and accept diversity.

They know kids have a greater worldview and are more empathetic when we introduce them to people that don't look like them. Their culture IQ is higher than those who have a myopic view of the world.

So the answer to "Now What" is to load up your home with items that encourage your children to see more diversity and to encourage inclusion.

Here's our multicultural Back To School Guide to help you raising Mini Global Citizens and World Changers.



1. World Changer Tee by Mixed Up Clothing

2-6. Mixed Up Clothing

7. Hats of Faith- A beautifully illustrated children’s board book introducing readers to the shared custom of head covering.

8. The Red Pencil- The powerful story of one girl's triumphant journey, inspired by true tales of life in Sudan

9. Bad Hair Does Not Exist!/“Pelo Malo No Existe! – is a book with an anti-bullying message that reinforces respect for individualism

10. Yuko-Chan and the Daruma Doll: The Adventures of a Blind Japanese Girl Who Saves Her Village

11. It's OK To Be Different

12. Signing in My World: Sign Language for Kids

13. Last Stop on Market Street

14. Science. It's A Thing- poster printout

15. Tale of Two Mommies

16. Bino & Fino-An African cultural show for children. A fun educational cartoon. Full of facts about Africa.

17. ABC Mouse

18. Life Builders- an open-ended educational wooden toy that would encourage young children to embrace family diversity through play.

19. Mixis Dolls- Dolls representing mixed heritage

20. American Girl- “Z" (short for Suzie) Yang is Korean-American

21. American Girl- Nanea Mitchell is Hawaiian

22-25. Shea Moisture Products

26. Mixed Chicks Hair Care

27. Curly Kids Hair Care

28. Lakeshore People Colors

29. Globe

30. KidsEmbrace


As parents, we are just trying our best. We want our kids to be happy and carefree but sometimes life has a way of reminding us that it's not always smooth sailing. 

We can decrease the cultural and religious misunderstandings by learning about one another. When we focus on what unites us rather than our differences we go further...together.

Isn't that what we should want?

Nisei Festival by Sonia Kang | August 18 2017, 0 Comments

by:Karishma Bhakta

"Nisei" stands for person born in the US or Canada whose parents immigrated from Japan. The Nisei wanted to celebrate their culture and attract people the Little Tokyo during the Great Depression. So they established a festival to educate, entertain and create awareness about the Japanese culture.

Nisei week is a festival to celebrate the Japanese culture with the Japanese and non-Japanese Community. The festival was first established to bring customers and positive energy during the Great Depression.

The Nisei Festival has various attractions like ondo dancing, tea ceremonies, martial arts and talent shows.

The Nisei festival grows every year with new Japanese American generations and tourist. The festival will begin from August 19th to August 27th. http://www.niseiweek.org/events-festival/

Ursula Burns by Sonia Kang | August 14 2017, 0 Comments

By:Karishma Bhakta

Meet the 1st African American woman CEO to lead a S&P 500 company.

Ursula Burns was the CEO of Xerox from 2010 to 2016. Xerox manufacturers and sells printers, photocopiers and multi functional office printers to small and large businesses. Ursula Burns grew up in the Lower side of Manhattan in a rough neighborhood. Her mother knew education was the only way out of the projects. So she went to a Catholic School to either be a nun, teacher or nurse. She chose to be a mechanical engineer. She lacked many skills and knowledge before she went to college but she never gave up. She kept going and earned a Bachelor of Science at Polytech Institute. Later, she earned a Masters of Science at Columbia University. She worked her way up from a Xerox Intern to Engineer to CEO of Xerox.

Burns provides leadership council to many non-profit organizations like First, For Inspirations and Recognition of Science and Technology, National Academy Foundation, MIT and more. She is an advocate who encourages young woman and minorities to pursue careers in STEM. She also lead the STEM initiative from the White House and was appointed by President Obama. She has encouraged us that it does not matter what color or ethnicity you are. It is how you perform that can take you to your goals.



Talking to Kids About Charlottesville by Sonia Kang | August 12 2017, 3 Comments

As a state of emergency was being declared in Charlottesville, I decided to call my own emergency family meeting.

The kids rolled their eyes and put up a fuss in normal kid fashion but as parents, we are not ones to shy away from tough issues.

Sadly, we have had these types of discussions with more frequency in the last couple of years as we have seen an unusually high amount of racism, bigotry, violence and death.

As parents of brown children, my husband and I have dealt with many tough issues just as my ancestors have had to deal with them with their children.


These issues are not new.


Growing up when my family would talk about The Civil Rights Movement or we touched upon it in school, I always wondered what side I would be on. I wondered how active I would have been during the protests. I would like to think I would do what I am doing today and that is not taking the easy road and talking about the tough issues with anyone I can.

Today I’m talking with my children, ages 9-25.


Having four children in different age ranges means I have to handle the discussions differently but I talk to them about the same issues.


Whether it’s the birds and the bees, driving while brown, drinking, drugs, or gun violence. We tackle them.


The conversation around what is happening in Charlottesville would be no different.


Here’s how I approach difficult issues like the one that’s happening in Charlottesville:


  1. Don’t avoid tough conversations

Today’s children are inundated with information so it’s important to talk about them.

You may think by avoiding television and social media you are doing them a service but conversations are being had around them so it’s important that you are aware of the conversations you are having with friends, family members or even strangers.

Treat kids like you would a microphone, assume it’s a hot mic because whether you think they are or not, kids hear more than you think.

Knowing that kids don't always have the language to ask the questions is another reason why you shouldn’t avoid talking about difficult conversations. Their receptive language may not be on the same level as their expressive so they are hearing things and may not know how to process it in order to tell you how they are feeling.


  1. Help them by talking about it

As a parent, we don't want to feel like their childhood is being ruined in any way.

I totally get that we want them to have a carefree childhood. We can't always keep life away from them so I take that responsibility out of their hands and initiate the conversations.


When the presidential elections were going on, my youngest children were hearing things on the playground. They heard things like “build a wall” and “leave America and go back to where you are from.” They didn’t come out and tell me until I brought up the conversation during one of our “check-ins.”

Once I started the conversation, the floodgates opened and out came everything they had been hearing; some from right in our home or in the home of loved ones.


  1. Make it age appropriate

Having children in different age groups means I need to split them up and have different conversations about the same issues. I typically start by asking the kids what they have heard. From there I can decide how much I say and how descriptive I can be. My youngest is at the age where he has a vivid imagination and gets scared a bit easier than the others. Know your kids and adjust what and how much you say. Start slow and let them guide the tempo.


  1. Be cognizant of what and how you say things

Our children are watching us for cues on what to say and how they should react.

These are very difficult conversations and most times I am saddened by what’s going on. Like them, I am hearing incendiary language and may want to lash out. It’s at these times where it’s important to try and choose not to be part of the vitriolic language.

What helps me is continuing to repeat, “I may not be able to control what others do or say, but I can control how I react and I choose not to be incendiary.”

Choose not to use the same language and spew the same hatred.


  1. Look at the facts

When events like Charlottesville occur, there’s so much information. It’s important to find a reputable news source.


  1. Do some research

Today was a day of history lessons. We started the conversation by discussing where Charlottesville was and what the initial protest was about.

The onus is on parents to research and discuss topics. Do not assume they are taught in school.

We looked up the initial protest, which was about removing the statue of Gen Robert E Lee. This led us to work backwards by looking at who he was, backing even further to who were the Confederates and so on.

Do the work because it is so important to give children accurate information especially when talking to kids about such things as race, culture, heritage, history, bias, diversity and inclusion.

  1. Avoid euphemisms

Call out hate and bigotry. Call White supremacy, White supremacy. Use the words and call it what it is.

We should also challenge and call out media to do the same.


  1. Empower them

I try to end conversations like these with some call to action. Is there a community event or upcoming march they’d like to participate in? Do they want to take some quiet time together as a family? How about saying a prayer or make a special wish for the safety of others. Whatever it is that you can offer your children, do so. I try to offset the conversation by offering up some hope and optimism to my children. I know during these conversations we have laid down some heavy stuff and maybe they just need to be held or given a hug.



  1. Be part of the solution

Many organizations are putting in the time and doing good work out there.

Check them out:

Multiracial Americans of Southern California (MASC)

Mixed Heritage Day  9/23/17 at Dodger Stadium

Mixed Roots Stories


  1. Be an ally

This is something White parents can be. Time and research has shown the "I see no color" mentality does not work and is part of problem. Teach your children to see us and respect other cultures.

Learn about others you share this world with. The more you learn about them, the more you will see we are more alike than we are different. It is about inclusion rather than division.


We need you to see us. We need you to stand up with us. We need you to fight with us.


It’s a matter of life and death.


Back to Mixed Up by Sonia Kang | August 11 2017, 0 Comments

By:Karishma Bhakta

It's that time of the year where kids are excited to see their friends from school again. All the Moms are busy trying to buy all the school supplies and appropriate school clothing on a budget.

We can help you hear. We have some beautiful colorful tops for boys and girls. They aren't only tops for wear and looking cool but to start a discussion.

What does your shirt mean? What is Aloha? What are those dolls?

Kids learn from each other and learn from their actions. They can teach each other new facts from Mixed Up Clothing. What is Aloha? Aloha is Hello and Good Bye in Hawaii.

We also have cute blouses and shorts for girls to wear at birthday parties and after school events. Many of our blouses are a mix of colors and festivals. They can also wear Mixed Up Dresses and Blouses for performances like on Chinese New Year or Cinco De Mayo.

White stripped shorts with Pink vertical stripe blouse

Boys also have many options in various designs on traveling maps and route 66. They can dress an aloha shirt with a gray or blue jacket with blue jeans. They can also dress a map shirt with a black or gray jeans. Since we provide mostly casual clothing for guys and gals which is perfect for school.

Who is Jada Smith! by Sonia Kang | August 07 2017, 0 Comments

By:Karishma Bhakta

“My belief is that communication is the best way to create strong relationships.”-Jada Smith

Jada Smith has been making films and TV shows since 1990. However, little do we know about her character and the way she has given opportunities to many kids to find their future. She has made us cry and laugh through the years. She married Will Smith after two years of dating in 1997 and has two kids, Jaden and Willow.

Jada and Will Smith created the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation in Baltimore, Maryland to improve lives and better the world through art, education and social empowerment. They provide scholarships, mentorship and charity to various organizations that resemble their mission statement. http://www.wjsff.org/

Jada Smith donated $1 million to the Baltimore School of Art in memory of her friend Tupac Shakur, the rapper. She met Shakur at the Baltimore School of Art. When Jada’s aunt was diagnosed with Lupus, the Smith Family Foundation partnered with Lupus Foundation of America and Maybelline for the first annual “Butterflies over Hollywood” to raise funds for professional educational programs and the LFA. She appeared in Gucci’s “Chime for Change” campaign to raise funds and awareness of women’s issues globally by participating in a video. She continues to actively speak to motivate the youth.

DIY School Supplies by Sonia Kang | August 04 2017, 0 Comments

By:Karishma Bhakta

Its a whole new year. The kids are going to another grade and excited to see their friends. They don't want the same school supplies from last year. They want something new and trendy.

Here are some ideas:

- In a new white binder, look for new designs that your kids like or print our a color pages of superheros or mandela designs. Then add the coloring page in the inside of the binder. https://www.online-coloring.com/ http://www.nickjr.com/nick-jr-originals/games/nick-jr-coloring-book/  

- Buy some Compositions books for 50 cents at Staples. You can buy Dollar paint and brushes at Jo-anns. They also always have coupons on their website. Add a scratch paper to the inside of the cover so the paint doesn't go on the pages. Tape the side binder of the notebook. Paint the notebook any color you want. You want to choose a brighter or darker color. White will not work. Let it dry for two hours and do the other side. Use a sharpie to write the subject name and owner of the book.

-Origami Bookmark- origami paper can be found in any craft store.

Try these out. Tell us how you did or share some ideas you have.

Breastfeeding Month with Lansinoh by Sonia Kang | August 01 2017, 0 Comments


Last week Evivo held an event at Au Fudge, which we were invited to. It was an event leading up to Breastfeeding Month. We had a great time and learned a great deal of information that we shared on our last blog post. While there we met up with old friends Lansinoh.

 Well, to be honest, they didn’t know me, but I certainly knew them and their wonderful products. Little did they know that they helped me during my breastfeeding years. I shared my experience (and love) for them so we decided to partner here on the blog so I could share some of the great things they are doing over at Lansinoh HQ.

I guess I should start by saying I am a breastfeeding graduate with all 4 of my children. I did not graduate with honors, in fact, I had to repeat some grades and do remediation.

It wasn’t that I was a slow learner or anything. I did my Breastfeeding homework. I read all the chapters before class. All the good stuff.

I know it’s wrong, but I’m going to actually blame my children on this one. Well, not all 4 of them. Just 3 of the 4. 

Ok, so let me lead in with a bit of history; some background to plead my case.

I was breastfed by mother waaaay back in the 70’s, ya dig? And growing up in a Latino familia, I was used to seeing other mamas breastfeed. So when I got pregnant I just kinda knew that I was going to breastfeed. It was like my rite of passage. But I wish someone sent a memo to my first born to go easy on a newbie! 

Bree was my first girl. She was born with a genetic disorder and was diagnosed with failure to thrive. First time out the gate and I was having to play catch up. I would have to nurse Bree frequently for shorter amounts of time to encourage her growth. It made for little time to do much of anything else. We were attached at the breast, literally and figuratively. But we persisted.

Baby numero dos was Gabe. Weighing in over a whopping 10 pounds you could not pay this kid not to nurse. He nursed like a champ. I mean, day, night, he knew what to do. All the memories of his sister faded away with this breastfeeding experience. That is, until the next baby.

So years later, bebe tres, Miss Ava, came along and those who have met her, y’all know what I'm talking about. She is a diva. She was just born that way. She did everything her way. I went right, she went left. I wanted to sleep, she wanted to nurse and play. Still that way to this very day. She knows what she wants and we are just in here way most days. Ha!

Breastfeeding taught me many things about myself and my children. It’s funny (not in the haha type of funny) that their mini personalities were apparent during those years of breastfeeding. My children are very much how they were while we were a nursing pair.

Bree was challenging and worked hard for every drop of breast milk. She still is very much a fighter. Through all her therapies, she fought hard to walk, talk and get around and do activities of daily living.

Gabe is still a champ. Standing over 6 feet and 200 pounds he is a strapping high school athlete with a hearty appetite. The saying, I got it from my mama, holds true for this one. 

Ava is still Miss Ava. She runs this household and likes things just so.

Wait, I’m missing one kiddo. Oh my Luke. My little Lukey. He’s numero cuatro. His personality is one of slow and steady wins the race. He is not in any race to finish anything. He even needed an extra year of kindergarten, he just was not ready to go! He needed a lot of help with nursing. We enlisted the help of everyone from the bedside RN, the doc, a lactation expert and my mommy tribe. Which let me say this now, find a good mommy tribe and love them hard. Ask them questions and support others coming up in the ranks of mommy hood because this whole mommy business and breastfeeding ain't easy.

With my last guy, things that could go wrong with nursing, I went through it.

Cracked nipples…check


Nursing in a bathroom stall…check

Pumping in a closet at work…check


Now, don't get me wrong. None of this is meant to scare you. In fact, my goal is to inspire you to try breastfeeding (if that’s your choice) and to think of me if things get hairy. Which reminds me:

Rogue hairs in crazy places…check

Ok, what was I saying, ah yes; think of me if you get down on yourself about the ups and downs of breastfeeding. If you get stuck or things don’t look like they do in the movies or your friends aren’t having problems and you think “why me?” Think of me and my over 10 years of breastfeeding ups and downs and say, if that lady could do it, so can I.

Get the support, get some help and keep trying. There are some great products out there.

That’s where I was going with this post…the products. Lansinoh was there for me. They didn’t know this then, but their products helped save me from leaky breasts while working as a RN on an intensive care unit where there was little time to eat let alone pump. Lansinoh gel pads soothed my breasts during mastitis. Lansinoh helped heal the cracked nipples.

Oh Lansinoh, how I love thee.

“Founded by a breastfeeding mom, Lansinoh has been committed to helping moms succeed in breastfeeding for 30 years. Famous for its award-winning cornerstone product, HPA® Lanolin, today Lansinoh is the market leader in breastfeeding accessories. Lansinoh’s commitment to drive innovation and maintain the highest quality standards in the industry has led to an expanded product offering that includes premium toddler mealtime and baby toiletries products, all designed to help moms, babies and families live a healthy life. The Lansinoh family of brands, which are available in more than 25,000 retail stores nationwide, includes breastfeeding accessories, breast pumps and a bottle designed specifically for breastfed babies.”

Y’all are lucky to have them. I just left their website and now there are tons more products than when I had my littles. Not to mention there’s a Certified Lactation Counselor to help out.

Say whhhaaat?

Meet Gina:

Gina Ciagne, Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) at Lansinoh, who can speak to the following and more:

  • How Moms Can Feel More Confident When Breastfeeding in Public
  • Products to Help Make Breastfeeding in Public Easier, More Convenient
  • How Moms Can Increase Their Comfort Level When Breastfeeding in Public
  • The Health Benefits of Breastfeeding for Both Mom & Baby

 Learn more here: https://www.lansinoh.com/en/world-breastfeeding-week

Her bio is below and full of good stuff but why do I love the last line where she loves road trippin' in a bedazzled truck part the most!?!

We must become friends!

“Gina wears many hats, including healthcare and breastfeeding technical advisor, consumer resource, media spokesperson and breastfeeding advocate. Necessity is the mother of invention, and of advocacy, and Gina became involved in workplace support of breastfeeding after personal experience with how challenging it can be to receive it. Finding her calling, she went on to co-manage the Department of Health & Human Services/Ad Council National Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign. The stars were aligned and Gina came to Lansinoh with her perfect blend of business talent and desire to promote breastfeeding. Gina has a BA from the University of Dayton, a MS in Public and Community Health from Trinity University and is a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC). When she’s not cheering on new moms, you can find her road tripping with her children in their breastfeeding-bedazzled truck.”


Like Gina (and many of you in blog land) I wear many hats…mama, entrepreneur and don’t forget RN. You can forget but I can’t forget because I’m still paying off my college loans! 

Pay student loan today...check

This mama loves Lansinoh products and loves her some Gina.

The RN in me loves all the research they provide about breastfeeding.

So without further ado, let me drop some knowledge on ya that I learned from Lansinoh:

"Breastfeeding in public continues to be a topic of debate and one that doesn’t seem to be going away. While it may be a controversial topic to the general public, according to a new survey by Lansinoh, a global leader in breastfeeding products and accessories, nearly two thirds of women (64.7%) believe that breastfeeding in public is perfectly natural – showing that women are becoming more confident and proud of the personal act of feeding one’s baby when it’s hungry; WHEREVER and WHENEVER that may be"

What this means is we're tired of hiding in bathroom stalls and closets.

We want to live life, WHILE breastfeeding NOT hiding from it.

And good news y'all, Lansinoh is here for you. Here for it. All of it. Check out the their commitment:


“Lansinoh is committed to providing mothers support not only through their unique line of products but their services.  By listening to breastfeeding and pumping mothers and understanding their needs and challenges, Lansinoh continues to evolve and adapt their line of products to help support their needs. Lansinoh’s mission is to provide unparalleled support by advocating for breastfeeding, and offer support for women with educational tools and helpful products so that every mom can breastfeed for as long as she chooses."

To learn more about Lansinoh and its product offerings, please visit www.Lansinoh.com

Drop me a line in the comments and share your breastfeeding stories. How long did you breastfeed? 

Let us know what Lansinoh products you have tried or what you're dying to try.


This is a #sponsored post in #partnership between Mixed Up Clothing, Inc and #Lansinoh.

All opinions are mine!

CEO of PEPSI Co? by Sonia Kang | July 31 2017, 0 Comments

By:Karishma Bhakta

Who is the CEO of PEPSI Co?

The CEO of Pepsi Co is an Asian Indian woman born and raised in India, Indra Nooyi. She has held the title of CEO and Chairman of Pepsi Co for a decade now. It is rare to see a multicultural organization being led by a woman and a minority. She is a strong figure for many children and adults to look up to.

She grew up in South India with multiple degrees in Business Management. In India, she worked as a product manager at Johnson and Johnson Inc and Mettur Beardsell, Ltd. She later went to Yale University for her 2nd MBA in Public and Private Management. In the US, she began her career at The Boston Consulting Group for 6 years directing international corporate strategy projects. From 1986-1990, Nooyi worked for Motorola as VP and Director of Corporate Strategy and Planning. Nooyi spent four years as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Strategic Marketing for Asea Brown Boveri, a Zurich-based industrials company. Finally, in 1994 she joined Pepsi Co as Senior VP of Strategic Planning. Over the past 23 years at Pepsi Co, she has climbed up the Corporate Ladder of Pepsi co, where she made big mergers with Quakers, Gatorade and Tropicana. She restructured the global strategy and restaurants brands.

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She is also an active citizen who started the Pepsi Co campaign on Performance with Purpose, to provide better and cleaner products for the consumers and the planet. She was named CEO of the US-India Council by Obama's administration. She stays involved in universities and the business society to motivate and encourage anyone to be creative and be confident in what they believe in.

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As a leader, I am tough on myself and I raise the standard for everybody; however, I am very caring because I want people to excel at what they are doing so that they can aspire to be me in the future.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/i/indra_nooyi.html