Parenthood, that is.
Some days everything is great. And other days, not so much. That’s exactly the kind of day Julie was having when she found herself at the Cologne Christmas Market, dealing with her baby’s massive diaper blowout.
That alone was not a huge issue—she was prepared for it—or so she thought. No, it was the frantic digging through the diaper bag, desperately looking for the nonexistent extra socks that did it. She already hated the chore of packing the diaper bag, and if she was going to put in the effort, she wanted results.
She figured there had to be a better way for her sleep-deprived self to get it together and keep the diaper bag stocked. Well, there wasn’t. So she decided to make it.
Turns out, it's not really about the socks.
It's about these moments.
These unexpected moments of fun that might get a little messy and that’s OK.
Once Julie realized Baby Valet was allowing her to just be in the moment and enjoy all the fun, she knew she had to share it with other parents.
Muddy Puddles Project
Julie was searching for some messy fun adventures for her three boys when she came across The Muddy Puddles Project. Created in honor of Ty, a forever 5 year old, who dreamed of one day beating childhood cancer and jumping in muddy puddles, their mission is to celebrate the joys of childhood in honor of those who can’t.
She was touched by Ty’s story and inspired by the incredible strength and love shown by his mom, Cindy Campbell, in starting the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation and The Muddy Puddles Project.
She pored over their website, the instagram feeds, the facebook posts, and this particular blog post struck her. It was just so raw and full of love. Sat at her computer, doing an ugly cry, Julie decided she had to do something to help. Each Baby Valet package includes a message about The Muddy Puddles Project and a portion of proceeds will be donated to the foundation.
Bag In The Back
Forgetting socks is one thing. But a baby? That seems unimaginable. Turns out, there are many cases where a parent or care giver unknowingly leaves a child in a car. This is hard to imagine, and no one ever expects it to happen to them, which is exactly why it keeps happening.
Julie stumbled across this article about a mom who started The Sofia Foundation of Children’s Safety to raise awareness about hot car deaths and promote a habit based solution.
Bag in the Back™ is the simple habit that could save your child’s life. Every time you drive, put an essential item, something you’d have to return to the car to continue your day—a phone, laptop, ID badge, purse/wallet—in the backseat. Safe habits save lives.
Each Baby Valet™ package contains a card highlighting this important habit.
For more information please visit the Bag in the Back site.