Every year it's the same, we spend hours wrapping these beautiful gifts only to have the lovely paper torn to shreds within 15 minutes. Quickly the colorful finery becomes littered about the Christmas tree with nary a glance from our...
The weather outside may be frightful, but that doesn't mean your experience with the children inside has to be also. This is where gently used kid gear comes in, be that games, toys, puzzles, art or pretend play involving the...
Seven years of leading her daughter's Girl Scout Troop certainly helped prepare Amanda Brown for the roll of head wingmom, a job involving organizing and training parents to handle kid gear.
Before Brown became the head wingmom she worked for Arapahoe County assisting individuals in need with public assistance. That all changed right before her son Logan, now 8, was born. After a hard pregnancy and some health issues with her baby, Brown decided the best thing for her family was to take on the role of a stay-at-home mom, which she did until he was 7-years-old.
When you sign on to goodbuygear.com you may have a window pop up with the picture of a woman sporting ear-length blond hair. That helpful lady is Kihra Hekkers, who has been with the company just about from the beginning.
"I had been a stay-at-home mom for about six years and had been looking for a job that I could do from home or on my own schedule, preferably with a toddler in tow, and I had started to think that job didn’t actually exist."
Somehow in those early weeks of having a newborn the baby gear I got talked into was a cloth wrap. We were at a specialty store in Brooklyn and the sales lady touted her own German-made Storchenwiege as the best piece of used kid gear she had ever bought. "In fact," she told me, "you can use this wrap in a variety of ways as your child grows, I even wear my 5-year-old!" I was sold and after paying my $150 I left with a beautiful woven piece of deep blue cloth and a pamphlet of instructions.