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Get To Know GBG: Head Wingmom Amanda Brown

Get To Know GBG: Head Wingmom Amanda Brown

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.

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It's a Win-Win for Everyone!

It's a Win-Win for Everyone!

Traditional work schedules can be a deterrent to new parents trying to get back to work. Work other than caring for a tiny human that is. Child care is expensive, sick days are common, and bonding with our little ones is a top priority. Good Buy Gear has been very fortunate that their business model has a lot of opportunities for people wanting to ease back into work life.
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Get To Know GBG: Kihra Hekkers, Good Buy Gear's First Wingmom

Get To Know GBG: Kihra Hekkers, Good Buy Gear's First Wingmom

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."

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What Baby Carrier Is Right For You? Wearing an infant can be great and challenging

What Baby Carrier Is Right For You? Wearing an infant can be great and challenging

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. 

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Get To Know Joovy - A Family Company Creating Quality Baby Gear For Over a Decade

Get To Know Joovy - A Family Company Creating Quality Baby Gear For Over a Decade

If you're looking for kid gear, chances are Joovy has made something close to what you want. From travel beds to walkers to training potties, this company dabbles in it all, but instead of making a lot of one product, the team constructs one or two models and builds it well. That is, save for strollers, the company's biggest seller and the largest collection of products in any category. 
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Navigating the Wilderness and Camping With Little Kids

Navigating the Wilderness and Camping With Little Kids

Dealing with bugs, bears and bathroom situations prove one small part of the camping experience, and kids certainly don't make being in the great outdoors any easier. But with fresh air, wildlife, trees, lakes, s'mores and stars, spending a night or two in a tent (or mini tent!) proves totally worth it. Camping with children doesn't have to be daunting, especially if you stock up on good used kid gear and take these tips into account. 
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Find Out Why Families Love UPPAbaby Strollers

Find Out Why Families Love UPPAbaby Strollers

UPPAbaby strollers have become so popular in baby culture, it's almost a cliche. Celebrity moms such as Reese Witherspoon, Drew Barrymore and Mila Kunis have been seen pushing these prams around, and it's hard to go to any baby-friendly place without seeing at least one. From the VISTA to CRUZ to MINU to G-LINK, G-LUXE and G-LITE, UPPAbaby has a type of stroller for every type of mom, dad and child. 
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