In this interview, we connected with the amazing Amber, the mother of a son and a daughter, the owner of online store Busy Hands. She shared with us how she is doing with her family during this time living in North-East, OH. We've also asked her to kindly share how we could together cope with the current situation and for her advice towards other mothers out there.
And of course....her experience with HAMICO💛
1. Please introduce yourself and your family!
Hi! My name is Amber Gardner! I have been married 8 years to my husband Dane, and we have two kids, Brooklyn age 4, and Bryson age 2. I used to be an Early Childhood teacher, but now stay home with my children, it’s a hard job but I love every minute of it.
2. Where do you call home and what's your neighborhood like?
We live in North-East Ohio, in a very family friendly development. The houses are close together and really give you that comfort, close knit feel. It includes 2 separate playgrounds that the kids love, and we enjoy talking walks throughout the development when the weather permits!
3. How are you spending time with your kids these days? Would you like to share your (their) favorite activities?
The last few months due to covid restrictions, and the weather, we have been spending a lot of time in the house. We do a lot of play-based learning, sensory bins, crafts, and read lots of books! My daughter recently started pre-school part time, and both of my kids had their first swim class this past Saturday at our local YMCA! They loved it. We are excited for spring, and warmer weather to get back to being outside and going on hikes.
Their favorite activity has been family game time, specifically Candy Land, The Floor is Lava, and Memory. A special movie night with popcorn has brought much excitement as well as a ride to the local ice cream store. 😊
4. Is there a creative or challenging project you're currently working on? If so, what inspired you to start this process?
Not at this time.
5. Could you tell us what motivates you to get up every morning? (Besides coffee!)
I would say my family motivates me to get up every morning! That, and the fact I really try to live by the quotes, cherish every moment and live life to the fullest. I am very routine orientated, and I know I will have a more productive day when I wake up on time, get ready before the kids, and have myself together and small chores completed like emptying the dishwasher etc.
6. Do you have any advice for other moms out there to get through this tough wave we're riding together?
To give yourself GRACE! To remember we are all in this together, and the hardships we are all facing is only temporary, things WILL get better. We are all navigating unchartered territory, each and every single one of us. There is no right or wrong way of “surviving” these hardships, you can only give your absolute best every day, however that may look. You are ENOUGH!
7. What was your experience like using a HAMICO toothbrush? Feel free to be honest lol :)
I LOVE the HAMICO toothbrushes!! When I first used it, I could not believe how soft the bristles were! It definitely leaves your mouth feeling refreshed. My gums feel extra healthy too 😊 Another added bonus are the fun patterns available, so cute.
8. Did your kids enjoy using BABY HAMICO and did they continue to use it?
My children used the kid’s toothbrush for ages 2-8, and they also LOVE it! We received the cupcake, and dinosaur print and the kids think they are so cool and fun, which makes brushing teeth time so much easier. Again, the bristles are very soft on their delicate teeth and gums, they have been so excited to brush their teeth and to use their new HAMICO toothbrushes.
9. Have you ever struggled with brushing your baby's teeth? If so, do you mind sharing about it?
I remember when my daughter was a baby (she is currently 4) I struggled brushing her teeth. Sometimes I would have to lay her on the ground just so I could pry her mouth open to get the toothbrush in! As she got older it did get easier.
10. What are your favorite BABY HAMICO features?
We did not receive a BABY HAMICO at this time 😊
11. Anything else you want to share with HAMICO customers?
I really loved how soft and gentle the bristles are on my teeth and gums as well as the fun patterns. I would highly recommend checking them out, especially if you are someone who has sensitive teeth or gums, then this toothbrush is the one for you.
Photography by Amber Gardner @ordinary_is_beautiful_
Our new series called "BABY (HAMICO) & I " where we had the opportunity to interview
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