-In this interview, we connected with the amazing Mj, the mother of three beautiful daughters. She shared with us how she is doing with her family during this time living in Winnipeg, MB Canada. 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!
I am Mj Giesbrecht, Im an entrepreneur, cake decorator, crafter and a avid plant mama. Also I am a mom to 3 beautiful girls, a wife to Caleb, together, we are “Team Giesbrecht”
2. Where do you call home and what's your neighborhood like?
I’m from Winnipeg, Canada. We have a peaceful and friendly neighbourhood.
3. How are you spending time with your kids these days? Would you like to share your (their) favorite activities?
We do a lot of fun stuff with Kids like playing some family board games, going for a walk, reading stories with them (they love to read), going to church together, cleaning our house together, going for a short road trip with family. Eating out. And our favourite activities are mostly outdoors like camping, fishing, biking, going to the nearby park or far from home parks.
4. Is there a creative or challenging project you're currently working on? If so, what inspired you to start this process?
I consider this as a challenging one. Hehe. I am working on hosting a holiday giveaway for companies that I collaborated this coming Christmas. Their consideration and generosity inspired me to help them get more exposures and audience/customers.
5. Could you tell us what motivates you to get up every morning? (Besides coffee!)
My kids! They are the reason why I get up every morning. They motivate me and inspire me to keep on going. To do my best each day. To put on my smile even though sometimes i have a hard and rough day. They are the reason.
6. Do you have any advice for other moms out there to get through this tough wave we're riding together?
To all moms out there including me... I want you to know that it’s so important to make sure you take good care of our body, mind, and soul every day, not just when we get sick. Practicing self-care isn’t always easy especially when we have small kids. Most of us are crazy busy either at home or in our stressful jobs, or are too consumed with technology to make time for ourselves. Me-time is usually last on the agenda for us. Worse, we always feel guilty about taking the time required to take care of ourselves due to so much going around our home. But remember, we cannot take care of our little ones properly when we are drained, exhausted and and overworked.
There are many things we can do to engage in self-care.
-Take a trip or just even a one day getaway and it doesn’t have to be expensive or fancy. Go for a drive, or sight seeing to rejuvenate, to recharge, to reflect, to relax, to disconnect.
-Do the things that you are passionate about and make you happy like gardening, crafting, singing or maybe sleeping . ️Call a very close friend for a coffee date - always nice to have someone to talk to after a long week being alone with kids and house chores.
-Spend outside when you get a chance - go for a walk, visit a old time friend. Spending outside helps lessen your fatigue, lower your blood pressure, reduces stress and also best way to overcome anxiety, depressions or burnout. ️ Treat yourself - go a massage or spa. Order or Eat your favourite food.
-Maintain a good spiritual life - Nurture a shared prayer, meditate on scripture, spread love wherever you go, fast and pray, attend church regularly, serve, be a grateful person, encourage someone in faith.
7. What was your experience like using a HAMICO toothbrush? Feel free to be honest lol :)
My experience using the Hamiko toothbrush is very satisfying. Not only it is a good quality but also it’s really effective in a way that it could reach very deep and cleanse the teeth properly not like other brands that too bulky and the size gets in the way of the corners of my teeth that finds me hard to reach to clean.
8. Did your kids enjoy using BABY HAMICO and did they continue to use it?
To be honest, it was fun and memorable. The good part is I captured it and you can tell in the photos my girls are really having genuine fun using the toothbrushes. Our 1-year old Lana really stuck it in her mouth right away after we give it to her and start chewing it, feels like she’s already brushing it but we assist her by brushing using her hand as she can hold it very nicely. Thanks to your very unique design.
And yes, we use it everyday! Twice a day! 🥰
9. Have you ever struggled with brushing your baby's teeth? If so, do you mind sharing about it?
To be honest, no, I don’t have any struggles brushing my baby’s teeth. I observed that because of the unique design she’s very fan of it and just want to have it as a toy or something to play with her mouth. That’s the big advantage there for us to have a very easy experience brushing her teeth.
10. What are your favorite BABY HAMICO features?
First, The circular design of the baby brush handle is just a very clever idea and the softness...yet very sturdy. Love it! Second, it’s from Japan! I love Japanese Products... ssshh it’s a secret!
11. Anything else you want to share with HAMICO customers?
These toothbrushes are just amazingly designed. Fun colours and shapes. No doubt for its durability. You guys should give it a try! You won’t regret it.
Photography by Mj Giesbrecht @team_giesbrecht
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