In this interview, we connected with the amazing Tracey, the mother of two daughters and a son. She shared with us how she is doing with her family during this time living in Austin, TX. 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!
My name is Tracey, I am a mama, ranchers wife and small business owner. We live in Dripping Springs, TX and I own a Prosthetic Clinic (artificial limbs) in Austin, TX. Our ranch is in Comfort, which is about an hour and half outside of Dripping Springs. So we split our time between home and the ranch. We have three rambunctious, funny, and adorable children ages 7, 5 and 1. They love everything animals, nature and adore ranch life. Being a wife and a mom is everything to me!
2. Where do you call home and what's your neighborhood like?
Our neighborhood is pretty spread out, the houses are on lots varying from 5 to 300 acres so we really don't see our neighbors a whole lot. The community of Dripping Springs however is an amazing one. We have made some dear friends since moving there and love the small town feel of the area.
3. How are you spending time with your kids these days? Would you like to share your (their) favorite activities?
We spend almost all of our free time outdoors. My kids love exploring in the woods, riding bikes and rollerblading. So most evenings and weekends you can find us out exploring on the land. My husband also breeds pygmy goats. So most weekends we are playing with the baby goats, which is my kids most favorite thing to do right now.
4. Is there a creative or challenging project you're currently working on? If so, what inspired you to start this process?
Right now I am focusing on growing my business through the use of social media. The pandemic is what inspired me to do this. I usually rely on face to face sales and marketing but have not had the capability to do so since COVID hit. So I am stepping into learning new things and launching online marketing campaigns. It is a work in progress!
5. Could you tell us what motivates you to get up every morning? (Besides coffee!)
My family is definitely what motivates me to get up and be inspired to be the best version of myself every day. When I wake my kids in the morning I love how happy, snuggly and sweet they are. Waking up to those hugs, kisses and snuggles definitely starts my day off right. I also love that my children see that I can be a mother and also have a career. My 5 year old daughter loves to play "office" and pretend that she is a doctor taking care of her patients. It really makes my heart so happy to see her do this and know that she can be whoever she wants when she gets older.
6. Do you have any advice for other moms out there to get through this tough wave we're riding together?
I am a true believer that what you think about, you bring about. So I think during these trying times it is extremely important to focus on the silver linings, count your blessings for all the little things and focus upon those. I think 2020 definitely taught us that we can do more with less, and reminded us of how fortunate we are to have the little luxuries that we may have taken for granted before. Start every morning with gratitude and keep that momentum going throughout your day, you will be amazed the difference it will make in your life.
7. What was your experience like using a HAMICO toothbrush? Feel free to be honest lol :)
My children absolutely loved the toothbrushes, they got so excited over how different they were. The design, the size and the little cap that covers the bristles even excited them. We thought that they worked very well and especially loved the big handle my 1 year old could hold easily to help us brush her teeth.
8. Did your kids enjoy using BABY HAMICO and did they continue to use it?
My daughter enjoys using the Baby Hamico and tries to carry it off with her after we brush her teeth. We have used it every day since getting it and she really enjoys it. It is not a struggle because she likes that she gets to "help us" with her teeth brushing by having her hand on the handle.
9. Have you ever struggled with brushing your baby's teeth? If so, do you mind sharing about it?
Oh goodeness, yes! lol, it used to be a huge fight with my son when he was toddler. I can remember having to restrain him with my legs sometimes just to be able to brush them. He was not a fan! Luckily he outgrew this at about age 3.
10. What are your favorite BABY HAMICO features?
I like the sleek design especially on the kids toothbrushes because their mouths are so little. I feel like this toothbrush really allows them to get all sides of their teeth, especially the molars.
11. Anything else you want to share with HAMICO customers?
If you want a fun, easy brushing experience with your little one then I definitely recommend the Baby Hamico toothbrush!
Photography by Tracey Russ @russfamof5
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