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Getting to Know Motherhood: Brittani Blakney

What brings you and your baby comfort and joy isn’t always the same. As we approach Mother’s Day, we are getting to know seven real-life mothers and sharing different Baby Tula items that we think can support them in their journey. Each day we will ask 5 simple questions to a different Mom and feature a Tula giveaway item that you can add to your parenting “toolbox”. Get more of your own Mom essentials by using the code MOMLOVE to enjoy 15% off on, until May 14th. Some exclusions apply.

Today, get to know Brittani, @Brittannib, who’s youngest daughter has limb differences.

What are the names and ages of your children?

My children’s names are Gabrielle (7), Elias (5), and Camilla (3).

One word to describe motherhood.


What is a recent parenting “win” you’ve had?

My 3-year-old has totally blossomed over the past few months. She has learned to color using her feet, actively plays. She’s communicating effectively, gaining strength, and hitting milestones. We waited so long for this. Even her older siblings are proud of her, cheering her on. Seeing how excited they are for their sister is another win. I feel lucky that they have such a great connection.

What is something you have learned since becoming a mother?

That “perfect parents” are unicorns; rare. That I’m a flawed parent. Through this journey I’m learning right beside of my children. Learning that every single child is different, and must be treated as such. I’ve learned to find boundless beauty in differences; mental & physical.

What is a characteristic/quality that your child has that you admire?

Gabrielle has the biggest imagination, it’s amazing to sit back & watch her totally lost in her own world. Elias has the biggest heart; he feels things so deeply.  When I bought him a shirt for Valentine’s Day saying “Future Heartbreaker”, he asked me “hearts break?”  I melted.  He told me he needed a shirt that says “heart lover.” That heart has made him the perfect “middle child”, he’s a huge help to both his sisters. Lastly, Camilla is strong-willed. Despite severe limb differences, she wants to do things. The power she possesses leaves me in awe.

A Tula Item to Support Your Child?

Babywearing, in a Tula Baby Carrier, can help a caregiver hold their child beyond infancy if their mobility is limited.

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