Our December Piñata Mama comes to us from North Carolina and she has certainly charmed us with her refreshing take on motherhood. See how working mom Miri soaks up the time she gets with her little guy, what she hates about standard children's toys, and how she gets creative with their Green Piñata toys!
Name: Miri Nadler
City: Raleigh, NC
Occupation: Creative & Social Media Manager, Blogger
# Kids: 1
If I had a kid-free afternoon and nowhere to be, I would..
The truth is, I would probably work on my blog (boring, I know). However, there are several craft projects around my house I've been meaning to get to, like a massive quilt I'm making for my son.
What's the one thing that helps you stay sane as a Mom of little ones?
As a working mom, I really do try to soak up each moment. He's growing so fast. When my son is fussy, I hold him and we open up Snapchat to check out the new filters. His favorites are the ones that do some sort of animation when you open your mouth. But when I really can't take it, Disney Jr. is there to take over. Not every day, and never for more than an hour, but yes, screen time does occasionally happen in our house.
What is your favorite part about GP?
I hate clutter, and I hate how the standard children's toys are always obnoxious, bright colors. Green Piñata makes it so that my son has only 4 toys at a time (all he needs), they toys look great and even have a sweet vintage vibe to them, then when we're done and he's grown out of them, they go back and we get new ones. My son is really into towers right now, unstacking and restacking them can keep him occupied for a full hour.
What do you and your child do once your GP box arrives?
I love packages, so I always excitedly open it up and marvel at the new toys. However, I try to keep the toys in the box, and hand them to my son one at a time. When he's done playing with what I just handed him, I'll give him another.
As a veteran Green Piñata mama, how do you make the most out of your GP experience?
I try to find alternative uses for the toys. In our latest box we got some cars, so I'll roll the wheels on my son's back or his leg, and he'll do the same to me. While I'm cooking dinner I'll give him a pot for his play kitchen, and we'll pretend that one of the toys is some food he's cooking up as well.