Get brilliant idea to take a stroller walk. Hoist 20-pound wiggly baby up two flights of stairs to change its diaper and clothes. Wrestle with wiggly baby for several minutes to do so. Particularly struggle with pants.
As a Mom of four, I've owned an embarrassingly large number of strollers to suit the different phases of motherhood and different needs. I've listed below what I learned to look for in different strollers.
We are the Secret Society of Stroller Moms. Maybe next time I'll raise my cup of lukewarm coffee when I pass you. And we'll give each other a silent toast. Because the only real secret, is that we're never as alone as we feel.
Skipping the stroller is more than just a passing fad -- "babywearing" is a hobby and even a passion for many parents, and there are blogs, message boards and brick and mortar stores devoted exclusively to its art. All this fervor is for good reason.
If all economically challenged Americans were granted access to SUV strollers, no doubt, we would see more purpose-driven Americans on the streets, holding their heads up high with the dignity of a first-time mother.