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Unashamed Minivan Mom!

I have been on a journey this past month to find myself the PERFECT vehicle for myself and my family.

I am one of those people who likes to do all my research and then some before I make a purchase. So I spent 4 days looking through all the cars at dealerships… Seriously. 

I went to multiple ones on three of those days. It is so exhausting to car shop (especially 6 months pregnant and with a 2.5 year old) and I think most people dread it right? Well, I am no different than those people! 

It is no fun trying to see how much they are willing to give you on the trade in and then they want to cheat you doubly because you have the trade. Now this isn’t a post about the how to’s of car buying, but if I had one piece of advice, it would be this: do your research and be confident about it. 

They WILL lie, and they WILL try to cheat you out of something. 

One salesperson told me that the miles on the *used* van did not matter, and that it did not matter if it was certified. Let’s just say, I didn’t go through them for my purchase at the end of the day. 

But the heart of this is really about how I feel about going from a small SUV to a minivan. Now, I am fortunate enough to have the choice in what kind of vehicle I drive my family around in, and I acknowledge that fact, and am very grateful for it. I may be one of the few but I am so excited to get myself in the drivers seat of that van! 

I LOVE the features of minivans. They have SO much room for activities. Sliding doors. Seats that fold flat. So comfortable and convenient and I am all about those two things.  It is perfect for families which is why it has been a family staple for so long. Unfortunately, there is a stigma surrounding purchasing a minivan, you are basically known as a soccer mom once you “transition” over. I feel like I should be humming and hawing over moving to a minivan, but I am not ashamed one bit and again am VERY excited about it. 

The salespeople were even shocked. “I see so many people who are not thrilled about switching to a minivan.” One salesman told me. So to all you moms out there who feel a twinge of regret that you are driving a soccer mom van, I say to you, embrace it! 

We are gonna make the minivan cool in 2017. I would say again…but I’m not sure it ever has been. Shhh. 

How many moms love/hate their minivans?”

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