Mumpreneur Sarah Cavalier is Editor-in-chief of MamaMag; Melbourne based parenting mag, Mum to two gorgeous kids and a Micro Mum.
What is the best thing about being a scooting Mum?
The best thing about being able to scoot with my kids is being able to share something they love with them. My kids spend most weekends up at their dad’s house, so it’s important for me to make the most of the time I have with them during the week doing fun things, otherwise ‘mum time’ becomes all about school, homework, dinner and bath time and the kids really notice that. It’s really important to them to have ‘fun-time’ with mum as well and they love the fact we can all scoot together. It also helps shows them the importance of staying active.
When do you use your scooter the most?
On the school run daily, for sure! We live 650m from my children’s primary school, so it’s the perfect way to get there every day. Our school is tightly zoned, so lots of kids walk or scoot to school. But so far I’m the only cool mum on a Micro! The other kids think I’m a bit awesome too! We also love scooting the awesome bike tracks along Bayside’s foreshore.
How has scooting made your life easier?
Last year was a juggling mix of kinder, childcare and school drop offs each day, so we always had to drive. Now my daughter has started prep this year it means both kids are in the same place each day. Scooting to school has created an important part of our daily ‘fun-time’ together and it also the easiest way to get to school anyway. No more battling for a car park! I just need to master the act of scooting with my takeaway coffee in my hand on the way back to the office!
What do your kids think about you scooting?
The kids are always a bit chuffed when I get involved in things they like doing. I guess it helps connect us all more which is really important. I used to just use an old kids scooter, which they thought was pretty cool, but now I’ve got my own adult sized one, it’s simply perfect. Although they think it’s so cool they keep trying to pinch it off me! Back off, you’ve got your own Micro’s!
What is on your bucket list for the year?
Number 1 this year is expanding my business. I want to be able to bring the MamaMag fun to mums across the whole of inner Melbourne. But I’m thrilled to be able to tick that one off now as my forth magazine, Eastside MamaMag, is launching in May! Number 2 would have to be saving up enough money to take the kids on a fun family holiday. I can’t wait to be able to create some amazing adventures and memories with my kids.
You can find out more at MamaMag.com and follow Sarah’s scooting adventures on Instagram @localmamamag
Sarah scoots using her Micro White adult scooter.