Kids Car Review : 2016 Kia Sedona

Kids Car reviews 2016 Kia Sedona

Now where do I start? Well, if you have been here for awhile, you already know my mom has worked very hard to get to where she is right now. One of the companies she works with that I personally, really like is Kia.  We’ve been driving the 2016 Kia Sedona minivan for a while now. It has these backseat chairs that recline, like ALL the way back,  which are perfect for road trips.

2016 Kia Sedona Kid Car reviews

Just an example off the top of my head, about how great they are is from last weekend….when we went on a trip to Galveston, TX. We drove there which took 3, almost 4, hours. Ugh….and we had to leave at 6am and I remember falling asleep on the way there and then waking up at 8am and thinking that it was 8pm ;).

2016 kia sedona Kid Car review galveston tx

Anyway what was I saying….. Kia, I really like when we get to drive your new vehicles. I like looking around in the car and seeing what I can find/do then I look at the owner’s manual and seeing any “secrets” that I can find out about. Like at first, my sister and I were disappointed because we could not find an entertainment system. So I was looking through the manual and I saw it…… THE ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM!!!!!!!!! Sorry, got a little excited. Since then we’ve watched some movies in there like The Fantastic 4, and Kung Fu Panda 2.

2016 Kia Sedona Kids Car Reviews entertainment system

I only have one complaint…..I like your company, I really do but it’s very hard when your parents tell you “If you want to get paid, clean the Kia.” So I did.

Kid Car Reviews detailing the 2016 Kia Sedona

I started with the driver side and then the passenger side. I vacuumed under the front seats…and under the front carpets surprisingly the middle seats were easier than the back seats. They were the hardest because you have to move the seats back and forth. Now I haven’t talked about the front much yet. That’s mostly because I can’t drive yet.

 I think the seat warmers are a fun feature because you can put the seat all the way up and when your sister sits in the front seat-  she freaks out because her seat  is extra hot- did I mention we live in Texas???

Kia Sedona Heated Seats

To wrap things up, Kia is a really great family company not just for my mom but for me, my dad, my 1 brother, and 2 sisters- for all of us! 

Kid Car reviews Alice Sebastian 2016 Kia Sedona

**disclaimer: No, my mom did not tell my to write this blog. I have a passion for blogging, well, at least helping my mom blog and being funny! 😉  

Why Mom 2.0 Summit ?

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Whenever I am asked for recommendations for “must attend” professional events to invest or participate in, Mom 2.0 is ALWAYS at the top of the list. I was able to attend for the first time last spring as an attendee and it was a wonderful experience. This year I’m honored to be returning as a speaker discussing the impact of live video strategy. (check out the full speaker line up here) 

I'm Speaking At The Mom 2.0 Summit

My introduction to Mom 2.0 was much like what I’m doing with you now. You know,  “I heard it from a friend, who heard it from a friend…” that it was THE industry event to invest in. I did my research and checked out the website. It sounded amazing and the location… even better…but for me, the the best part wasn’t listed on the website.

Honestly, I didn’t really know what to expect. I knew only a handful of other attendees closely at that time. I ventured out in the facebook group and replied to a post for roommates. fyi… that was SO OUTSIDE MY COMFORT ZONE at the time. Rooming with strangers? Hmmmm…. BEST ROOMMATES EVER! That was just first notch in the collection of wonderful relationships that would be formed both in business and friendship through Mom 2.0 Summit.

If there is a description of the relationships you will make or the culture that is present,  I would offer these words- And I mean them from my very heart: “Come knowing that YOU are enough. Mom 2.0 is a safe place to be your authentic self. You will naturally find your people in this circle. Our differences are embraced. Our strengths are celebrated. Your win is my win and your struggle is my struggle.”  … & get ready to dance. 

As beautiful as that is, culture like this isn’t cultivated by accident.  It is important to me recognize and honor the founders and members of the Mom 2.0 team. SO much goes into every amazing moment. I am a detail person by nature and after organizing similar events, I can honestly say this group doesn’t miss a beat. Individually they are inspiring, together they are a force moving the needle on behalf of our collective voice. I truly believe they are THE top of this game. #Squadgoals would be an understatement.

The relationship/community culture of Mom 2.0 is one that also translates through the brands participating as well. Spend time with the ones that resonate with you and fit your story. You’ll know. Look for opportunities that are mutually beneficial and brands that connect with your story.

Last year I connected with Kia and got to share some of my story.  Here’s a little of what we created.

Since then I’ve partnered with Kia to add several more adventures to my story. I’m so excited that they will be returning once again as a presenting sponsor. There will be so many opportunities for you to connect too. You’ll be able to take part in the Ride and Drive and share your stories of motherhood and career. If you need professional headshots Kia Studio suite will have that opportunity available as well ( I actually have my Kia Mom headshot on my business cards and LinkedIn profile as we speak).  Take a moment to check out some of those that they partner with to get an idea of their heart in give back too : The Ecology CenterPacific Marine Mammal Center, B.R.A.K.E.S., Girls, inc .

When the conference comes to a close it’s always bittersweet. Besides having to depart from beautiful surroundings and having to cook your own meals again, it’s hard to leave the circle of people who “just get it”. The creatives, the introverts, extroverts, party people, …. it’s a virtual breakfast club. Your people are here and the best part….it’s not over after all.

These are REAL relationships in a real community that continues to deepen and strengthen over the year/years to come. There are so many relationships that continued to develop after Mom 2.0 summit last year that this year will feel like a reunion. People that have become not only colleagues, but friends.

I can’t wait to see you all whether it’s this year or next. I’ll be there every time. Keep building relationships wherever you are. We need each other.

Why I Love Motherhood – Happy Mother’s Day #KiaMom #mom2summit

Kia Mom Mom 2.0 summitEvery mom has their own unique stories about motherhood. From late nights, babies crying, dirty diapers, and then delightful smiles accompanied by tiny hand hands reaching out for us the next morning, motherhood gives each of us insight and a new perspective on life. Kia invited me and some other passionate moms at the Mom 2.0 Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona to take a ride with them and share our stories about being a mother.

Come join and watch as we each test drive the new 2016 Sorento , sharing what inspires us, what makes us happy, what challenges we face in motherhood and so much more. It’s not always easy being a Mother. In fact, its one of the toughest gigs I’ve ever had. It’s also the most rewarding. It was an amazing experience working with a company that gets and supports the entire family.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms who work so diligently every day nurturing tiny hearts, teenagers, and beyond. You are spectacular and treasured more than you know!

To Kia: Thanks for honoring motherhood. Thanks for going the extra mile to really get to know us. I’m so proud to be a #KiaMom.