GB Maris Stroller

When you’re looking for a stroller to push your little through a crowded city, a few things are super important: maneuverability, size and of course – aesthetics. GB exceeds all expectations with their Maris stroller. It truly is the go-to stroller for urban mamas.

The Maris is incredibly easy to open from the folded position, even while wrangling baby. No pulling or pressing a million buttons: just lift the handlebar and seat up, and they click into place. We timed it. It takes four seconds.

When it comes to navigating busy sidewalks, the Maris is a dream. It features all-wheel suspension and four never-flat wheels. One of our favorite features is the braking mechanism. The Maris has one brake pedal and locks completely with a simple click. At a mere 21-inches wide, the Maris is still roomy enough to keep your baby comfy. Since most strollers range from 24-27 inches, other pedestrians will thank you for the extra sidewalk space.


Speaking of pedestrians, don’t be alarmed if you catch a few glances! The Maris turns any sidewalk into a runway with its clean lines and seven different fabric options.

Baby will thank you, too! The Maris comes with a seat for toddlers that can be fully reclined for napping on the go. The seat is reversible if you’d like to face your baby. If you’d rather he see the world, the stroller’s large canopy (with UVP50+ sun protection) extends all the way to the bumper bar, and includes a mesh window so you can still keep an eye on him. The stroller is also equipped with a large basket that can carry up to 11 pounds of cargo.

Also included in this giveaway, the gb Parasol, which attaches to the handlebar with one click and provides baby with extra protection from direct sunlight.

Motherhood is a practice in learning, growing and loving more than you ever thought possible. Even as a "veteran" mama of four young sons and one newly adopted teenager, Jalyssa Richardson enthusiastically adapts to whatever any given day has in store—a skill she says she's refined through the years.

Here's what just one day in her life looks like:

Jalyssa says she learned to embrace agility throughout her motherhood journey. Here's more from this incredible mama of five boys.

What is the most challenging part of your day as a mom of five?

Time management! I want to meet each of the boys' individual needs—plus show up for myself—but I often feel like someone gets overlooked.

What's the best part of being a mom of five?

The little moments of love. The hugs, the kisses, the cuddles, the smiles... they all serve as little reminders that I am blessed and I'm doing okay.

Are there misconceptions about raising boys?

There are so many misconceptions about raising boys. I think the biggest one is that boys don't have many emotions and they're just so active all the time. My boys display many emotions and they also love to be sweet and cuddly a lot of the time.

What do you think would surprise people the most about being a mom of five?

How much I enjoy it. I never knew I wanted to be a mom until I was pregnant with my first. My desire only grew and the numbers did! I am surprised with every single baby as my capacity to love and nurture grows. It's incredible.

How do you create balance and make time for yourself?

Balance for me looks like intentional planning and scheduling because I never want my boys to feel like they aren't my first priority, but it is extremely difficult. What I try to do is not fit it all into one day. I have work days because motherhood is my first priority. I fit in segments of self-care after the kids' bedtime so I don't grow weary.

What's the biggest lesson you have learned from motherhood?

I have learned that sacrifice is actually beautiful. I was terrified of the selflessness motherhood would require, but I've grown so much through the sacrifice. There is nothing better than living for something bigger than myself.

When did you first feel like a mom? How has your motherhood evolved?

I first felt like a mom when I was pregnant with my first son and I intentionally chose to change my eating habits so my body could be strong and healthy for him. I didn't have to think twice—I just did what I thought would be best for him. That decision being so effortless made me realize I was made for motherhood.

My perspective has changed with each baby as I've realized motherhood doesn't have to be one-size-fits-all. With my first son, I was a by-the-book mama and it was so stressful. With each baby, I have felt more freedom and it has made motherhood so much more beautiful. I have evolved into the mother that they need, I am perfect for these boys.

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