Siri Daly’s Blog: Making a Case for Why Minivans Do Not Suck When You’re a Mom of Three

Siri Daly is a bustling operative mama!

Siri is a mom to 3 kids with husband Carson Daly: daughters London Rose, 3½, and Etta Jones, 5½, and son Jackson James, 9. She was a radio author and writer before apropos a stay-at-home parent.

The preference to write about food on her blog Siriously Delicious was a no-brainer; aside from parenting, food has always been Siri’s passion. In her entrance cookbook, also titled Siriously Delicious (available now), she shares a collection of triumphs and mistakes, and simple, tasty recipes for people who adore food.

Siri, 37, frequently appears on the TODAY show alongside her husband, oftentimes for a shred called “Dining with a Dalys.”

You can find some-more of Siri’s recipes and adventures in motherhood on Instagram at @siriouslydelicious and @realmomsweargrey, respectively.

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Siri Daly and daughter

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Some people have one child, afterwards another and afterwards maybe a few some-more and soon, they contingency face a grave reality: They need a new automobile — a third row for all those tiny humans and their tiny friends (#carpoollife). So what do they do? They stoop to a vigour of shopping a minivan. Some people make this squeeze grudgingly.


*The following blog competence be deliberate a adore minute to a “high-roof automobile with a stretchable interior layout” (as Wikipedia defines a minivan). If we are a primogenitor and this interests (or horrifies) you, greatfully review on.

Siri Daly

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Back in 2012, shortly before my second child was born, we switched from a mid-sized automobile to a barbarous minivan. Fun fact: we gathering a minivan in high propagandize when it was unequivocally (NOT) cold to do so, and we was reduction eager behind then. This time around, however, my life now altered for a better, and here is why.

Let’s start with a shifting doors. There is zero some-more vitriolic than chubby your children into a car, loading it with your stuff, afterwards realizing a doorway is open. That customarily is adequate to move tears to my eyes (I’m emotional). But with a minivan, no need to tatter (and persperate … and curse) since all doors tighten with a pull of a button! A button! Child thatch forestall your kids from abusing such a power; therefore we can say all control, as we should.

Additionally, lift your palm if you’ve ever had a kid open a doorway with such force that it dings a automobile subsequent to you. (My palm is frantically fluttering in a air.) This can be avoided with those enchanting shifting doors. In fact, if we had a stone band, we consider we would name it Sliding Doors, since my mania goes that far. It would be a coolest stone rope in all of a land.

Siri Daly with daughters London and Etta

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Moving on, let’s speak about how low minivans are to a ground, creation them available and easy for your children to bound in and out of. Once your kids learn how to bend themselves in, we hardly have to lift a finger. Combine that lowness with a high roof and we can many have a dance celebration in your car, if that’s something you’re into.

Also, a case … since of a tighten vicinity to a ground, we simply bound into a case and overlay myself over a behind quarrel to bend anyone in who can’t do it themselves. It’s still not a many beguiling task, yet it beats climbing behind there and flattering most straining each flesh in your body.

Mostly, we like to possess my minivan crush. To me, it represents a section of my life that we know is passing — a duration of cereal-littered automobile seats, Disney soundtracks on repeat and consistent requests to “Look, Mom, look” (I CANNOT LOOK, we AM DRIVING). One day I’ll skip my disorderly outpost full of children, so for now, we welcome it.

Won’t lie, though, we could have finished but it in high propagandize … we mean, come on!