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The Schneider Family ∙ "Fight like hell for family."

BirdRock Baby- Charla Batey

The Schneider Family

Irvine, CA

What is your favorite family tradition?

Every night at dinner we do a "Good Thing" round robin at the table. One person starts by asking "Whats a good thing that happened to :Blank:" The person answers then asks the next person the same question. The idea is to focus on the good in our days instead of our the negative and be grateful.

Tell us about your favorite family story.

Rob and I met when Robbie was 15 months old and instantly fell for each other. We co-parented with Robbie's mom and were married in 2013. In 2017, Harper was born, and our blended, mix race family was complete!

What is your family's motto?

Fight Like Hell For Family

Share Your Parenting Wisdom

BirdRock Baby- Charla Batey

What's your number one tip for new parents?

Be present, stop, put away work and your phones or other devices and just look at each other and enjoy the moments. Also be selfish and take time outs of your self--they make you a better parent and partner.

What has been the most surprising thing you've learned as a parent?

These kids observe more than you think and pick up on all your emotions.

Tell us about your funniest parenting story (we all have them!)

Charla and Robbie went to lunch one day with Robbie's best friend and his mom. They have been best friends since they were 2. They were about 6 when we went to lunch. They ate well and both went to the restroom at the same tine. Well this was the age range when Moms were still taking their boys into the Women's restroom and waiting. We were waiting as they had a contest about how fast the other could drop his kids off at school. A line formed and many ladies from the restaurant heard our boys. #FacePalm

You can find the Schneider on Instagram at @/charlabatey/.