Tell us a bit about yourself (where you’re from, what your hobbies are, etc.)
I live in Worthington with my husband and three kids. We own a yoga studio and make yearly trips as a family over to India to study with our teacher in Mysore. I enjoy traveling and being outside in nature. Babywearing has been an integral part of our adventures since my second was born allowing us stay on the go and explore new places.
Since my third was born, I stay home with my kids in addition to managing our yoga studio, running a non-profit I started with my husband to provide yoga to those who are struggling with addiction, and volunteering for CBW. I enjoy hitting up the local parks and libraries with the kids, and getting outside.
Tell us about your family (significant other, children, fur children, other pets, etc)
My husband and I have been together for twelve years and have three beautiful children (Makayla 8, Isaiah 4, and Xavier 1). We also have a Frenchie named Sati and a Betta named Veda.
When you were pregnant, did you plan on wearing your baby?
I found babywearing with my second and wore him since birth starting with a stretchy then using wraps and SSCs.
What do you love about babywearing?
I love the freedom it allows me to go anywhere as well as the closeness and bonding it brings with my little ones.
Which one of your carriers do you use the most and what do you love about it?
With my second, I used woven wraps mostly but find myself gravitating toward SSC's more with my third. I love the versatility of wraps, and the quickness and ease of use with SSCs.
Tell us about your main role within the CBW Leadership Team?
I serve as the Secretary for the group as well as the meeting lead for the Monday Skills Workshops.
What drew you to become a leader for our community?
When I starting staying home with my kids, I was looking for an outlet to give back to the community and engage with other caregivers with children similar in age to my little ones. Helping others learn how to safely wear their little ones seemed like a natural fit.
What activity are you most likely to rely on babywearing to get done?
Everything from travel to daily errands to hiking!
What skill do you hope to master over the next year?
I would like to learn something crafty like sewing. I am embarrassed to admit that I still ask my mom and grandma to sew things for me. :)