Tell us a bit about yourself (where you’re from, what your hobbies are, etc.)
I am from Columbus, have always lived here. I love to dance, scrapbook, and spend time with my kids. I am a teacher, and I have little free time during the school year, so I value my time with my family :)
What does a day in your life look like with your job/pursuits?
I am a 6th grade math teacher at Olentangy.
My husband, Andrew, and I have been married for 14 years. I have a 6 year old daughter who is in 1st grade. I have a son who will be two at the end of January. We have two cats.
When you were pregnant, did you plan on wearing your baby?
While pregnant, I became interested in the idea of attachment parenting. Through my focus on this parenting style, I realized how important babywearing would be for us.
What do you love about babywearing?
I love the snuggles best. Whether baby is a little bitty newborn, or a sleepy and fussy toddler, the closeness that babywearing provides is good for me and my babies :)
Which one of your carriers do you use the most and what do you love about it?
I tend to use my SSC the most right now because my toddler wants up and down so much! It is quick and comfortable for us both. I do have a true love for my meh dai as well. I like a high back carry that I can get with this carrier that I cannot get with the SSC.
Tell us about your main role within the CBW Leadership Team?
I am a Sunday/Saturday lead and teacher, providing education on various carrier types at CBW Skills Workshops.
What additional role(s) do you have within the CBW Leadership Team?
I also work with the Outreach committee to spread the word of babywearing beyond our group.
What drew you to become a leader for our community?
I love babywearing so much and came to appreciate the community of caregivers that were involved in this group. As I became more involved in the group, I decided that I wanted to be part of the leadership team so that I could share this love with others who are new to babywearing.
What activity are you most likely to rely on babywearing to get done?
Currently, cooking and cleaning! Since I am a working mama, my little dude wants lots of attention and closeness when I get home. This also happens to be the time when lots of other things need done.
What skill do you hope to master over the next year? (does not have to be babywearing specific but it *can* be)
I always love to learn and practice new woven wrap carries. My little dude doesn't cooperate much any more, but I still like to learn!