Tell us a bit about yourself (where you’re from, what your hobbies are, etc.)
I am originally from Michigan and moved to Columbus in 2006. My hobbies include watching soccer, crocheting, cooking/baking, visiting parks and doing outdoor stuff with the kiddos.
What does a day in your life look like with your job/pursuits?
Mostly I am a SAHM but I also work contingent a few days a month as a radiation therapist. We usually go somewhere everyday because my 2 yo loves to play outside. We also like to meetup with friends at the local play cafe too on rainy days!
I’ve been married to my husband Hatim for 7 years and we have 2 sons, Laith 2 and Noor is 8mo old. We have 2 cats Bugga and KitKat and 8 chickens in our backyard.
When you were pregnant, did you plan on wearing your baby?
My sister gave me her Moby when I was pregnant with my first and from there I got introduced to CBW through another friend. After having him at 28wks I tried using the NooRoo shirt but didn’t find it comfortable. I then purchased a Ktan which I really enjoyed while he was little. So in short I never thought Babywearing would be a big part of my life but it has helped me so much with my first and second baby.
What do you love about babywearing?
I love the snuggles and convenience that babywearing offers. I don’t use it all the time in every situation but it is a great tool to have as a caregiver.
Which one of your carriers do you use the most and what do you love about it?
I am a buckle carrier and ring sling girl! My favorite buckle carrier is Kinderpack and I am awaiting my custom wrap conversion carriers to be completed shortly (so excited!!). Ring slings are great for quick up and downs, multiple stop trips and around the house use.
Tell us about your main role within the CBW Leadership Team?
Currently, I am the Treasurer for CBW. I also staff the Saturday meet up, am on the Lending Library committee, and help out in any other way I am available to.
What drew you to become a leader for our community?
I really liked the environment that the leaders of CBW created. They have a fun and welcoming vibe that made me feel comfortable and want to join them. I also love being able to help caregivers get the hang of babywearing so they have this tool available to them.
What activity are you most likely to rely on babywearing to get done?
Grocery shopping, doctor visits, play dates, parks and the list to could on and on but those are top on my list!
What skill do you hope to master over the next year? (does not have to be babywearing specific but it *can* be)
I would say toddler whisperer but I don’t want to set my self up to fail LOL!! I would like to learn more carries to better help people at Saturday meet ups.