Meet Erin Carpenter, another one of our awesome VBEs!
Name: Erin C.
Ages of kids: M, 22 months (Two in February!)
Where are you originally from?: Huntington Beach, CA
How long have you been baby wearing?: Since M was a few days old. I knew I wanted to babywear, but getting my husband on board initially was a struggle. He tried M in a Moby and loved it! It's been downhill from there - SSCs, ring slings, and finally into the world of woven wraps when she turned a year old. Now that we're approaching two, I have my first wrap conversion mei tai (WCMT) in the works and I'm eager to put it to good use!
How long have you been a Volunteer Babywearing Educator/in Training?: I made VBE status one of my 2015 goals, and by mid-January, I had it in the bag! I am a teacher in my civilian career, so sharing my love of babywearing comes naturally to me. I love seeing other caregivers discover the benefits of babywearing and the bond that comes with it.
What's your favorite type of carrier or go-to carry?: When it comes to grocery store runs, we love our toddler Kinderpack. I was delighted to hear that my husband continued that routine of ours when I was away at military training. When it comes to woven wraps, my favorite carries are Half Jordan's Back Carry (HJBC) and Double Rebozo Shoulder to Shoulder (DRS2S).
What BWing obstacle/challenge/goal would you like to tackle/master next?: I am looking forward to falling in love with my WCMT and becoming proficient with different ways to tie it off.
What hobbies do you enjoy when you're not babywearing?: Reading, running, dancing, traveling (well, that's done while BWing too).
What are your future goals?: To continue to pursue my love of babywearing and sweet talk my daughter into being a willing participant for as long as I possibly can!
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Monday, March 9, 2015
Hey everyone! Meet another one of our very talented VBEs, Galen Duffy. Galen is in charge of our group's babywearing education. If you've ever wanted to know more about becoming a VBE too, contact her via Facebook today!
Name: Galen Duffy
Ages of kids: 4, 2, and one month
Where are you originally from?: DC
How long have you been babywearing?: 4 years
How long have you been a Volunteer Babywearing Educator/in Training?: 3 years
What's your favorite type of carrier or go-to carry?: I love Kangaroo and HJBC in a woven,
and also love my ring slings.
What BWing obstacle/challenge/goal would you like to tackle/master next?: I'm devoted to making babywearing accessible and normal, and am looking for new ways to introduce babywearing to communities within COS. Also, my goal for the year is to be able to do a freestanding handstand again.
What hobbies do you enjoy when you're not babywearing?: Yoga, knitting, reading (in all of my quiet time - Ha!), and running