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The concept of babywearing isn’t a new one, but it’s not a common practice among parents. Of course, caring for my infant daughters would have been easier eight years ago if I would have known that I could wear my child like a satchel. I could have avoided soreness in my arms and shoulders from having to carry children for five straight years – two girls born two years apart. But now I look back and wish I could have had the opportunity to invest into this practice. 1. Babywearing keeps your little one in plain sight – One of … Continue reading
By Heather Von St. James On August 4, 2005, when my only daughter came into the world, I began to understand more fully how “It takes a village to raise a child.” On this most wonderful day, as my husband and I were surrounded by family and friends celebrating Lily’s arrival, we had no idea what horror lay around the corner. Soon after the end of my maternity leave, I began to feel ill. Despite the weariness that comes with being a new mom, my issues felt more serious. After numerous tests, the diagnosis came. I suffered from malignant pleural … Continue reading