Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sponsor Spotlight- Granola Babies

The short version is that I'm a mama of three with a strong love and passion for natural living, babywearing, cloth diapering and attachment parenting and am so blessed to share that with you through Granola Babies. But, if you'd like to know more about us....

Since 2005, I've been committed to babywearing, nursing and attachment parenting. I grew in these with my children and became more and more involved as a volunteer in the various communities both in person and also online. I began teaching others how to use baby carriers, then later joined, the largest online babywearing community and found my online home. That later turned into a volunteer position, when I was honored to be asked by the founder of to be one of their moderators. I'm so thankful for that opportunity and the many many friends I've made as a result. Later in my parenting journey, I became a leader of Attachment Parenting International and volunteered as a group founder and leader.

In the beginning part of 2010, when I expanded my store (which was started as Slings I Love in 2008), the only name that fit it was the name of a lovely store I had purchased from in 2005, called Granola Babies. Beth, who owned the store, had moved on to another adventure and had closed Granola Babies in 2007. I was able to find her contact information through searches online and was so happy when I was able to communicate with her about continuing my business with the name Granola Babies. And even happier when she agreed. I felt so blessed. My own kids are Granola Babies and to have a store that so defined my style, had sweet memories from my experience with Beth and her store was beyond what I would've imagined. It was a happy day when my store's new name became Granola Babies.

I'm lucky because every day, I get to share my love and passion for natural living, babywearing and attachment parenting. I'm so lucky because it's never feels like work. It's what I love. And I'm so lucky because in this, I've met amazing women and made so many new friends. All I can say is THANK YOU to everyone that has been a part of all of this, from the local mom, to the mom in Netherlands that choose Granola Babies for her needs. THANK YOU.