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 thebabywearer.com, 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 thebabywearer.com 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.