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BABESTA INTERVIEW

interview video Jul 10, 2020

Babesta is  a local NYC baby retailer who asked me to participate in BABESTA BABY Bootcamp.  I think independent retail is very important, especially for the baby sector. I was happy to help Babesta in the boot camp. Check it out below.

•     *Fun fact: unbeknownst to us our kids go to the same high school. Small world, even in NYC!

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What our graduates say: McRae Brittingham

testimonials Jun 06, 2020

What is your name?
McRae Brittingham

Which training did you take?
Foundations

My top three goals when starting this training were ...
Being better equipped to legitimately teach people how to babywear, to save my mental health by having a focus during the pandemic, to be able to charge for babywearing consults

Joanna was able to help me work towards this goal by ...
teaching me all the things, meeting with us each week, teaching me well so that i feel confident charging now

The biggest tangible change I noticed since attending the training has been ...
more attention to detail when I teach

I would describe Joanna as ...
a lot of fun and very kind

I would recommend Joanna to ...
everyone

Other comments and feedback ...
Thanks for keeping me sane, I will never forget how this class kept me centered during such a rocky time.

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Babywearing Unfiltered: The Small Weaver

babywearing unfiltered Jun 02, 2020

The Small Weaver - How a Single Person Can Make a Difference

 UPDATE: We have a fantastic instagram live recorded and you can watch it here

When Kim Taylor first began entertaining the idea of launching her own weaving business, she knew before it ever became a reality that everything would be created from eco-friendly materials. At home her family is thrifty, utilizing simple items such as reusable grocery bags and limiting their use of things like single-use plastics. Bringing that mindset into her business was a natural move. 

 She found babywearing after having her third child; with two other little ones running around she decided that she needed to be hands-free to be more hands-on. After trying out a few of the standard, box store buys but still not finding what she was looking for, she came across a woman wearing a long piece of woven cloth and she knew that she needed to find one for herself. Thus began her journey searching for the ‘winning...

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Babywearing Unfiltered: Sustainability

babywearing unfiltered Jun 01, 2020

I became a babywearing educator not long after my daughter was born. It had brought so much comfort and stability to our daily lives that I knew I wanted to help others find that sense of joy and contentment. And since those early days, I have worn my children everywhere - through many airports, on family hikes when little feet were too tired to walk, at the grocery store during nap-time, and around our house on a daily basis.

But I can still remember what it was like to try to find babywearing businesses outside of big box stores; search engine results were typically a Facebook link and not much else. After I launched my consulting business, I added ‘help people find companies a little easier’ to the long list of to-dos that I had made for myself. Fast-forward 6 years and my passion for babywearing has turned into a profession that I love, and I am still striving to help the Babywearing community wherever I can. And my to-do list just keeps getting longer!

Tekhni...

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What our graduates say: Sochia Dixon

testimonials May 29, 2020

What is your name?
Sochia
Which training did you take?
Foundations
My top three goals when starting this training were ...
to learn more about carriers, to learn about evidence-based information surrounding babywearing, to certify
Joanna was able to help me work towards this goal by ...
giving pre-recorded videos to work on before class and in class hands on work too
The biggest tangible change I noticed since attending the training has been ...
I have more knowledge about how many styles of carriers are available and their functions.
I would describe Joanna as ...
Positive
I would recommend Joanna to ...
Parents and students looking to learn more about babywearing
Other comments and feedback ...
Joanna really put a lot of thought into her online class. She covered all learning styles and all bases of what students may need. She made herself available to us consistently.

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What our graduates say: Starlita Kilpatrick

testimonials May 23, 2020

What is your name?
Starlita Kilpatrick

Which training did you take?
Foundations

My top three goals when starting this training were ...
to gain more knowledge in proper use and troubleshooting of baby carriers, to gain insights and tools as a consultant, and to build relationships and connections with other consultants.
Joanna was able to help me work towards this goal by ...
offering this class! The homework, online meetings, group practices, etc were all key in helping me work towards my goals.

The biggest tangible change I noticed since attending the training has been ...
the way I approach a consultation, being mindful of being more client-centered in my verbiage.

I would describe Joanna as ...
pleasant, knowledgable, organized, passionate, and compassionate.

I would recommend Joanna to ...
any and all persons desiring to build their knowledge on babywearing and consultancy.

Other comments and feedback ...
I genuinely LOVED attending this class. I looked forward to it weekly. It was such...

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What our graduates say: Morgan

testimonials May 06, 2020

What is your name?
Morgan

Which training did you take?
Foundations

My top three goals when starting this training were ...

  1. To expand my knowledge of babywearing. I wanted to learn about different carrier types & brands, & also learn a few new techniques.
  2. To be more confident & comfortable with babywearing. It's one thing for me to be able to put my own child in a carrier, but I wanted to be more comfortable in helping another caregiver with putting their little one in a carrier. I also wanted the confidence in myself to know that I was doing things correct.
  3. To be able to make my passion become a career. I am still working on this goal, but CBWS has now given me the proper tools to bring babywearing education, consultations, & a lending library to my area.

Joanna was able to help me work towards this goal by ...
Helping me expand my knowledge of babywearing, teaching me proper techniques for wearing, has helped talk me through some of my business ideas, & has...

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Journey into Babywearing

Uncategorized Mar 03, 2020

In Ancient Greek, the word Μαίανδρος or meander is synonymous with infinity and the eternal flow of things. It was named thus after the Meander River, which winds its way through modern-day Turkey (known today as the Büyük Menderes River). 

When we think of meandering in today's vernacular, it is easy to conjure up an image of a plodding wanderer with no destination in mind. But in the great words of J.R.R. Tolkien, "Not all those who wander are lost."

This blog represents the constant flow of our thoughts on all things babywearing. Every article traces back to another, all touching and connecting, moving along as a single entity just like the river. 

Join us as we journey into this vastly under-appreciated ancient practice!  Never want to miss an article? Subscribe to our newsletter!

Picture credit: Tom Gainor, unsplash

*winding river picture credit: William DeHoogh, upsplash

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