Responding to Comments

Thanks to those who have taken the time to interact on my ‘Blog to Inspire’ entry! I realluy appreciate it ๐Ÿ™‚ I just shared a larger comment/response to some of the new points of interaction, and thought I’d post it here as well in case you haven’t checked back:

I really appreciate the honest and varied interaction. Thanks friends! This is so great and I really welcome the critiques and questions. More! How fun ๐Ÿ™‚

From what I read and see, it seems that there are many expressions and extensions of baby-wearing. I know that many parents adopt it deeply and thoroughly as a form of attachment parenting, while others swing entirely opposite, believing that independence and development are better learned outside of a sling or carrier.

The beautiful thing abot parenting is that as we selflessly raise our children we will seek what is best for them as individuals and for us as a whole family. I’ve met many of the children connected to these comments and they are each beautiful, balanced, and healthy. The evidence of love and care within their upbringing is obvious.

It seems our family is right smack in the middle when it comes to baby-wearing views. We desire our children to develop as balanced and independent individuals who are confident and strong on their own, but we have LOVED the unexpected connection and interaction that wearing has offered. And, truth be told, in our current lifestyle we have simply had to adopt this practice. We don’t have sitters available and our grounds can be dangerous for a baby/toddler. When J’s at work and I have chores, Jem is simply safer on my back then under the horses feet, climbing a scaffold, or jumping off a dock. (though he has had his share of crawling through puddles and uprooting the garden and tackling the dogs and….)

Jem has hit the 30 pound mark now and, while I relish the fitness of my upper body, my 5’2″ frame is nearing its limit ๐Ÿ˜‰

Again, thanks for the interaction.


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