The Mommy

The Mommy

about us...

I'm The Mommy, a SAHM to Maggie & Ellie. I'm married to Big Daddy, an engineer, grad student and our hard-working provider.
I blog instead of scrapbooking in hopes of preserving a part of our life for the future.
We enjoy beach trips, going to Church and spending time together...all as a family...because that's what we are.

our VP miracle, Maggie

our VP miracle, Maggie
loves homeschooling, sign language, Jesus, reading, church, writing songs and dancing

our sweet Ellie

our sweet Ellie
loves her sister, going to church and the library, singing, babies, chocolate and being naked

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

I Heart Etsy and Babywearing

I think I first discovered Etsy from Big Mama's Blog. I was immediately in love. You can find so many things for sale on there...the catch is, Etsy is for all things handmade. The things you are buying are actually handmade...lots of items are made by SAHM's who have become WAHM's, like Joy.
My latest favorite things to look at are of course, baby things. There are tons of personalized items, diaper and tote bags, swaddling blankets and my absolute must-have baby item, a ring sling. If you can make it, then someone probably sells it on Etsy...even cute hospital gowns so that you can look fashionable while in labor!!! The prices vary to fit your budget. And if you have a super-crafty mom like me, you can get a few ideas and then buy the supplies and have her make some of the stuff for you.
As for ring slings, I've got a bid in on a cute one on ebay right now, but I found a cheaper back-up on Etsy. I loved wearing The Muffin! I probably used our front carrier more than my mesh New Native Sling, but the front carriers can be harmful to baby's spine and leg development, so I'll probably use the sling more with our Baby-to-be. Plus, I'm trying to be more realistic than some of the moms that I see out and about chasing a toddler while trying to carry a baby in their arms, push a stroller or carry the car seat. I also liked that when Muff was in her front carrier or pouch sling, strangers stayed away.
If you have any babywearing questions, you can probably find the answers and lots of great tips and advice on Steph's blog, Adventure's in Babywearing.

2 comments:

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Thank you for the link up! I heart Etsy and Babywearing, too!!!

Steph

Joy said...

Mmm... I love Etsy, too! I buy a lot of stuff there and get a ton of ideas on things I can make myself (shhh... don't tell the other Etsians that!)!

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