Anyone looking into baby wearing or just a really big fan of baby wearing will want to check out the Babywearing Bonanza that Andrea @ Simple Things is hosting this week. There will be several babywearing-related giveaways, articles about babywearing, interviews with babywearing experts and the owners of babywearing companies and more!
I know I’m planning to try my hand at baby wearing again with my next child (who will be conceived any little hot minute now, god willing) despite my not so great experiences with baby wearing in the past, now being armed with a ton of great information about baby wearing, the only thing I’m lacking is the baby and the wrap.
You can read some of my posts about about baby wearing here, and DEFINITELY you’ll want to check out Andrea’s posts, too and tune in for the Bonanza – I know I can’t wait.
I just read this story at 5 Minutes for Mom about Stephanie Nielson, an incredible woman, mother & blogger who was recently in a devastating airplane crash, which killed the pilot and left Nielson and her husband in critical condition, still now fighting for their lives – trying to overcome this tragedy so they can get back to loving their lives with their four adorable children.
I kept seeing this NieNie button (like the one at the top of this post) all over the place, as well as information about the silent auction being held in their honor, but until today I never actually stopped to read WHAT NieNie was, what the auction was for, and why I should care. I’m very glad I finally did that today. You know stories like this move me beyond words, and Stephanie’s family seems like an amazing one, more than worthy of our support. I know many of you can only do so much – your own lives may be just as complicated and strugglesome as the people 5 Minutes for Mom and other bloggers are reaching out to. Some of us can barely afford getting by ourselves, without trying to reach out to others. I know.
But the way that these bloggers are reaching out to Nielson and her family is just amazing – even just to READ about, so at the very least, if you have time today, or tomorrow, go and read the post at 5 Minutes for Mom and maybe reach out to the Nielson family if you can. It’s knowing there are kind people out there who WANT to help, that makes knowing about these tragedies a little easier on the heart – knowing that life is precious, but humanity can be remarkable in their kindness and willingness to reach out. That’s what it’s all about, you know?