Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thank you Community Partners Movin' Mommies and Advocare!

International Babywearing Week was such an amazing success and a lot of that success was due the Partnership we have now have with so many amazing Companies!  Two companies I want to take the time we thank for their generous donations are Movin' Mommies and Advocare

Movin' Mommies is "a class geared just for you and your little one. Dancing while wearing your baby adds weight and resistance to really help get you back to your pre-baby self. This class will work on posture, strength, poise and musicality. Each class will feature a ballet barre and floor work, abdominal exercises, and yoga-like stretching. Musical choices will vary throughout class from childhood favorites like Wheels OnThe Bus, to your favorite top 40 hits, to more traditional classical tunes. Your baby will love the gentle rocking and turning, as well as having some extra time to snuggle with you!"

During International Babywearing Week Christina Yoder of Movin' Mommies opened up her doors for a free class for our members.  It was such a blast!!  She also donated an awesome gift basket full of lots of great goodies for our Silent Auction, including a week of complimentary classes.  The winner was one lucky lady! 

AdvoCare is a premier health and wellness company offering world-class energy, weight-loss, nutrition, and sports performance products along with a rewarding business opportunity.

The gift basket donated, also by Christina Yoder, was jam-packed full of awesome goodies- meal bars, Advocare Spark, their Shaker cup, and two Advocare Slam's!  Alicia was the lucky bidder and she is thoroughly enjoying it all! 

Please visit their websites for all additional info on these two Community Partners! Thank you again Movin' Mommies and Advocare!

Monday, November 17, 2014


Silliness during a leader Inventory Meeting

Have you seen? Have you heard? Big changes are headed our way at BWI of Cleveland! Our membership is growing rapidly. Just this fall we’ve added more than 30 members. In response to that rapid growth we are moving meeting locations and changing how our lending library is stored and accessed. 1st changes are coming up ASAP in December!!

Our lending library overhaul will roll out for December meetings. Our library is splitting into 3 regionally accessible libraries. East, West, and South meetings will now have their own libraries! What does this mean? Each regional library will have carriers available for members to try on and check out at their respective meetings. Splitting will let our educators be able to keep the library close to their respective meetings so we don’t have to worry about bad weather influencing our carrier availability! Will every library have the same carriers? No. We plan on rotating carriers once a quarter so that each meeting location has a turn to try each carrier. (Several of each carrier type will still be available at all meetings.) Want to try a carrier your library location doesn't have? No problem! Members can check carriers out at ANY meeting location. Feel free to drive to the library location that has the carrier you want to try and you can check it out there. Want to know what’s in the lending library? You can check it out HERE.

Meeting times and locations are also making adjustments as the new year approaches! Upcoming in November and December our Beachwood meeting is at a new later 6pm time to see if that time works better for attendees. Our regular westside meetings are changing as well! Lack of volunteers has unfortunately closed our westside weekend meeting in Avon Lake but we are hopeful that it will not be out of the mix long! Our weekday meeting (formerly Lakewood) is also changing and will be at Fairview Park Public Library the 2nd Thursday of the month now! This is the 3rd location for our Westside attendees because we have outgrown our previous 2 locations. I don’t know about you but I am so excited to see that many babywearers! With all the new changes you may be wondering what’s the best way to keep up? All of our events are posted in our closed Facebook community group. RSVP both “Going” to events you plan on attending and “Declining” those you won’t be attending to make sure you get event specific updates! Not in our community group yet? Please join us:

written by Karyn Tankersley
VP of Memberships

Saturday, November 1, 2014

30 Carries in 30 Days

Halloween has come and gone, but the opportunity to wrap yourself in something new has not passed!

Through the month of November, Babywearing International of Cleveland would like to invite all woven wrap lovers to participate in a '30 Carries in 30 Days' exploration. If your first woven wrap arrived last week and you are just getting your bearings or you have a closet full of woven lovelies and you'd like to spice things up a bit, here is your chance to stretch yourself and hone your skills!

We'll begin our month with front carries, include a few variations, then we'll work around to hip carries, and we'll celebrate the end of the journey with back carries!

Snap pictures of your practice, post them on our page as you go along. At the close of the month, one participant will be drawn for a babywearing *treasure*

Join friends new and old of Babywearing International of Cleveland for 30 Carries in 30 Days!