Monday, June 1, 2015

Member Monday Feature - Kelli Misenheimer

Kelli is simply awesome!  She jumped right in upon moving here to Charlotte, and almost immediately started helping folks.  She is a wealth of knowledge on all things woven wrap and will very soon be starting a reoccurring Wrap Geekery post for us!  We are so thankful to have her experience and knowledge in our group and we thought you might want to find out a little more about her.

Can you tell us a little about your family?
I am a single mom to a very special 20 month old little boy and a lazy dog.

How did you learn about babywearing?
I learned about babywearing from a very special friend. I started with the bjorn and then graduated to the moby, k'tan and ergo. It became evident that because of my back and should issues and having a very heavy baby, these carriers were not supportive enough for me, so that same friend took me to a local meet-up (was living in Memphis at the time). From there I was introduced to this crazy overwhelming part of babywearing called wraps and wrap conversion. Down the rabbit hole I went.
What is your favorite carrier of all times?

My favorite carrier of all time is unfair, totally depends on my mood and situation... but you can never go wrong with Oscha Starry Night Shona in a Secure High Back Carry.


What does babywearing allow you to do?

Babywearing allows me to do life. Cook, clean, socialize, meet people, hang out, snuggle with my most precious treasure.


How did you learn about BWI Charlotte?

Once I knew I was moving back to Charlotte, it was only natural for me to search for a local group to get involved in!


What do you like about being a part of BWI Charlotte?
I love being a part of BWI Charlotte because teaching and geeking about babywearing has become something I enjoy doing.

What meeting do you typically attend?

I typically attending the BRU in Pineville and hope to start going to Bellies and Babies as well.


Do you have a favorite library carrier?

My favorite library carrier would have to be the standard/standard kinderpack.
You find yourself on a deserted island.  You can only have one carrier and one luxury item (hair dryer, mascara, favorite coffee cup, favorite pair of shoes, etc.).  What would they be?
On a deserted island my one carrier would be a standard/standard kinderpack with cool mesh because who knows when you will need quick ups! My one luxury item would be.... side note, my wraps are my luxury item.... but a pony tail holder that never breaks.  

Thank you so much Kelli for letting us get to know you better. We definitely look forward to you brining your wrap knowledge to the blog!