So my husband asked me, “Why Kangaroo Mama?” That’s a good question because I had a hard time thinking of what to call my blog for a a long time (hence why I had another excuse for the delay of starting a blog). I was pumping milk for my little sweetie pie at work and thought of her when I came up with the name. I am such a fan of baby-wearing (that’s just my choice, though it might not be for everyone).
When she was first born, I could not purchase a sling fast enough because she would not sleep unless she was in our arms and didn’t even want to be set down. That made it hard for my husband and I to do anything around the house. We thought we might not need one so we waited to make the purchase . . . well, we definitely needed one! It was such a lifesaver to have one and she would sleep for so long when I carried her in the sling that it just seemed like a no brainer to continue using it. We’ve done a lot together with her in a sling – wash dishes, do laundry, cook dinner, play piano, surf the net for discounts on baby stuff, make photobooks, watch tv, take walks, sit in church, dance . . . and even take naps together! Now that I am back to work, the sling allows me to be close to her all night long without sacrificing time to do other things like cook and have dinner with my husband.
I feel like a kangaroo carrying my baby around everywhere I go, all the while still being able to accomplish a lot of other things during my day. Well, that’s how Kangaroo Mama began!