I’m a self proclaimed babywearing guru.  I am deeply passionate and true believer in baby wearing.   And I want to tell everyone about babywearing!I have been wearing my daughter for over 22 months. And I will keep wearing her until I can’t carry her weight any longer.   Now I don’t wear her all the time.  She needs to walk and get her gross motor development on too.  I wear my daughter when it’s appropriate for us. Like on a hike, at the grocery store (this will change your life!), a long walk, etc.

I feel very judging when I see caregivers of very young infant in strollers rather than being worn.  I feel pulls on my heart strings and I feel my heart breaking a little.  I feel a wave of intense empathy when I see the physical distance between an infant and caregiver.  I am so passionate about baby wearing because my daughter and I have benefited from all the positive effects.

Why I love baby wearing for 3 reasons:

  1. It’s comfortable.
  2. It’s convenient
  3. It’s bonding

Benefits of Babywearing:

  1. Healthy babies
  2. Happy Babies
  3. Confort
  4. Convenience
  5. Excellent Bonding Tool
  6. Confidence in Caregivers
  7. Breastfeeding is more successful

Baby wearing is not a new concept.  We have been wearing our babies since we started having babies. It is natural.  It is instinctual. And it’s science.

Once my daughter was born I could feel my instincts calling to alway be close to my baby.  It felt right.  It felt natural.  I felt at peace when my daughter and I were together.

There are a variety of resources sand research that clearly identifies and explains the positive effect of babywearing.

Babywearing International, Inc. (BWI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote babywearing as a universally accepted practice, with benefits for both child and caregiver, through education and support. The heart of BWI is our network of local chapters which provide free educational meetings and support within their own communities.

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Regardless of your feelings about baby wearing, science and research tells it is BEST PRACTICE.  Reflect on your interests and even roadblocks to baby wearing. Push yourself to a high level of parenting by choosing baby wearing because it is extremely beneficial for your child.


About Me

My name is S.R. Wing.  My passion is teaching and rearing children to be exceptional humans.  I’m an early childhood educator, mother, and pioneer for transformational child rearing.

My M.Ed., 10 plus years in early childhood education, homeschooling of my daughter, experiences as an Early Literacy Specialist, and journey through motherhood has empowered me to create Lavender Literacy: A Transformational Child Rearing BLOG.

I live in Philadelphia with my partner of 15 years, our daughter and two cats.

This is my first BLOG.  I’m putting myself and my ideas out into the interwebs.  I’m taking a risk and trying something new.  I have some things to say and this is my platform of choice to share my voice.

I am open to your feedback and questions.  I am a life long learner, excited to find growth in my new venture into blogging.

You will find mistakes in my writing.  You will read some sentences that are confusing.  This my personal BLOG.  When I write here, my focus is more on content that perfection in presentation.  Please excuse any errors in my writing.

I hope you enjoy your visit to Lavender Literacy. I hopeful my BLOG will be a place of support, love and understanding. A place to gain knowledge, wisdom and enlightenment.

~*~Love & Light~*~

S.R. Wing




While I was pregnant, I discovered the power of mantras.I begun to use mantras during my nightly meditation practice.

A mantra is a word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation and a statement or slogan repeated frequently. Mantras are like medicine for the soul. Everything is different and life is better when I meditate everyday. When we select a word or series of words to repeat in the form of a mantra, we are affirming it to ourselves and allowing its meaning to seep below the surface, into our subconscious, helping to shift our negative habits and patterns into positive ones.

Examples of mantras:

“Love is the only miracle there is.” – Osho
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi
“Every day in every way I’m getting better and better.” – Laura Silva
“I change my thoughts, I change my world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

We each have a glow that can radiate out from our core.  The you that walks into a room and brightens up everyone’s day, the you who’s smile can change the world, and the you who you like to see the mirror smile back at you.

My favorite mantra I created for my daughter is GLOW BRIGHT WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT.  I created it during my night meditation following her first “toddler tantrum”.   I felt so much guilt and confusion after her first tantrum. I had so many questions and wonderings of what ifs about my own parent choices that directly effect my daughter’s understanding of the world.  I wanted to do better and give her more. This mantra is what I hope, dream for her to gain the power to GLOW BRIGHT WITH ALL YOU MIGHT.

This mantra now my North Star, guiding our moments and choices to find our glow in everything we do. It empowers me with an enlightened perceptive for creating a transformational path for my daughter to navigate.


This mantra is complex and versatile with many applications for life with a toddler.  This mantra means to me: possibility, happiness, don’t give up, you got this, get up, try again, you are beautiful, persevere, you are love, you are worthy, you can do anything, life is good, life is great, etc.  This mantra helps guide me to mindfulness that empowers my super mama skills and cultivates a strong mindset for my daughter.

My dream is for Lavender Literacy to be a place of support, love and understanding that empowers us all to end each day feeling the love and confidence that you did GLOW BRIGHT WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT!

When Ghandi can best explain how mindfulness is transformational:

“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”-Gandhi

Mantras are transformational!