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Video of Meteorologist with Baby Strapped to Back While on Air Has Been Viewed Over a Million Times

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With all the mom-shaming that seems to go on in social media circles, it’s good to see some parental positivity.

One mom from Minnesota has gone viral for a very special guest she had with her during a weather report on Oct. 5, 2018.

Susie Martin is a director of operations and a certified meteorologist with Praedictix. She is also the working mother of a 1-year-old boy.

All working parents know that juggling work, life and parenthood can present many challenges. Martin wanted to encourage parents by setting an example.

The viral video shared on Facebook features Martin wearing her son on her back. He seems content as can be to rest on his mother’s back while she gives the weather report.

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“I wanted to promote this wonderful tool that’s helped me as a mom and the bonding experience between mother and son,” Martin told ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Babywearing has become increasingly popular among moms, dads and caregivers alike, but the practice dates back years and even centuries, according to Mom Loves Best.

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“I suppose it’s a way for the baby to be comforted,” Martin said. “It was nice for me personally because I could multitask while comforting my child.”

Following her viral video, which garnered over 1 million views, Martin filmed another video for Brut explaining exactly why she believes babywearing is so important.

“It’s been shown to help a lot with postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety,” she said. “Never underestimate the power of that physical contact and that bond.”

This can hopefully be a great encouragement to moms everywhere who might be struggling with multitasking or returning to work.

“I think to promote it in this way is creative,” Dr. Jason Homme, assistant professor of pediatrics at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, told Good Morning America. “I’m strongly pro-bonding and pro-mom … and mom getting it done at work.”

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Whether you wear your baby or have some other creative way of keeping your little one close and comforted, your time with your child is precious and unique to you.

To all the moms out there who have felt like they needed to try something new, maybe babywearing is your saving grace. It sure looks great on this meteorologist and busy mom!

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
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Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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