Here’s what I know:
I’m a 30 some odd year old woman. I’ve been in a committed relationship for nearly 12 years. We didn’t marry because we couldn’t agree on wedding size but he is my life partner.
I have 3 beautiful children, but I never imagined I’d have biological children of my own. About 3 months before I got pregnant I spent the day with a friend of mine and his granddaughter and he told me I’d make an excellent Mum and I said, “no way!” Parenting has kind of grown on me, though.
I live outside of the mainstream for the most part. My babies are born at home. I breastfeed FOREVER. I don’t have any baby gear in my house. I tend to avoid doctors unless we are quite ill and treat most things with alternative medicine/whole foods. My babies don’t cry it out, my babies are carried A LOT and my babies sleep in bed with me…
but, we don’t quite fit in with the crunchy folk either. I’m not opposed to occasionally putting a disposable diaper on the baby. I’m not a passionate intactivist or lactivist that will fight for the cause. I’ll admit that I’ve given a teething baby tylenol so I could maybe sleep a teeny bit longer. I’ve maybe given my children a vaccine or two (or maybe I haven’t….isn’t that a tricky one?)
I homeschool, BUT I don’t quite fit there either. I want to be Waldorfy but my kids watch too much TV. Charlotte Mason is cool but I don’t have enough time to read living books aloud to my children. We do too much structured work to be unschoolers but we certainly aren’t school at homers either!
I’m a (desperate) want to be Christian but can’t call myself one because I strongly support LGBT issues as I cannot imagine a god that would have issues with who a person loves. My activist side (that is missing from the lactivist/intactivist debate) is aroused around this and issues surrounding violence against women and I’ll get out and raise my voices for these causes.
My Mum died when I was twelve and I’ve spent many a year looking for a replacement Mom/woman to love me and take care of me. I miss her everyday but it really only hit me how profound this loss was about 4 years ago when I was picking up my children’s toys for the millionith time that day and I wanted to speak to Mum about how she ever managed 6 kids.
I’m terribly uncormfortable around men so it’s amazing that I ever found someone at all. It probably takes me a couple years before I can look a male friend/acquiantance in the eyes. I don’t do it to be rude. I’m damaged goods.
I don’t talk with my family often and sometimes that makes me sad.
I start many projects but I rarely finish. I daddle in knitting, crochet, sewing, gardening, painting, writing but I’m mediocre at most things (but that doesn’t really bother me!)
If we had the money I’d be a professional student. Over the years I’ve studied nursing, fine arts, psychology and women’s studies in CEGEP and/or univesity. I’d love to take a trade just to see what that is like. I’d love to research sustainable living….oh, to be a student!
If I had to work, I’d either own a little whole foods cafe or work in a library.
I LOVE books. I HATE electronic gadgets (though can’t seem to live without them).
I’m far from perfect but that is okay….I live life and I love it. I try and sometimes I suceed. I have fun in the process.
You’ll get to see little snippets of this crazy life as I blog to share! Read what you like and skip what you don’t. Like me or not….this is who I am.