Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Yup. Its August. And I'm just now writing my resolutions post for 2013. You know why? Because here's my resolution for this year:
Just live. Be content. Don't do anything new. Enjoy what I have in its abundance.
And I have. Life is good.
I'm not really exercising, instead I'm chasing my new crawler around, and playing on the playground with my preschoolers.
I'm not eating exceptionally well, but I'm enjoying what I eat and modeling that enjoyment for my daughter.
I'm not keeping up with correspondence with old friends. But I'm getting together for play dates with a few moms, and making some new friends in various groups. And I am spending good quality time with people, even though it may not happen very often.
No super secret goals this year. Just living.
I think I'm going to try and start blogging again. I sort of have a running list of things I'd like to write about, though I'm not sure how interested anyone is in them. So if you have any ideas, or just to let me know you even read this, leave me a comment!
Here are my ideas so far:
- The joys of teaching middle school
- The joys of parenting, including my personal parenting philosophy, as well as my struggles and successes
- Cats. Ones that pee all over the house and ones that won't shut up.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Going into pregnancy, I read everything I could find on parenting, pregnancy, and childbirth. I knew that I wanted to raise my children as naturally as possible, to give them the greatest chance at health and happiness. I read about natural childbirth, breastfeeding, attachment parenting, babywearing, and attachment parenting. I read natural birth stories, and learned how to avoid unnecessary interventions. I learned the cost and health benefits of cloth diapers. I wondered why more people don’t breastfeed, because of all the wonderful things it does for babies. I also learned how and why different women make the choices they do, and was careful not to judge.