Welcome to my new blog. You may have been a follower of my previous blog, but I’ve decided that I’d like to take a new direction. The purpose of this blog is to talk about my journey as a new parent. When I first had Ellie, about 4 months ago, I was so lost! I cried the day we came home from the hospital because I didn’t know what to do. I had no nurses to ask, no lactation consultants to help me, NOTHING! I had read some baby books, but to be honest, they didn’t resonate with me. So, I kept reading, kept searching, kept asking and finally a friend told me about Dr Sears and Attachment Parenting. From there, I found blogs supporting those ideas and I finally felt a little bit of comfort. I wanted to add to that community, even in a small way, simply because of the relief I got from finding like minded parents! This blog is my journey through parenting a newborn in a gentle way, healthy eating as a breastfeeding mom, and learning how to be crafty as well.
I want to qualify one thing – I was going to originally entitle this blog “somewhere in the middle” (it was taken) because I am exactly that, lost somewhere in the middle. I had a medicated birth. I don’t cloth diaper. I vaccinate my child. I don’t follow all of the “rules”, but that’s why I wanted to start this because we all have to find what’s best for our child and I don’t think there’s a one size fits all. I’m tired of the mommy wars, and so I’m hoping a I can present a balanced view for those seeking the same thing.
I welcome all comments and hope that y’all enjoy!!