A Bit About Me

A little about me:

My name is Amanda. I am a 33-year-old  mama of three crazy kids, Munchkin (Connor) who is 5.5 years old and Peanut (Logan) who is 3.5  years old and my Little Bird (Lyla) who is 8 months. I am on the crunchy side and proud of it. I often get strange looks from people, including my husband. My husband really has been wonderfully supportive despite all of my eccentricities. My sister, Kim, also lives with us. It’s really great having her here. She shares my parenting views and although we fight like, well, sisters, she is one of my best friends.

Breastfeeding, bed sharing, babywearing,cloth diapering, leaving our children intact, gentle discipline, healthy eating, enjoyment of the outdoors(when the weather is nice) and homeschooling are all part of our parenting plan.

We also share our home with a few pets. Sawyer is a six year old mutt. He can be a little grumpy and is an escape artist, but he is a great watch dog. Charlie is probably around a year and a half old. He is a terrier mix who adopted us seven months ago. Connor is quite attached and has dubbed him his dog. Isis a six year old white cat. She is kind of a princess, but we love her. Dragon is a year and a half. He is Connor’s cat. We went to look at a litter of kittens last year and he is the one who wasn’t intimidated by Connor’s energy. Garfield is Kim’s cat. He is a year old and was a bottle baby Kim raised. He is spoiled and kind f strange, but we love him.

We have a slew of chickens roaming the backyard. I love to watch them. They are pretty comical. We have a few that we can pick up snuggle. Of course fresh eggs are fantastic 🙂


11 thoughts on “A Bit About Me

  1. hi amanda! it’s meg from my so called blog! i just wanted to say thanks for the heads up on the baby bjorn! it’s actually very funny, because i just ordered an ergo on thursday and read all of this information on how bad it is to wear your baby facing outward because of over-stimulation and other things! needless to say i was horrified and have been wearing my little one successfully facing inward ever since! but the bjorn is really hard on my back and you’re right about all of the weight being in his crotch! poor little guy. i can’t wait until my ergo gets here this week! i really appreciate the information though, thanks for reading!

    • I am glad I didn’t upset you! You never know how those things are going to go. 🙂 The Ergo is so versatile and so my favorite carrier! I’ve been using one for almost 2 years now. I hope you like using it!

  2. Hi! Saw you made a visit to my blog and thought I would do the same. Isn’t mothering a joy! Relish your moments… they zoom up so quickly. Sometimes, if I am lucky I will still catch a glimpse of their babiness when they sleep. It is good that you are recording your experiences for them and for you. Many blessings.

    • Thanks for visiting! I love being a mom. Even on the days when want to pull my hair out, it is still so worth it.

  3. Good on you for breast feeding; staying at home; and planning to homeschool! I have done all three with my three and I have no regrets. I calculated that I nursed for a total of 7 years. Maybe that’s why we are so close-knit and I am in no hurry for an empty nest, even though I am 51 now! We are still home schooling by mutual choice. We had a family bed too and it was so helpful for me to get the extra rest when we had 3 five and under! No trips down the hall in the middle of the night… I am so thankful for a loving and supportive husband. Bless you & yours! ~ Wendy ( I loved my baby sling – I gardened with it!)

    • Wendy,
      That is so wonderful to hear. I hope for us to be a close-knit family. I am very close with my sisters and want that for boys. I would not be able to survive the first year if I didn’t have a sling or wrap 😉

  4. Hi! You visited Beyond Back Creek while I was out :). This is a great blog! I don’t have little ones, but I love your philosophy and your lifestyle. And I am enjoying your garden happenings. We have opposite things going on in Md…my calendula is miserable, and my squash, which I didn’t even plant, is rampaging. I have a tiny first-year garden too, where my driveway used to be. It’s small, but it’s like a three ring circus in there some days. I look forward to reading more of your adventures.

  5. I love the smell of baby wipes at 0230 in the morning… no need for an alarm clock when I have the screams of a pterodactyl baby to wake me up. These definitely are the joys of parenting, and I wouldn’t change anything in the world about it. Thanks for the “like” on my post “The War on Breastfeeding.” I’m definitely going to be visiting your blogs for new tips and tricks on kids. Thanks.

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