* I sometimes feel like I don’t truly belong blogging here as I’m home with my children all day and I only work at naptimes and I don’t make very much money.
* Some people think I must be incredibly patient since I homeschool and am with my children all the time. I am becoming more patient as the years go by, but it is by no means a natural virtue of mine.
* The only way I can homeschool is to unschool ~ unschooling is allowing the children to lead their own learning and pursue their own interests. If I had to sit down with a curriculum I would not last a single hour.
* I’ve always laid down with my babies during naptime ~ ALWAYS. It’s my downtime, worktime and I really look forward to it. Most days there is nothing more important to me than naptime.
* I allow my children to watch TV, ipads and play video games and I don’t really worry about this at all. We bought our 7 year old his own ipad for his last birthday.
* I believe my husband is a genius and he’s my absolute favorite person to talk to.
* I’d rather be proud of my children for who they are, than what they do.
* My 7 year old has no interest in learning to ride a bike, taking swim lessons, or doing anything else just because “everyone else is doing it.” I find this to be extremely frustrating and wonderful all at the same time.
* My husband is my soulmate and best friend but our relationship was put waaay on the back-burner when our first baby was born over 7 years ago ~ only in the last few months have WE become a priority again.
* When I first became a Mama I was extremely judgmental about other mothers who made different choices than me. I have gotten over this BIG TIME and now respect EVERY MOTHER, as I know we’re all doing the best we can and I know I can learn something from every mother.
* I’m a nose-picker. Not only my nose, but my babies. I often say that my children’s greatest freedom is when they learn to pick their own nose so I won’t do it anymore.
* I don’t censor my language around my children nor does my husband, to do so feels hypocritical to me.
* I yell at my children a lot less than I used to and I’m extremely proud of this. And I still work on it.
* I’ve had 3 unassisted homebirths ~ no doctor, no midwife, no doula. This was not even on my radar when I first got pregnant, but through prebirth communication I learned that’s how my son wanted to be born and I researched book after book about it. Researching unassisted homebirth was one of the most magical and liberating times in my life and definitely the right choice for me and my family. Each birth has been a magical peak experience for me.
* I believe in prebirth communication and have a website about it.
* I dress up as a Fairy and do random acts of kindness in public and I have a daily gratitude blog with other Fairies.
* Before children, my husband and I had a very successful in-home personal training business and a Fitness Radio Show on WMRD and WLIS.
* I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Health and Wellness.
* We’ve been co-sleeping with our children for over 7 years now. Some days I really love it, other days I feel like I’m over it.
* I don’t feel a personal stigma about alcohol. I feel very strongly that alcohol should be more widely available (like EVERYWHERE, even street vendors and parks) and more socially acceptable to drink at ANY time of the day. I spent a month in Italy with my family and this is how alcohol is treated there. It seems to carry a lot less taboo for these very reasons. AND there seems to be a lot more moderation because of this. I’m perfectly happy to partake at any time of the day.
* I really like junk food.
* I breastfed my oldest boy until he was 6 years old, I still breastfeed my 4 year old along with my 9 month old and I don’t give a rat’s ass about the cover of TIME magazine.
* I feel more myself when dressed up in sparkles.
* I believe in many things that others would call crazy ~ aliens, magic, angels, etc. My metaphysical life is actually the BIGGEST part of me.
* I believe there is a global SHIFT of human consciousness occurring right now, the likes of which has never been seen, and people can either choose Love or fear. Whatever they choose will be their experience. My personal mission for several years has been choosing LOVE.
* I have become entirely incapable of small talk.
* I believe children know exactly what they came here to do and should be trusted. I often feel my children teach me more than I teach them.
* I see the GOOD in everyone and believe that everyone’s path is perfect. ♥