It has been two years since I updated my ‘about me’ page so I guess it is time. **updated 10/27/14**
I am Angela and I would really like to thank you for stopping by! My husband and I have 5 kids: Alex (9), Ava (6), and Audrey (4), my stepdaughters who are 22 and 17 and I am going to become a grandma at the end of this year.
We live on the East coast of Florida on a barrier island. I absolutely love where we live, I feel that it is paradise.
I started this blog to chronicle my family’s homeschool experience. As we began to live a more natural life I decided that I would write about that too. So, if you are new to this site you should know that I pretty much blog about anything and everything that goes on in our lives. I realize our life is in a state of constant evolution and this is apparent in my posts over the years.
So here are a few things about me and my family, if you want to know more ask in the comments!
Homeschool: Our home learning is a constant evolution. We began homeschooling in 2011. Our homeschool started as ‘school at home’, that lasted about a week. We have deschooled and we have unschooled. Currently, we are settled in as very relaxed eclectic homeschoolers. While I was studying at college to become a teacher I had no idea that I would become a homeschooling mama.
Natural Living: My family is certainly making a dramatic change in our lifestyle. We used to eat fast food, buy bottled water, and use harsh chemicals in our home. We now make our own homemade household cleaners and hygiene products. We eat real foods as well, no more boxed items for us. I recently started making kombucha and fermenting. We enjoy having fun in the kitchen!
I used to run to our pediatrician every time my child had a runny nose until my son suffered from a severe allergic reaction that was a result of his pediatrician not listening to my concerns. I began to honour my mama intuition and learn more about treating illnesses naturally. We use herbs and oils to heal ourselves and to maintain health. We rarely go to the doctor. We turn to homeopathic remedies as often as we can. Alex received all of his vaccinations up to age 1. Ava and Audrey did not.
My husband and I practice natural parenting. We believe in attachment parenting. We love and respect our children, respond to them with sensitivity, practice gentle discipline, and and provide constant loving care.
We co-sleep. In our room we have a king sized bed with a twin pushed next to it. All 5 of us wake up together in the morning.
I wear my babies. My youngest is 4 and I still wear her.
I full term breastfeed. When I was pregnant with my first I was dedicated to breastfeeding for 12 months. Little did I know that I would still be breastfeeding 9 years later! I weaned Alex at 2, Ava self weaned at 2 1/2, and Audrey is still breastfeeding at 4.
I am a very happy person who believes in kindness. I am on a spiritual journey that opens my heart and being every single day. I try to live simple. I am trying to slow down. I try to meditate daily. This all works for me. <3
Love, peace, and happiness,
Oh, and if you want to see what our life looks like day by day check out some of my Mamatography posts!