I have really blogged much about me, so I thought I'd take a moment (or two..) to do that! I am a breastfeeding, cloth-diapering, baby wearing, soon-to-be homeschooling mom of 2 beautiful girls ages 2 years and 5 weeks. Don't worry - I'm not a mom that will try to pressure you into doing things my way..though I am always willing to answer any questions and help as much as I can.
With my first daughter, Sydney, I decided to breastfeed because it was the cheapest / healthiest way to go...and it helps moms lose weight faster! My older sister and my mom both did it, so I had a good support system ready to go! I asked for a sling for Christmas before my daughter was born - Brooke Burke made the Peanut Shell look so easy! I have loved it - with both daughters! I currently own 5 different slings, and I share them with other moms that are interested in baby wearing.
I love to shop with my mom - using my coupons, of course. I have gotten a lot of great deals that way! We canceled our cable because I didn't like most of the things that were available to watch...and I didn't want my kids bombarded with commercials. We have a Netflix account now, so my kids can watch only what I select (and no commercials) through our Wii. I would definitely suggest this for anyone trying to save money and limit what their kids watch. Sydney loves to watch Leapfrog and The Land Before Time movies!
I started cloth diapering when Sydney was around 1 year. I decided to try it mostly because of the money it saved. I had a friend that gave me a few diapers to try out, along with some helpful information on how to wash them, etc. It really wasn't as bad as I thought it might be! Since then, I have built my diaper stash by buying new diapers on clearance and buying used /new diapers from other moms, and also by doing reviews. I am proud to say I have never paid full price for a cloth diaper! Yes, I am cheap! I will do a more detailed post on cloth diapers later, so feel free to let me know any questions you would like answered!
I am planning to start Sydney's homeschooling this fall. She will be 2 1/2 and we will start working on simple tasks like using safety scissors, coloring in the lines, and other fun things. She loves to write, so I plan to start helping her write letters as well. We will not have "structured" classes or anything - just fun mother/daughter learning time during some of L.B.'s naps!
I do a variety of reviews on my blog - related to parents and children. Many of my reviews are for books because I LOVE to read (my reading time has shrunk since L.B. was born though). I especially like to work with WAHMs. I love helping other moms reach their goals and build their businesses. If you are a WAHM, feel free to message me about a review or giveaway or advertising, etc.
I guess that is a pretty good start to getting to know me! Feel free to ask me any questions that you would like. I will try to answer them as quickly and as best as I can.