Q: What is the focus of your blog?
A:My favorite topics are vaccine awareness, my journey in home-birth education, avoiding dangerous routine interventions in all aspects of health. I do my best to facilitate change and awareness through sharing scientific data and research on these subjects while also incorporating a non-dualistic spiritual point of view.
Q: I love to hear about others cloth diapering stories and adventures. What kind of experience do you have with cloth diapering?
We've been cloth diapering for only about 2 months. I started extremely late since my daughter is going to be 2 soon! But, I have another one on the way in August, so I get to look forward to tiny cloth diapers soon enough.
Q: Tell me a little bit about your family, where you are from etc.
A: I am from a small town in Ohio. I was raised in a Catholic divorced family and attended Catholic school. I attended Eastern Michigan and Kent State University which I attained a degree in Sociology and Psychology. I currently work in Sales and Customer Support in the plastic's industry. I am a mother and a wife.
My path toward a holistic perspective was an interesting one. In college and following graduation, I was dependent on many drugs. I ended up losing my job and becoming homeless. I worked as a dancer for money to support my habit.
One faithful night, I ended up wrecking my car. I was on cocktail of different drugs, illegal and legal. After ending up in jail, a long time friend and his father bailed me out. From that day, everything changed for me. I took control back in my life with the support I gained through him.
This close friend ended up becoming my husband and we've been together for over 10 years.
Becoming pregnant with my first child had opened up a part of me that had been dormant for many years. I started exploring more in depth on my beliefs, my spirituality, the origins of my faith .. or lack there of at times. I found that the Advaita Vedanta philosophy and the holistic viewpoint mirrored everything I had started to realize and become aware of in my life. I allow this spirituality to resonate in all of my life.
I am now pregnant a second time and I am planning my first home-birth.
I love quantum physics, biology and anything/everything educational - sometimes I feel like I just can't get enough. We cloth diaper, breastfeed, co sleep, etc - I feel entirely blessed to have the life I do and I enjoy sharing it with the world.
Q: What are some of your top recommendations for cloth diapers and cloth diapering related items?
A: I actually just reviewed an item - CJ's BUTTer, that stuff is AWESOME. I've only been cloth diapering for a short time, but I am in love with that stuff! I currently use Bumgenius 4.0 and have order some GroVia AIOs that haven't arrived yet. I plan on using prefolds for the newborn when he/she arrives.
Q: What do you enjoy doing during the day with your children?
A:One word: Learning. Simply learning with them : )
Q: What are some of your favorite blogs to check out? Do you visit blogs for fun, research, learning, to get ideas, etc?
A: Normally I visit blogs just for fun and to get support from other mothers. I do learn a lot from everyone.
Enjoying The Small Things
Thank you Amanda for sharing with us!