Me~ Carlie

I’m one of those hippy crunchy earth mamas. The nice kind not the judgmental kind, I promise, life is to short to be all judgy of people for being different.   I have an amazing son who was born in October 2011 and an amazing daughter who was born in February 2014. My son and I were diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2012 and along with a handful of other food allergies (nuts,dairy,eggs, citrus, soy, tropical fruits) to deal with I make almost all of our food from scratch and as “real” as possible.

I cloth diaper, babywear, breastfeed, and cosleep.  I’m a natural birth, home birth mama.  We do alternative/natural/holistic medicines and amber teething necklaces.  I try to be a gentle parent and practice attachment parenting.   I’m a big believer in Play based education. I think that imaginative play is vital for healthy development. I’m influenced by Waldorf, Reggio, and un-schooling education philosophies.

I listen to NPR, I read books, I like to do crafty things like write, and sew, and art. I want to write a book some day, I love babies. I have a problem finishing projects. I get distracted easily. I am not a neat organized person. I am loud and opinionated and fiercely loyal.

I have homesteader daydreams about owning goats and chickens, about having a huge garden. I want to have a pantry filled with canned foods that grew in our garden and we canned on our own kitchen. I dislike the feel of plastic. I feel that the only hope for my children to live a good life is for everyone to be green to reduce all the junk we are creating in the world and get back to a sustainable way of life.

Life has not always been a happy shiny thing, hard stuff has happened and I am a stronger woman for it, and with out all of my character building moments, I would not be me. I have found peace with my past (for the most part, I’m working on it anyway).

With my two babies

I love the ocean, and coffee. My favorite colors are blue and green. I love to read books and take long walks. I dance around and act silly if it will make my kids smile. I love the smell of rain on a hot summer day, and pumpkin pie. I enjoy my life and I am striving to make it more, more sparkly, and happy to find balance and peace. This is my blog talking about all of it.