Because I’m trying to feed my family a healthy diet, of minimally processed foods…but I have a deep-rooted appreciation for Ben & Jerry’s and Cheez-its.
Because I’d love to be able to purchase local, hormone- and antibiotic-free grass-feed beef or free-range chickens for my family…but our budget only allows for what’s on sale at Market Basket.
Because we co-sleep with our son for part of the night…but I’m going to do a end-zone style victory dance the first time he ever spends the entire night in his own bed.
Because I’m breastfeeding my toddler, and hope to continue nursing him until he’s done…but I’m really hoping he’s done once this flu season is over!
Because I was a dedicated baby-wearer when my son was an infant, and still do even today when we’re hiking…but also appreciated having the baby swing when I just couldn’t carry him any more.
Because we use cloth diapers…but bring disposables when we go on trips longer than a few days.
Because I believe in practicing gentle dislipline…but admit that there are days I lose my noodle and wind up yelling like a banshee.
Because agonized over what to do about immunizations…but ultimately we decided that we want him to be vaccinated.
Because Attachment Parenting is what feels right to me…but I had no idea what it was until sometime after Shane had already been born.
Because it’s who I am. Kind of crunchy at heart…but sometimes a little soggy in action.