Sunday, April 18, 2010

Who I am

I'm mom to an adorable, smart, and active 17 month old son, Dorian, and wife to a great guy, Walter, who's working to become a San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputy. I've been a stay at home mom but am currently working on my Labor Doula Certification. I'm a feminist, lactivist, and vbactivist. I believe all women should be given all support they need to establish painless breastfeeding, without having formula and bottle feeding pushed on them. Don't get me wrong, if a mom chooses to formula feed I fully support her. But I hate hearing how someone couldn't breastfeed because they couldn't make milk and knowing that if they were given more help in the hospital and after they got home they (9 times out of 10) would've made more than enough milk. I also believe that a woman shouldn't be bullied or lied to to make her think she needs a c-section. It's disgusting that America has such a high maternal death rate. One thing we can do to lower this is to stop unnecessary and unwanted c-sections. Another is to make it easier for uninsured women to get prenatal care.

In high school I learned to crochet from my mom and when I was in college I taught myself for to knit. My love of knitting led to my love of spinning, which I've been doing for about a year now. Unfortunately my hubby tripped and smashed my ball winder so I haven't been able to spin for a couple months. Now that the weather has warmed up I'm attempting to weave a fishing creel.

We have a small garden that I hope to expand soon. Dorian loves eating peas and tomatoes fresh off of the plant. In a couple months our chickens will start giving us fresh eggs (they're only 3 weeks old now). For now they just give us free pest control in the yard and endless entertainment. I'll be posting our chinchillas up for sale as soon as I find my camera. They turned 5 weeks old yesterday so they'll be weaned in about a week.

That's all for now,

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