About

I am a slightly crunchy momma (and wife!) embracing my crunchiness and striving to be ever crunchier.

I am passionate about breastfeeding, co-sleeping, baby signing, elimination communication and general attachment parenting. I am obsessed with hitting the road full time to unschool with my family. I have also recently started my dreadlock journey.

I am also interested in tarantulas, macro photography and minimalism. I have two daughters: Tyler is 14½, Sasha is 3½. I had one more, whom my mother adopted, she is a whopping 23 years old now! Our son, Spencer, is nearly 1½! I have been married for 3½ years. What else would you like to know? Oh, and I'm old; 40 years old.

My newest passion is advocating for Down Syndrome Awareness. At 18 weeks pregnant, we got the news that our son has Down Syndrome. I was well-prepared for his arrival, but there is so much more to learn and share about our little man.

I've also been asked to include the origin of my name. No, it is not my given/birth name. When I first started dating my ex-husband, he gave me the nickname. It comes from an old Bugs Bunny episode (which means it is actually a reference to an even older movie), in which the Monster says "I'll hug him and squeeze him and love him and call him George!" I chose the spelling myself, so as to be different.

Anything else you'd like to know?

5 comments:

  1. OK, now this is just weird! Would LOVE to go on the road (plan B is find an old farmhouse a million miles from nowhere, live in it - off-the-grid & completely self-sufficient.) Unschooling is the ONLY way (don't ask about my weird 13 y.o. who keeps wanting to go back to "real" school every year????)Kids are nice and far apart - my oldest step daughter is 23, little guy is 2.5. And... I just turned 37. BUT - I'm done having babies :(

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  2. Hello, I found your blog because you apparently told another parent blogger about my new project, What Makes a Baby. I came just to say thanks, but having read around a while I wanted to share a very wonderful resources. It's actually one of my favourite sex education books for all parents, although it's written specifically for parents to use with kids with Down syndrome. It's called "Teaching Children with Down Syndrome about Their Bodies, Boundaries, and Sexuality" and it's written by a certified sexuality educator who is also a mom of a daughter with Down syndrome, and also a friend. Her name is Terri Couwenhoven. Now this is a couple years away for you, but you write that you are all about being prepared, and this is a great book. If you haven't hear of it you can probably find it on Amazon, or through the publisher: http://www.woodbinehouse.com/main.asp_Q_product_id_E_978-1-890627-33-1_A_.asp

    Thanks for sharing my project, and for anyone else who may be reading this, despite the title, this book is great for all parents to work with!

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    1. Thanks Cory! I'll definitely look into that.

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