About

"Let all that you do, be done in love." 1Cor. 16:14

Hey there, I'm Mar! A twenty something year old, who's currently doing a jig between stumbling and dancing through life. I'm pretty sure I'm an amazing mother, my little bean seems to be happy, growing and thriving. I'm currently a stay at home momma, who's slightly obsessed with home cooked dinners and sensory activities for my daughter to play, and learn, with. My baby girl turned one in May 2012, and is the funniest little person I know.

We are an attached family. I wholeheartedly believe that there's no wrong way to raise your child (with obviously exceptions, like abuse). For us, "cry it out" just isn't an option. It makes every momma fiber within my body cringe when she cries. Does that mean I give her whatever she wants every time she cries? No. I don't want to raise a spoiled brat! As every mom knows, there's a difference between a real cry, and the "I'm going to fuss because I'm not getting what I want" cry.

I cloth diaper my bean's booty. Having super sensitive skin, I'm sure my little bean is going to have sensitive skin too. So keeping the chemicals, and all the nasty things, in disposables away from her dimpled behind made sense to my husband, and myself. Not to mention, they're so much cuter than disposable diapers!

We're still on our breastfeeding journey together. I'm lucky enough to have had only minor complications in the beginning, and I have a good supply, so my daughters never had a drop of formula. Breastfeeding is the most natural thing to do, mothering wise. I plan to let my daughter naturally wean herself, and as of right now she's showing absolutely no interest in weaning anytime soon.

Here are some other things we do as a family that I have gotten the side eye from:
- baby wearing (love my Ergo!)
- bed sharing (thankfully my husband's on a night shift, so the bed is rarely crowded)
- Baby Led Weaning (skip the purees, and go right for the good stuff!)
and I'm sure there are other things, but I just can't think of them right now!

We meet our bean's needs as they arise, and she's a really happy baby. She loves to play with our dogs (Husky, dachshund, and a *gasp!* pit bull), she's obsessed with our cat, and she's goes into everything she conquers head first, literally. I follow my instincts when it comes down to what we should be doing, how we should be handling situations. What's more natural than that? Hitting is not tolerated, from anyone, towards anyone or any animal.


I hope you enjoy visiting with my family on this blog, and that something you read here inspires you.



15 comments:

  1. Hi Mar! I love your blog! It just feels so welcoming and homey. When is your little bean's birthday?? My littlest was born May 23, 2011. So glad to be your newest follower!

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    1. Hey Cassie! Thank you, and thanks for following! Her birthday is May 19th, 2011. So fun that they're so close together in age :)

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    2. Mar, I just now saw this comment! They are SO close! :) Happy belated birthday, little bean! Can you believe they're 13 months already?? Wish we could get them together for a playdate. :)

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  2. I am a new follower!I love your blog!

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog...we too share the bed with our little one and the "cry-it-out" theory was never an option for us. Looking forward to following-looks like we have alot in common-your family is adorable!
    -Allison

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    1. Thanks for swinging by here too! I am falling in love with your blog, so get ready to see me around there more often! Do you have a twitter for you blog? I'd love to follow you. I'm @RaisingBean

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  4. HI friend!!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hi!!! You are just the cutest!!! I am your newest follower!

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    1. Thanks for following!! :) I really appreciate it.

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  5. Found you via the GFC Blog Hop and just knew I had to follow you! I am also a breastfeeding, babywearing, co-sleeping stay-at-home mama. ;)

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  6. I'm also a SAHM I just had my first one 3 weeks ago hahaha I'm still trying to figure things out but your blog is so cute and I can't wait to learn from you!

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  7. I'm a new follower, it's nice to meet you. My daughter (who we refer to as The Bean too) was born May 5, 2011. Apparently that was a popular time for babies :)

    -Reese

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  8. I'm all for everyone having their own parenting styles... But sometimes it's nice to see another family doing attachment parenting!! Makes me feel less alone. :)

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  9. New follower here from the GFC blog hop! I'm also one of Cassie's sponsors at Two In Diapers (I noticed her on your sidebar).
    Your little girl is too precious! I love her smile =)
    I'm looking forward to following your posts!

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