Who I am: Mother of 3 to Luciana [7], Emme [2], and Roslyn [1]. Lucky to be with my best friend, Erik, making our house a home and continuing to grow our family.

What I love: I love reading, writing, cooking/eating new and delicious food, attempting to craft, teaching my children, finding the easiest and most effective ways to keep our house clean and organized, and making our lives as comfortable as possible. 

Why blog?: Started blogging to share some aspects of our family life with family and friends. Hoping I can offer fun, educational, and supportive entries that inspire other families or anyone who will read what I have to write.

How I parent: I call it the "Down to Earth" parenting style. I aim for natural birth, extended breastfeeding, baby-wearing, co-sleeping, attachment parenting and keeping things as natural (as far as foods and medicines) as possible. It might sound like too much work, but its really about keeping things as simple as possible and going with the flow, but favoring the healthier, more natural versions of things. Or, you can say: I'm cheap, so I don't want to spend money on formula or store bought baby food. I'm lazy so I keep my baby in bed with me so I don't have to get up four times a night. I'm afraid of gigantic needles so I don't consider an epidural during labor. Whatever you call it, I call it doing the best that I know how and following my mothering instincts. Three happy, smart, independent, and healthy kids later I think I have earned a little street cred.