I just joined this site a couple months ago since I'm tired of being the weird hippy-dippy chick in my family and group of friends. Except after joining here I found out just how mainstream I am. People I know in real life think I am weird to breastfeed for as long as I do and not use any formula, but here I seem like a down right slacker for weaning my first son at 15 months. In real life I am weird because I planned natural, intervention-free births, but here I am part of the system because I wanted those births in the hospital attended by an OB. In real life I am weird for delaying and selectively vaxing my boys, here I am poisoning them with the toxins I do choose to inject. In real life I am weird because I won't circ my boys, here I am not a true intactivist because I don't believe in outlawing RIC. In real life I am weird because I won't spank my boys, but here I am a torturer because once they were 9 months I did a modified version of sleep training?
So my username is apt, I'm a sorta crispy gal But really, I am probably not the only one who feels too weird for the mainstream but not sure if they are quite welcome here? Just wanted to shout out to the community and see if there are other moms and dads out there who feel the same way :)