So I deliberately picked some of what I think of as the newer things, or things that are way more mainstream now than they were when I got pregnant in 1998.
I'm not paleo or Weston-Price, nor am I veg*n, but I do eat vegan & veg meals sometimes, buy grass fed meat and try to buy local or organic as much as possible. But then I eat out a lot, and we still eat sugar and flour and from the salty, crunchy snack group.
I don't make kombucha, kefir or my own yogurt. I have made kombucha before, but I gave up on it.
I don't own an amber teething necklace, my children have never worn one. I do think they are cute, however.
My babies never had a craniosacral adjustment, nor have they seen a chiropractor.
I hate the term baby led weaning. I also feel like the idea behind elimination communication has been so co-opted or whatever you want to call it. I actually did try EC with my first way back in 2000, but you didn't need special apparatus for it, and I'm kind of confused by it all now. I feel like a lot of time what gets called EC is really early potty learning, and less of the attention is on learning the cues. But if it works to eliminate the need for diapers, cloth or otherwise, I'm in favor of it.
I used a stroller, I was fine with the big baby toys like exersaucers.
I'm so sick of kale everything, seriously. My kale chips don't really work out that well because I don't own a dehydrator, and the whole kale smoothie thing is not that great so far. Spinach is fine, but if I try to minimize the grassy taste of the kale, I barely put any in.
I don't homeschool.
I sometimes fly on airplanes or drive long distances in my minivan. We also have a big house that is air conditioned, and we each have our own computer.
I've never had a chicken in my yard, even for a day, although once a pair of ducks hung out for awhile.
I don't knit, crochet or dream about winning the lottery and buying out the yarn store.
I yell sometimes, I'm not the lovey dovey patient type of mother, although I am kind of a pushover parent.
I have a microwave and I use it.
Sometimes I shave my legs...a couple times a year. And I'll throw my pits in there too, upon occasion, but they don't seem to look any better even with a shave.
The more brightly colored plastic toys, the better. My dream is to have a giant Playmobil room.
My dog does not eat a prey model diet.
I don't use a stool to squat for stool. If sitting on the toilet and straining was good enough for the King, it is good enough for me.
I take ibuprofen or other NSAIDs, I'm not really into homeopathy.
My children only smoke organic pot...yeah, kidding, they don't smoke at all.
Oops, I forgot one: I only had my children rear-facing in their carseats until 30 pounds. Or maybe even not that long, I can't remember. I know it was over a year, but it wasn't as long as 2 years with either of them.