I'm actually not new to MDC, but I've been here on and off for about eight years now. I would have used my old account, but heaven only knows that login information!
Anyhow, a little about me...
My name is Christina. I'm a 28 year old wife and mom of three (ages 7, 5, and 2). I currently live in coastal North Carolina where I work a job in sales, business development, and social media marketing. Outside of my "day job" I also work as a holistic birth doula and run a local environmental nonprofit. I'm the "crunchy" one in the family, my husband is just kind of along for the ride haha. He supports me though, and that's truly what matters is knowing that he is behind me in my choices. Sure, we have times where we don't agree, but no marriage is perfect.
My youngest, almost two and a half, is still nursing. I know many moms at this age get to say that their child only nurses once per day...however that's not the case in our household. He still nurses at least a few times each day and still nurses to sleep. I'm not too worried about it, these times won't last forever so (even when I get a little annoyed...okay sometimes a lot annoyed) I do my best to cherish the moments. He is an absolute firecracker! It's so crazy how different children can be, but they are people and we're all so very different. My two oldest have always been pretty chill, very well behaved. My youngest was the biter, the food thrower, etc. I think one issue has been that there wasn't enough consistency in his first year (and a huge chunk of his second). He ate a lot of processed foods, fast food, etc and his eating habits are slowly being healed. It's been hard because with my oldest I was a SAHM (or at least a WAHM) and I could devote so much time to them. With the little man, my husband is at home with him during the day and then I take over at night when I get off work. It's a lot harder parenting this way when, as I said before, we don't agree on everything. It is what it is though and we work through things one day at a time, all we can do at this point is love and support each other and our children and work to put things on a better path.
Anyhow, I'm rambling quite a bit. I'll be around on the boards, so I look forward to getting to know everyone again. Have a great Valentine's Day (or as we say in our home, a great "Commercialized Day of Love" haha...can you tell we're not holiday people?)