Breast feed/EBF - Yes, ds#1 for 9 months then I weaned him to go back to work
. Ds#2 will nurse until he weans himself.
Family bed/co-sleep - Yes, ds#1 moved into his own bed when he was 5. We bought him a "Brand New Bed", and let him pick it out, so he
ed it! With ds#2, I lay him down in his bed (in our room), and when he wakes up to nurse, I bring him to bed with us. I think we'll do something similar when he is older.
Intact sons (for those with boys!) - Yes for ds#2, but no for ds#1
. What can I say, I was a young mother, and when I expressed hesitation, my doctor pressured me into doing it. I cried afterward, and swore Never Again!
Unmedicated childbirth - I didn't check this one because I had a C-birth with ds#2, but I should have because I labored drug free, and was unmedicated for ds#1.
Vegetarian/vegan diet - I am, and so is ds#1, but dh is not. Actually we have been for the last 7+ years, but during my last pregnancy I ate salmon and chicken. I figured if I was craving it, then I probably needed the extra protein. Now I'm excited to be raising a child veg from birth!
No-/selective vaccinations - Ds#1 was fully vaccinated, but we delayed some of them (baised on my doctors recommendations!). We are selectively vaccinating ds#2, and delaying them until he is older as well.
Environmentally conscious (reduce, reuse, recycle, downsizing, etc.) - We try to be, but there is always room for improvment. We have a great recycling program where we live, so that's pretty easy, and I'm cheap enough (or frugal
) to reuse as much as possible, but I'd like to get rid of more disposable things in our everyday lives. So, yeah, I guess this is us.
Homeschooling/unschooling - Started out homeschooling, progressed to unschooling, and now ds#1 is in college, but we will be schooling ds#2 at home too.
Gentle discipline- Yes, Yes, YES!!! We work on this all the time. Discipline is Big in our family, and so is respect, so we try to respect our children in order to promote respect for us!
Other... We sling our baby too, eat organic, baby signing...I guess I'm crunchier than I look!