I'm Chantelle, mama to 6mo Matthew and I live with my hubby in Berkshire. I'm originally from Perth, Australia. I've been lurking on MDC since before I was pregnant!
Kind of lonely here in England, all of my family is back home in Oz. My DHs family is here and live within 5 minutes drive of us, but my parenting philosophies are a bit different from my Sis-in-law. She is a lovely person and I get along swimmingly with her, but she is very scheduled with her kids and quite mainstream.
I think that SIL and MIL (and the other mamas I know through church) think I'm a little batty for breastfeeding on demand, co-sleeping, babywearing, delayed-vaxing (maybe never), homebirthing (even tho I got transferred to hospital - long story short I could have done it at home if I had waited a little longer). And also because I refuse to take anything that is said to me at face value and do my own research before I decide on an issue
My mum is a little more crunchy and I inherited her fiestiness. But she is thousands of miles away
Anyway, enough rambling - I guess now I have posted I'll have to post more often
If anyone is in my area - I'd love to know