Been reading and enjoying your forum a lot, and wanted to register in case anyone wanted an older hippie Mom's viewpoints. I am now 51, and pretty much been there, done that, and got the Dead T-shirt.
I had my kids by natural birthing, back when it was considered preposterous.
In 1972, I had DS1 by the Bradley Method, and in 1974, DS2 using Lamaze.
Both kids were breastfed as long as they wanted to be, which is no where near as long as some of you are doing.
But, I let the kiddos set the pace for that.
I used cloth diapers, because we were poor as mice, and couldn't afford pricey Pampers.
We moved to the high mountains of Colorado when DS1 was a year old, and raised the kids as part of the Back to the Land Movement in the early 70's.
They are now 32 and 30. How did it turn out?
Hmmmm, work in progress, I would say.
But, I have a cute grand daughter by DS1 to play with, to show for it all, yay!
And a grand son I never get to see because DS2 picked an evil woman to be the Mom, but, I digress.
Ask me when I am in a good mood
We were part of the original flower child movement, knew Kesey, etc etc....
It is so sweet that you kids are doing such a nice continuum and revival of the old ways.
But some things may have been different than you think.
So please accept an occasional bit of input from One Who Was There, and smile gently on a tie dyed granny.