My name is Amy. I live in Colorado with my husband Jody and our two children Ava (9) and Julian (7). I am passionate about natural childbirth, breastfeeding, gentle discipline, recycling, green living, organic and local foods, sustainable living, backyard hens, informed healthcare decisions, homeschooling/unschooling and other things considered crunchy/granola/earthy. I practice Attachment Parenting (or parenting by instinct) because it feels right for me and my family.
After Ava was born, I felt a need to raise awareness on various issues – from women and children’s health to the environment – something I have tried to do since my blog’s inception in 2005. I truly do want to make the world a better place for her and Julian and I hope that I can do that even if it’s in a very small way. As Gandhi said, “We must be the change we wish to see in the world.”
Now that my children are a bit older, my focus is less on the early parenting aspects and leans more toward unschooling (or life learning as it’s also called). The basic premise is, “life is learning, learning is life.” ZenHabits’ author, Leo Babauta wrote a great article about unschooling that answers a lot of questions about what it is and isn’t. Since it is a BIG part of my life right now, I will be writing about this subject on my blog as well.
In addition to my wife and mama role, I’m the shopkeeper of two online stores – Attached At The Hip, featuring AP advocacy wear and more, and Cute As A Bug, featuring cute and original designs for babies, kids and adults.
I enjoy reading, writing, gardening, photography, crocheting, painting, cooking, and spending time in nature and with my chickens.