My little Star was born March 6th at 1:34am. She is perfect. ❤
We had a successful home birth with no pain medication nor any intervention. I have been taking a kind of maternity leave from this blog, but I am officially ready to start back again! Thank you everyone for your continued support and patience.
Peaches loves her new baby sissy, by the way. Star is only two months old yet it feels like she was just born.
If you have been reading my blog, then you probably already know a little about me. But whether you are a returning reader or brand new, hopefully this can be an entertaining peek into my life.
I am one of those born-in-the-wrong-era kiddos who married straight out of high school. My darling husband and I have been together since I was a freshman, although we met when I was in fifth grade and he was in seventh. He was so adorable with his afro of curly black hair and beautiful green-gold eyes.
We were married for a year before actually living together, since I was in college and he was in the United States Marine Corps. I chose to continue my studies online and moved to the East Coast where he was stationed after that; we couldn’t stand the distance any longer.
Who would have guessed two young adults not even old enough to drink yet would get pregnant so soon after moving in together? Apparently everyone except us. 😉
I remember when we were dating, Kevin told me he wanted to wait at least five years before having children, so we could travel together without carting around babies. He also only wanted one child.
God obviously had a different plan for our life. He keeps us on our toes like that.
Isn’t she just perfect? I may be a little biased though…
Anyway, the pregnancy and birth of our first daughter, Peach, is what really started my descent into the rabbit hole of holistic and organic living. It is a hole I have slowly dragged Kevin into; a hole I do not think either of us will ever resurface from. What started with essential oils and homemade beauty products has turned into redoing our pantry, turning to alternative medicine as our primary care, and generally learning new ways to live without the modern chemicals that clog our daily life.
I am a big believer in the phrase, “a penny saved is a penny earned.” Two nights ago I spent about a half hour counting out the change I have been collecting for our “Rainy Day” jar. I grew up poor, so it was instilled in me from a young age to be frugal. When I started trying to alter my family’s modern lifestyle to something more holistic, I feared how expensive the changes were going to be. It was daunting, but I learned very quickly the idea that living organically is exclusively for the rich is, in fact, a big fat lie. Depending on how you choose to live organically, a holistic lifestyle can actually be much cheaper! (Check out my post on how I save money in the laundry room here.)
Now with our second baby girl on the way, things have gone from just mildly crazy to down right insane. Our little Star is due in the next couple weeks, then Peach is turning two at the end of May. The prospect of having a two year old and an infant in the same house and still maintaining a more traditional way of living is a daunting task, but one I am more than willing to take on. It is one of the reasons I started this blog: accountability.
I hope you all enjoyed my little blurb about my family. God Bless!