Monday was a good day. One of those days where you wake up and the sun is shining and everything goes right. Nice things arrived in the post, parking spaces were convenient and easy to come by, the kids were at their best, people were friendly and to cap it all, babipur phoned to offer me space as a guest blogger – woo hoo, thank you babi pur! Ever since, my mind has been racing; full of ideas (and apprehensions!) about what I will write about and more importantly where will I begin?
Well, I guess it’s only polite that the first thing I do is introduce myself. I’m Cat, and I’m lucky enough to live in the beautiful mountains of North Wales with my lovely husband, who for the purpose of this blog shall be henceforth called OH (or other half) and two dogs.
Two and a bit years ago, our lives changed dramatically with the arrival of our son, lets call him DW. Becoming a mother was the greatest, most exhilarating, wonderful and downright difficult thing I have ever done, but as frustrated and tired as my little man makes me, I can honestly say that little DW brings me more joy than chocolate, and that’s really saying something.
I’ve always been a bit of a greenie, and it seemed only natural that I try to raise my child in the most natural and sustainable way possible – breast feeding, baby wearing, cloth bottoming etc. However, things don’t always go to plan and our journey into green parenting was fraught with numerous dramas and setbacks as well as some fantastic success stories. Now that journey has taken a major new turn in the the dramatic natural birth (I’ll tell you about that later) of our second son, NW.
So now, we start on a new path, one that I hope to be able to share with you. I hope it will take us through a maze of ethical decisions and sustainable lifestyle choices to the final destination every parent dreams of – healthy, happy and confident children with a healthy planet to enjoy and pass on to their own offspring. We’ve already had our setbacks (the night OH and I both had food poisoning comes to mind as a particular low) but as with most things parenting we’ve had the most amazing, simple highs too, like look of joy on DW’s face when he met his little bro’ for the first time. I know that there are plenty more dramas to come, and hope that you’ll stick with us for a while to share them with us, and maybe offer us some guidance on the way too. Until next time, here’s hoping for plenty more sunshine and happy days!xxxx