Hello I’m Paige! I am a new mommy to one beautiful little girl, wife to one awesome man, and fur-mommy to three very naughty cats. I am just trying to navigate mommyhood and take everything a day at a time. I enjoy reading everything I can about parenting, but in the end I am a firm believer throwing out the book and following your instincts. Some things that my instincts have led me to are breastfeeding on demand, baby wearing, co-sleeping, and attachment parenting. We even use *gasp* cloth diapers! Some people (i.e. my brother-in-law) have gone as far as to say I am a little bit hippy, though I prefer ‘crunchy’.
Since becoming a mother I have taken a keen interest in what goes into the products and foods we buy. I enjoy experimenting with making my own soap, cleaning products, and just about anything else I am able to produce in a healthier fashion. I look forward to writing about my experiments here on the blog.
I am a strong proponent of natural childbirth and breastfeeding. I believe that all women have it in them to trust their bodies and birth without intervention. Someday I would love to be a Childbirth Educator, Breastfeeding Counselor, and a Doula so I can empower women to make evidence based decisions regarding their birth choices. Although I love to educate women on my beliefs, I believe it is essential to respect their choices and support their decisions even if they differ from my own . . . After all we are all just trying to take things a day at a time and do the best we can.
I can be reached by emailing paige(at)apiageatatime.com.