My name is Jamie Davis. I am 32 years old. I am a wife and a mother. I make my own laundry detergent, baby wash, baby wipes, baby food and household cleaners. I also cloth diaper and use baking soda instead of toothpaste. You can say I am a bit on the crunchy side, a hippie at heart. My parents always said I should have been at Woodstock, I was just born too late. I tried college and found it wasn’t for me. I’ve always just been another worker bee. Until one fateful evening in April 2011.
I am not the person I was a year and a half ago. My husband and I never intended to have children or even get married for that matter. We had been together for about 9 years when I got pregnant. In fact the baby was due on our 10 year anniversary, Dec 26 2011. The baby was born on Jan 1st 2011. We both agreed that Baby Loki should have a stay at home mom, until she goes to school at least.
I practice what I like to call Instinct parenting. It’s a bit like Attachment Parenting in that I am a baby wearing, breastfeeding, bed sharing mama. My husband S doesn’t completely agree with the AP stuff and neither do I. I just do what I think is right. I believe in baby lead weaning but I don’t want to be breastfeeding when Loki is 5 and headed off to school. Loki starts her nights sleep in her own bed and I sleep with my husband. But when Loki gets hungry at night I go to her room, curl up with her on a cot on the floor and go back to sleep while she eats and eventually goes back to sleep. Even though I wear baby Loki, we also use a stroller because sometimes its just easier.
When I decide something while wearing my mommy hat, its based on a variety of things. I’m not going to do this or that because its what my mother did, and her mother before her. I’m not going to go by what this or that expert says or what so and so said about what worked for them. I am going to absorb info from ALL of these sources and do what I think is right for my family.
So, who am I? I’m just me, doing my thing and staying true to myself and trying to learn something new along the way.