This blog is authored by me, Carrie Willard (formerly Carrie Lauth), host of Natural Moms Talk Radio.
I am a wife to a wonderful, sweet generous man and full time mom to 6 spunky kids, with one on the way late July 2012.
They are Boy 14, Girl 12, Boy 11, Girl 9, Girl 6 and Girl 2.
I live in Smyrna, GA, about 10 minutes from Atlanta.
My kids are “eclectically” homeschooled, which means origami and sleight of hand are part of the curriculum.
When I was a young girl I dreamed of becoming a writer. I wanted to be the younger, hipper, Gentile-r version of Judy Blume. But it’s cheaper and there’s far less rejection involved with blogging, so here I am.
I blog about natural parenting and living.
That means everything from homebirth to breastfeeding to homeschooling, and everything in between.
I also love to discuss things like frugality, making money online (during my time as a single divorced mom I supported my family with earnings from my websites), traditional diets and whole foods nutrition (unlike a lot of my counterparts in the blogosphere, I am violently opposed to vegan diets and think life without grass fed beef, butter and raw milk is not worth living,) and eco conscious, green living.
I’m a “retired” La Leche League leader and have had 5 natural births (4 at home) meaning I have a pretty high pain tolerance and don’t like to be told what to do by people who don’t know me or my kids. I’m respectful but highly opinionated and proud of it. (After all, if you don’t think you’re right, you don’t stand for anything, and what is that?) Proceed accordingly.
Hopefully by sticking around here you’ll find inspiration, information, and confirmation of your own nutty choices. That, and you might win stuff because I like to give gifts away as often as possible.
Despite the key phrases that show up in my website stats, this blog is rated PG. I don’t swear, so you can read with your kids looking over your shoulder.
Here’s what my cyberdoppelganger Tiffany Washko of NatureMoms.com said about me:
“As a mom of 4 and a natural parenting advocate and expert, Carrie has the experience and knowledge to guide other moms and dads in their own journey to more natural, gentle, and socially conscious parenting choices.
Not only can her timely articles help keep you informed of issues important to natural families her first hand experiences serve as valuable lessons that all parents can benefit from.”
Wow. I swear, I didn’t pay her
much to say all that.
Another reason you should read my blog is because I will publish your questions and leverage the power of my blog and newsletter subscribers for your benefit. To submit a question, go here or scroll down. I have a lot of smart mommas who visit here.
I wouldn’t be caught dead in a pair of Birkenstocks. And here are 50 more things about me. I love to read, don’t own a TV, am cheap as the day is long, and enjoy cooking, walking, music and am currently involved in a year long Happiness Project. I’m a devout Christian.
Here is a page with some of the most popular posts on this blog, by traffic and comments, so you can get a feel for what I’m all about.
I also like to Tweet.
Media? I can speak intelligently. Go here.
Need to Contact Me? Do that here.
Thanks for visiting!