Welcome to Certified Organic Mom, a weekly blog featuring posts on Organic Family Living!
My journey began in 2004 when my husband and I discovered we were pregnant with our first baby. Pretty scary and pretty exciting. Being a first-time-mom I was only sure of one thing - I wanted a natural childbirth. We attended a Bradley Method class, chose a hands-off type doc, and ended up with a relatively successful hospital birth.
Natural Childbirth was my springboard into Organic Family Living. I found that because I desperately wanted to give my son the best start possible, I also wanted to carry those principles over into parenting. We practiced extended breastfeeding, co-sleeping, and gentle discipline. When the time came, we made an effort to feed our son organic baby food.
Over the next four years I spent many hours in research trying to make well-informed decisions. In that time I learned about homebirth, vaccinations, babywearing, holistic medicine, and so on. My husband and I discovered we were practicing Attachment Parenting.
Naturally this style of childbirth and parenting bled over into our lifestyle. And thus we became an organic family - organic household products, organic food, organic personal care products, and Green Living in general.
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