I am The Natural Mommy. Not The Organic Mommy. Not The Hippy Mommy. And no, motherhood does not come naturally to me.
Good. We’ve cleared that up.
What is The Natural Mommy about?
I am about doing things as naturally as possible (as much as our budget will allow). I know that when God created this world for us, it was perfect. He designed nature to suit our physical needs. And then came the fall of man. The first sin. And nature turned against us. Our own sinful human nature turned against us. As I journey through motherhood, I struggle with raising my children in a fallen world. I long to live the way God originally intended, but I am forced to improvise.
In a nutshell, I am about breastfeeding, cloth diapering, co-sleeping, baby-wearing, natural childbirthing, and non-circumcising. I am about living as frugally as I can on my husband’s graduate student stipend. I am about worshiping the sovereign Lord who created this world, then came to it as a man to suffer and die for my sins. I am about being in a constant state of learning to be a godly, gracious mother, wife, and person.
When my first child was born, I was a clean slate. I absorbed book after book instructing me how to raise children. And as she grew and was joined by her brother, I learned the most important lesson of motherhood: Every child and family is different. There is no one solution that works for every child. There is no one school of philosophy that you should follow religiously. Unless that philosophy is Prayer. And that should be a daily prayer of, “Dear God, please raise my children right despite my pitiful attempts.”
This site is a record of my journey: my attempts, my successes, my failures, my joys, my sorrows. Please take from it whatever may help you on your own journey, and leave your experience and advice so that I may continue to learn and grow!