My name is Alisha (my husband and some people call me Lish–long E) and I am 28 years old, married to Jeff, mama to on-year old Evie, and living in Philadelphia. Murphy and Millie are our Boston terriers, and Georgie is the foster-turn-perma cat. They make up “The Zoo.” We will soon be adding a second little human baby to the zoo in August or September 2013 and we are pretty pumped.
This is me drinking a heady beer, with a cheesesteak while wearing a baby at a Phillies game. Pretty much sums me up:
I work as a fundraiser and Jeff is an attorney–but not a douchy one, he’s a cool education law one. We got married in August 2009 and are a pretty damn good match! (“our story” from the obligatory wedding website.) I love the little life we have made for ourselves in the City of Brotherly Love and hope it’s not too boring to read about.
The blog got its title because I guess we like to think of ourselves as professionals who also have a crunchy, Phish-loving, Subaru-driving, organic food-eating, chaco-wearing side. I became a birth doula a few years ago. I had always been fascinated with birth, pregnancy, L&D, and babies. I supported my first family on 10.10.10 and quickly became a crazy birth enthusiast. I had our daughter at home in our bed on January 8, 2012.
I tend to lean to the “hippier” side of things when it comes to my thoughts on pregnancy, childbirth, motherhood, and parenting. I am one of those “breastfeeding, babywearing, intactivism, co-sleeping, cloth diapering, and home schooling” types. If you had to label it, we are practicing attachment parenting while also trying to raise free-range kids. The main reason behind the way I chose to birth and the way I choose to parent, is that it’s what comes naturally to me. It feels right and to do it another way would go against strong instincts.
Anyways, I am not sure what I plan to write about here. Honestly it will probably just be pictures of members of the zoo and random letters to my kids and maybe some political rants and parenting-style complaints. I will try not to be judgy.
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