So what is National Blog Delurking Day? It’s time for all my readers to say hi and to let me know who you are. Yes, I am talking to you 😉
Maybe you comment all of the time, or maybe this is your first time here, or may be you come and read but never thought of leaving a comment (I am guilty of the same). Whoever you are, Come and say hi!
Feel free to tell me a bit about yourself. Where you’re from, what you like to do, and how on you found my blog. Tell me a funny story, or a random fact about yourself! If you have your own blog, or have twitter, facebook or instagram feel free to leave that link in the comments as well!
Hi I am Amy
Where you’re from? I am living in Kansas but was born and raised in Ohio
what you like to do? Read, Ride Horses, Go to school, Spend Time with my family, Play RPGs
how did you found my blog? I believe I found you through a mutual friend on Facebook or one of your followers that is a friend.
Tell me a funny story, or a random fact about yourself! I can pick my nose with my toungue, I used to be a Trad parent but am now learning the ways of Attachment parenting. I have no modesty when it comes to flopping my boobs out to feed my baby in public.
Hi Amy… wow! that is really a talent 😉
What kind of RPG’s do you like to play?
Thanks for commenting and I hope that you stick around.
I do not have my own blog, but I do enjoy reading your blog and others like it. I have been reading your blog for about three and a half years and this is the first time I have commented. 🙂 You have a beautiful family. Thank you for sharing.
Yay!! Thank you for reading and for commenting!! I hope you do so again!
Hey hey! I don’t comment as often as I should be I often just call you on the phone to share my thoughts! I love the idea of a delurking day!
No problem Annie, Of course I do the same with you so you are not the only one not commenting 🙂
Well, you know me anyway Melissa from my blog, but I figured I’d comment anyway. I’m loving some of your recent posts, particularly the unschooling ones, and think you take some beautiful pictures. Keep up the good work, I love reading your blog. 🙂
Thank you so much! I enjoy reading yours also 🙂
Hi, I’m Olivia. I’m 20, I go to McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario. I’ve been reading your blog for a little over 2 years, but I’ve gone back and read every post. I found your blog because I’m planning to go into midwifery after I finish this degree I’m currently in. I googled something and ended up here, and got a little captivated with your life, kids, and the way in which you choose to raise them. I’ve never commented because I generally can’t relate to your life and don’t have anything compelling or interesting to say. But there you have it…. my first comment. One less lurker to wonder about 🙂
Thanks for commenting Olivia 🙂 and wow, if you have read every post you can see how I have changed over the years! Please don’t hesitate to just say what you are thinking, you may not find it interesting but I might and I love the feedback. I have had a few readers over the years that didn’t have kids when they started reading and went on to have them and we still stay in touch. I for one, would love to know how you decided to go into midwifery…
Its not terribly interesting, but I want to empower women to birth their children 1) in any way they chose (not how someone tells them they need to) and 2) naturally, uninvasive and unmedicated. women’s bodies are designed to birth babies. I don’t believe it to be a “sterile-medical-hospitalroom-forceps-csection” type of thing. I want to help women have their babies the way they want. I look forward it a rewarding career in midwifery where I will be able to do this everyday. I’m applying to Ryerson for Septemeber 2013 intake, but it might take me a few tries to get it.
I think it is an amazing profession and a profession that we need more women doing so that there are more services available. All women should have access to the birth that they want.
Hello, I’ve been reading your blog for the last 2 years. I found your blog when I looked you up on Facebook. I unschool my one daughter who is 11. I met you at Oka park 2 winters ago.
And what fun that was!!! The kids still talk about the winter gathering and the Ice slide 🙂
I’m an infrequently commenting Illinois reader. I have no idea when I found your blog or how. I know for sure I was reading when you were pregnant w/ Khena, so several years ago! I love your beautiful photographs and also hearing stories of your family’s natural life. I do blog at http://www.imrunningonfumes.com, but my blog (or my life for that matter LOL) is nothing like yours. I mostly babble about running, teaching, and random useless things.
Jan, I have been over to your blog a few times and I enjoy it 🙂 Thank you so much for reading and commenting!
Hi! I don’t comment often, but be assured, I read each and every one of your posts! And I share with friends! And any future children I may have thank you for exposing me to your parenting style!
Thanks Chelsey, I will always have fond memories of the the time we met and the months that followed.. I think we both needed each other at that time 🙂 I cant wait to follow you if you have kids one day 🙂
Hi, Nikole here, I often read your posts but tend to be rather shy about commenting. I found your blog through another unschooler’s blog at some point, and I’m over at http://www.verdemama.blogspot.com/
I enjoy your beautiful photos and your thoughtful words 🙂
Nikole, thank you. I have been to your blog also and love the country living… sigh… (jealous)!! I haven’t commented either. I’ll have to make more of an effort. 🙂
I have a confession to make, I have stollen you bun recipe and invented the ”végé-pochette”. Thanks a lot ! I don’t know how I have found your blog, but I really admire how you choose to do the home schooling. I come from the same town as Léandre Bergeron. My parents use to bring me to his bakery when I was young. He is an inspiration also. I am not sure if I will homeschool my children yet, but this year I will need to make a decision since my son is turning 5 next April.
Thank you… and wow, I would have loved to have grown up going to his bakery 🙂 I use the stuffed bun recipe for so many different things… almost anything can tastes good when cooked in a fluffy piece of bread!
no idea how i found your blog (maybe when i looked on melon and clementines site and found your workshops on diaper free mentionning your blog?) but have loved it ever since. as you know i leave comments often :O)
i have my own blog but have not had a chance to keep it updated for a while… http://www.matteovoyage.canalblog.com
How funny Sophie Crépeau just left a comment! I actually know her!!! from the school we are putting together in pointe-st-charles : http://www.ecolealternativepsc.com
Sophie un scoop: depuis aujourd’hui on sait que l’école va ouvrir en sept 2013!!! donc si tu veux une place pr ton fils, faut s’inscrire à l’école charles lemoyne!
And thank you for your regular comments, I love hearing your views and quite enjoyed meeting you last year.
I try to comment but I usually read your blog first thing in the morning (like now) and my brain is too foggy to be fully articulate. Or the kids and the dog are running around the house like wild animals and I can’t concentrate (also like now). 😉
I live on Vancouver Island, am a mama to 3 children (almost 3, 4 and 16), a wiener dog, 2 cats and 3 hens. I found your blog when we were both pregnant with our youngest daughters and part of the same Mothering DDC. After 10 years of struggling with the decision I made to send my oldest to public school (I was a single mum back then), she and I together decided to pull her out and start homeschooling. The difference in her self esteem, her attention level and really her whole outlook has changed SO much in just this past year.
I do have a blog but it’s for my soaps so not really that interesting!
I LOVE the look of your soaps… they make me want to use soap more often but whenever I see your pictures on facebook I drool 😉
I would love to hear more about the transition from public to homeschooling!!
Hi! I’m Kellie. I know I was suppose to comment yesterday, but I just saw your post today : ) I actually discovered your blog when we were in the same DDC on Mothering (2010), I’ve been a follower ever since. I have you to thank for the best homemade chocolate cake I’ve ever tasted and for the awesome “lara bar” recipe! So many great posts to read here, keep it up!
Thanks so much for the comment… I wouldn’t mind if it was even a month from now 🙂 You’re welcome for the recipes… I enjoy sharing them.
I first heard about you via MDC forums, then met when you for the first time when you were selling a baby carrier outside a LLL meeting. We have had playdates IRL when my daughter and your Khena were toddlers. I have been reading your blog posts religiously for so many years I lost count, as they give me inspiration to parent outside the mainstream. Your delicious recipes have been shared many times, especially the stuffed sole with teriyaki sauce.
Funny story: the other day we were walking home from school, and my youngest asks if we can move further away so he can take the school bus to school. We currently live close enough that the kids come home for lunch everyday…
I run a local babywearing group and carrier lending library in the Plateau-Mile End. Our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/MamasupialMontreal
Thank you for reading and commenting Amy,
I have fond memories of our meetups, especially lunch at Santropol and in the park with the Family on bikes… and you have even been to my house 🙂
I am late to reply, but I do love your blog, so I’m de-lurking. I live in Ottawa, have four homebirthed, EC children and following many of the parenting choices you have, my children range in age from 9-15 now. I teach prenatal classes and play bagpipes. I hope things come together this year and you can follow your dreams to the west coast.
Bagpipes!! Wow… that is so cool yet gives me shivers at the same time. When I was young I was at a Cadet music camp and they used to love waking us up by sneaking into the dorm and playing the bagpipes… My bed was close to the door so they would always end up right next to my head. hehehe… now when I hear bagpipes I get those little heart palpitations like when you would hear a really loud alarm clock…. though I still love the sound.
Thanks for the good thoughts on our dreams, I hope so too… 🙂
Okay, delurking as requested! I have been reading for several years after finding you through Rixa’s blog, and I don’t know if I have EVER commented! 🙂 I enjoy following the story of your life, particularly when it stretches me with regard to gentle discipline and respecting children. I have a two and a half year old daughter and we are expecting our second at the beginning of May. (Fyi, if it’s a girl, my top picks for names are Willa and Wilhelmina … still debating!) I’m a homebirthing, breastfeeding stay-at-home mama and a doula.
I have a small blog that is password protected just for family but even so I understand how weird it can be to put stuff out there and hear nothing back so here’s a thank you for sharing your life!
Thank you for reading and for commenting… I hope you do it again 🙂 I am glad that the things I write here stretch people at times. If that can happen then it is worth writing.
Have you linked to my blog from yours before? I have followed links in my starts to a private blog at times and I always wondered who it was….
I don’t think that was me … my blog tends not to get much past pictures of my daughter and our activities! 🙂
Delurk. Been reading here off and on for awhile now,
Thanks for commenting 🙂
I have been reading your blog for several years now and have commented occasionally. I can’t remember exactly how I discovered it but I think perhaps someone else referred to one of your recipes in their foodie blog. I was very interested in your parenting choices and went back and read just about all your posts. I really admire your dedication and commitment to your lovely family and think you have your priorities right. My children are grown up and working and/or still studying. I love to cook and entertain, read, knit, listen to and play music, and walk on beaches every chance I get. I divide my time between Ontario and NS. I hope that this year your dream of moving west is realized.
Thank you so much! I hope so also… and thank you for reading 🙂
I am a 33 year old Military wife, Mother of 5, Family law Paralegal living in Florida. I don’t remember how I found your blog. Possibly when I was researching unassisted birth and started following anyone I could find who even mentioned the subject. We has an unassisted birth with our last child. I’ve since weeded through those blogs and kept the ones I like.
Lacey 🙂 thank you for keeping mine in the list!
My name is Tina and I live in Washington State. I have no idea how I found your blog but I have been reading since you were pregnant with Khena. I’m an RN and used to want to be a L&D nurse, but instead I ended up in psych and corrections. Still not quite sure how that happened. I do things a lot differently than you with my kids, but I very much enjoy other peoples perspectives on life and lifestyles.
Am I still on time to de-lurk?! 🙂 Hi, I’ve been following your blog for quite some time now but never commented. Not that I’m a stalker, just a shy lurker ^.^ I’m not sure if what captivated me were the beautiful pictures or the whole idea of unschooling, but the fact is I keep coming back to read you. A bit about myself: I live across the Atlantic, in Portugal, and very recently I started a blog in which try to show all the things people can experience in this country, but beyond Lisbon (capital city of Portugal). If you’d like to pay me a visit here’s the link: http://beyondlisbon.wordpress.com/ 🙂
Wow I’m really late on replying but I’ve been catching up on reading blogs and saw this post – what a great idea!
I’m Megan, I live in Idaho and I’m mom to a 2.5 year old girl with a baby due in September. My husband and I are physician assistants at a community health center. We practice family medicine as well as obstetrics which is quite fun. Most of our patients are Spanish speaking only, which we also really enjoy. My hobbies include sewing clothes for my girl, baking, home decorating, and gardening. I think I first came upon your blog through Pinterest when I was researching how to make cloth diapers soon after my girl was born. I did Hypnobirthing in a hospital setting for her birth and had a great experience. Becoming a mother has made me question the parenting status quo I see in my peers. We’re continually trying to find our own style. We are LDS and live in a rather conservative community. I’ve really enjoyed reading about you perspectives and approaches toward family life and parenting. Thanks for the great blog!