About the Blog
“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”
― Christopher McCandless “Into the Wild”
All My Pretty Ones
In 2011 I began my parenting journey as a single mother by choice, and what an adventure it turned out to be! I completed foster care licensing in 2011, and had my first placement with me in 2012. I also became pregnant with a known sperm donor, but lost the baby in December of 2012 after a full placental abruption brought on preterm labor. I named her Avalon.
In 2013 my daughter M was born, and her adoption was finalized in August of 2014! I attempt to keep ties with her biological family and help her to work through attachment issues. Being her mom has opened up the world to me in ways I never could have imagined, and together we are going to travel the world, explore the planet, avoid formal schooling, delve into positive parenting/gentle discipline, attempt to eat more naturally, and dive into whatever other ideas and adventures this world throws our way.