Pauline3283

Mom to 6 great unschooled kids
Location: Illinois
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  • About Me

    • Aaron Joseph Aaron... 5 years old

      Our 6th child! Born at...

    • Nicholas Anthony Nicholas... 7 years old

      Nicholas, my baby. He's 3...

    • Zachary Alexander Zachary... 11 years old

      Zachary is trouble on two...

    • Francesca Anastasia Francesc... 13 years old

      Francesca is the most...

    • Amanda Pauline Amanda... 14 years old

      Amanda is my hyper little...

    • Christopher Calvin Christop... 16 years old

      Christopher is in 6th...

  • Personal Statement

    My name is Pauline.  I have 6 children, Christopher(11), Amanda(9) Francesca(9), Zachary(6),  Nicholas(3) and Aaron(1).    Some things about us...

    1. We're a unschooling family and have been for the past 4 years.  

    2. I believe in natural child birth.  My first 4 children were born at a hospital.  Some were okay births, some were terrible but I wasn't happy with any of them.  My youngest two were born at home.  I have strong views on birth.

    I'm a DONA trained doula and enjoying it!  I hope to help other moms experience the joy of natural birth.

    3.  I believe in child led weaning.  Due to bad choices,  lack of support and lying medical professionals my first four children received formula.  This is a mistake I will never make again.  My youngest two will wean when they are ready.  My big nursling is 3 and loves his boobs :)

    I'm a breastfeeding peer counselor working toward the 500 hours needed to take the IBCLE exam.

    4. I'm working on my Bachelors degree in nutrition.

    5.  I think the socialization argument with homeschoolers is the silliest thing I have ever heard.  I have a journal post about that.

    6. I'm pro-life.

    7. I am completely against routine infant circumcision.  It's amazing our culture is still allowing this to happen.  One day I will beg forgiveness to my two older sons whose choice I took from them before I knew better.

    8.  I believe in gentle discipline.  I do not spank my children.  I have the brain power to think of better ways to guide them through the journey of their childhood.

    9.  I find CIO barbaric.  I have never participated in this method of 'parenting'.

    10.  I'm AP. I love co-sleeping and wearing my babies.

    BONUS! 

    11. I make soap and natural body products.

    I'll add more as I think of them.

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  • Journal Posts

    Aaron's birth story

    by Pauline3283 posted at 10:04 AM on May. 10 , 2009

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    Aren't social enough??

    by Pauline3283 posted at 11:22 PM on Aug. 15 , 2008

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    9 Comments

    Cry it out

    by Pauline3283 posted at 7:55 PM on Jul. 27 , 2008

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    22 Comments
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