Welcome to our pages…my husband Bruss and I are Bradley Method® instructors. Our class info site over at Sweet Pea Births is/was ready to grow. We have several students who are now living with toddlers, adding to their family, exploring extended breastfeeding, wondering about attachment parenting, cloth diapers, homeschooling and more!
In order to keep our class site professional, we want to give you a peek into, “a day in the life of,” over here at Sweet Pea Families. We are a family of six+: two parents, four children, two dogs and a goldfish named Nemo with an incredibly long life.
Why the plural, “families”? We chose to use the word “family” in the plural because we have a growing number of alumni students that we look forward to sharing with us here with comments and guest posts. In addition, just like there are many paths to the birth of a child, there are many paths to forming a family. We want to think outside of the traditional man-woman-birth child paradigm. There are families formed by parents who are non-heterosexual. Some families are formed in love – the families we are not born to, yet they are formed by bonds of love and an undeniable connection. We have all of those dynamics going on in our extended family, and we imagine that some of you do, too. All families are welcome and celebrated here.
We are learning and growing every day. This site gives us an opportunity to share those lessons with our alumni students and with you. Joining us on this journey is Cassandra Okamoto. She is a fellow homebirth mama of one. She offers the unique perspective of a mama on the journey for the first time – the things that we are further removed from since it’s been a while since we have had those growing pains. She will be guest posting for us once or twice a month and sharing the musings and lessons that she is learning with her first child.
Bruss and I have evolved so much in our journey as parents. We look forward to sharing and growing with you.