Meet Amy - wife, mama, blogger and shopkeeper of "Attached At The Hip" and "Cute As A Bug." :-)
I'm a stay-at-home wife to Jody and mama to Ava, born in 2004 and Julian, born at home in November 2006.
I created "Attached At The Hip" about a year after the birth of my daughter, after attachment parenting became such a big part of our lives. Practicing attachment parenting* with Ava and then Julian came naturally to me and my husband. The more we learned about it, the more it seemed like common sense and the right way to raise our children. We feel that by following our children’s cues, we are so tuned in to what’s going on in their world and better able to meet their needs.
Because AP and natural living has had such a positive impact on our lives, I created "Attached At The Hip" to share AP ideals and allow others to advocate these beliefs as well.
In July 2007, my second store - "Cute As A Bug" - was created. I've had this desire to find cute and original designs for my children's clothing. After coming up with several ideas myself, I thought I might as well create a store where I can share them with others and "Cute As A Bug" was born. I soon realized after making it a baby/toddler/kids' store, that many of the designs may also appeal to juniors and adults, so I expanded my product line.
In addition to taking care of my family, I enjoy reading, blogging, home schooling, hiking, cooking, gardening and photography. My blog - Crunchy Domestic Goddess - can be found at: http://crunchydomesticgoddess.com.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to e-mail me at: email@example.com.
Thank you. :-)
*Attachment Parenting is a philosophy based in the practice of nurturing parenting practices that create strong emotional bonds, also known as secure attachment, between the infant and parent(s). This style of parenting encourages responsiveness to the infant or child's emotional needs, and develops trust that their emotional needs will be met. As a result, this strong attachment helps the child develop secure, empathic, peaceful, and enduring relationships.
To learn more about attachment parenting, visit www.attachmentparenting.org.