It has become more and more obvious to me that a lot of you follow me because you think I’m a whole foods blogger or a natural-living expert…or something else that I simply am not.
I am not a whole foods blogger. I am not an attachment parenting blogger. I am not a crunchy mama. If that’s why you are here, I love you – but your time might be better spent elsewhere. Time is precious, so don’t waste it.
One of the reasons I quit blogging for a while is because I was questioning everything. I had made myself out to be this whole foods blogger who swam upstream and didn’t do what everyone else was doing. I didn’t want people following me or listening to what I had to say when I was starting to think some of the things I was doing just weren’t right for OUR FAMILY. I didn’t feel like I had anything to say.
I am an imposter. I’m coming out and finally saying: this is who I am. I’m going to continue to be honest, but I’m not going to tiptoe around about who I really am any longer. And I’m not going to apologize either. If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably already noticed this trend. Sorry not sorry.
So, who am I?
I’m a homeschooling mom, trying to make it day-by-day.
Only one day at a time here. I lose my patience. I scream. I yell. I cry. And some days I just sit around and play with my kids. We are trying to raise them to the best of our ability – in the training and admonition of the Lord. But I fail. So, if you’re here looking for perfect parenting advice, you need to go elsewhere to find it.
I’m a cook and baker, but I’m not a whole foodie any longer.
I’ve been known for my stance on whole food recipes, with posts like 100 Days of Crock Pot Recipes Whole Foods Style and the sister to that of the 100 Days of Meal Plans. Why is that? Well, mainly because that’s the way I prefer to cook. It’s not because I think that’s the only way to live. I won’t ever tell you that – what I might tell you is that I think it’s better for you to cook meals at home instead of eating out regularly. What’s the right way to eat? I don’t know what’s the right way to eat for YOU – I just know what’s the right way to eat for us. And it’s going to vary by each family. So find your way and go in it.
What you will find in my pantry/fridge:
- NON ORGANIC PRODUCE
- Convenience foods like mayo, salsa, salad dressing, yogurt, peanut butter that DOESN’T NEED STIRRING
- Soda (yep, I confess. I like it. Sorry not sorry.)
- 5 gallon buckets, with gamma seal lids, full of things like wheat, oats, sucanat, and spelt. Because I like my mill and I like my bread machine.
- A freezer full of chicken, beef, and pork bought in bulk for cheaper
- Frozen produce
- Canned items like tomatoes and pumpkin. Yep.
- Kefir and vitamins
I am not a crunchy mama.
I tried to be. I really did. And when I couldn’t do it, I felt like I was failing. Stacy just isn’t crunchy. I’m WEIRD. But I’m not crunchy. I hate homemade toothpaste and deodorant. I vaccinate my kids. I do a weird form of sleep training. I feed on demand. I only make homemade cleaners because it’s so dang cheap and easy. I use essential oils sometimes but only because I like them, not because I think they are some miracle cure.
I’m just a mom. I’m just trying to make it day by day and enjoy my family instead of going loony tunes from reading all sorts of articles about how everything I do is going to kill me. Yep, I’m going to die eventually. So are you. I don’t want to die crazy. Am I saying that ignorance is bliss? Maybe – but bliss sure isn’t reading every scary article that Toxic Babe puts out either.
So. That’s who I am. I don’t see myself changing or trying once more to be something that I am not.
Thanks for letting me get that off my chest. I’m sorry for being a poser.