My name is Amy. I'm a stay-at-home mom. Right now I only have one child, a baby boy named Hyrum, though I hope we will be blessed with many children over the years. I recently graduated with my Masters degree in Vocal Performance from Brigham Young University. All of those late nights of studying and researching definitely contributed to my love for reading and discovering. I am a firm believer in education and its importance. I don't believe we ever should (or really, do) stop learning. At this time in my life, my learning is devoted to parenting.
A few things you should know about me:
1) I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (otherwise known as the "Mormon" church). My beliefs definitely come into play as a mother. I want my children to grow up living Christian principles of love, understanding, service, and sacrifice.
2) I love being a mother.
3) I do not "baby train." What that means for me: I don't let my baby "cry-it-out," I feed on-demand (or rater, "on-cue"), I watch my baby's schedule/routine and try to help him settle into it.
4) I believe that most mothers want the best for their children and that differs from child to child and family to family.
5) I practice attachment parenting. What that means for me and my family is co-sleeping, babywearing, breastfeeding, and overall, making decisions to know my baby as well as possible.
6) I believe family is the most important unit of our society and should be treated accordingly.
7) I breastfeed and strongly advocate breastfeeding whenever possible. I support the WHO's recommendation of exclusively breastfeeding until 6 months old and continued when possible until two years of age.