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Zen Parents of Hazleton, PA

By Zenparenting1 @ZenParenting1
Your leader:
Alicia is a stay at home mom of a 14 month old daughter. We are a breastfeeding, baby-wearing, co-sleeping household. I believe in "gentle" parenting and try to always choose my words/actions carefully. I like to cook, bake and get crafty!
Your group: Parents of Hazleton, PA
This group is for Zen parents of the Hazleton area. We are a branch of the Zen Parenting group.
"I developed this page out of necessity. I follow many wonderful pages that fall in step with my beliefs as a mom and citizen of the world, but not one page alone that covers all of it. So, here we are. I am a mom, wife, lactivist, genital integrity advocate, feminist, gay and human rights activist (all your basic -ivists). I full-term breastfeed, cloth diaper, co-sleep, baby wear, extend the rear-facing sentence (at least that's how my son sees it), do not vaccinate, gently and lovingly discipline, oppose "crying it out," teach and use sign language, and plan to home/unschool (I was a high school English teacher in a previous life, but don't worry...I'm not mentally correcting your grammar).
I believe that the birthing process should not be treated as a medical emergency and am a big fan of home births. I do my best to keep my son and family healthy, safe, and happy by researching the heck out of all my decisions. I am always on the look-out for new things I can make myself that are just as good (if not better than) the store-bought stuff.
Some people have referred to me as "crunchy," "granola," "Earth Mother," "hippie," and even "laughable," "stupid," and "crazy" (but I have to consider those sources). I don't really identify as any of those. I'm just me. I just love my son and think the sun shines out of the cute little butt that I would do anything to protect. I want to raise him in the kind of world he deserves and I feel it is my duty as a human being to do my part to make it so. If this sounds like you, you've landed on the right page.
Certainly, we're not all going to agree on everything. That's what makes the world go round. However, there are a couple of things about which I am vehemently passionate: human milk for human babies, no CIO (cry it out), no RIC (routine infant circumcision), and no hitting, yelling, or otherwise abusing children in any way. In my opinion, there are no debates about these things as there is no other arguable position once all the research is done." - Amy Brown

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