I've been apart of iVillage for a few months not but have not partipated in the forums. I figured the other day I may as well jump right in so here I am.
I am Jamie. I have five children at home (ages 15, 10, 5, 3, and one year on the 17th). I lean toward the natural/attached ways of parenting. We live in a rural town in the Southern Tier of New York where we own a home, a small business. My first priority is my children and Daddy mans the biz location while I stay home with the kids 5 days out of the week. Two days out of the week-give or take- the kids and I go there so I can work and bake.
We have three dogs and 2.5 cats; two cats are ours and we have one that's a stray that we feed and care for).
I didn't nurse my oldest at all. I nursed my second oldest for the first few months. Between that time and the time our oldest son was born breastfeeding became more important to me and I become very motivated. My now five year old ended up nursing until we weaned at three. Currently I am nursing my three year old and my almost one year old with no plans to wean either. I've been breastfeeding one child or another for over five years straight, wowza!
Looking forward to getting to know the others that post in here!