Hello, We Are Mama Full of Sunshine
I'm Mariana, wife to Anthony, mother to Michael 5, Gracelynn 3, James 1, and I am pregnant with Mia and due in September.
I started my motherhood journey at a young age and so I was very ill-informed, young and dumb for sure. I had a lot of issues with my first pregnancy and was in and out of the hospital a lot. When he was around a year old I started having some pretty serious health issues and was put on all kinds of crazy medications. I was told I had a rare autoimmune disorder and there was no cure. I felt terrible and nothing was helping.
I knew there had to be a better way. I started doing a ton of research into natural medicine and the role diet has on our bodies. Within a month I was off all my medications and feeling better than I had in as long as I could remember.
This spiraled into a complete change of lifestyle for me. I had always eaten pretty healthy and was active, but was still more mainstream when it came to doctors, medications, and the like.
When I got pregnant with Gracelynn I knew I didn't want another hospital birth so I opted for a midwife at a birth center. I was able to learn so much from her and I knew I wanted to be in the natural pregnancy and birth field in some capacity. It was now my passion. My home birth with James only confirmed this.
I am not getting certified as a childbirth educator and breastfeeding educator and look forward to teaching moms about this and also mindful living through my crunchy mom blog among other services to come.
Thanks for coming along this journey with me!