Amy Shamburger

southern Louisiana

Amy Shamburger

southern Louisiana

I am a mother who strives not for perfection, but for contentment. Currently I have three children, ages 7, 4, and 2. We have one dog and one cat. We live on a dead end street in a busy, quiet, southern town.

My oldest has Aspergers (undiagnosed officially) and we are homeschooling with an unschoolers approach.

I cloth diaper and EC, practice babywearing as a necessity for trying to keep up, I breastfeed for years for the same reason. I am constantly trying to escape being "just a mother" and therefore dabble in activism and work on occasion. My house is more often messy than clean. I am an incredibly disorganized OCD, ADHD, type A personality. We are mostly a Gluten Free house, I cook healthy meals unless I'm tired (which is fairly often) and then we settle for the best of the worst. It's about balance. It's about doing the best with what we have before us. It's about being human, and realistic. Please note that I am much better at dreaming than doing, and I love to give advice but am hesitant to receive it. I love my kids, but they do make me nutty most of the time. I love my life, even if I'm always struggling to like it. It is what it is. This is my journey to find peace and to live in more in the moment.