The name of this blog was inspired by the Slow movement, whose goal is to emphasize those things that bring us true value in life: good food, good relationships, creativity and community. I am by no means, however, a model for slow parenting. In this realm I fumble largely in the dark, guided by little more than maternal love and my best intentions.
I am a former academic researcher turned SAHM to my son g who was born in May 2009 and his little brother Mr D, born May 2012. Our journey to parenting was tainted by loss. Our first pregnancy ended abruptly at 19 weeks. Later, g’s twin brother was born still.
A few years ago I would have defined myself as an anti-establishment feminist who happened to be awkwardly positioned in academia but am now forced to admit that my deepest desire is to build a simple life that provides me with time to hang out with my boys, tend the garden and perhaps learn to make excellent cheese. The work-in-progress that is my identity is the primary reason for this blog’s existence.