When I first started thinking about Offbeat Mama last summer, the biggest issue for me was wanting to make sure that the site wasn’t dogmatic, and felt welcoming to folks from all sorts of backgrounds. As I say on Offbeat Bride: “you shouldn’t like everything you see here, and that’s just fine!” It’s hard to translate that kind of open minded acceptance to a parenting site … the stakes are just so much higher when little lives are involved.
I love your site! I am the mother of one beautiful grown daughter and hoping to become and “offbeat grandmama” before too many more years. I am also almost mama to 3 of my sister’s kids (they call me Tmama), so I guess I have been an Offbeat Mama for a long time.
What I love is that I totally don’t agree with some of the stuff on here, but everybody so much loves their kids that it totaly doesn’t matter.
Thanks for the education!
My goal is that more of us can get to that point: we’re not going to agree on everything, but we can respect the love that goes into each decision.