About Mama

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I am a mom in my 30s who has taken on the adventure of being a stay at home mom to my incredible son, born in June 2010, and my sweet girl, born in May 2012. I’m a driven, task oriented, former business world professional… and more recently special education teacher… who was laid off at the end of my pregnancy. Though it seemed frightening at the time, getting laid off has illuminated itself as a major blessing in disguise as I am now finding my way through what has turned out to be the ultimate career for me: mothering and writing.

Mom and baby in strawberry patch

mom and daughter

I’m dedicating this blog to examining the experience of being a full time mom, my attempts to incorporate natural parenting, and a green and healthy lifestyle into our days, and to exploring this stay at home world with my son and daughter… a world that I thought I knew and understood, but now realize is a layered, fascinating, and blurred experience which I wade through in this new life of mine.

mom and baby by pool

toddler and baby reading

If you would like to learn even more about me, feel free to check out Featured Blogger: Charise Rohm Nulsen on Natural Parents Network or this interview from when I was featured as Instinctual Mamas’ 1st Instinctual Mama Blogger of the Month in March 2011 or this feature where Julia of A Little Bit of All of It wrote about me in her Reader Spotlight.


My family = my greatest accomplishment!

family at first birthday party

mama kiss

You can also find me featured elsewhere such as Natural Parents Network where I am a regularly contributing author and linked up with Healthy Child, Healthy World as I share what I learn about green living.

mom holds drooling baby

Please contact me anytime with comments, feedback, or questions by using the “Contact Me” button on the left of your screen. You can also email me directly at ithoughtiknewmama (at) gmail (dot) com. The I Thought I Knew Mama Media Kit is available upon request.

snowshoeing with baby

I love being active outdoors!

Baby on a blog

The Star of Mommy's Blog welcomes you!


I enjoy hiking and babywearing.


I'm a breastfeeding mama!

Cloth Diapers

My little model shows you that we're a cloth diapering family.

Husband and baby

I have the best husband in the world!

baby holds healthy child healthy world book

Green and healthy living is very important to us.

baby bath

This guy just melts my heart.

baby hugs mom on beach

I think there is nothing more heavenly than getting big hugs from Baby!

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