Since we are all hoop mamas I think we should start out with the obvious.... kids and family.
I am part of a polyamourous family including Rodger, Michelle, and myself. We have 5 children. Rodger 8, Carl 6, Holly 3, Sebastian 3, and Cecilia almost 2. Sebastian is my only birth son the other 4 are Rodger and Michelle's. Soon to be more.... We are going to start trying for baby number 6 in July. And if you can believe it we homeschool them all :)
I do know some of you may not approve of this life style I am used to being told everything in the book about how wrong it is. I do want to be honest with everyone though and if you have any questions no matter how odd feel free to message me and ask away. If anything is too personal I will let you know. Thank you for your understanding.
Now on to the fun part.. who are you and how many children do you have (including the men in your life lol)
Counting the man, I have three children. Abby is three and the brightest object in the universe. Arlo is about 1 1/2 and loves birds. Chris just turned 26, plays guitar and video games. I'm a full time mom and full time student. Next to returning to college last autumn, hoop dance has been one of the most beautiful transformations in my life. I've always loved to dance, dance, dance, but hooping gives me a medium to share dance with my community. Right now I'm super excited-stressed about a hooping demonstration on campus this week and another demo. on a kid's Earthday celebration over the weekend.
What are you studying in school? well probably all kinds of things...but I mean what is your major...or focus or whatever? I've only taken some classes but not enough to have to declare a major yet so I'm taking full advantage of the freedom to explore subjects I'd otherwise be crowded out of by degree requirements....someday I'd like to go full-time though.....for something....maybe when the girls are in college we can help each other with our homework. I'm laughing right now but it is probably truly when I'll get around to it !
I am so glad you shared that Willow.....When you left the comment on my page about the two Mamas in your house I was some confused....I don't know...I think that it's actually really beautiful that you all love each other and are committed to raising your children together. I lived in a communal arrangement when I was little and I never thought it was strange to have several parental figures. I thought I was the luckiest girl in the world! We are a homeschooling family too! Hooray for Homeschooling! I am a single mother My daughters are Merry Grace (Gracie) who is 9 and Dorian ( named for the Dorian Mode of a scale in music) who is 6
I am so happy we can come together here. Often I wonder, is this girl a mother as well and try to find some more from profiles... not so easy.
Willow, it is great that you share your personal life with us. My husband and me often wonder how would it be with another adult member in our relation ship.
Anyway, my little story- Originally I come from Czech Republic where I spend most of my life and where I met Robin, my husband. After 6 months we got married and I moved to Germany where he worked (he is english by the way..) Year later we moved to Switzerland and we are still here, 10 year later (omg! that's long, I never wanted to stay more than 2 years...!).
We have 2 children, Sophie 4 and Simon almost 2 and VERY naughty !! lol
Hooping is slowly changing my life, it is so great, I am soooo happy when I am in the "cerceau" as they say here in french. It is amazing, I know you understand me, but I just want to cry it out loud to the world !!!!!!
BTW, yesterday I was reading about BAMBI to Sophie and there was something like: "Bambi was hopping around..." I was like is it HOOPING or HOPPING? It is so funny....
Sorry it is long... here is the only place I feel free to taaallllllkkkkk about anything as long as I want.
Sending you my love, Jana
No problem :)) I was wondering, If you don't mind me asking, how did you meet? how did it all start up? is it common in your family?.. and are you happy?
You don't have to answer if you don't want to... :)
A friend of mine from grade school found me online and asked me if I wanted to go camping with her at this awesome place in IN in '06. I met a bunch of people that week and Rodger, Michelle and the kids were one of them. I talked to them off and on as friends... I had feelings for Rodger but all I knew was that he was married and never considered any other options. The following year when I came to the fire festival in June I met his girlfriend at the time and realized they were poly. So anyway Fall 07 we got together for a night at one of the festivals and confessed our feelings to one another and after a long winter with my computer breaking and living in two different states and not talking much we finally got together in April 08. There have been ups and downs like any relationship and many things to work out that I never considered before. I spent all summer bouncing back and forth between my mothers house and Rodger and Michelle's and finally moved in around Sept and have been here since.
I had never considered this kind of relationship before and didn't go looking for it but I will try anything once lol. When I was little 3-4ish My mother had a husband and a boyfriend. As far as I know my father didn't like it after a year and they got a divorce and then my mother married her boyfriend, my current Step-father. This never happened again but I was aware of the situation so I was never opposed to this kind of relationship
We are all happy and the only problem the kids ever had was the toddlers (1 and 2 at the time) couldn't figure out how to get the right mommy when they said mommy. My son the genius came up with a new name for me, Naya. We still have no clue where he got it but it stuck and all the toddlers call me Naya now. Apparently it is in the baby names thing online and means New in Arabic.
If you have any other questions let me know. I am happy to answer anything.
Hi girls! Well let me start off my saying I always loved hooping, but around waist, and as a skinny teenage. I never know the possibility’s that were out there until about two weeks ago. Wow! I want this world of hooping! I am now a ( not quite so skinny) happily married mother of 5 and yes I will be happy to have more someday. ;) Like Willow, I might as well let you have the shock now. Heaven only knows how many people plus their postman think I’m insane. (I’m really not) ;) Anyway, I have two boys ages 7 and 6 and three girls ages, 4, 2 and 4 months. I am a 26 year old, homeschooling, homebirthing, breastfeeding mamma and now want to add Hooping Mamma to the list. Yay!! I can’t wait to get to know you all better and learn from you all. From the little I’ve seen you all seem like a fun group of girls.
I have 3 boys (and don't include my husband in that!) Nikolas and Erik are 3.5 (yes, they are twins) and Alex is 6. Alex is like the sky before and after a storm: quietly intense, either brightly or darkly so. He is my stepson, and goes to his birth mother's every other weekend. He, too, has some "mommy confusion" - but he gets around that by calling us Mommy Sam, and Mommy Colleen. Alex has been in Grade 1 this year in the local spanish bilingual school, but we are seriously considering switching to homeschooling (for all three) in the fall. Jon would continue to stay home with the kids, and I would continue to work outside the home. Nikolas is pure energy. He tantrums with zeal. As a baby he preferred kisses to hugs (so sweet until we realized that it was because kisses are quicker and interfered the least with him doing what he wanted to do)... Erik. He was a high needs and intense baby. Still is. But now we reap more of the benefits. He gives the best hugs. I don't know if Jon can produce kids that aren't super intense. But, I suppose, being quite intense ourselves, we are best equipped to deal with the beast we know...
We are also considering taking in our teenage nephew. We seem to do this with relative frequency. We only have 2 neices and 1 nephew, and both nieces have lived with us as teenagers... I guess that we have to round out the group!
My husband is chronically ill, and this presents its own unique challenges. In a way, Willow, I really identify with you, because, while I am not in any classic "alternative lifestyle" - I find support hard to come by, because most people seem to view my husband as dead weight (ain't that sweet?!?!?), so if I am having a hard time with my particular situation and dare to complain, the comment is often: just pack up and leave. Very frustrating. It is really hard to live knowing that people around you disapprove of the choices that you have made. Not impossible, just more complicated. And more hurtful.
My current passions in life - my kids, my new magazine that I am starting up (and hope to have the first issue out for summer!!), and hooping.